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)
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)
Hi all, I've seen a few posts were people mention making kombucha at home, and my question is how do you do it/get started. I love kombucha and have been buying it when I have the extra cash but I'd love to be able to make my own so I could enjoy... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Every year my 7 year old and I get a nasty cough in the fall that hangs on. I've been getting it since I was a little girl and it's only gotten worse--2 years ago I got mild pneumonia. This year I'm bound and determined to avoid it for me and my... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
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)
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)
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)
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)
I could not find anywhere that sells beef jerky that's gluten-free (no soy sauce). The ones that are gluten-free have sugars and don't taste very good. So, I'd like to try making jerky and dried fruits at home. Thank you.
I use my oven at 200 degrees as a dehydrator.