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Chinese five spice pork chops with sauteed escarole and roasted delicata squash on white plates, white napkin, two forks.

Chinese Five Spice Baked Pork Chops with Sautéed Escarole

This recipe for baked pork chops seasoned with Chinese five spice powder and served with sautéed escarole is a fantastic way to add some flavor to your usual dinnertime meal while still keeping it quick and easy! If you're not familiar with these ingredients, Chinese five spice powder is a blend of—you guessed it—five different spices: star anise, fennel seeds, peppercorns (traditionally Szechuan peppercorns), cloves,…

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How to Make Coconut Better: 10 Tips for the Best Coconut Butter Ever

You probably already cook with coconut oil. Maybe you enjoy big flakes of toasted coconut in your trail mix or shredded coconut in your grain-free Primal "oatmeal." But have you tried the richest, most decadent coconut product of them all: coconut butter? What is coconut butter, you ask? It's simply dried coconut blended until it forms a smooth, creamy paste. Since the only ingredient is…

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Kefir in a jar, kefir grains in a bowl and in a spoon balance atop the jar

How to Make Butter, Yogurt, and Kefir at Home

While it's easy enough to pop down to the grocery store and buy butter, yogurt, or kefir, it can be very rewarding—and easier than you think—to make your own products at home. Making staple dairy foods at home allows you to control what goes into them, control the process, and reconnect to the traditional way of doing things. Yogurt and kefir are also fermented foods…

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woman eating out with friends following the primal blueprint

Common Misconceptions about the Primal Blueprint

Here we are, closing in on 20 years of indulging this “fad” called the Primal/paleo movement. And the critics said we wouldn’t last. Ha! I find it extremely gratifying that new people are jumping on board, questioning conventional wisdom, configuring their own Primal practices, and, in doing so, remaking their health. It’s a testament to the fundamental soundness of the Primal Blueprint if I do…

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man waking up holding head and stomach because of inflammation

What’s All This Talk About Inflammation?

We talk a lot around here about inflammation, and some of you have raised good questions (and answers) regarding what we're really getting at. A continuing thanks for your comments and thoughtful responses. So, what do we mean by inflammation when we harp on the evils of sugars, grains, trans fats and other nutritional fiends? Ah, the many sides of swelling: abscesses, bulges, distensions, engorgements,…

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golden milk turmeric tea

Creamy Golden Milk Turmeric Tea Recipe

To call this beverage “tea” might be a little misleading. “Creamy Mug of Cozy, Warming Deliciousness” is more accurate. Golden Milk is a delicious way to unwind. The flavor is lightly sweet with a vibrant blend of heated almond (or coconut) milk, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, and honey. Turmeric tea will perk you up in the morning, calm you down at night, and soothe sniffles and…

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