Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer Organ meats are one of those traditional foods that are harder to get behind than butter, for example. In fact, organ meats were one of the last things recommended by the Weston A Price foundation that we decided were important, not because they aren't more nutrient-dense than most foods but because we were squeamish. The thing is, eating organ meats just makes sense and I believe it to be better stewardship of our foods. Most of us still don't butcher [...]
Once upon a time, milk was not such a complex or controversial subject. Cows grazed on green grass. Healthy, well-fed, and free to roam, they produced a nutrient-dense, thick, white liquid which was relished either straight from the cow (raw) or turned into cultured dairy for short-term storage or delectable hard cheeses for long-term storage. It was neither heated to death at ultra-high temperatures, nor were its fat molecules shaken until they shattered into minuscule pieces. It was not demonized as a health hazard, declared to be [...]
I've got 10 winners for the wildly popular Green Pasture cod liver oil giveaway, out of 891 entries. It just tickles me to see that so many people actually WANT to take some fermented cod liver oil! The lucky winners are: 1) Joni: jmlang20@ 2) Deb: deb.travis@ 3) Jamie: keithandjamie@ 4) Becca: rapatenaude@ 5) Alyssa Dunn: lyss5687@ 6) April: april.duvall@ 7) Dawn Updike: dawnmupdike@ 8) Sharmista: jeepmama258@ 9) Michelle: homeschoolmommy3@ 10) Bonnie: bkealoha23@ Congratulations! If you don't hear from myself or Green Pasture within a few days, please send us an email. Each winner [...]
Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Sprouting is becoming a popular nutritional step in many homes now. I've read about it in gardening books and heard rumor of it in blogs. The news intrigued me. I decided to try it because really, it couldn't be that difficult. And boy was I ever...RIGHT! It's not challenging at all! I was thrilled because I've thought that very same thing about numerous other "kitchen experiments" and been sorely disappointed. But not this time. I didn't even lose a [...]
"When I eventually understood the nutritional myths that had me snookered and miserable, the biggest headline was that REAL FATS ARE GOOD- even the maligned saturated fats and its corollary, INDUSTRIAL FATS ARE BAD. It's not complicated. Eat real fats and avoid industrial ones." Nina Planck, Real Food for Mother and Baby. I couldn't possibly allow "Traditional Foods" month to come to a close later this week without addressing the issue of which fats are traditional and which are the modern, industrial fats to be [...]
Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Buying meat at the store can be quite confusing. On top of having to choose a proper cut of meat to suit your needs, there are many grade labels that may add to the confusion: organic, prime, choice, select, etc. However, there is one term I would like to highly encourage you to pay attention to when buying meat: grass-fed. What is Grass-Fed Meat? Grass-fed meat is actually a traditional food, and it is exactly what it sounds like. [...]
The winners of the Sourdough A to Z eBook, the compilation from the GNOWFGLINS Sourdough eCourse (created by Wardeh of the GNOWFGLINS blog), are: Karen (newkisner@...) Kim Brumm (kimbrumm@...) Hayley Vince (d.vince1@...) Heather T. (westernnanny@...) Kat (katoftheoc@...) Congratulations! For those who didn't win, you can get your own copy of the Sourdough A to Z eBook here! Did you miss my review of this awesome sourdough resource? Find out why I love the book and why sourdough is making a big comeback in our own home.