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About bigcrunchyfamily

I'm a crazy-busy mother of 6, trying to live a healthy, natural, and green life balancing living, learning, and loving as well as I can at any given time.

Kombucha Challenge

If you’ve checked out my Kombucha page, you know that it’s something I love to experiment with. While I already drink some every day, I think this challenge is great for those who don’t yet. You can brew your own … Continue reading

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Free Book: Learn to Make Cultured Foods at Home

Cultured Food Life Giveaway: Learn to Make Cultured Foods at Home (for FREE) I haven’t managed to write any new posts in a while because so much has been going on in our busy lives, but I saw this on … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy & Happy: Smoothie Surprise

My kids love smoothies, and I love my stick blender for making them.  I remember reading a recipe at one point that used one cup of yogurt with some amount of fruit & ice….  But of course, I’m a throw … Continue reading

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Barbeque Sauce Your Way

OK, by now you may have worked out that recipes aren’t my strong point.  I’m not really one to stand in the kitchen repeatedly making a recipe with slight variations until I find the perfect proportions.  To all those who … Continue reading

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Ginger – Tuesday’s Tips

I’ve heard lots of different ways to peel fresh ginger, from sharp knives to veggie peelers to spoons.  The latter are my favorite – especially when cooking with kids (which happens a LOT around here!) Spoons scrape the skin off … Continue reading

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Green Pasta Sauce

Looking for a rich & creamy pasta sauce, but don’t want all the dairy, wheat, or work?  Like to get your greens in different ways?  Well, this should be one for you! I’ve been buying asparagus from Sam’s lately as … Continue reading

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Faux Pho

Someone told me last week that the cheapest place to buy rice flour (for my gluten-free son) was the Asian market.  Since I happened to drive by there on Saturday (picking my daughter up from a sleepover), I went in … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread

A friend of mine started a sourdough starter recently, which inspired me to do the same. Then she gave me some of hers, and I kept the two going separately for awhile.  Since I refuse to throw something good away … Continue reading

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Spanikopita Soup

I love Greek food, I really do.  And it’s rarely anything I make at home because most of it is so labor intensive – involving lots of layers of things.  But this soup is so NOT. I got the idea … Continue reading

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Cuisinart Immersion Blender Giveaway!

I love my stick blender.  Well, OK, I’ve loved it to death.  I use it to whizz up soups in the pot – like Spanikopita Soup, or Vicysoisse, or the occasional pumpkin soup.  Even more frequently, we make smoothies.  We … Continue reading

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