traditional Guatemalan worry dolls
Does making a change or just anticipate making a change make you nervous? I feel that way on occasion. Usually before I read a book to tell me ever more about how to eat better and everything that is wrong with the current food system. Because there is so, so much that is broken, and so many people that don’t know how to eat to sustain their bodies because they have never been taught how. I sometimes worry that the more I read and learn the more I might doubt what I am doing or feel guilt for not doing more.
Well, I’ve been meaning to read Nourishing Traditions for quite a while now; but I had that apprehension about it. But when I saw it waiting for me on the library endcap, I knew it was time. I took the book that had been waiting for me and dove in. Nourishing Traditions is all about eating in the way people used to, not fearful of bones in meat and other signs of food with a life: sprouted, lacto-fermented and thoroughly unprocessed. I liked that idea: food that wasn’t totally dead. Live cultures from home cultured dairy products, fruits and vegetables. Not wasting innards and bones; parts of the animal that nutrient rich, have delicious potential, and often thrown out. My liver and onion loving grandfather would approve. Continue Reading →