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- by Jessica Espinoza, CYT
It’s pumpkin carving time, so don’t forget to save those seeds! Squash is a very versatile food that can be used in a variety of recipes (there will be more winter squash recipes coming soon!). One thing to keep in mind when preparing squash is that the seeds can also be saved and prepared. All...
- by Jessica Espinoza, CYT
To compliment my recent post on pasteurization, I thought I would also cover homogenization as well. I’ve gotten this question a few times recently and I thought I’d post some info about homogenization and why it is bad for our milk. Milk is essentially a mixture of water and oil. And, we all know that these...
- by Jessica Espinoza, CYT
One thing many people might not realize is that there are several different types of pasteurization. While unpasteurized milk is still far superior to pasteurized milk, many of us don’t have access to or can’t afford raw milk. So, I thought it was important that people know what the different kinds of pasteurization are. There are three methods...
- by Jessica Espinoza, CYT
This orange and green smoothie recipe was inspired by a recipe on Elana’s Pantry, a gluten-free blogger from Boulder, CO. I was wanting some different ways to get more greens into my diet when I stumbled on her recipe and then my recipe evolved from that. While some might think this is the weirdest combination ever, don’t...
- by Jessica Espinoza, CYT
This is the question that I get asked most often from family, friends, and readers. What is real food? My simplest definition of real food is food that is as close to its natural and original state as possible. Real food is not produced in a factory, it is not engineered in a lab, nor...