Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: 97 Books for Less Than $0.31 Cents Each! + Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

NOTE: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is no longer available. Thank you to everyone who purchased. The books are available on an individual basis though, so be sure to check them out.

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For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking resources anywhere on the web, and particularly not in this price range. For this low price, you gain access to every single one of these resources, so that you can customize your own collection to contain exactly the ones you want and know you’ll use.

Disclaimer: Links on this page do include affiliate links. Eat Nourishing will earn a small commission if you purchase any products through our links. Your cost is not affected. We would never recommend products to simply make a commission. We love this product (and have been super blessed by them!) and know you will too, or we wouldn’t recommend it to you. Thanks for helping to support Eat Nourishing!

This library of homemaking helps include topics such as mothering, organization and cleaning, recipes and kitchen helps, home education, spiritual growth for both moms and kids, home décor and DIY, pregnancy and baby care, frugal living, health and fitness, and even work-from-home and financial tools.

To sweeten the pot, we’ve also teamed up with 10 companies to bring you over $140 in bonus offers, giving you an affordable opportunity to get products you’ll use and love for only the cost of shipping, or in some cases, entirely for free!

What’s Included in the Sale?

When you purchase The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection , you will get instant access to any of the 97 eBooks and eCourses listed below.

PLUS over $140 of FREE Bonuses

Each The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection comes with more than $140 of FREE Bonuses from 10 companies that we know you’ll love. More on these bonuses below.

Even if you don’t have an eReader, you can still read these! Read this post and scroll part way down to read about other options for viewing ebooks on your desktop or smartphone.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered.

list of ebooks

Home & Property {Cleaning, Organizing, Decor}

31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae @ SarahMae.com ($4.99)
Getting it Together: Your Guide to Setting Up a Home Management System that Works by Kayse @ kayse pratt ($3.99)
Pulling Yourself Together: Implementing a Cleaning Routine that Sticks by Becky @ Clean Mama ($10.00)
Simple Living by Lorilee @ Loving Simple Living ($2.99)
NOT a DIY Diva by Melissa @ The Inspired Room ($3.99)
One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler by Tsh @ Simple Mom ($5.00)
28 Days to Hope for your Home by Dana @ A Slob Comes Clean ($5.00)
Organizing Life as Mom by Jessica @ Life as Mom ($9.00)
Clean Enough: Simple Solutions for the Overwhelmed by Jenni @ Live Called ($4.99)
10 Steps to Organized Paper by Lisa @ Lisa Woodruff.net($5.00)
Handmade Walls by Jamin and Ashley @ the handmade home ($9.95)
Easy Peasy Chores: An Easy-to-Use Chore System That Brings JOY Back Into Family Chores by Alina Joy @ The Good Old Days Farm ($17.99)

Educational Children’s Resources

Princess Training by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($3.99)
The Armor of God by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($2.50)
My Bedtime Learning Book by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($1.00)
Think Outside the Classroom by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($6.97)
Raising Rock Stars — Kindergarten Bundle by Carissa @ 1plus1plus1equals1 ($10.00)
The ABC’s For Godly Boys Curriculum by Lindsey @ Road to 31 ($8.00)
The ABC’s For Godly Girls Curriculum by Lindsey @ Road to 31 ($8.00)
K4 Curriculum by Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler ($15.00)
Write Through the Bible (print) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00)
Write Through the Bible (cursive) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00)
Balcony Girls (books 1 & 2) by Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer ($19.90)
The Dig for Kids: Luke (Volumes 1 and 2) by Patrick, husband of Ruth @ The Better Mom ($5.98)
Music: An Essential Ingredient for Life by Ryan @ Resound School of Music ($6.99)

Budgeting {Finance & Time}

From Debtor to Better by Barry @ From Debtor to Better ($10.00)
Tell Your Time by Amy @ Blogging with Amy ($2.99)
The Homemakers Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule by Amy @ Raising Arrows ($4.99)
Your Grocery Budget Toolbox by Anne @ Authentic Simplicity ($7.99)
Finding Financial Freedom by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($5.97)
Become a Frugalista in 30 Days by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($3.99)

In the Kitchen {Recipes and Cooking}

Crock On by Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents ($5.00)
Real Food, Real Easy by various bloggers @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)
Wholesome Mixes by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00)
20-Minute Meals by Leigh Ann @ Intentional by Grace ($4.99)
Restocking the Pantry by Kresha @ Nourishing Joy ($9.99)
Money Saving Mom’s Guide to Freezer Cooking by Crystal @ Money Saving Mom ($3.99)
Simply Summer by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
Do the Funky Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($4.95)
Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen plus 1 month access to select Real Food Kids eCourse videos by Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS and Jami @ Eat Nourishing ($20.00)
Seasonal Menu Plans on a Budget: A Month of Meals from My Humble Kitchen to Yours by Diana @ My Humble Kitchen ($4.99)
Just Making Ice Cream by Marillyn @ Just Making Noise ($12.00)
The Curative Kitchen by Susan @ Handy Pantry ($20.00)

Pregnancy & Baby Care

First Bites by Hilary @ Accidentally Green ($9.99)
Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)
Stress-Free Baby Shower by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($4.00)
Unbound Birth by Jenny @ The Southern Institute ($2.99)
My Pregnancy Journey by Mindy @ Simply Designs ($9.99)
My Buttered Life Baby Edition by Renee @ Made On Hard Lotion ($5.00)
The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($5.00)
Redeeming Childbirth: Growth & Study Guide by Angie @ Redeeming Childbirth ($3.99)

Holidays & Special Events

Festive Traditions by Jill @ Modern Alternative Kitchen ($7.95)
Holiday Mixes: Gifts in a Jar by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00)
Flourishing Spring by Michele @ Frugal Granola ($5.95)
Family Camping Handbook by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($6.95)
Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda @ Oh, Amanda! ($7.99)
Plan a Fabulous Party by Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect ($4.99)
iPhone Photography: The Visual Guide by Alli @ Alli Worthington($9.97)

Spiritual Growth

Pursuit of the Proverbs 31 by Amy @ Amy Bayliss ($3.99)
The Best of Visionary Womanhood by Natalie @ Visionary Womanhood ($5.00)
God’s Word in my Heart: A Scripture Memory Learning Guide with Verses {all 4 versions} by Jenn @ The Purposeful Mom ($3.99)
Kept: a 13-Week Inductive Study on 1 Peter by Lara and Katie @ Quench Bible ($4.99)
Love Like Him: an 8 week Inductive Bible study on 1 Corinthians 13 by Lara and Katie @ Quench Bible ($2.99)

Marriage & Romance

Rekindling Romance by Jason & Jami @ A Biblical Marriage ($4.99)
Good Wife’s Guide by Darlene @ Time-Warp Wife ($2.99)
31 Days to Build a Better Spouse by Ashley @ Ashley Pichea ($4.99)
31 Days to Great Sex by Sheila @ To Love, Honor and Vacuum ($4.99)
Entangled: Recognize Your Emotional Affair by Amy @ Amy J. Bennett ($4.99)

Motherhood

The Heart of Simplicity by various authors @ The Heart of Simplicity ($9.99)
True Christian Motherhood by June @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home ($7.00)
Hula Hoop Girl by September @ One September Day ($4.99)
When Motherhood Feels Too Hard by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($4.97)
Mindset for Moms by Jamie @ Steady Days ($4.99)
From Cube to Farm by Heather @ From Cube to Farm ($2.99)
4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions by various authors @ 4 Moms, 35+ Kids Parenting E-book ($7.99)
That Works for Me! by Kristen @ We are THAT Family ($8.00)

Health & Fitness

100-pound Loser by Jessica @ Muthering Heights ($4.99)
Honoring the Rhythm of Rest by Danielle @ Domestic Serenity ($2.99)
42 Days to Fit by Brandy, Emma and Stacy @ The Marathon Mom, Emma @ Real Fit Moms and Stacy @ A Delightful Home ($4.99).
Healthy Homemaking by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($12.95)
Personal ePlanner by Jennifer @ ListPlanIt ($5.00)

Beauty

Frumps to Pumps by Sarah Mae @ SaraMae.com ($4.99)
The Cottage Mama’s DIY Guide by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00)
Simple Scrubs to Make and Give by Stacy @ A Delightful Home ($3.99)
The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley @ The No Brainer Wardrobe ($7.99)
Embracing Beauty by Trina @ Trina Holden ($9.00)
Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by Kristen @ The Frugal Girl ($3.99)

Working from Home & Blogging

Your Blogging Business: Tax, Talk and Tips by Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger ($4.99)
The Bootstrap VA by Lisa @ The Home Life {and Me} ($12.99)
How to Grow Your Blog and Manage Your Home by Jacinda @ Growing Home ($4.99)
How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($12.00)
Simple Blogging: Less Computer Time, Better Blogging by Rachel @ Small Notebook ($8.00)

Ecourses

Learning in Love: The Preschool Years by Renee @ Tougas Cafe ($7.99)
Homeschooling from the Heart by Renee @ FIMBY ($7.99)
Grocery University by Carrie @ Colorado Bargains ($24.95)
Vibrant Living Strategies for Moms by Lisa @ Well-Grounded Life ($59)
You Can Do This! The First Five Steps to a Real Food Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($5.00)

PLUS, You will receive FREE Bonuses from these companies…

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Your choice of incredible natural products like sea salt and clay for FREE. Choose from the Redmond Trading Earthpaste Bundle ($24.90 value) or the Facial Mud Bundle ($26.90 value). (Standard shipping applies. Continental US only.)

Your choice of a FREE heirloom sourdough starter or FREE yogurt starter from Cultures for Health, the leading supplier of starter cultures and supplies for making cultured and fermented foods ($12.95 value. US & CAN addresses only. Standard shipping applies.)

Your choice of: a FREE 3-Month Subscription (for new accounts) or 30% off a One Year Subscription. Plan to Eat is an online menu planner that uses your recipes, scheduled for the days you want them. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

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Your choice of 3 FREE ePlanners OR a 3-Month FREE Membership to ListPlanIt, whose mobile lists will help to organize your life. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

The fine print:

Bonus Offers

  • Each bonus offer can be redeemed once only per eBook Bundle purchase.
  • For each bonus offer, transaction numbers or proof of purchase may be required at the time of redemption.
  • All bonus offers are free gifts from the bonus sponsors, are their sole responsibility to provide, and are subject to availability.
  • All bonus offers expire at midnight on May 19th, 2013 (3 weeks from the last day of this sale).

General

  • It is your responsibility to download and back-up your purchase within the 1-month download time-frame. With proof of purchase, we can renew download links up until August 1st, 2013. After this date we will no longer have access to the books and will not be able to provide any new links to download.
  • Due to the nature of this sale, there will be no refunds available. However, we would invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the file types, the download process, how the bonus offers work, etc.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered, so make sure that you get your bundle right away!

Particularly for those wanting to read these ebooks on their mobile devices (iPhones or iPads, Android, Kindle, etc.) you will want to learn more about the file types, how to download them correctly, and how to transfer them to your device.

Disclaimer: Links above do include affiliate links. Eat Nourishing will earn a small commission if you purchase any products through our links. Your cost is not affected. We would never recommend products to simply make a commission. We love this product and know you will too, or we wouldn’t recommend it to you. Thanks for helping to support Eat Nourishing!

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31 Healthy Living Books for the Price of 3!

Two years ago I wrote, developed, and photographed recipes for Simple Food for spring and winter. I was recently asked to contribute those books to a larger Healthy Living book bundle in which 31 books on a variety of natural living topics come together at a huge discount.

[Jami] Please welcome Shannon from Nourishing Days. She is writing today to share about some wonderful and well-known Natural Living ebooks. Don’t miss out!

Every once in awhile an opportunity comes across the Nourishing Days desk that is too good to pass up. Today I’d like to share one such opportunity with you.

Two years ago I wrote, developed, and photographed recipes for Simple Food for spring and winter. I was recently asked to contribute those books to a larger Healthy Living book bundle in which 31 books on a variety of natural living topics come together at a huge discount.

This book bundle has grown to include a variety of topics from natural health to real food recipes to natural birthing to gardening and homesteading. I’ve even reviewed a couple of these books and loved them like Sourdough A to Z and Herbal Nurturing.

In bundle form these books are available for 11% of the total costs of the individual books (or a $224 savings!). To see the whole list of books and learn more click here now.

You will probably never see this collection of books for this price ever again. So whether you buy this for gifts or for your own collection, don’t miss out. The sale only lasts for 5 days, from Monday, October 29th to Friday, November 2nd.

To purchase you can go to Nourishing Days for the link starting Monday the 29th . Feel free to tell your friends, spread around our YouTube video, and then come on over to Nourishing Days when the sale goes live!

Win $50 Amazon Gift Card for Sharing and Pinning Recipes!

Do you love getting a constant fresh supply of traditional recipes? Our contributors work hard to keep the recipes flowing so you always have plenty of inspiration for your kitchen. Let’s encourage them by sharing and pinning their recipes!

We are going to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to a random entry. All you have to do is simply pin your favorite Eat Nourishing recipes on Pinterest (max 1 per day) and/or share them on Facebook (max 1 per day). It only takes seconds!

You can use your $50 Amazon Gift Card to stock up with some of your favorite real food ingredients like coconut oil, blanched almond flour, cacao powder, arrowroot, sprouted wheat flour, ghee and more! OR use it to purchase some new cast iron pans or put it towards a heafty new appliance like an amazing Vita-Mix or this handy stainless steel rice cooker. It’s your choice!

Browse though our database of nearly 1000 REAL food recipes and find one you love. Use the convenient buttons next to the recipe to share or pin. Be sure to tag @EatNourishing (must be a fan to tag) in your comment when sharing on Facebook so we can verify your entry. For Pinterest, after pinning to your board, copy the pin web address and paste it into the “extra info” section in the widget for verification. (NOTE: For some reason Pinterest will not find our image if you try and create the pin from the Pinterest site, so use our button provided.)

It’s that simple! Come back to see if you’re the winner. Happy Pinning and Sharing!

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Thinking About Going Gluten-Free/Casein Free? {Giveaway}

Perhaps you’ve been eating real food for a while now, and yet somehow things are not feeling quite right still. This was the case with KerryAnn at Cooking TF when she dealt with several serious health problems while faithfully consuming a REAL food diet. Though she loathed the thought of having a digestive disorder and giving up certain foods, she couldn’t help but wonder if giving up gluten could help her regain her health.

Thankfully, after a long battle KerryAnn has completely regained her health and the health of her children by figuring out their allergies and going through the long process of healing. They still consume a traditional diet in the style of Weston A. Price, only they avoid gluten and dairy.

Recently, we have had to deal with a similar scenario in our own house. My husband had been eating a traditional REAL foods diet for a while and had already seen benefits with weight loss and some fatigue, but some health issues seemed to linger anyhow. He always felt as though he were in a fog, couldn’t think clearly, had pain and numbness in his hands and feet, had trouble taking full breaths and was always tired. Come to find out, my husband is gluten intolerant and many years of unbridled gluten consuming has set off a chain reaction of other symptoms and underlying deficiencies.

KerryAnn has put together a clearly outlined approach for becoming gluten-free or dairy-free (or both) while still consuming REAL foods in the Cooking Traditional Foods GF and CF eCourse. This course has been the support and guidance we needed to make sure my husband is on the sure path to healing. I am so thankful she has put together this comprehensive course to make the journey easier on us and others.

Gluten and Dairy-Free Traditional Foods

Get sneak peek of the course by watching this complementary overview video which discusses where to find gluten and its (often secret) ingredient names from the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free eCourse.

This course will be helpful to those who are just starting out with Gluten-free, Casein-free or those who are feeling overwhelmed and need a little extra guidance and support.

What Do You Get?

The GFCF eCourse consists of  85 videos, 18 Menu Mailers and 11 eBooks all chock full of helpful hits, tips and strategies.  Your membership includes permanent access to all of the materials. As long as Cooking TF is around, you will be able to access the class.

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win membership to this eCourse. If you don’t win or just want to get started now, you can use coupon code EATNOURISHING for 15% off the regular cost of $149. That makes it only $119. KerryAnn has even included the option to break the enrollment cost into three payments. Note: coupon code only applies to the first payment if you go with the payment plan.

WINNER: Entry #449, Ida Koller! Congratulations! Thanks to all who entered!

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What’s the Difference Between Gold Label and Green Label Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil? {Review & Giveaway}

Coconut oil is the number one oil we use in our home. We don’t just use it for cooking either. Oh no! There are literally over a hundred uses for the stuff. We consume it daily by the spoonful, use it in our baking and cooking, rub it on as a moisturizer, use it as a hair treatment and even make candy with it, like this Raw Peppermint Coconut Oil Fudge.


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Tropical Traditions is our favorite brand of coconut oil because they carefully source out the oil and support small family producers in the Philippines where it is imported from. Not only this, but the quality and taste of their Virgin Coconut Oils is uncompromisable.

The trouble is that Tropical Traditions offers several varieties of quality coconut oil and it can often be confusing to the consumer. There is their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, the Green Label Virgin Coconut Oil, the Organic Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil and the Non-Certified Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil. So what are the differences?

Before we discuss the differences, let’s take a look at the similarities:

  • All of Tropical Traditions’ coconut oils are Non-GMO
  • All of Tropical Traditions’ coconut oils are not hydrogenated and contain zero grams of trans fat
  • All of Tropical Traditions’ coconut oils are processed without the use of chemical solvents (a common factor in some coconut oil brands for deodorizing)
  • All of Tropical Traditions’ coconut oils are high in Lauric acid

Basic Differences

  • All of the coconut oils are USDA certified organic, except the Non-Certified Expeller Pressed, which is still grown by natural practices
  • All of the coconut oils are machine-made at a central location, except the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil which is Hand-Made the traditional wet-mill way, using the pure coconut water from inside to extract the coconut oil, which produces less yield. Recent studies show that the hand-made coconut oil contains the most anti-oxidents.
  • The green label and gold label virgin oils are made from fresh, high-quality coconuts, whereas the Expeller pressed are not made with fresh coconuts.
  • The green label and gold label virgin oils are both unrefined. The Expeller pressed oil has been refined, mostly to remove the smell and taste of coconuts. The Green and Gold label virgin coconut oils still have the flavor and smell of coconuts intact.

Is there really any difference between the Green Label and Gold Label Oils?

Yes! They are both very high quality, but the main difference is in how they are made. The Green label is machine made in large volumes using the quick-dry method of cold pressing the oil out of dried coconut, which results in a higher yield. The Gold label is produced in smaller batches by families using the wet-milling method, which produces a lower yield, but higher anti-oxidants.

My family has been purchasing the Green Label Virgin Coconut Oil for years. I had never had the opportunity to try the Gold Label oil until Tropical Traditions sent me some to review.

On a side-by-side taste test by spoon here are some of my observations:

  • The Gold label oil has a stronger, more distinct coconut flavor (though this can vary from batch to batch according to Tropical Traditions), whereas the Green label oil has a more mild coconut flavor.
  • The Gold label oil has a stronger aroma of coconuts than the Green label oil.
  • The Gold label oil is more delicate on the tongue and has a more velvety mouth-feel. It seems thinner and I believe it may have a slightly lower melting point than the Green label oil.

I also made a batch of some of my favorite homemade coconut butter using a little bit of the Gold Label oil in place of the Green label I usually use. The taste and texture were both different than usual. The coconut butter tasted more coco-nutty and the texture was finer. I also had a bit of separation when it cooled, which doesn’t usually happen, and some of the oil rose to the surface. The flavor was really nice though. I imagine that this oil would also be really nice in this Chocolate Coconut Bark.

For baking purposes, Tropical Traditions says that both kinds of oils should mostly lose their coconut flavor when baked with. I didn’t have the opportunity to test the Gold label for baking, but I do know that I love to bake with my Green Label coconut oil and often replace the butter that is called for in recipes with it. I have not noticed my baked goods having any coconut flavor really.

I also used some of the Gold label to make my favorite moisturizing/healing oil that I use daily. It consists of coconut oil, Argan oil and Tamanu Oil. I use it all over and then use the leftovers on my hands to rub into the ends of my hair. I didn’t notice any difference in the consistency or results with this from the Green Label I usually use.

Who Should Purchase Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil?

  • Those who want to support small family producers. The Gold Label oil is the only oil that is produced by small family businesses in the Philippines using the traditional, by-hand extraction method.
  • Those who want the freshest, highest-quality, small batch oil.
  • Those who consume coconut oil raw and want the highest anti-oxidants. According to recent studies, the Gold label oil has the highest anti-oxidents of all the other oils.

Want to see the difference of the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil yourself? Enter the giveaway below using the RaffleCopter widget to win some Gold Label Coconut Oil for yourself!

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Disclaimer:Tropical Traditions sent me 2 pint sized jars of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil for purposes of this review. I was under no obligation to write a review or to write anything specific, and everything written in the post is completely my own opinion or based off of my research. I was also not obligated to run a product giveaway in return for the free product. If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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What You Should Really Be Feeding Your Baby and Toddler: Super Nutrition for Babies

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Rice cereal first? Veggies only? Pureed meat first? Conflicting nutritional information for infants and children abounds. But just what are the best foods to feed an infant and toddler for optimum nutrition, growth and development? According to the USDA, an infant’s first food should be fortified infant cereal given as early as four months old. The USDA also advocates giving infants fruit juice as early as 6 months old, along with more fortified infant cereal and pureed fruits and veggies.  Are these options really the best way to nourish our children?

Authors Katherine Erlich, M.D. and Kelly Genzlinger, C.N.C, C.M.T.A address this question and many more in their new book Super Nutrition for Babies:

We see children’s health getting worse with each subsequent generation. Our children today are at grave risk, and parents’ worries are both many and valid. Tragically, the most recent generation of babies is slated to have shorter lifespans than their parents. This is unacceptable!

Erlich and Genzlinger propose that many contemporary diseases and illness are caused by our modern world which is full of toxins and nutrient-deficient foods. All of the toxins and nutrient deficiencies wreak havoc on our well-tuned bodies in multiple instances, thereby making pinpointing a diagnosis and giving proper treatment puzzling for modern medicine, which likes to look only at parts instead of the entire body. But take heart! Erlich and Genzlinger claim that by following the Super Nutrition program outlined in their book, these problems can be prevented, improved and in some cases cured.

Erlich and Genzlinger outline a nutritional program a la Weston A. Price that is based in the traditional wisdom of food preparation methods and diets. This wisdom directed parents to feed their babies the most nutrient-dense foods available. Such foods consist of poultry and red meat–including the fat and organs, eggs, wild game, fish, raw dairy, cultured foods, bone broths and sometimes insects. They would accompany these foods with what fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts and legumes that they could find seasonally.

The authors have organized the chapters of the book to coincide with the child’s age and development. Each chapter includes research-based information about the foods recommended to take and to avoid, helpful tips, additional resources and several recipes.

Even better than the wonderful organization is the humorous, yet apropos way the authors classify foods in the book. Erlich and Genzlinger have grouped the foods discussed in Super Nutrition into four categories using the acronyms CRAP (Chemical, Removes body’s nutrients, Addictive, Processed), OKAY (Ordinary, Knockoffs of real food, Adequate–not optimal, Yield sub-par health if fed exclusively) , PURE (Pasture based, Unadulterated, Rich in nutrients, Enzyme Containing) and POWER (Protective, Optimal nutrition, Wisdom of the ancients, Enriching, Regenerating). Each of these acronyms accurately describes the foods categorized within them both with their names and what they stand for making the guidelines very simple for anyone to understand and implement.

Written with the warm voices of concerned parents rather than removed health practitioners, the authors inform their readers with plainly stated research without bombarding them and encourage their readers with helpful tips, tricks, easy to follow, simple and delicious recipes, real life suggestions for specific scenarios and candid remarks.

Implementing and practicing Super Nutrition is not easy…if you want easy, stick with the Standard American Diet–its entire premise is convenience. If, however, you want optimal health for your baby, then you’ll have to give up some conveniences.


Backed by science and time-honored wisdom, Erlich and Genzlinger offer parents a priceless baby shower gift in Super Nutrition for Babies. Basic to understand, yet a wealth of invaluable information, Super Nutrition for Babies is a foundational resource for expectant parents and anyone who has children of any age for that matter. These nutritional guidelines surpass infancy and should be adopted into the lives of anyone seeking optimal health.

 

This book has become my new standard baby shower gift. I am astounded by the clarity and heart with which this book is written with and only wish it were available and gifted to me seven years ago when I was pregnant with my first. I fed my first child a diet mainly consisting of OKAY foods and CRAP foods. My good intentions only got me so far. –Jami

 

Make the Cheese You’ve Always Wanted! GNOWFGLINS Cultured Dairy eBook Giveaway

Homemade Cheese
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Maybe you’re like me and dream of giant wheels of cheese aging in a specially cooled room alongside links of fermented salumis, hanging country hams and jars of lactofermented vegetables because you want to do it all! Perhaps you want to learn to culture dairy for health reasons or self-sufficiency. Maybe it just sounds fun. Whatever your reason, learning to culture your own yogurt, kefir, soft cheese and hard cheese can seem like a task that’s not for the faint of heart, after all there’s the special equipment, the special ingredients, precise measurements and careful techniques.

Making your own cultured dairy is worthwhile for several reasons:

  • To ensure that all the dairy you consume is made with the best quality dairy you can afford/get.
  • To retain enzymes, vitamins and good bacteria in the dairy that are lost in their commercial counterparts due to the high processing heats which translates to a healthy gut and better functioning digestion and immune system.
  • To be able to consume quality dairy devoid of additives, preservatives and synthetic ingredients.
  • To use up all of that lovely milk from your dairy cow or goats!

 

But take heart! You don’t need to go it alone. Wardeh at GNOWFGLINS has put together an amazing 119 page, 18 – Lesson Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eBook.

This eBook includes:

  • Simple, well-articulated lessons that are easy to follow
  • Complete ingredient and equipment lists for each lesson
  • Color photos
  • Tips on where and what equipment to purchase
  • Suggested schedules
  • Tasty recipe suggestions to use your creations in
  • Troubleshooting tips

The Cultured Dairy eBook Covers these topics:

  1. About Cultured Dairy and Cheesemaking
  2. Sour Cream and Whole Milk Buttermilk
  3. Cultured Butter and Buttermilk
  4. Traditional Yogurt
  5. Clabbered Milk and Cheese
  6. Just-Like-The-Store Yogurt*
  7. Beyond Kefir: Kefir, Kefir Cream, Kefir Ice Cream, Kefir Cheese, and Kefir Cheese Balls
  8. Ricotta* and Soft Cheese
  9. Cottage Cheese
  10. Feta Cheese
  11. Middle Eastern Fresh Cheese
  12. Queso Fresco Cheese
  13. Fresh Cheddar Cheese
  14. Traditional Mozarella Cheese*
  15. Propagating Mother Cultures
  16. Bonus! Waxing Cheese
  17. Bonus! Cultured, Flavored Cream Cheese
  18. Bonus! Molding Soft Cheese
  19. Appendix 1: Dairy Kefir (from Fundamentals eCourse)
  20. Appendix 2: Soft Cheese (from Fundamentals eCourse)

*Not raw.

Perhaps you want a little more assistance in your cheesemaking endeavors. In that case, you may want to do the Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eCourse (this is a different product than the eBook, but covers the same topics above and comes with more amenities) which comes complete with videos that show step-by-step how to make everything from creamy yogurt, to cultured butter, to fresh cheddar. Plus, you will have access to the private forum where you can ask any questions and get help quickly, not to mention mingle with some awfully nice folk. 😉 And when you become a GNOWFGLINS eCourse member, you not only get access to the eCourse you originally were interested in, but you gain access to ALL of the eCourses. That is something to smile about.

I highly recommend you pick up a copy of the Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eBook. I have been making my own cultured dairy for some time now and had to learn with many mistakes, research and time consuming Googling. I wish Wardeh had this eBook out when I began. The copious notes and detailed step-by-step along with the science behind it all wrapped up in one perfect package was exactly what I had needed.

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Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour – What Can I Do with It?

Really, the question would be better asked, “What should I do with it now?!” I was first introduced to gluten-free baking about six or seven years ago. Our family has a friend with Celiac disease and, well, I like to bake and cook things for people, so it became imperative that I learned the mysterious ways of the gluten-free baker. Long story short, while I can and do bake with special blends of rice, bean and starch flours, I love the ease of using coconut flour; it’s super versatile and has a much less grainy texture than say rice flour.

The trick to coconut flour is eggs. Lots of eggs. It’s not uncommon to have 6 to 12 eggs in a recipe. (Score some extra protein in baked goods!) It also helps to be aware that coconut flour is extremely dry since it’s made from the leftover pulp after making coconut milk. The pulp is dried and then ground into a powder. Because of it’s dryness, coconut flour will readily suck up moisture in recipes. For this reason, batters and doughs will often seem thicker than their wheat counterparts. No worries. But back to the eggs. Eggs are important because coconut flour lacks gluten or anything to really keep it bound up. If you make a coconut flour recipe without eggs (or an appropriate substitute) you will end up with a crumbly mess. A pretty safe ratio that I generally use is one large egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour.

Tropical Traditions is one of my favorite brands of coconut flour mainly because of it’s purity and their harvesting methods. The price is also favorable because a little coconut flour goes a long way.

Read: How does coconut flour compare to almond flour for baking?

 

 

Here are a few wonderful recipes you can make with coconut flour from Tropical Traditions:

Coconut Flour Brownies

Grain-Free, Guilt-Free Coconut Flour Waffles

Coconut Flour Vanilla Doughnuts

Coconut Lemon Bars

Savory Coconut Flour Zucchini Muffins

I've also made the yummy No-Fail Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake on their recipe blog. http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com

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