Is it Time to Take your Food and Health Back?
A video introduction to traditional eating and traditional food preparation.
Weston A. Price Chapter Leader Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist overviews the importance of traditional eating to health and vitality.
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/ Visit her website for valuable information on cooking foods the way they were prepared before modern mass processing.
Sarah has free video classes on the following topics
- Fermented Foods
- Fermented Beverages
- Broth, Stock, and Soups
- Traditional Preparation of Grains
- Main Courses
- Sauces and Dressings
- Side Dishes
- Snacks and Sweets
- Over 60 videos
For those of us who are or want to learn some of these almost forgotten methods of preparing foods, these videos are priceless. When first trying wild fermentation or lacto- fermentation it can be quite scary. Am I doing this correctly, is this what it should look like, smell like, taste like? Sarah Pope and her videos to the rescue, now just watch and most of the guess-work is gone.
Weston A. Price
The other important website to explore is the Weston A. Price website. Dr.Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, has been called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition.” Dr. Price traveled the world to study isolated human groups to find why they had perfect teeth and health. The rest of Dr. Price’s story is found here.
Preparing food from scratch, wild fermenting or lacto- fermenting and eating foods closer to the way nature grew them is really quite easy. It is a matter of learning the “old ways” and a little practice.
When was or have you ever soaked, sprouted and cooked whole oat groats or wheat, or rye? They taste fantastic for breakfast or a side dish with dinner. For breakfast add a little fruit, butter and sweetener and even a little milk for a delicious and nutritious start to the day. For a dinner side dish add butter, salt and pepper, or for a more special dish add minced green or red onion and parsley with the butter.
Using whole foods and preparing them using traditional methods is cost saving and health producing. Soaking, sprouting, fermenting all sound like more time spent in the kitchen, but how long does it take to put a cup of grain or beans in a bowl and cover with water? Next day rinse and cover with water in a pan and cook till tender. You don’t have to watch them soak or cook, so it really doesn’t add much if any more time to your food prep.
Why don’t you give one idea a try this week?
Create the Live You Want to Live,
Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally