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16 Uses for Herbal-Infused Vinegar & How to Make Your Own

Add a fancy vinegar with tantalizing flavors adorned with sprigs of fresh herbs to your kitchen collection.

Make your vinegar bottles extra elegant by adding a bow out of ribbon or twine.


Take your vinegar to the next level.  Infuse it with herbs and spices!

Super Simple Instructions

  1. Use 3 or 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  2. Rinse sprigs, pat them dry
  3. Peel one large clove of garlic, cut in half
  4. Place fresh thyme and garlic in a glass jar
  5. Fill with white wine vinegar
  6. Cap tightly – If the cap is metal first put a piece of wax paper then cap
  7. Store in a cool dark place
  8. Shake every few days
  9. Label
  10. Wait at least two weeks,  the more extended the period the stronger the flavor (I prefer 3-4 weeks)

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Creamy Sauerkraut Dip – Naturally Fermented

Cultured foods play an essential part in a healthy digestive system, and it is vital that more people consume them for their overall health.

Now I know that not everyone loves fermented sauerkraut as much as I do, so with this in mind, I began to brainstorm how to get more individuals to eat sauerkraut.  (Okay, just for the record I genuinely enjoy getting creative)

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Chicken & Dumplings the Healthy Way

This Chicken & Dumpling recipe was specifically created with the Weston A. Price guidelines in mind.  Did you know that by fermenting the dumpling dough overnight makes it easier to digest?    This dish turned out amazing; I’m so happy to share it with you.


  • 2 to 3 Quarts filtered/spring water or chicken bone broth
  • 4 to 6 Organic chicken thighs or other cut up pieces
  • 1 to 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tbs. Celtic Sea salt
  • 1 Chopped organic onion
  • 2 Chopped organic celery stalks
  • 3 Chopped organic carrots (rainbow carrots add a nice touch)
  • 1 to 2 Minced organic garlic cloves
  • 2 1/2 Cups stone ground organic spelt flour
  • 1 tbs. Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbs. Whey
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of filtered/spring water (or use yogurt in place of whey and water)
  • 1/2 Cup organic butter
  • Ground pepper to taste along with any other herb and spices you would like to add

Step by Step

  1. A day in advance,  Continue reading Chicken & Dumplings the Healthy Way
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An Organic Back Balm to Sooth the Muscles that Need it Most

Back-pain can be completely debilitating in even the slightest amounts, we can all agree there.

It’s crucial to find the right cream or balm to apply in order to allow your body to naturally heal itself. Many store-bought creams often act as numbing bandaids where a homemade, organic back balm will provide the right vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrients your body needs without toxic chemicals.

Can you feel the muscles in your back/body?

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Flavored-Infused Oils for Chefs of All Ages

It’s easy for anybody to make a bottle of flavored infused olive oil as an edible gift or simply to get your chef on.

From cooking to dipping sauces for bread, sandwiches, and snacks of all kinds; it’s safe to say we only touched the surface for the various uses of edible flavored olive oils. There are many uses, such as.

  • Dipping oil for bread
  • Drizzle over cream soup
  • Drizzle over roasted vegetables
  • Add some zip to your popcorn
  • Use on your salad
  • Top off your baked potato
  • Use for making kale chips
  • Top off some flatbread
  • Add extra flavor to your main dish after cooking

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Fooducate: An App to Quickly Scan Ingredients in Food

Are you using the app Fooducate on your phone or computer? You should be!

Tracking what food is good for you and which ones are not can seem very time-consuming at the grocery store, luckily that’s exactly what makes Fooducate amazing!

Everyone can use some help identifying the bad ingredients in food between GMO and other processed foods/chemicals, but Fooducate helps with more than food ingredient lookup such as…

  • Health Tracker
  • Food Finder
  • Community Support
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Diet Tidbits

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Not Your Everyday Elderberry Syrup

The cold and flu season has begun.  What do you do to support your immune system?

Why wait until you are feeling under the weather?  Add Elderberry Syrup to your daily routine.

Functional greatness-
Support immune system by taking Elderberry Syrup
You could buy it, but it is so easy to make yourself.

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

Are you ready to learn my now-not-so secret recipe on how to bake a whole chicken and keep all the juices and flavorings contained?

baked chicken

Start by purchasing a whole chicken from your local farmer or Amish store.  Supporting local farmers allows us the opportunity to buy chickens raised in humane conditions and helps our farmers.

The farm we buy chickens from they can be seen running around the farm, how cool is that!

Now we are ready to get ‘er ready for a cooking

  1. Rinse the chicken with water and pat dry.
  2. For a crispy coating rub chicken with some butter, yum!
  3. Next, coat generously with homemade dry rub.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours or until internal temperature of whole chicken reaches 165 degrees.

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Get the Benefits of Elderberries Infused with Kombucha [Recipe]

Word of warning:  Not all elderberries plants are edible and can contain trace amounts of cyanide which is toxic.  For this reason, I suggest purchasing from a reputable source.

With all the benefits of the elderberry plant, I decided to incorporate it into kombucha.  Fermentation pulls the medicinal properties out of herbs.  So I figure let’s give our kombucha an extra boost by fermenting elderberries into it! Here are the steps on how I did it, and you can too!

  1. Once you have brewed your kombucha to your taste, strain it into your glass bottles.
  2. Start by adding one teaspoon of dried elderberries per liter of kombucha. Increase or decrease the amount to achieve your desired flavor.
  3. Let sit capped on the counter for 24 to 48 hours (I like 24hrs more, but try both).
  4. Strain before serving.
  5. Store in refrigerator.

Below are photos I took during the second ferment happening.

Cool, right?


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