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Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte

With the holidays just around the corner, the one treat I love to indulge in while doing  anything holiday related is a warm Peppermint Mocha Latte.  Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, a Peppermint Mocha takes the place of my usual Chai Tea Latte, and sets the mood for decorating the house, putting up the tree,…

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How to Brine a Venison Back-strap

How to Brine a Venison Back-strap

Growing up in “God’s country,” the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I’ve eaten my fair share of venison.  My family didn’t hunt, but I had plenty of friends who shared their scores with me over the years.  You’ll find some of the healthiest, largest bodied whitetail deer in the U.P. In the…

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Homemade Natural Antiseptic Mouthwash

Homemade Natural Antiseptic Mouthwash

If you’ve been hanging around Healing Cuisine for a while now, you’ve probably noticed I like to make my own homemade and natural body care products.  Not only are they more clean and healthy, but frugal, too! Benefits of Homemade Mouthwash My husband is a doctor and has to be 1-on-1 with his patients throughout…

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How To: Blackberry / Raspberry Jam

How To: Blackberry / Raspberry Jam

I had to finish this natural pectin series with a classic jam recipe.  This is another Advanced Plan suitable jam, Blackberry Jam!  You can also switch out the blackberries equally with raspberries or blueberries.  Delicioso! Blackberry Jam (or Raspberry, or Blueberry Jam) Makes 4 half pint jars 3 lbs (10 cups) organic blackberries, washed and…

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How To: Rhubarb Jam

How To: Rhubarb Jam

This is the third jam recipe as part of our pectin discussion.   You may like to check out the past two Advanced Plan jam recipes for Strawberry Jam and Cherry Jam.  Today we’re using rhubarb, another low glycemic fruit (well technically it’s a vegetable, but most people call it a fruit, kind of the…

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Traditional Strawberry Jam (Sugar-Free!)

Traditional Strawberry Jam (Sugar-Free!)

I can’t wait until my son is old enough that we can go strawberry picking together.  He’s not quite there for this season’s round, but I’m hoping next year he’ll be able to enjoy it.  I also can’t wait until he’s a little older so I can teach him how to make this classic strawberry…

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How To: Cherry Jam

How To: Cherry Jam

I hope you enjoyed our discussion on pectin and jams/jellies on Tuesday.  I am excited to share some of my favorite jam recipes with you, most of which will be Advanced Plan approved!  If you have a tried and true jam or jelly recipe to share that you love, please share it with me!  I…

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