Functional Food Friday: Sauté of Chicken Livers with Bacon & Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce

Today’s recipe was prepared as part of our Functional Food Fridays series we do over at Functional Patterns.

Many traditional cultures have prized the organ meats even above the muscle meat or your typical rib eye steak. In many European and Asian countries, it’s accepted that no animal part should go to waste. Wikipedia has a round up of how various cultures use offal.

Depending on your ancestral heritage ...

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Holy Guacamole! Delicious and Nutritious!

We love guacamole at the Stone Household. Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to ensure your body has all the raw materials it needs. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. Many of the foods advertized today as being low calories are also dismally low on the nutrient density scale! Fortunately nature provides us with a wealth of fresh, natural, wholesome foods packed ...

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Functional Food Friday: Dutch Oven Carnitas

We love Mexican at the Stone Household!  Nothing beats a good guacamole and Carnitas is another favorite. Carnitas, literally translated is “little meats” which probably derives from the fat that the meat is broken up into smaller pieces. What really defines a good Carnitas is a mixed texture of succulent softness and caramelized crispiness. Carnitas is traditionally made using the heavily marbled, fat-rich pork shoulder, also known as ‘boston butt’ – typically around 7-10lbs which is braised and slow roasted ...

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10 Tips For Your Grocery Store Trip

When you adopt a new way of eating that excludes packaged and processed foods and incorporates more nutrient dense whole foods, going to the grocery store can become a challenge. In fact, if you are trying to adopt clean eating you may not even be able to shop at your old grocery store if they do not carry organic products and will be heading off into completely unknown territory when you start shopping at a natural grocery or whole foods ...

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Functional Food Friday: Beef Bone Broth, Bouillon and Tallow

We’re back with the second in our series -Functional Food Friday – with our friend and trainer Naudi over at Functional Patterns.  Since Naudi is a Holistic Movement Practitioner and Trainer he often gets clients coming to him to help them with joint pain or injury. We felt the most Functional Foods for joint and tendon therapy would be slow cooked bone-in meats and bone broth. Last week we cooked up some Continue Reading →

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True Superfood: Broccoli

When Cailin was a toddler she loved to eat broccoli straight from the refrigerator – we called them broccolollys. She is 6 now and still prefers her broccoli uncooked and preferably frozen – when I include broccoli in her lunch I just grab some florets straight from the fridge. Super easy. Broccoli is actually one of my favorite vegetables too – and this is coming from someone who can now say I actually have a favorite vegetable ...

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Getting Maximum Value From Your Beef

We love meat – we really love lamb and beef. We used to eat mainly steak (Hmmm – a good ribeye!) and roasts and Gavin loves turn a good slab of London Broil into Biltong, which is a South African dried meat akin to jerky. We had not really thought beyond that when it came to use use of beef – that is until we read Deep Nutrition. In Deep Nutrition Dr Cate Shanahan identifies the ...

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‘You Are What You Eat’ Is Only Part Of The Picture

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” and while that is certainly true and a cornerstone of our Authentic Human philosophy, it is not the whole picture. As important as good, healthy food is to good health and vitality – there is more. So, to rephrase that popular adage – “You are what you eat, what you digest, metabolize, assimilate and what you don’t excrete.”

Bearing in mind another other old adage – “A chain ...

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Functional Food Friday: Slow Cooked Oxtail Stew

This is the first recipe in our series with our friend and trainer Naudi over at Functional Patterns.  Since Naudi is a Holistic Movement Practitioner and Trainer he often gets clients coming to him to help them with joint pain or injury. We felt the most Functional Foods for joint and tendon therapy  would be slow cooked bone-in meats and bone broth. This week we had some delicious Oxtail to cook up. This stew is ...

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