Back when we followed the Standard American Diet, mostly all I did was play with my babies, scrapbook, and keep my house clean. My house rarely had anything out of place. My memories of those days consist of me following the little toodles around, folding laundry, clearing counters, teaching the kiddos how to pick up their toys, reading books… That’s pretty much all we did. Those were good times, don’t get me wrong.
Archives for October 2009
Beans and winter go together. Sprouting gives us fresh, enzyme-rich vegetables during those darker, leaner months — because sprouted beans digest as vegetables! From salad to soup and beyond, here are 5 yummy ways to use sprouted beans. [by Wardee Harmon]
This ice cream has a secret ingredient… Its tart flavor is not noticeable in this ice cream, but it still offers its benefits to those who gobble it up (and they will gobble it up, I promise!). [by Wardee Harmon]
This week’s Real Food Quote is from a Spring 2009 Wise Traditions article, “The Good Scot Diet.” I selected a fun quote that details a common Scottish breakfast porridge, calders. It not only sounds interesting to eat, but would be a real time saver, as it was made early in the week and eaten as the days went by.
Welcome to the first recipe gallery post at traditionalcookingschool.com (hint, hint) – this one being a Gallery of Soups! I’m excited and thankful for the beautiful, real food soups that were submitted for it. Thank you, all! I need to find some antelope to make Millie’s Antelope Stew! And I think it is super exciting that so far, three “cream of…” soup recipes were submitted – cream of turkey, cream of chicken, and cream of tomato.
Featuring stewing hens, this pauper’s chicken stew both is economical and healthy – and delicious! Knowing that I’m a sucker for a local meat, the local farm from whom we buy natural chickens gives me a call when they’re processing older – but of course, healthy – birds. As long as I stew these birds long and low, they turn out tender and delicious. Really, a good deal, no matter how you look at it! So, if you think you can’t afford the higher price of local meat, consider asking around for stewing hens.
The secrets to this stew’s success are: homemade beef stock, simple seasonings and generous potato halves. Really, that’s all! Simplicity delivers a powerful punch.
Oh, yumm… These sourdough tortillas with whole wheat flour were awesome! Chewy, soft, and pliable! The second day, I heated them up in a warm skillet, one by one, where they retained all their first day softness. [by Wardee Harmon]
How do you shop and avoid plastic shopping bags? I will share a few of the things I do to avoid using them, but I want to admit up front that I have more to figure out in this area. So once you’re done reading this, be sure to share your plastic-free shopping strategies!