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3 ladybugs 03-04-2011 11:49 AM

Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
This is a spin off of this post. We thought we would put it here so we could exchange ideas.

Please join at anytime. New threads will be started on Sunday unless otherwise stated. :goodvibes:

Links!!
Quick start principles - http://www.westonaprice.org/abcs-of-...thy-diets.html

General recipes
http://thenourishingcook.com/
http://nourishedkitchen.com/ (also has cooking classes and meal planning)
http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/
http://www.cookinggodsway.com/ (also has cooking classes)
http://www.foodrenegade.com/
http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/
http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/
Rye sourdough recipe and starter recipe http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...2&postcount=49
http://www.culturesforhealth.com/ (also supplies)
http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/
http://www.katheats.com/
http://ohsheglows.com/
http://wholefoodforthewholefamily.blogspot.com/
http://www.cookingtf.com/ (menu planning as well)
http://gnowfglins.com/ (Menu planning and lessons as well)

Recommendations
Celtic Sea Salt
Coconut oil - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EO5Q64
http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/
Organic honey - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00014JNI0
Aluminum free baking powder
Organic cane sugar
Brown sugar
Sucarat
Fermented cod liver oil
General supplies

Misc.
Dangers of statins
Blog about sweeteners
http://180degreehealth.blogspot.com/
http://undergroundwellness.com/blog/
http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/
Where to get raw milk
Facebook group to improve eating
Water kefir tutorial
Milk kefir tutorial
http://www.cheeseslave.com/2008/09/0...to-make-kefir/
Crock pot apple butter
Fertility help
Homemade tortillas
Homemade ginger ale
Homemade crackers
How to make a recipe healthier
Soaked oatmeal recipe
Sourdough frosted chocolate cake
Honey Whole Wheat Sourdough bread

Books
Nourishing Traditions
Coconut Oil Miracle

Denver area sources:
http://www.vitacost.com/
http://www.chaffinfamilyorchards.com/
http://www.purityfarms.com/

3 ladybugs 03-04-2011 11:55 AM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
So on my way back from playgroup DH called me (normal, he calls me at his lunch everyday) and I tell him how the ladies were explaining kefir to me and how to make it and so on. I told him it was a cross between milk and yogurt. Then I went on to tell him about the fermented tea (forget what that is called) and how we can make yogurt and so on. Then I tell him that they are thinking about starting a co-op for some of this. Then he says that "well I don't want to go too crazy on this". So then I say to him I don't want to go crazy but I think coconut flour could help me as it is higher in protein then wheat. He agrees.

So now I am thinking I am going to have to spoon feed DH this stuff. He isn't going to "get it" till he has to. :giggle2:

myfrugalfunlife 03-04-2011 09:40 PM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
My dh seriously thought I was nuts when I started changing over our diets. He's incredibly picky to begin with and only likes a handful of things. So when I started messing around with those few things-he freaked lol! But, I'm working on changing things slowly, and focusing on the ones he's not really going to notice.
Some things I've changed so far:
-eliminated hfcs from my house
-eliminated all canned goods
-stopped buying boxed cereal and make homemade breakfast options (this is one change dh likes :giggle:).
-switching to organic as much as possible, especially focusing on produce. Dh isn't really going to notice the difference between a regular carrot and an organic carrot, but the organic is so much better for us!
-switching from bleached white flour to white whole wheat flour (similar in taste but white whole wheat has all the nutrients as dark whole wheat flour).
-switched from regular beet sugar to organic cane sugar, raw honey, and real maple syrup for sweeteners
-buy organic eggs instead of regular (and will start getting fresh eggs from my fil this summer, after he buys more laying hens)
-buy organic olive oil instead of shortening and vegetable oil (I threw away my Fry Daddy :lostit: )
-buy organic ground beef instead of regular
-buy organic butter instead of margarine!!!
-started buying Celtic sea salt instead of regular table salt (tastes so much better and FULL of nutrients!)
-cook and bake everything from scratch
-eliminated drinking cow's milk for me and my kids
-working on eliminating gmo food from our house

Things I want to do next:
-continue getting rid of those nasty gmo foods! Big priority for me
-find local meat sources this summer for beef, pork, and chicken
-start a garden for the first time this summer
-start buying local produce at the farmers markets this summer
-look further into the whole grain issue, and possibly get a grain mill/start grinding my own wheat berries
-start making my own yogurt (I've tried doing it in the crock pot but failed miserably, so I'm just going to get a yogurt maker).

myfrugalfunlife 03-04-2011 09:56 PM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
ooooooh look what I just found! A blogger who's recreating every recipe in the Nourishing Traditions cook book :lostit:
http://thenourishingcook.com/
I looks like she hasn't blogged in a few weeks-but she has done 80 recipes, and there seems to be some great info on the site!

myfrugalfunlife 03-04-2011 09:58 PM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
Here's another great looking site :)
http://nourishedkitchen.com/

3 ladybugs 03-05-2011 06:01 AM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by myfrugalfunlife (Post 12432533)
Here's another great looking site :)
http://nourishedkitchen.com/

THANK YOU for this site! I have been looking for the foods you should eat for fertility because I moderate an IVF board and sadly we have a few people at the end of their rope on there. :cry: When I heard about the dietary changes I couldn't write fast enough to write them all down so I told them I would get back to them. I thought I would have to wait till I got the book to tell them but that blog says it all! :yay: So I just posted it for them. :)

I have some questions about your post. So my questions are in red. :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by myfrugalfunlife (Post 12432373)
My dh seriously thought I was nuts when I started changing over our diets. He's incredibly picky to begin with and only likes a handful of things. So when I started messing around with those few things-he freaked lol! But, I'm working on changing things slowly, and focusing on the ones he's not really going to notice.
Some things I've changed so far:
-eliminated hfcs from my house my plan is to have some artificial maple syrup in my house just for use by my step father as he is VERY picky about his food. I will also keep the splenda for my MIL as she thinks she needs to float away on sugar even though she is a diabetic. :rolleyes:
-eliminated all canned goods Does this include jams? Do you know if jams with fruit juice are bad?
-stopped buying boxed cereal and make homemade breakfast options (this is one change dh likes :giggle:). DH is loving this idea too!
-switching to organic as much as possible, especially focusing on produce. Dh isn't really going to notice the difference between a regular carrot and an organic carrot, but the organic is so much better for us! Are you getting these at a farmers market or places like Whole foods?
-switching from bleached white flour to white whole wheat flour (similar in taste but white whole wheat has all the nutrients as dark whole wheat flour). I think I want to do coconut flour but I am open to other suggestions.
-switched from regular beet sugar to organic cane sugar, raw honey, and real maple syrup for sweeteners I did run out of honey recently and so I am hoping to get raw next week. I also like the thought of making things with maple syrup.
-buy organic eggs instead of regular (and will start getting fresh eggs from my fil this summer, after he buys more laying hens) Getting pastured eggs starting next weekend.
-buy organic olive oil instead of shortening and vegetable oil (I threw away my Fry Daddy :lostit: ) I have nearly every kitchen appliance known to man but I never got a deep fryer. I am going to try to find cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil for cooking.
-buy organic ground beef instead of regular Getting a side of grass fed beef next month! :lostit:
-buy organic butter instead of margarine!!! I can get pastured pasturized butter so I will be doing that. I guess it is illegal in PA to sell raw cream or butter. :(
-started buying Celtic sea salt instead of regular table salt (tastes so much better and FULL of nutrients!) This I am really going to have to wait on. I have some sea salt but I also have 2 things of normal table salt that I don't want to just throw out. Though it is cheap so maybe I will if I get to the point that I have done everything else.
-cook and bake everything from scratch I used to do this, but got away from it after DS and cancer. Can't wait to get back to it. :lostit:
-eliminated drinking cow's milk for me and my kids I am switching to raw milk next weekend
-working on eliminating gmo food from our house DH has no problem with this but I do the shopping so I am going to try for this as well.

Things I want to do next:
-continue getting rid of those nasty gmo foods! Big priority for me They are everywhere aren't they?!
-find local meat sources this summer for beef, pork, and chicken We are getting a pig in the fall (pastured) and my source for milk I can get pastured chickens.
-start a garden for the first time this summer What are you planting? I want to do potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and a few other things. We do square foot gardening. I also want to do strawberries and get some blueberry bushes.
-start buying local produce at the farmers markets this summer We have a year round farmers market so I am going to try to get things there. There are also a few other places I can go but I need to sniff them out. :giggle:
-look further into the whole grain issue, and possibly get a grain mill/start grinding my own wheat berries Ooo! Let me know how this goes. I think I can get a grain mill for my mixer (or did I dream that?) if so I would like to do this too.
-start making my own yogurt (I've tried doing it in the crock pot but failed miserably, so I'm just going to get a yogurt maker).I told DH about this and he thought I was nuts. However I do want to make Kefir if for no other reason then to make smoothies!

I did some more research last night and I saw that there was an article on statins and dangers of them. http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-d...tin-drugs.html My DH has had high cholesterol for a long time. They keep wanting to put him on a statin but he has refused because there is no evidence that taking them before a heart attack is beneficial (DH is a pharma research scientist so he knows these things). He has said that when he eats the best, he has higher cholesterol then when he eats worse. :jawdrop: So we are hoping that these dietary changes will help him as well.

I also wanted to share this blog that I found. http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/

happymama1 03-05-2011 07:21 AM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
subbing this thread.....I want to post more about what I'm doing and read more about what you all are doinjg...but I love the idea of supporting each other...I've been trying to make as much of the switch as I can afford to (hubby is phd student I'm SAHM)....but baby is fussy :)

myfrugalfunlife 03-05-2011 07:57 AM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3 ladybugs (Post 12433372)
THANK YOU for this site! I have been looking for the foods you should eat for fertility because I moderate an IVF board and sadly we have a few people at the end of their rope on there. :cry: When I heard about the dietary changes I couldn't write fast enough to write them all down so I told them I would get back to them. I thought I would have to wait till I got the book to tell them but that blog says it all! :yay: So I just posted it for them. :)

I have some questions about your post. So my questions are in red. :)


I did some more research last night and I saw that there was an article on statins and dangers of them. http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-d...tin-drugs.html My DH has had high cholesterol for a long time. They keep wanting to put him on a statin but he has refused because there is no evidence that taking them before a heart attack is beneficial (DH is a pharma research scientist so he knows these things). He has said that when he eats the best, he has higher cholesterol then when he eats worse. :jawdrop: So we are hoping that these dietary changes will help him as well.

I also wanted to share this blog that I found. http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/

I recently got a Costco membership and they have LOTS of organic options. I get my jam (organic strawberry in a glass jar), organic ground beef, organic eggs, organic frozen veggies etc from them for very reasonable prices. I get most of my produce at Meijer though-they're organic fresh produce selection is fantastic! Pretty much they have an organic option for everything they carry. They also carry a lot of local produce.

I shop one big trip at Costco each month and then I do four produce runs at Meijer throughout the month (I menu plan in four week cycles).

Another great resource is Amazon! That's where I get my Celtic sea salt, my organic coconut oil, my raw honey etc. I'm pretty big into Swagbucks so I use my earned gift cards to get it all free-but their prices are good even if you're paying out of pocket. Many of the organic food options have the subscribe and save sign up-where you get an additional 15% off, and you can cancel the subscription at any time with a click of a button :)

For my garden-I'm going to do a container garden starting out, and I'm going to get plants from the farmers market when they open on May 1 (have it written down on my planner :mrgreen:). Since it's my first year I don't want to try seeds-that's too daunting lol!

Oh-I also get my organic, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil at Costco :)
And a jam alternative that I do sometimes is make apple butter in my crock pot! It's like an apple jam and VERY good! I need to make some more because we're almost out of my last batch.

myfrugalfunlife 03-05-2011 08:04 AM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by happymama1 (Post 12433545)
subbing this thread.....I want to post more about what I'm doing and read more about what you all are doinjg...but I love the idea of supporting each other...I've been trying to make as much of the switch as I can afford to (hubby is phd student I'm SAHM)....but baby is fussy :)

I'm have a strict grocery budget ($340 a month for a family of five and we eat all meals from home).
I've just gotten creative-making things from scratch, getting a Costco membership, finding organic produce on the reduced produce rack at Meijer, using my sb gift cards to buy organic/natural items off of Amazon etc etc.

If you have a tight budget, just pick one area to focus on and then go from there :) Maybe switch out your regular bleached flour to a whole wheat option, or start buying butter instead of margarine etc etc. There's so many things we can do that will have a positive effect on our health :)

lecialefty 03-05-2011 10:21 AM

Re: Nourishing Traditions Support Thread
 
My first step is going to kick HFCS out of my house. I have a small soda habit though so it's gonna be a little rough. :hide:

I already:
-use butter instead of margarine
-have free range eggs
-extremely limited my use of milk, raw milk is illegal in my state but I'm looking into a loophole..

I want to:
-make my own bread (includes grinding my own wheat if I can)
-switch from white sugar
-get grass fed beef

Quote:

Originally Posted by myfrugalfunlife (Post 12433659)

Another great resource is Amazon! That's where I get my Celtic sea salt, my organic coconut oil, my raw honey etc. I'm pretty big into Swagbucks so I use my earned gift cards to get it all free-but their prices are good even if you're paying out of pocket. Many of the organic food options have the subscribe and save sign up-where you get an additional 15% off, and you can cancel the subscription at any time with a click of a button :)

For the sea salt do you get the coarse or fine?
And do you mind sharing which coconut oil you get from amazon? I found this:
http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic...9341371&sr=8-4
but I'm not sure if that is a good option or not.


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