Did you know that homemade jello can actually be good for you? And that you can make a delicious pizza without grains? You’ll love these and a few more real foodie tips that I wanted to tell you about today…
- I tried homemade jello last week and the kids and I were all over it. Gelatin from pastured animals, normally found in stock made from boiling the bones, is very good for us. It’s so loaded with nutrients that it’s considered a superfood. Mine ended up being thin in spots, only because I didn’t have my pan laying perfectly even in the fridge. Otherwise, the amounts would’ve been perfect. Here’s the recipe for two stainless steel cookie sheets:
- 6 cups organic apple juice (or another kind of juice you like, if using concord grape juice, use 1 cup of water for part of the liquid or it’s too strong.)
- 6 T. gelatin (no MSG in this brand and it’s from grass-fed cows!)
For a 9×13 use these amounts:
- 4 cups juice
- 4 T. gelatin
Mix the gelatin into 1/2 cup of the juice on low heat, whisk until it’s all dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the juice, and pour into your pans. If you don’t like the little bubbles that will develop on top, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. Tip, you may want to situation your pans in the fridge where they’ll be setting up, and pour the gelatin in, otherwise it’s tricky carrying a pan of liquid to the fridge from the counter without spilling it all over.
- Next, whether or not your family is grain-free, you’ll want to check out Kristen’s Meatza Pizza Recipe just because it looks delicious, and reducing your family’s grain intake is never a bad idea. (More on that in upcoming posts.)
- Also from Kristen, I recently tried her Almond Flour Banana Bread Muffins and they were a hit! I have a question for all of you, though. Of course I was too much in a hurry to follow directions well (when will I learn?!), and didn’t mix the dry ingredients first and then the wet ingredients. Later, one of the muffins I ate had an overly salty, bitter taste. Do you think I didn’t get the soda or baking powder mixed in well and it clumped up in parts of the dough? Has that ever happened when you bake with almond flour?
- Speaking of grain-free, here’s what I want to try next: Cara’s Almond Flour and Berry Scones – don’t they look so good? (Also check out Cara’s grain-free meal plans.)
- This one isn’t a recipe, but have you read about Elizabeth’s raw milk diet cure experiment? Wait ’til you read the surprising results when she drank only raw milk for 23 days.
If you try any of these recipes or read about Elizabeth’s experiment, be sure to let us know what you think!
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