In Traditional Societies all around the world, bone broth was a common kitchen staple not only because cultures wanted to use every bit of an animal, but also because broths are a nutritional powerhouse, full of minerals and micronutrients essential for good health. These days, when people think of broth, they think of the carton on the shelf at the … Read More
Could you go one month without eating processed foods? That is the challenge that Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules is asking people to undertake! For the month of October, he is asking people to pledge to avoid processed foods. You can sign up over at his site. What an awesome idea! Processed foods fill the diets of so many … Read More
Summer is almost over and sadly, garden fresh tomatoes are coming to an end (at least in Chicago)! To preserve your bounty, waterbath canning is an easy way to go! I like to can some of my summer produce because I can keep it either in my pantry or a shelf in my basement until ready to use. It doesn’t … Read More
I am currently getting ready to take a course to become a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, offered by Immunitrition. I am super jazzed about it and can’t wait to learn more about healing foods, like fermented foods, superfoods, and how to choose the most nutrient dense/nourishing foods for my family. I am sure I will be learning lots that I … Read More
I recently stumbled upon this Nutrient Dense Food Pyramid courtesy of Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing our Children that addresses where our priorities should be. I love it. And, I think our country would be a much healthier Nation if we were all to follow guidelines such as those in the picture above as well as the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Healthy 4 Life dietary guidelines.
How do you even begin to start with Real Food? It can be so overwhelming, especially if you are used to eating processed foods and are just beginning to rethink your diet lifestyle. I remember making the transition and being a bit overwhelmed! I am a person who likes to dive headfirst and do it all but changing the … Read More
That was my approach. And it is probably one that I wouldn’t recommend. But this is my personality. If I want to learn about something, I want to learn all that I possibly can RIGHT NOW. After reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, I wanted to know more. I read this book, then this one, and this one! I … Read More
The photo above made the rounds on Facebook recently. It made me cringe then and it makes me cringe now. I am sure many people would look at this and think “What’s the big deal? It’s just a picture of a grocery store.” However, when I look at an image like this, I think…”Where’s the food?” I am sure there … Read More