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by 43 · about 3 hours ago

So I've made mayonnaise 4 times now, with 2 fails and 2 epic successes (I miss mayo soooo much). I tried sarah fragoso's originally but that didn't work for some reason... never emulsified. Then I tried... (more)

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happypaleo 0 · November 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

This is the recipe that I use: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/2013/07/07/fail-proof-home-made-paleo-mayo-whole30-compliant/ Takes a few minutes and it never fails. I add some red pepper flakes, garlic (1-2 cloves), and a little rosemary. (more)

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by 748 · about 3 hours ago

I put my kefir grains in the fridge with some milk, (I didn't know what to do with it because it tasted so nasty), but I realize now that they are just so beneficial and that I definitely need it in my diet. They had been sitting in the fridge... (more)

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January 0 · March 24, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Run them through several cycles of milk for several days to help them recover. A month in the fridge will slow down how fast they eat, but they likely have run out of lactose and either starved or gotten unbalanced (very unbalanced kefir tastes... (more)

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by 281 · about 3 hours ago

So, I make my own coconut milk and it separates after time once it cools. I've considered using the wonderful top layer in something instead of mixing it back in. What I want to know is what to do with the leftover water. Does it contain vitamins... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 04, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Coconut water seems to be very rich in minerals and electrolytes, specially potassium, that's why it has been using as endurance recovery sport drinks. Also rich in magnesium which is one of the most valued minerals over the Paleo community... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Alrighty, I live in the UK and it seems over here it is pretty hard to find an affordable, BPA-free coconut milk so I've been looking around and am thinking about making my own from unsweetened shredded coconut. Would this still contain all of the... (more)

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scottmartinez2012 0 · December 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

making coconut milk on your own from unsweetened shredded coconut will definitely be way nutritious than the ones processed. You will have quality control in your own hands, and fresh coconut milk. your storage time will be less than the time the... (more)

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by 1720 · about 4 hours ago

Does anyone have a good recipe for a healthy body wash (preferably not costly)?

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LiveFabuLESS 0 · September 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I use Dr Bronners Magic (castille) Soap-- fair trade, organic, safe enough to gargle with and it's rated a 1 on EWG's skindeep directory:... (more)

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by 305 · about 4 hours ago

hi ph, my mom is old school korean and makes her own soy sauce from scratch. when it's fermenting, the soy looks and smells really bad. ha, my non asian friends in high school made fun of me b/c it looks like little towers of dried poo. anyhow,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Is the paleo blanket ban on soy rooted in reality? Nope. Homemade fermented soy sauce sounds wonderful.

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by 596 · about 4 hours ago

Hello, paleohackers. I'm glad to be part in the comunnity, and this is my first question. I began recently digging up some superfood cooking: kefir, fermented vegetables, and now bone broth. My first attempt i used some pastured pork bones, with... (more)

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Susan_5 0 · May 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The gourmet food guides all say to finely strain the stock using increasingly smaller methods until you're pouring it through cheesecloth, but I have never understood why this would be beneficial unless you just want it to look pretty (i.e.... (more)

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by 1804 · about 4 hours ago

My first brew is on day 14 of its first fermentation and I will probably bottle tonight or tomorrow. I definitely want to flavor it somehow just haven't decided how! What are your favorite ways to flavor your homemade kombucha? (more)

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Josh_M 0 · May 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

My first fermentation can last anywhere from 5-14 days (depending on the house temperature, time of year, etc). I always do a second ferment (to increase the natural carbonation) where I add ginger, lemon, cherries, strawberries, etc and then let... (more)

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by 813 · about 4 hours ago

The companies that sell the grains??? and the people throughout history who have made kefir must have to make the grains without existing grains so how do you make kefir grains at home?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · April 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM

There is no way to "make" grains at home from scratch. I know what you're saying but I tried for a year to find a way and everyone told me it was not possible. I'm big on DIY and there's a way to make nearly everything at home but I turned up... (more)

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by 1295 · about 4 hours ago

I'm a firm believer in the anti-inflammatory properties/health benefits of spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, etc. While I do use these ingredients when I cook, I'm interested in making my own supplements with empty gelatin capsules... (more)

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Sue_Holt 0 · February 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

And even tho this isn't a supplement, a great remedy for vaginal yeast infections (sorry guys) is to make up 21 veggie caps with boric acid and insert 3 every night for 7 days. Much less expensive. You will want to wear a panty liner for... (more)

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by 1118 · about 4 hours ago

Hello :) I have recently started making my own yogurt. I was hoping to get raw milk, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to get any yet. There is milk at my grocery store that is organic, vat pasteurized whole milk. Is this, in your opinion,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Vat pasteurization is a lower-temperature pasteurization. To achieve equivalent safety, it is held at a certain temperature for a certain amount of time. See:... (more)

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by 78422 · about 4 hours ago

IS it possible to ferment Cod Liver oil at Home?` DIY do it yourself *do it ourself? DIO like the romans or the vikings

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Meg 0 · September 16, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Sounds like fun to try, if you could get the livers!! Unless you're a cod fisherman, perhaps the cost of purchasing bulk fresh cod livers, even at wholesale, would be budget busting, huh. Some Lucky people on the northern coast of Norway could... (more)

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by 4283 · about 4 hours ago

Anyone make thier own cheese? Recipes please?

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Katie 0 · August 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/cheese-making.html That's where I started, great resource for all things fermented/cultured.

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by 11099 · about 4 hours ago

So I love to ferment, and, especially in the summertime, my kitchen counter is full of bubbling crocks and jars. I have been wanting to make some fermented condiments, especially ketchup, but the only recipes I can find have whey and sweeteners... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 28, 2011 at 4:03 AM

I made my probiotic, fermented Ketchup with organic tomato paste, salt and spices of my choosing. To get the tart sweet taste of Ketchup and to ferment it I added Kombucha to the desired consistency. If you don't make your own I would recommend... (more)

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by 2435 · about 4 hours ago

Just poured out an expired bottle of pedialyte. I'm getting tired of pouring this stuff out, especially since it's not natural. I'm wondering if kids even need this stuff. If so, is there a way I can make my own as-needed? Thanks!

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Livia_1 0 · May 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I would give coconut water.

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by 18412 · about 5 hours ago

Has anyone ever made butter at home from heavy cream? I know you can whip heavy cream into butter with either a hand mixer or a blender like the Vitamix. But have you ever done it sorta like Mark Sisson style, where you press the buttermilk out of... (more)

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paula_1 0 · April 04, 2011 at 9:09 PM

We watched the santa-esk guy on this youtube video and then started doing it ourselves - the kids enjoy to process. After, we add herbs and spices and make it our own. Use saran wrap to shape it in a cylinder and then refrigerate- slice and add... (more)

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by 473 · about 5 hours ago

I stored mine in a clear glass jar and put it on my kitchen counter top. Do I need to store them in the cabinet instead or in the fridge?

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Jack_Kronk 0 · February 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM

i store mine in a glass jar with a lid in the cabinet. i think countertop would be fine too, as the light will not have any type of effect on oxidation or anything like that since it's almost pure saturated fat, making it very shelf stable. the... (more)

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by 18412 · about 5 hours ago

Been making homemade ghee a lot lately. So excited about this For those of you not familiar with ghee, it is essentially clarified butter (butter with the milk solids lactose & casein removed). The end result is a golden yellowy/orangish... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · February 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM

1) Use unsalted pastured butter to make regular ghee, salted butter will leave a salty taste. 2) The light brown fried milk solids - They are a wonderful treat if you eat dairy. Mixed with a spoon of honey, they make a great dessert, full of... (more)

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by 10294 · about 5 hours ago

We'd like to have some chicken, for their eggs in our garden. But we would like the chicken to be healthy, so that we can have healthy and delicious eggs. Any ideas or tips on how to raise/feed/keep/... chicken? What foods? How much space? Do you... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · August 16, 2010 at 7:55 PM

My friend uses these amazing chicken tractors to ensure her birds are maximally pastured without being prey to other bird-hungry critters. http://twwly.com/2010/07/02/chicken-lickens/ (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:20 AM

I have read many of the treads on this website about conventional toothpaste and homemade substitutes. I'm looking to avoid SLS, fluoride, and carrageenan, but the stores where I live have absolutely no products without those ingredients! I... (more)

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samc 0 · March 21, 2014 at 5:28 AM

I've been using this: NaCl salt 62% NaHCO3 baking soda 22.2 Xylitol 10 KCl potassium chloride 4.2 Ca Cl2.2H20 calcium... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:18 AM

At the beginning of the Lifestyle, I laughed at comments I had seen about DIY toothpaste, shampoo, etc. I thought - "Now that's just going TOO FAR!" But here I am, striving to DIY E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G from deodorant to shaving cream. I love... (more)

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Paul_Mirek 0 · December 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I know this sounds a bit bland, but I walk places a whole lot more than I used to. Sure, it helps that my job is only a mile away from home. So there and back is a good daily 2 miles. And with my new Christmas present, I believe I'll be doing a... (more)

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by 103 · October 23, 2014 at 4:09 AM

While not Paleo, I do like to drink on the occasion but I avoid beers. After a quick search around it seems that making your own cider (so you could definitely trust what was in it) at home isn't too hard but you need champagne yeast. I was just... (more)

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by 10919 · October 23, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Anyone have some simple recipes for Indian food at home? Most of my Exposure to Indian was when I was vegetarian so I only really know the legume and dairy based dishes. I'm really Craving the spices and flavors of Indian cuisine, though. Please... (more)

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Thumper 0 · June 08, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Lamb Vindaloo (I don't add the potatoes) Paleo butter chicken Paleo chicken vindaloo Any indian recipe that has cream or yogurt in the sauce - I sub coconut milk in. MMMMMmmmmm indian food! (more)

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by 1702 · October 23, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Yesterday while I was using egg whites to make a sugar-free merengue I decided to attempt to make mayonaise. I used the egg yolks from my farmers' eggs and about 1 1/4 cup of extra light olive oil. I added some apple cider vinegar, salt, and a... (more)

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Zedpoint 0 · March 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM

First off, your mayo will last more than a few days in the fridge regardless of what your recipe may have said. I make mayo all the time and it lasts for weeks. You can make Caesar dressing with it, tuna, chicken or egg salad, whatever. Nit... (more)

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by 12174 · October 22, 2014 at 3:09 AM

I was browsing Etsy for fun just a few minutes ago, and came across The Paleo Cook's offerings. This brings me to my question: Do you have any paleo/primal-friendly Etsy items or sellers to recommend? Bonus points if your recommendations spring... (more)

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Kittenbites 0 · February 10, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Ha! I used to write a blog called Etsy Devotion, that is how much I love them! As yet, I haven't found Paleo specific products although there are TONS of sellers who offer skin/body care items made from pure, organic, ethical plant and animal... (more)

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