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Posts made in February, 2014

How To Make Calcium Powder From Eggshells

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 | 0 comments

How To Make Calcium Powder From Eggshells

How To Make Calcium Powder From Eggshells It’s easier than you think to learn how to make calcium powder from eggshells! Stop throwing your organic eggshells away and start using them to make homemade, organic calcium supplement powder for your calcium needs. With very little effort, from the shells you already bought with your organic eggs, you can make this easy recipe.   What you’ll need to do:   1.  COLLECT SHELLS  (organic eggs a must) – Any time you use an egg, save the empty shell in the fridge, until you’ve collected a dozen or so (or whenever you feel like making this recipe, the number of shells is not important).     2.  STERILIZE SHELLS – When you’ve collected your desired amount of shells, you want to rid them of any bacteria by boiling them in a pot of water. Use enough water to completely cover them, then bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.     3.  DRY SHELLS IN THE OVEN – Set oven temp at 250º. Strain off any cooked egg white bits that may have bubbled up in the water when you drain off the water from the shells. (Don’t worry if some stringy pieces of the inner membrane are stuck inside the shells, they will harden in the oven and grind down just fine). Spread the shells out on a cookie sheet. Place in a pre-heated oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until completely dry.     4.  GRIND UP THE SHELLS – You can use a blender, food processor, Vitamix, coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle. For the finest consistency, if you’re not using a coffee grinder, further grind the shells (that have been pulverized by the blender or food processor), even finer, by hand, with a mortar and pestle. Keep in a sealed jar near the stove so you remember to sprinkle the calcium powder into whatever you feel like. I have added it to, sauces, rice, stir-fry, smoothies, soups, broths, and salads. You’ve already paid for organic eggs, so you might as well take advantage of the free bonus calcium you could garner from these shells instead of having to “shell out” (ha!) more money for supplements.     Organic eggshells provide healthy, balanced calcium powder with trace amounts of other minerals contained within it: boron, iron, sulfur, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, 27 elements in all.  Eggshell calcium powder is ideal for increasing bone mineral density and alleviating osteoporosis.  The makeup of eggshell is very close to that found in our own bones and teeth.  A teaspoon of the eggshell calcium powder contains approximately 750 mg of absorbable calcium, best assimilated when taken with food. So now that we know how to make calcium powder from eggshells, let’s get cracking!   References: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15018022...

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Hearty Paleo Fruit Sweetened Muffins

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 | 0 comments

Hearty Paleo Fruit Sweetened Muffins

Paleo Fruit Sweetened Muffins: Heartiness of Buckwheat and Flax   These Hearty Paleo Fruit Sweetened Muffins are your answer if you are searching for a moist, chewy, fruit-only sweetened paleo treat. They are filled with three different kinds of fruity goodness.   I came up with these Hearty Paleo Fruit Sweetened Muffins because I wanted to combine my three favorite fruits:  figs, bananas, and pineapple, all in one super moist paleo fruit sweetened muffin. The three flavors all complement each other, and the ground golden flax-seed, with the buckwheat flour, offer an earthy balance to the sweet, tropical flavors.     Hearty Paleo Fruit Sweetened Muffins   Prep time:  15 minutes Cook time:  25 minutes Servings:  15   1 cup almond flour, or walnut flour or hazelnut flour (my favorite is walnut) 3/4 cup arrowroot flour 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup ground golden flax seed meal 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 4 large eggs 1 cup chopped fresh, very ripe black mission figs (about 10-15  fresh figs) ** (see below to use dried figs) 1 large, very ripe banana (brown spots on peel okay) 2 TBS. pineapple juice concentrate 3 TBS. walnut oil or melted coconut oil or melted butter 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple chunks (drain if canned, cut chunks to the size of an almond) (optional) 3/4 cup raisins or currants (optional) 1/2 cup chopped nuts of choice   1. Pre-heat oven to 375°. 2. Mix all dry ingredients together, set aside. 3. In a large bowl, beat eggs on high for 2 minutes. 4. Now add figs, bananas, oil and fruit concentrate to the egg mixture and blend well with mixer.  5. Add in all dry ingredients, stir well by hand.The batter will be very thick. 6. Fold in pineapple chunks, raisins and nuts, if you’re using them. 7. Use muffin liners or grease muffin tin well. Fill cups 3/4 full with batter. 8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, less if you like moister muffins, more if you like spongier, more crumbly muffins. ** If fresh figs aren’t available, I have used dried black mission figs, which I plumped by pouring boiling water over them. Allow them to soak in the hot water for about 30 minutes, then drain off all water. Also, it is possible to substitute other fruit for the figs such as fresh mango, blueberries, raspberries, persimmons or crushed apples. Whatever combination of fruits you choose, I hope you enjoy my Hearty Paleo Fruit Sweetened...

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Day #1 Learning about the blogosphere…

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 | 8 comments

Day #1 Learning about the blogosphere…

Today as the Prinz (German for “prince”, as he is a German native),  and I sat outside on our balcony in the early spring sun;  I was telling him yet again about the latest paleo factoid I had read and he said, “Why don’t you make your own blog where you can talk about all this paleo stuff?”  Me…”What a great idea!” So here we are, Feb 24, 2014, a blog is born.  ...

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