Kefir Cheese Suspended in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Has your raw milk ever turned sour? Perhaps you left it out for too long and it separated? It happens. The bad news that it probably tastes too strong to drink (unless you are my dad -  he drinks soured milk, old borscht, and stale bread. Yea, my dad is cool like that.) But don't throw it out! Your milk hasn't gone bad, it has simply changed forms. Now is your chance to make some delicious homemade cheese. In Moldova, I learned to make this particular cheese at a very young age. Unlike other cheeses, its quite simple and the only thing it absolutely requires is a jar or two of raw milk. We often use it to make various cheese-breads, spread it on toast, or even feed the chickens with it if it's too sour for us! Yes, little chicks love this simple cheese. When I began making this [...]

July 23rd, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Is Your Olive Oil Adulterated with Rancid Vegetable Oil?

Your olive oil is adulterated with rancid vegetable oil. While the FDA is too busy closing down honest farmers selling raw milk, the olive oil industry is run by a veritable mafia, making millions by cheating their customers. Why You Should Eat Olive Oil Olive oil has many of the health benefits touted by doctors and the media alike . In fact numerous studies have shown that olive oil protects you from heart disease, balances fatty acids in your body, reduces inflammation, and promotes healthy digestion. All these wonderful healing properties are due to the powerful combination of monounsaturated fats and unique polyphenols it contains. Many scientists and nutritionists attribute the longevity of Greeks and Italians to the high amount of fresh, high quality olive oil they consume on a daily basis.   The Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower incidence of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases and certain types of [...]

July 7th, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Hearty Summer Salad

Summer has finally arrived in Eugene - and how. My apartment feels like a steam room and I can barely go outside for five minutes before feeling like I need to jump in a swimming pool. Consequently, I have avoided making any foods in the kitchen that requires too much bustling about or standing over the stove top. Plus, I seem to crave hydrating foods that don't increase my body temperature. So I have been eating lots of salads, fruit,  juices, and jellos. But, while I am munching on lots of cooling light foods, I still require the usual dose of fats due to my hypoglycemia. This salad is a compromise between my two cravings - fresh mixed greens, onions, carrots, and tomatoes, paired with  bacon, avocados and eggs. It is hearty and delicious, and super easy to make especially if you don't want to spend more than 20 minutes [...]

July 3rd, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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