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Fish broth

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Fish broth

I make a lot of fish broth. When I was growing up I never heard that someone would take a fillet from fish and throw away the rest, it took me by surprise when I saw Alaskans do that. In Eastern Europe, we use all of fish, it is not because we were poor and hungry (our pantries were much fuller than most of Americans now), it is because fish broth is so delicious and nutritious. I knew it was good, and when somebody is sick they get fed fish broth, not chicken broth. Chicken as a meat source is not very high in a quality for nutrition, so it just make sense that fish broth is much better than...

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GMO-free

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GMO-free

We try to eat only GMO-free foods.  That means that we don’t go out to restaurants, and that we don’t use highly processed ingredients in our cooking.  We’ve been doing well at this, but it is nearly impossible to be 100% GMO-free, there are traps everywhere, especially on the holidays.  When my friend offered me a Christmas cooky, I just ate it, without telling her that her choice of ingredients sucks.  But most weeks, I eat zero GMO. Going to the grocery store nowadays it is like going hunting or foraging in a quest to find real food. We read labels on every item we...

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Abundance

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Abundance

In Alaska, there is an abundance of wild foods, that people don’t know about, or don’t use it, because they think they don’t have time for it, or they are kind of trying to use it, but also waste big part of it. What i mean by people don’t know about it, is that at this age in history, many generations already grow up on store bought foods, when they never grown a garden, or raised a cow. It is still in tradition for people to be around animals to raise them, but only for entertainment, such as dogs and cats, etc, or to grow house plants, only for the beauty of it. It...

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