Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Beautiful Blueberries

Blueberries are such a mainstay of our diet! Every summer we put away as many as possible (while trying to be self-disciplined and not eat all the fresh ones in the process). Last summer we bought about 75-80 lbs and we are aiming to do the same again this year! Not only are they just incredibly delicious, but blueberries are nutritional powerhouses (see this for more on the merits of this sweet little berry): High in Vitamins C and E, as well as manganese Chock […]

Soaked Tortilla Tutorial

We just love us some homemade tortillas in this family! (Gosh, I’m learning to talk more and more like an American all the time- I love you gals! :) After buying the whole grain or sprouted store bought ones for years, we are completely sold on eating homemade ones instead. Their texture is softer and less chewy, and we find the taste much nicer as well (as with most homemade foods). Not to mention, they’re cheap to make! I used to be intimidated by making […]

Long-Term Storage for Lacto-fermented Veggies?

A Seasonal Menu Plan

This week I made a departure from my usual style of menu planning. Since we've been doing this special diet for my husband (a little over a month now), my repertoire of meals has been rather limited. Doing my menu plans each week has felt a bit discouraging, as I stare once again at my (short) list of the meals that I can make, that we all enjoy. I'm sure those of you who have been on restricted diets for any amount of time know […]

How Much Sugar Are You Really Consuming?

Pennywise Platter Thursday: Simple, Affordable Bread

For all those who haven’t heard about it yet, today is the kick-off for the latest carnival from The Nourishing Gourmet, my favorite food blog. The goal of the Pennywise Platter Thursday carnival is to create a place where we can share how we serve and buy nourishing foods, but as frugally as possible! I am so appreciative of a carnival with this focus, especially as our family is about to enter a season of a more limited budget. My food budget won’t be going […]

Healthy, Natural Pregnancy: “Labor-Aid” Recipe

Healthy, Natural Pregnancy- “Labor-Aid” Recipe

For all the other pregnant mamas out there, here is a recipe that was passed on to me from my midwife. It’s known as “labor-aid” and the purpose is to have something that is both refreshing and revitalizing for mom to drink in the midst of labor. Sipping on it helps to maintain good hydration, and also gives a bit of an energy boost. By using sea salt and a good quality calcium/magnesium tablet, you are adding minerals and electrolytes. When doing hard physical work […]

What Eating Seasonally Looks Like For Us