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How clever! I love this. I think I'll have our kiddos make some next year.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2011 on Painted Garden Stones at Progressive Pioneer
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I'm not on facebook either. May I still enter? I'd LOVE to win either of these great giveaways!
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Can you use almond flour with GAPS? I've had great success using it in our cobblers. I hope you post more about your GAPS experience. It's been on my radar for several years, but I've just never had the energy to figure it out, prepare for it, stick to it, etc. Would love to know more about what you're doing and how it's helping.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2011 on Perfect Spring Dessert at Progressive Pioneer
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I spent several months my final year of college doing the morning baking at a friend's little French cafe in Savannah. It was the perfect job for me. I love being up in the early morning, I love being by myself in the kitchen with just a hot oven and not-too-loud music, and I LOVE to bake. After that little job in Savannah, I spent about 6 months baking for a coffee shop in Colorado, and the owner DID NOT EVEN PAY ME. And I baked anyway. That's how much I love baking. I do it for free. Diet restrictions... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
April, I hope you'll join us as we explore the recipes! So far, things are working out really well for our family, and I foresee that at least some parts of Nourishing Traditions will become the norm in our house. I actually find the preparation really easy. I'm home all day with the kids so it's no trouble to take five minutes to start soaking the grain/stir the dairy/skim the broth. It's actually easier to me than finding a whole hour (at least) to prep, cook and serve a decent dinner. The hardest part so far has been the expense of some of the ingredients. We have a pretty tight budget. Hope you'll share your thoughts as we go along! Lisa and I hope we can all learn from each other! Erin
Start This Recipe the day you want to eat it Dinner Table Rating 1 thumb per family member Cook’s Rating Accessibility of ingredients, ease of preparation, and affordability I wanted to find a good use for all that yummy cream cheese that's now in my fridge. I'm not usually a fan of fussy food, but I really love stuffed endive and thought we should give this recipe a shot. I also thought it would be a nice change from the usual salad bowl at dinner. Stuffed Endive Leaves (Nourishing Traditions, page 165) leaves from 1 large Belgian endive 1/3 cup... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
Start This Recipe at least 3 days before you want to eat it Dinner Table Rating 1 thumb per family member Cook’s Rating Accessibility of ingredients, ease of preparation, and affordability We're not Jewish. But we read the story of Moses to our kiddos one day recently and they became enamored with the Passover. We told them that Jewish people still celebrate the Passover and they instantly wanted to have our own Passover celebration. So, we did. And we needed some "unleavened bread". Which is how I came to be trying out my first recipe from Nourishing Traditions: Zarathustra Bread.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
Paige, Thanks for the tip! So glad to know that I can get the same (or similar?) thing by a shorter route. Though my family really likes the cream cheese, so when I have time I guess I'll do it the long way, too! One of our goals as we walk through NT is to make the recipes feel more accessible. So, yes!, we plan on lots and lots of photos. We're normal people with families and realistic budgets, and we want to try to reach similar people and get them to try some stuff with us! I'm glad to hear the detail is enjoyable and not tedious.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2011 on Cultured Dairy 101 at The Plan to Eat Blog
Leigh-Imilia, My husband was skeptical at first. I recommend starting with some dairy recipes. The taste of really good milk was an instant selling point. I'm working on some cheese now that I think will be a winner, too.
Shannon, the broths are about as far as I've gotten with GAPS! I'd enjoy hearing your input on the rest of it. :)
Hi Jennie, I've implemented some elements from the GAPS diet into my regimen, but haven't found the time or energy to do the full diet. I'd love to hear how it goes for you, if you do it. I'm also curious about the places where GAPS and NT might overlap, and am hoping to explore some of that in the weeks to come.
Hi Shannon, I hope you'll add your comments to the posts! We hope this can be a learning experience for everyone.
My journey through the world of food intolerances and allergies and special diets has taken me a lot of different places. I’ve tried therapies and pills and herbs and homeopathy. I’ve visited Doctors and doctors and “doctors”. Most of these things were helpful in their own way (though I ran from, and did not look back at, the doctor who told me I had heartburn and should just take some Tums). But there isn’t one thing that I can point to as THE thing that has really made me stronger and healthier. And by no means have I "arrived" at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
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If you’re eating with allergies, dinner invitations can be scarce. I mean both the kind that you give and the kind you receive. Most people are intimidated by trying to cook for you, and it can be hard to find recipes that other people would want to eat with you. Our family loves to break bread with other families, even when it has to be gluten-free. So I have made it a priority to have several allergen-friendly menus on hand that still feel like a “company dinner”. This is one of those meals. It’s hardly difficult or exotic but somehow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
I tried to eat soy sauce for a long time, telling myself that it didn’t really count as soy because it was fermented soy. Fermentation is a process of food preservation, and a handy little by-product of this process is all sorts of good little bacteria that help to digest your food. So my reasoning was that all of these friendly bacteria would compensate for my body’s own inability to digest the soy. Really I just wanted something to dip my sushi in. I even switched to tamari, the gluten-free soy sauce, thinking surely it was the gluten that was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
I have a very clear memory of looking at the elementary school lunch menu and seeing “refrigerator clean-out” on the calendar. I think I usually managed to pack a sack lunch on those days. I’ve just never been a big fan of any meal that scrapes the bottom of anything and calls it “dinner”. That said, I am fully sympathetic that things in the kitchen just start to run out towards the end of the month. We eat our share of beans and rice around here, but I can only listen to the sighing of my five-year-old so many times... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
I heard about Dr. James Maas's work on sleep and started sleeping 8-9 hours every night. After about a month I was able to get up easily at 5:30. It's hard to be disciplined at first, but since feeling so much better there's no way I'm giving it up! I have 4 little ones at home during the day and they deserve a well-rested mama.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Small Steps: Love Your Alarm at Progressive Pioneer
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Soup must be the easiest thing to do when you're dealing with food allergies. Boil a chicken in some water, throw in some rice and call it done. Of course, there is a difference between making soup and making Soup. Our Sweet Pea, while doing her reading assignment this week, encountered the word soup-maigre in a story about a poor French peasant trying to scrape together a pot of soup. Soup-maigre, as it turns out, is a soup made mostly from vegetables with, if you're lucky, a bit of butter and salt and pepper. Literally translated it means "scrawny soup".... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
Re: TypePad: [The Plan to Eat Blog] Lisa submitted a response to a comment on "Hardly-Any-Prep Shrimp Stir Fry?" Definitely too long. No wonder they were awful! It also helps to rinse them in cool water after draining. It keeps the noodles from sticking together. I’m not sure what brand I buy. They come in a green box and might be called Annie Chun’s?? It’s nothing special. I buy them at King Soopers.
Thanks, Julia! I'd be delighted to hear from you if there's anything specific you'd like to see.
Did you follow the cooking directions on the box of rice noodles? You have to follow the directions exactly or you'll end up overcooking them, and then they get mushy and gross. You don't boil them like pasta, but instead boil water, turn off the stove, and then let them soak in the hot water for xx number of minutes. Then drain and rinse.
Did you follow the cooking directions on the box of rice noodles? You have to follow the directions exactly or you'll end up overcooking them, and then they get mushy and gross. You don't boil them like pasta, but instead boil water, turn off the stove, and then let them soak in the hot water for xx number of minutes. Then drain and rinse.
As this is my first post for Plan to Eat, I feel it's only polite to actually introduce myself. And seeing how this is a blog about food, I should probably tell you about the things I eat (and don't eat). Consider it a sort of credentials list. Most of me is pretty straightforward. I'm a stay-at-home mom. I have four precious babes and I homeschool our two oldest. I went to art school. I do a lot of sewing and knitting. So far so good, right? Well, if you stick around for dinner you'll find out that, when it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at The Plan to Eat Blog
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