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)
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)
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)
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!
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 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.
I've heard of people easily making home made Greek yogurt and kefir, and I was wondering whats the best way to start or a good source of the active cultures for both? I do live in VA so I can't buy raw milk but I can get grass fed organic whole... (more)
There are so many blogs out there with tons and tons of paleo baked goods. Most of the time the pictures are great, the writer raves about the goodies/bread/what-have-you ('even my picky husband couldn't stop eating them'), and so you assume they... (more)
I have read many of the treads on this website about conventional toothpaste and homemade substitutes. I'm looking to avoid SLS, fluoride, and carrageenan, but the stores where I live have absolutely no products without those ingredients! I... (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)
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)
We'd like to have some chicken, for their eggs in our garden. But we would like the chicken to be healthy, so that we can have healthy and delicious eggs. Any ideas or tips on how to raise/feed/keep/... chicken? What foods? How much space? Do you... (more)
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)
While not Paleo, I do like to drink on the occasion but I avoid beers. After a quick search around it seems that making your own cider (so you could definitely trust what was in it) at home isn't too hard but you need champagne yeast. I was just... (more)