Real Food and Traditional Cooking Books

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Our take-home books help you navigate the world of real, traditional food offline. Choose from our selection of eBooks or hard-copy.

Our eBooks are the compiled print materials of our corresponding online classes. With these in hand, you’ll save you time and energy from downloading and printing individual lesson materials.

Or, if you’re not able to take one of our online classes, the eBooks will guide you in your independent study of these important and life-changing real food and traditional cooking topics.

You can also go for our hard-copy book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods!

All eBooks come with a free bonus, free videos, and 30-day money back guarantee! See below for details.

Fundamentals eBook

Wonder how to get the most nutrition from the real foods you already eat? Interested in traditional cooking with whole ingredients but don’t know where to start? Desperate for simple instructions on soaking grains, cooking beans, sprouting, sourdough, natural fermentation, cultured dairy, simple cheesemaking and more?

This is the companion eBook to our life-changing online class, Fundamentals. You can use it with the class or on its own. In 14 lessons, we help you make your kitchen healthy, one task at a time, one week at a time.

What’s Covered

  1. The GNOWFGLINS Foundation
  2. Soaking Whole Grains, Nuts and Seeds
  3. Soaked Whole-Grain Flour Baked Goods I
  4. Soaked Whole-Grain Flour Baked Goods II
  5. Soaking and Cooking Dry Beans
  6. Sprouting Beans
  7. Cooking Chicken and Making Chicken Stock
  8. Skillet Dishes: A Dinner Formula
  9. Natural Soda: Water Kefir
  10. Dairy Kefir
  11. Soft, Spreadable Cheese
  12. Sourdough Bread
  13. Sprouting Whole Grains and Baking with Sprouted Flour
  14. Natural Pickled Foods

What’s Included

  • All 14 print versions of the lessons in our popular Fundamentals online class.
  • 3 FREE Fundamentals Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Bonus “Lacto-Fermented Veggies” eBooklet — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘Why it’s important…’

I have learned so much. I have learned *why* it is important to prepare foods using these methods, not just from a scientific point of view but as a Christian who believes our bodies are a temple we need to use to glorify God. –Carla V.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

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This is a digital eBook in PDF format, not a print book.

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Fundamentals II eBook

Explore more fundamental traditional cooking skills, like important equipment, natural sweeteners, healthy desserts, traditional fats, dark stocks and fish stock, wild and pastured meats, organ meats, advanced grain preparation methods, vegetables, homemade salad dressings and sauces, real salt, superfoods, healthy snacks, and traveling with real foods.

This is the companion eBook to our online class, Fundamentals II. You can use it with the class or on its own. In 17 lessons, we continue exploring the fundamentals of traditional cooking.

What’s Covered

  1. Equipment for the Traditional Foods Kitchen
  2. All About Natural Sweeteners
  3. Naturally Sweetened Desserts
  4. All About Traditional Fats
  5. How to Make Ghee
  6. Dark Stock and Fish Stock
  7. All About Wild and Pastured Meats
  8. How to Prepare Organ Meats
  9. Advanced Grain Preparation Methods
  10. Corn: A Special Case
  11. How to Best Prepare Seasonal Vegetables
  12. Delicious, Homemade Salad Dressings and Sauces
  13. All About Sea Salt
  14. Superfoods You Should Know About
  15. Kid-Friendly, Healthy Snacks
  16. Traveling with Traditional Foods
  17. Bonus! Tender, Grass-Fed, BBQ Steak

What’s Included

  • All 17 print versions of the lessons in our popular Fundamentals II online class.
  • 3 FREE Fundamentals II Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Free bonus eBooklet: “Grass-Fed Beef Dishes” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘You made the transition easier…’

You’ve helped make this transition easier… as trying to go through it on my own was very confusing. Having your lessons gives me the focus and the guidance I need. –Billie Y.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

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This is a digital eBook in PDF format, not a print book.

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Sourdough eBook

Our bestseller! Make healthy, nutritious cakes, muffins, pasta, crackers, pizza, cookies and more. You — yes, you — can put sourdough to work in your kitchen to produce practically limitless, naturally-leavened foods of all kinds! Simple lessons and tasty, nutritious, whole-grain recipes.

This is the companion eBook to our popular Sourdough eCourse. You can use it with the class or on its own. It puts together the expertise and experience of five sourdough cooks. We’ve all come together for the learning experience. You’ll be able to learn from each cook, practice multiple methods, and take away what works best for you. In 25 lessons, we help you master sourdough.

What’s Covered

  1. Starting a Starter, Caring for a Starter, and Gluten-Free Sourdough
  2. Sourdough Routines: An Interview with Three Bloggers
  3. Tortillas and Tortilla Chips
  4. Cakes: Chocolate and Spice
  5. No-Knead Sourdough Bread with Many Uses: Pita Bread, English Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and more!
  6. Spelt Sandwich Bread, Dinner Rolls, Hamburger Buns, and Swirl Bread
  7. English Muffins and Sandwich Ideas
  8. Skillet Pancakes and Waffles
  9. Cinnamon Rolls
  10. Crepes and Crepe Cakes
  11. Basic Muffins and Variations
  12. Crackers: Plain, Cheese, and Variations
  13. Honey Whole Wheat Bread
  14. Gingerbread
  15. Pizza Crust and Pizza Pockets
  16. Pasta
  17. Pocket Bread and Middle Eastern Pizza
  18. Cornbread and Corn Fritters
  19. Donuts
  20. Biscuits
  21. Pot Pie
  22. Basic Scones and Variations
  23. Dehydrating/Preserving a Starter
  24. Bonus! Cookies
  25. Bonus! Impossible Pies — our no-wait, healthy variations on the Bisquick impossible pie!

What’s Included

  • All 25 print versions of the lessons in our popular Sourdough online class.
  • 5 FREE Sourdough Master Class Videos — yours free!
  • Free eBooklet “Lacto-Fermented Salsas, Sauces, and Syrups” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘Just amazing…’

The Sourdough lessons have been just amazing. I had enjoyed baking with sourdough for over a year, but now I feel a new inspiration and love finding all the wonderful things that I can do. –Millie C.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

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Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eBook

When you culture milk, you make it better! The creamy milk of healthy pastured animals is already rich with fat-soluble vitamins, probiotics, and healthy fats. That’s fantastic on its own. But culturing it with beneficial organisms causes an explosion of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. A win-win.

This eBook offers simple lessons and tasty, nutritious recipes for sour cream, yogurt, many cheeses and more. This is the companion eBook to our Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eCourse. You can use it with the class or on its own. In 18 lessons, we help you master culturing dairy at home!

What’s Covered

  1. About Cultured Dairy and Cheesemaking
  2. Sour Cream / Creme Fraiche and Whole Milk Buttermilk
  3. Cultured Butter and Buttermilk
  4. Traditional Yogurt
  5. Clabbered Milk and Cheese
  6. Just-Like-The-Store Yogurt*
  7. Beyond Kefir: Kefir, Kefir Cream, Kefir Ice Cream, Kefir Cheese, and Kefir Cheese Balls
  8. Ricotta* and Soft Cheese
  9. Cottage Cheese
  10. Feta Cheese
  11. Middle Eastern Fresh Cheese
  12. Queso Fresco Cheese
  13. Fresh Cheddar Cheese
  14. Traditional Mozarella Cheese*
  15. Propagating Mother Cultures
  16. Bonus! Waxing Cheese
  17. Bonus! Cultured, Flavored Cream Cheese
  18. Bonus! Molding Soft Cheese

*not raw

What’s Included

  • All 18 print versions of the lessons in our popular Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese online class.
  • 3 FREE Cultured Dairy Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Free bonus “Chocolate Desserts eBooklet” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eBook

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘Food that heals and nourishes…’

You’ve shown me how to transform our food from something we eat into something that heals and nourishes our bodies. I love being able to prepare healthy foods with my family… Praise the Lord for His beautiful ways! –Michelle P.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

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This is a digital eBook in PDF format, not a print book.

VideoPlus Free Videos! When you purchase any eBook, you’ll get a set of FREE bonus videos from inside the corresponding online class. If you purchase our eBook bundle, you get access to all the bonus videos!

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Lacto-Fermentation eBook

When you ferment or culture foods, you make them better! Fermented foods are foods that have been cultured by beneficial organisms. This culturing develops complex flavors and pleasing textures, while the food becomes more nutritious than it was before. And the acids preserve and protect the food from spoiling. It is really a miraculous process!

This eBook teaches you how to make traditionally fermented foods containing vitamins, enzymes, and active cultures — conveying benefits to your gut, your immune system, and your digestion. It is the companion eBook to our Lacto-Fermentation eCourse. You can use it with the class or on its own. In 23 lessons, you’ll discover the many delicious ways to ferment all food groups.

What’s Covered

  1. About Lacto-Fermentation
  2. The Lacto-Fermentation Story
  3. Fruits: Chutneys and Preserves
  4. Fruits: Whole Fruits
  5. Veggies: Krauts
  6. Veggies: Salsas and Relishes
  7. Veggies: Pickles
  8. Condiments: Mayo, Mustard and Ketchup
  9. Condiments: Horseradish and Hummus
  10. Beverages: Beyond Water Kefir
  11. Beverages: Kombucha and Kvass
  12. Beverages: Natural Sodas
  13. Beans: Bean Paste, Natto and Tempeh
  14. Cultured Dairy: Clabber, Cultured Butter and Yogurt
  15. Cultured Dairy: Soft Cheeses
  16. Meats: Red Meats
  17. Meats: Pickled Fish and Eggs
  18. Curing Olives
  19. Grains: Sourdough Starters, Pancakes, Waffles and Crepes
  20. Grains: Sourdough Advanced
  21. Probiotic Meal Planning
  22. Lacto-Fermentation Formulas
  23. Bonus! Fermented Honey

What’s Included

  • All 23 print versions of the lessons in our popular Lacto-Fermentation online class.
  • 5 FREE Lacto-Fermentation Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Free bonus eBooklet: “Let’s Get Gardening!” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘Up a few notches…’

You’ve shown me that what I thought was a healthy way of eating could be stepped up a notch. OK, a few notches. –Wendy N.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

Click here to buy now or click here for more info.

This is a digital eBook in PDF format, not a print book.

VideoPlus Free Videos! When you purchase any eBook, you’ll get a set of FREE bonus videos from inside the corresponding online class. If you purchase our eBook bundle, you get access to all the bonus videos!

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Dehydrating eBook

Not just fruit leather. Did you know you can dry fruits, veggies, broth, meats, beans, grains, eggs, dairy, herbs, mother cultures, and more? You can even use your dried foods to make easy, almost instant soups, stews, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

Drying is a traditional practice that preserves the nutrition of foods — the naturally present vitamins and enzymes are retained, rather than being destroyed as they would be through canning or through high heat drying. This is the companion eBook to the online Dehydrating eCourse. You can use it with the class or on its own. In 24 lessons, you’ll discover easy, nourishing, and versatile dehydrating.

What’s Covered

  1. Why Dehydrate?
  2. Dehydrating Tools and Equipment
  3. Dehydrating Methods and Sourcing Your Foods
  4. Storage Methods for Dried Foods
  5. Fruits — Sliced and Whole
  6. Fruits — Fruit Leather
  7. Fruits — Candied
  8. Vegetables — Sliced, Diced, and Shredded
  9. Vegetables — Powdered, Pureed, and Mashed
  10. Herbs
  11. Beans
  12. Grains
  13. Eggs and Dairy
  14. Broth (Stock)
  15. Meats — Pre-Cooked and Raw Liver
  16. Meats — Jerky
  17. Preserving Mother Cultures Through Drying
  18. Dishes with Dried Foods — Breakfast
  19. Dishes with Dried Foods — Main Dishes
  20. Dishes with Dried Foods — Side Dishes
  21. Dishes with Dried Foods — Desserts
  22. Trail Foods
  23. Fermenting Dried Foods
  24. Bonus! Kombucha Scoby Jerky

What’s Included

  • All 24 print versions of the lessons in our popular Dehydrating online class.
  • 5 FREE Dehydrating Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Free bonus “Lacto-Fermented Beverages eBooklet” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

Dehydrating eBook

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘Traditional cooking resource…’

I love the resource you are to cooking traditionally! –Lori P.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

Click here to buy now or click here for more info.

This is a digital eBook in PDF format, not a print book.

VideoPlus Free Videos! When you purchase any eBook, you’ll get a set of FREE bonus videos from inside the corresponding online class. If you purchase our eBook bundle, you get access to all the bonus videos!

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Real Food Kids eBook

Everyone eats, everyone cooks! In this eBook, we’re headed into the kitchen with the kids. You’ll discover our philosophy — “everyone eats, everyone cooks” — so you can teach joyful, willing, and good workers in the kitchen — for today and the future.

This eBook offers fun and simple lessons and helpful, you-can-start-implementing-today strategies. This is the companion eBook to our family-oriented Real Food Kids eCourse. You can use it with the class or on its own. In 19 lessons, you’ll learn first-hand that kitchen time is easy, fun, and rewarding when everyone pitches in.

What’s Covered

  1. Philosophy of Teaching Children in the Kitchen
  2. Routines, Mixing it Up, and Efficiency
  3. Kitchen Safety
  4. Recognizing Real Food
  5. Basic Strategy for Teaching
  6. Helpful (and not so) Kitchen Tools and Gadget for Kids
  7. Organizing the Kitchen with Kids in Mind
  8. Keeping Kitchen Duties Light, Interesting, and Enjoyable
  9. Babies and Toddlers in the Kitchen
  10. Swing Cooks, ages 3 to 6
  11. Line Cooks, ages 7 to 11
  12. Sous Chefs, ages 12 to 15
  13. Head Chefs, ages 16 to 18
  14. On Their Own: Kid-Friendly Breakfasts
  15. On Their Own: Kid-Friendly Lunches
  16. On Their Own: Kid-Friendly Dinners
  17. On Their Own: Kid-Friendly Snacks
  18. On Their Own: Kid-Friendly Desserts
  19. Bonus! Napkin Origami (napkin folding)

What’s Included

  • All 19 print versions of the lessons in our popular Real Food Kids online class.
  • 5 FREE Real Food Kids Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Free bonus “Smoothies eBooklet” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

Real Food Kids eBook

We know you’ll love our eBooks! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.

‘From the bottom of our hearts…’

I am learning things that I know will help my children. We can teach them how to use food the way God intended. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! This course is extremely timely, and, to be frank, an answer to prayer. –Mary K.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

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This is a digital eBook in PDF format, not a print book. Members, check your account for discount pricing.

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Allergy-Free Cooking eBook

Food allergies and sensitivities are prevalent and on the rise. Yet, most conventional allergy-free foods or recipes lack taste and nutrition. What’s in them? Lots of sugar, chemical salt, refined grains and other ingredients, trans fats, chemical preservatives, and artificial coloring — just to name a few. And what do they taste like? Well, some of them do taste okay because of all that sugar — but even more of them taste like cardboard! And they’re expensive!

Wouldn’t you love to cook around your family’s food allergies and sensitivities while yielding nutritious and delicious dishes? In 28 lessons, you’ll discover the ins and outs of cooking around food sensitivities and allergies… without sacrificing nutrition or taste.

What’s Covered

  1. About Allergy Free Cooking
  2. Tools and Equipment for the Allergy Free Kitchen
  3. Dairy-Free: Strategies and Homemade Milk Substitutes
  4. Dairy-Free: Main Dishes and Side Dishes
  5. Dairy-Free: Desserts
  6. Dairy-Free: Ferments
  7. Egg-Free: Strategies and Homemade Egg Substitutes
  8. Egg-Free: Baked Goods
  9. Egg-Free: Desserts
  10. Gluten-Free: Strategies
  11. Gluten-Free: Thickeners and Main Dishes
  12. Gluten-Free: Breads and Baked Goods
  13. Gluten-Free: Breakfasts
  14. Gluten-Free: Desserts
  15. Gluten-Free: Sourdough
  16. Grain-Free: Strategies
  17. Grain-Free: Thickeners and Main Dishes
  18. Grain-Free: Breads and Baked Goods
  19. Grain-Free: Breakfasts
  20. Grain-Free: Desserts
  21. Sugar-Free: Strategies and Desserts
  22. Sugar-Free: Beverages and Ferments
  23. Sugar-Free: Jams and Preserves
  24. Nut-Free: Strategies and Nut-Free Recipes
  25. Special Allergies
  26. Possible Freedom from Allergies through Healing Approaches
  27. Bonus! Ancient Grains

What’s Included

  • All 28 print versions of the lessons in our popular Allergy-Free Cooking class.
  • 5 FREE Allergy-Free Cooking Master Class videos — yours free!
  • Free bonus “Lacto-Fermented Relishes and Chutneys eBooklet” — yours free!
  • Information on cultures and supplies at a discount.
  • Suggested schedule.
  • The what, why and how of each topic.
  • Many, many recipes to put your knowledge into practice in delicious ways.
  • Links to more information to help you take it all further.
  • Lifetime updates — we’ll email you any time we update the eBook so you can download a fresh copy.

Allergy-Free Cooking eBook

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‘Enjoying our food greatly…’

Our family is experiencing greater health and nutrition and enjoying our food greatly. My family is much less resistant to the changes in our diet since using your course. This is money well spent and I will continue to subscribe. –Robin M.

Price: $20, or just $17 when you buy all 8 eBooks.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods (Print Book)

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon. Loaded with over 150 tasty recipes for fermented foods — including mouthwatering dishes you can prepare using your cultured foods — this guide helps you create delicious, nutritious fermented foods.

In it, you get:

  • A primer on how fermenting works and the tools and equipment you need.
  • Step-by-step instructions for fermenting vegetables and fruits into pickles, krauts, salsa, relishes, and chutneys.
  • Tasty recipes for cultured mayonnaise, mustard, and other condiments, plus natural sodas and even herbal beer.
  • Tips for transforming beans into hummus and tempeh, making your own sourdough, and more.
  • Simple solutions for fermenting dairy, plus recipes for yogurt, sour cream, butter, and cultured cheese.

Available at Amazon.com or your favorite bookseller. (We do not offer a purchase guarantee on this book as we do not handle sales of it; check with your bookseller for refund policies.)

To get your bonus: Forward your purchase receipt to contact at gnowfglins dot com. Be sure to provide your full name and email address to ensure problem-free delivery.

*Free Bonus! Lacto-Fermented Condiments and Spreads eBooklet — a compilation of 15 of our favorite condiments and spreads that pack a probiotic punch! Given with memberships through 10/31/14.

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