Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe – The Kitchen Rag

As I explained in an earlier post, one of the best ways to fortify your gut with good healthy bacteria is lacto-fermentation, a process which results in some of the most mouth-watering foods around. My favorite is sauerkraut, but with a little whey and/or salt, you can ferment all sorts of veggies. Here is my … Read more

Legal Stuff – The Kitchen Rag

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing … Read more

Elk Burger Lettuce Wraps – The Kitchen Rag

Yes, you heard right.  ELK burgers. Last week, I went hunting and killed a giant Elk and carried it home on my back. Seriously though, we did get Elk meat from a wild Elk that was shot in the woods, not by me, but by one of my husband’s friends. I am not that kind of … Read more

Pushing Your Limits – The Kitchen Rag

“I can’t stand up.” I whisper to Clayton. “Something is wrong with my foot.”  I am in the tent staring at my swollen ankle while my poor husband is asking me where it hurts. I am so disappointed with myself. All the fears about how physically weak I am come stumbling through.” I knew this was … Read more

Are Antioxidants Secretly Saving Your Life? – The Kitchen Rag

As the number of degenerative diseases is on the rise so is the search for new cures. Unfortunately, we still haven’t discovered a miraculous antidote that would heal our dear ones ravished by cancer, heart attacks, or auto-immune disorders. However, through proper nutrition, stress management, and exercise, we can help prevent some of these debilitating conditions, and … Read more

What then shall we eat? – The Kitchen Rag

In my two previous posts I tried to elaborate on what makes conventional food dangerous and why organic food is not perfect. My purpose is not to confuse the reader, but simply to offer enough information on both sides so that we can all make informed decisions about the food we choose to purchase. We … Read more

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza – The Kitchen Rag

I never thought pizza would happen for me again after I gave up dairy last November. As I browsed through my recipe list, I sadly scratched pizza off the meals I could still enjoy. I’d been making pretty darn good gluten-free pizza for a few years now, but pizza with no cheese, I mean, come … Read more

Living with 20 + Housemates – The Kitchen Rag

Ian: “Hey Diana can I use the coffee table to surf down the stairs?” Jacob:” Hey Diana can we build a blanket fort in the loft for the weekend?” Nigel: “So after my 10th cup of coffee today I stopped counting.” Sally: “Who wrote the passive aggressive message on top of the drier using questionable … Read more

Are You Skinny Enough? – The Kitchen Rag

Skinny is the new beautiful. It doesn’t matter what body type you are – if you don’t have a petite frame and a size 0, you could do better. This is a message twelve year old girls and fifty year old women alike get bombarded with relentlessly. We see it in movies, we see it … Read more