What do you pack to eat when travelling? With some preparation beforehand, you won’t need to turn to prepackaged, processed, “travel-friendly” foods. These are not good for you, and often carry a high price tag. The stress of being away from home, no matter how fun the trip is, weakens our bodies. We are outside of our comfort zone, exposed to a different toxin load, and often suffer from lack of sleep. So traveling is one of the most important times to keep up good eating habits. And with some ahead of time preparation, the time of traveling can really be fun and healthy, not only because you and your family feel like you’re feasting, but because you (the cook) can relax and enjoy the time fully, knowing that your family is eating well!
Archives for July 2009
Why would my family be astounded that they liked *this* potato salad? Because my family doesn’t like kefir! This potato salad packs a nutritious punch — and picky eaters are none the wiser! [by Wardee Harmon]
Have you ever had Herbamare? It’s a seasoned salt that also has lots of herbs and even kelp for added minerals. This easy recipe is like homemade Herbamare! Keep it in your cupboard to season meats and veggies, or make up a large batch to gift to the ones you love! It’s sooooo yummy! [by Wardee Harmon]
Well, it’s official! These chocolate kefir smoothies are our nighttime, after-dinner ritual! It’s all the benefits of kefir wrapped into a great and tasty little package — so what’s not to love? [by Wardee Harmon]
As I sit here savoring a bowl of local, organic cherries (and trying not to stain or dirty the keyboard), I want to share three ways to save money during this season when the local, naturally-grown fruit is abundant and delectable. [by Wardee Harmon]
My kids just love these for a nourishing, slightly sweet breakfast! Here are 2 versions — a soaked version using spelt flour or an UNsoaked version calling for SPROUTED spelt flour. (If you want to use whole wheat pastry flour or sprouted whole wheat flour, choose the appropriate version and use an additional 1/4 cup of flour.) [by Wardee Harmon]
On Friday, we discussed the importance of purchasing local food. Now it is time to figure out how to find it. It takes a bit more work because you might not find it all in one place (the exception being a Farmer’s Market). In addition, you have to do a little digging to find resources, because some farmers don’t advertise or are off the beaten track. Here are some methods you can use to find local food in your area.
You really have to put time and energy into getting local food. It can be almost as convenient as a one-stop grocery store (if a Farmer’s Market) but I think that is not often the case. Today, I’d like to talk about why buying local food is important.
In summertime, soaked muesli is just about the best breakfast one could have. It is refreshing and cool. Who wants to start the day hot? Muesli is as simple as can be. It combines the traditional, necessary step of soaking (to neutralize anti-nutrients and improve digestibility) with the ease of a put-in-your-bowl-and-add-milk instant breakfast. Bonus: this dish costs less than $5 to make!