We had an especially colorful autumn this year in Finland. For my non-Finnish speaking readers – the Finnish word for the beautiful fall colors is ‘ruska.’ We got our first snowfall in Jyväskylä last Thursday, and winter will be setting in shortly. But before then, here are some links I enjoyed this month from the real food and natural living blogosphere:
Jill at Real Food Forager had some great articles on inflammation and on how to heal a leaky gut. If you don’t know what a leaky gut is she will tell you and will explain how dietary changes like going grain-free can help you heal.
For those who are not eating grain-free, Jenny over at Nourished Kitchen will show you how to make a sourdough starter so that you can leaven your dough the traditional way.
Speaking of traditional foods, Jenny also has a kimchi recipe that looks like a must try. However, I don’t think I’m going to find any daikon radish here in Jyväskylä, so I think I’ll have to find a substitute.
Holistic Kid posted a recipe for grain-free homemade chicken nuggets that goes well with her homemade BBQ sauce. These look good for making in advance and freezing for future quick but nourishing meals.
I’m big on drinking tea. Joanna and Laura over at WholeGreenLove posted a lovely recipe for a fall tea infusion that calls for fresh apple and orange, tea and spices. If you’re not inspired yet, then check out their recipe for Apple & Bacon Salad.
For my readers in Finland this oxtail soup recipe is something anyone can make, because I know every major S-market and K-market carries oxtail. This recipe will work even if you don’t have a slow cooker. Just cook it for many hours over very low heat.
We read about Vitamin D in the news a lot, but we rarely read about the fact that fermented cod liver oil is an excellent source of natural Vitamin D. Emily at Butter Believer explains how it can be a cure for the common cold.
For my readers who are interested in making their own beauty and self-care products, you will appreciate learning how to make homemade mascara from Robin at Thank Your Body. By the way, her blog and Facebook posts are just wonderful.
Finally, not that I’m having any trouble in this department, but I think this post on how to cure constipation naturally from Empowered Sustenance has some excellent tips.