Homemade coconut milk is without a doubt better than canned. It’s also GAPS friendly. The thick and creamy consistency depends on the quantity of water used, so experiment to find the consistency that you prefer.
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. Click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. One of the most common concerns of those starting a Paleo diet is that the diet is low in calcium. In fact, this is one of the biggest complaints from conventional medical professionals and dietitians: that by excluding dairy and grains, that we won’t be able to get… Read More
This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. Freshly made almond milk is vastly preferable to packaged store bought and the remaining almond pulp can be used to make desserts or savory cheese-like dips. Type of dish: Fundamentals Equipment: Blender, cheesecloth, cloth sprouting bag, or nut milk bag, two 1 quart glass jars Servings: Makes about 2 quarts (2 l/80 fl oz) Ingredients: 2… Read More
Here is The Roundup, Edition 25, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Lactase persistence is a common genetic trait in many worldwide populations that allows them to consume dairy as a significant and health-promoting component of their traditional diets. An ancient DNA analysis has revealed a high frequency of European lactase persistence earlier than previously believed, reaching over 70% of the population by the… Read More
Carrageenan, a heavily discussed additive in the world of alternative health, is an indigestible polysaccharide that is extracted from red algae, and is most commonly used in food as a thickener or stabilizer. Carrageenan-containing seaweeds have been used for centuries in food preparations for their gelling properties, but the refined, isolated carrageenan found in modern processed foods has raised concerns in the health-conscious online community. (1) Carrageenan is especially common in non-dairy milks such as… Read More
I do a lot of myth-busting around here, and it’s usually conventional wisdom that crumbles in the face of scientific evidence. But this time I’m actually siding with conventional wisdom, and busting a myth that’s common in the alternative health community. I addressed this topic in-depth on a recent podcast, but it’s such a common question that I decided to write an article on it for easy reference. The myth in question is the idea… Read More