11.4.09

Nourishing Traditions

I should have known it.

I casually mention this cookbook I'm interested in buying and reading to Caroline. "It's a "politically incorrect" look at healthy eating, lot's of whole grains, ya know, " I say to her over dinner.

We sitting at a table and it's girl's night with her and Leigh.
"It's called Nourishing Traditions and it's written by this woman named---" I couldn't get it out before Caroline interrupted me with
"Sally Fallon! Aunt Marion loves her! I'm the only woman in the family who doesn't own that cookbook" (paraphrased. Caroline you can correct me with your verbatim comment if you like.)

It shouldn't have surprised me that this is a McKinney woman cookbook. We talked about it a bit and it got me even more excited about obtaining this cookbook. I haven't ordered the book yet, but intend to, soon. I actually first heard about it from the Nourshing Gourmet site. Not yet owning the book hasn't stopped me from trying some new things, though.

Lately, Tuan and I have been trying to deliberately eat better, fresher, more wholesome things. We've switched to organic milk, and are going for as many whole grain foods as possible as well as being more deliberate about vegetables and fruit. It's so easy to get into a veggie rut and to gasp at produce prices, but I'm gulping and going for it. Tuan is certainly not complaining about the increase of avocado, mushrooms, bellpeppers, etc gracing the table. The whole grain thing has been daunting though. I found a great guide at the library that covers many grain options from the common to the obscure. It gives ideas for preparing and using them in recipes. Since we already had brown rice, this has been our main experimenting area, however, once I grocery shop, again, we'll try something new!

For Easter lunch, I'm cooking a "meatloaf". Since we were short on the meat end of the deal, I threw some brown rice and lentils into the rice cooker, along with a three cloves of garlic and some salt. When they were cooked, I added in some diced onion, the scant quantity of ground beef I had, two eggs and some seasonings, then some oatmeal. I'll let you all know how it goes.

I'm also attempting this biscuit recipe from the nourishing gourment. I'm using dairy, though, so we'll see!

Hope you all have a blessed Easter. We sang some great hymns after dinner tonight and I'm really looking forward to worship, tomorrow.

I know that my Redeemer lives,
Glory, Hallelujah!
What comfort this sweet sentence gives,
Glory, Hallelujah!

Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground,
Glory Hallelujah!
The dead’s alive, and the lost is found,
Glory Hallelujah!

He lives to bless me with His love;
Glory Hallelujah!
He lives to plead my cause above;
Glory Hallelujah!

He lives to crush the fiends of hell;
Glory Hallelujah!
He lives and doth within me dwell;
Glory Hallelujah!

2 comments:

shurden family said...

Eating better has been on my mind for several weeks lately too. I came across the Nourishing Gourmet website and really enjoy it!

Beth said...

From a granddaughter of the McKinney line, yes, Sally Fallon has a great cookbook but maybe it's not entirely the most practical of cookbooks. Who does "Brains in Wine Sauce" on a regular basis?! Now, granted, she does have some things like basic beans and crispy nut recipes which are very useful. But healthy and practical have to hold hands or we'd give up. So keep reading the Nourishing Gourmet blog and there's one out there called Nourishing days I believe. I love Sally Fallon's book Eat Fat Lose Fat. I'm not loosing weight but she's got some good recipes in there too. But alas, I am more of a Sally Fallonite then every before!