We're glad you're here! On this extension of the momsAWARE website, you'll find recipes and instructional videos to help you cook "outside the box" of processed, pre-packaged convenience foods. Our recipes make use of healing, nutrient-dense ingredients, based on the research of Weston A. Price and others who have discovered the rich heritage of clean, unprocessed foods.
In our quest for better health, many of us are considering a dietary change, one with fewer processed, "boxed" foods. Perhaps chronic illness is a motivating factor. Or a child with behavioral issues. Or simply a general desire to eat healthier.
All sorts of doubts creep in when we make a decision to change. Doubts that keep us from taking action. Below are ten such doubts, along with ten truths to counter them.
Sisters in the Kitchen show you how to make a delicious turkey meatloaf—a rejuvenating recipe on the run.
Kids can have fun creating their own recipes for healthy, nourishing foods! Join 12-year-old Colin Fabry as he demonstrates his recipe for chocolate avocado ice cream—a nutritious and delicious dairy-free/sugar-free treat you and your kids will love!
Curious about kombucha? You're not alone. Many are discovering the benefits of probiotic beverages such as kefir, kvass, and kombucha.
What is kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, naturally carbonated tea, combining sweetened tea with a "mushroom" consisting of active cultures of yeast and bacteria. This mushroom (pictured below) is better known as a SCOBY, or Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast.
Blend in food processor or high-powered blender:
- 1 red pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 onion
- Beet greens, carrot greens, or any greens of choice (a couple of handfuls)
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Add a small amount of water if needed to make a nice "paste" or "sauce."
I usually double this recipe and keep the extra in the freezer. Just make sure you dry the jerky thoroughly. You can also add some kefir to the mix to help prevent bacteria growth after drying.
- 4 lbs. grass-fed ground beef
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- 1-2 bunches cilantro
- 4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder (or more to taste)
A great substitute for mashed potatoes!
- 2 heads cauliflower
- 1/2 c. chicken broth
- A few garlic cloves, pressed or minced
- Boiled chicken (a little goes a long way)
- Basil (dried is fine)
- Salt and pepper
Steam cauliflower until very soft. Combine with chicken broth. Add garlic. Add boiled chicken and puree (a stick blender works great for this). Add basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
Try to serve right away, but can keep in the oven to warm. Does not do well for leftovers.
A sweet but healthy treat that you and your kids can enjoy as a snack or dessert! Erin Fabry demonstrates this simple, delicious recipe for Sweet Carrot Fries.