Tag Archives: Cynthia Lair

Sourdough Yogurt Pancakes

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A few sourdough enthusiasts have asked how to make pancakes from the starter.  Check these out.  You have to use up a good deal of your starter (a cup and a half) but the flavor of these pancakes is well worth it.  Plus, starters need to be used up and rebuilt to stay healthy. Full instructions on how to create and care for your own starter can be found by clicking here and giving Cookus Interruptus a small donation.  That’s right, we need some dough to stay alive here on the web.  Production and maintenance costs for a site like ours with mucho content mount up and we could use your help. Continue reading

Fermented & cultured foods: the surprising health benefits

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by Cynthia Lair

Some call them bacteria or bugs but the nice name for this lively population is “flora.” More than 500 different species make up the flora in our bodies, weighing in at between 2 and 5 pounds.

This colony of microbes doesn’t just coexist within us. Our health is dependent upon their ability to stay healthy and report for work each day. Here’s why.

Five ways bacteria help

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Another Sneak Preview of Feeding the Young Athlete!

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YES!  We really emphasize hydration for all kid’s playing sports.  Turns out the neon colored drinks have a lot of stuff in them that growing bodies don’t really need and good hydration can be accomplished in a more natural way.  This is just a FRACTION of the helpful information that can be found in the new Feeding the Young Athlete. This colorful sturdy book is only $10 plus change.  I know Amazon says they don’t have copies yet but I’ve got the inside line on this.  They’ll be ready to ship within a week or so. Continue reading

Feeding the Young Athlete is almost here (squeeeal)

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I’m way past crazy about sharing some of the pages from my bold new version of Feeding the Young Athlete will hit the bookstores (online and off!) in just TWO WEEKS!  The new look is vibrant and youthful and you’ll love the practicality of this book if you have kids that play sports.  Easily graspable concepts.  Whimsical artwork, loads of top ten lists, and (of course) RECIPES. Continue reading