Real Food Wednesday: November 18, 2009

by Ann Marie Michaels on November 17, 2009

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Welcome to Real Food Wednesday!

Real Food Wednesdays

Head over to Kelly the Kitchen Kop and check out her post about fruits and vegetables that are in season. She asks for your opinion on what to eat.

My post is called Why Soak and Sprout Grains. I had no idea about this business of soaking/sprouting/fermenting grains until just two years ago. Really eye-opening!

Don’t forget — Kelly is hosting Real Food Wednesday next week!

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Raine Saunders November 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Since I have a soft spot for children and I am known for my school lunch campaigns, it seemed way overdue to write another article about the importance of feeding our children wholesome, real food. And well, it looks like the controversy is already begun – the first person’s comment shows just how staunch of a supporter she is in the conventional market. It’s really unfortunate just how much people will defend an unethical movement, just because that’s what they’ve been taught to believe their whole lives.

Thanks for Real Food Wednesdays, Ann Marie! :)
.-= Raine Saunders´s last blog ..Whole Foods and Natural Solutions, Bolster Your Immune System this Winter =-.


Dawn @ Small Footprint Family November 17, 2009 at 11:01 PM

This week, we have a flu going around the house, so from the Small Footprint Family archives is my recipe for Raw Buckwheat Granola, which uses soaked and sprouted buckwheat groats, nuts and seeds. It is dehydrated, not baked, so it retains its enzymes and omegas!
.-= Dawn @ Small Footprint Family´s last blog ..Flu Hits Home =-.


Greenearth November 18, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Thank you for Real Food Wednesday. Just love discovering all the wonderful real food here.

Today I have just had a great day in my local community garden. I share how we are creating food to share in my entry.
.-= Greenearth´s last blog ..Community Garden Food to Share =-.


Carrie@Organic & Thrifty November 18, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Hi Ann Marie! Welcome Home! This week, I’m giving a rundown of proper digestion and show how crucial it is to improve digestion in order to optimize the nutrients we’re getting from our Real Food. Unfortunately, even the best grass-feed beef won’t be utilized properly if our bodies lack the proper enzymes and stomach acid pH to break it down, and if our gallbladder isn’t functioning properly, we can’t assimilate those glorious fat-soluable vitamins!!! Check out how it works; I promise it won’t be boring!
.-= Carrie@Organic & Thrifty´s last blog ..Is Your Body Digesting? =-.


Lisa Sargese November 18, 2009 at 3:18 AM

My adventure baking and sharing real food style pumpkin muffins with a group of college kids who washed them down with real milk!! A warm experience :-)
.-= Lisa Sargese´s last blog ..Speak It Out Loud! =-.


Melissa @CelluliteInvestigation November 18, 2009 at 3:47 AM

I knew soy could interfere with your endocrine system, but my post this week is about how my dog showed me just how effective soy can be at mimicking estrogen in the body. I still can’t believe how quickly it cleared up her incontinence problem, caused by low estrogen levels. But I don’t want to be giving her soy pills for the rest of her life. Any suggestions?
.-= Melissa @CelluliteInvestigation´s last blog ..Cellulite, Estrogen, and Female Incontinence: Everything I Know About Hormonal Balance I Learned From My Dog =-.


Leah November 18, 2009 at 4:11 AM

I posted that I came up with for a special holiday dessert. Yum.:)
.-= Leah´s last blog ..real food wednesday–pumpkin cream cheese squares with butter pecan crust and cranberry topping =-.


Michelle @ Find Your Balance November 18, 2009 at 5:37 AM

I made all kinds of popcorn last week and was surprised when my friends said, “Wait, I thought corn was bad for you?” All the HFCS messaging has been skewing corn’s reputation, apparently.
.-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance´s last blog ..These whole grains know how to party =-.


LeahS July 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I don’t really think any kind of corn is good for you. I try and avoid it but I occasionally eat popcorn — as a vehicle for butter!


Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS November 18, 2009 at 5:51 AM

Welcome back from the WAPF conference! I was so happy you twitted and posted pics throughout the conference – that was great!

This week, I’m submitting a recipe for basic eggnog. There are a million and one recipes on the internet for eggnog, so believe me when I say that I’m under no illusions that what I share here is going to revolutionize the eggnog industry. :) It has, however, revolutionized my family! After one little taste, they are hooked.
.-= Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS´s last blog ..Tuesday Twister Blog Carnival ~ November 17, 2009 =-.


Peggy November 18, 2009 at 6:10 AM

A news item, saying pilots’ thought processes were enhanced by eating a meal full of healthy fats prior to flying caught my attention. I love good news like this!
.-= Peggy´s last blog ..Sponsored Blogging vs. Blogging with Integrity =-.


Soli November 18, 2009 at 6:39 AM

I’ve got two questions for RFW, one specifically for Anne Marie and one for the crowd.

1. Anne Marie, this came up a while back at Kelly’s blog and I don’t know if you ever saw it. What’s your opinion/perspective on eating liver at restaurants, do you have a guideline for where you will eat it? Right now the only liver I eat comes from a local (NT supporting!) cattle farmer, though I also eat Boar’s Head Braunschweiger during the week and leverpastej (Swedish pate) made at a Scandinavian food shop in my state.

2. For everyone: how do you use your traditional cream cheese? I find the taste is a little stronger than I like right now and would like to find things where I can add it.
.-= Soli´s last blog .. =-.


Raine Saunders November 18, 2009 at 8:06 AM

Hello hello! I just created another article because I was so outraged by this development – the AAFP creating a partnership with Coca cola to educate consumers about the moderate use of sweeteners as part of a healthy lifestyle! This is outrageous, and I think everyone needs to know about this!
.-= Raine Saunders´s last blog ..American Academy of Family Physicians Strikes an Agreement with Coca Cola to “Educate” Consumers =-.


Diana @ Spain in Iowa November 18, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Just left a link on wholesome and nourishing baked pumpkin pie oatmeal. A combination of pureed/diced roasted pumpkin, real maple syrup, pumpkin pie spices, and roasted walnuts.
.-= Diana @ Spain in Iowa´s last blog ..Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal =-.


Laurie N November 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM

This week I’m sharing my experience with beet kvass and some interesting beet nutritional facts, along with a little bit of info about the link between digestive and nervous system health from a review of the GAPS diet book.
.-= Laurie N´s last blog ..Beet Kvass and the Purple Bull =-.


cheeseslave November 18, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Woot! So great to see you all! I am so blessed to know you all, my dear friends — isn’t it great how the internet enables us to connect this way?

The WAPF conference was amazing. You really feel a sense of family there. I hope you can all attend next year. It’s gonna be AWESOME!

I cannot wait to dig into these articles. I’m going to pour a second cup of coffee (shhhh don’t tell Sally Fallon ;-) ) with some chocolate colostrum and stevia, and get to stumbling and tweeting them all.


Janet October 11, 2013 at 3:30 AM

Hi to cheeseslave. Could you make your own liver pate from the livers of free-ranging chickens/geese rather than eating the foie gras that is made from force-feeding geese until their livers are grossly oversized? This method of forcefeeding is so cruel!


cheeseslave November 18, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Soli –

I try to go to restaurants that buy meat from small farms, not factory farms. You can call ahead and ask them where they get their meat. I pay a little more but I’d rather eat out less frequently and get good-quality meals.

The foie gras I eat is always from one of the two farms I know of — and they are humanely raised (I don’t agree that the gavage hurts the birds — it’s not as ideal as the new, ha — OLD actually — sustainable/humane foie gras methods, however, but no one yet is selling foie gras from those farms — we are anxiously awaiting!

Occasionally, usually when traveling, I will eat liver from restaurants and I don’t know where it comes from. I don’t like to support factory farms and veal fattening pens — so I try to go to restaurants that do not support that either. However, I’m not always successful in doing so.

Re: the cream cheese — make a cheesecake!


Ren November 18, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Mesquite Grilled Beef Heart Burrito

Grass-fed beef heart is marinated and grilled over a mesquite fire before being simmered with tomatoes, onions, garlic and smoky chipotles en adobo and rolled up in a fresh tortilla. Served with home-pickled red cabbage.
.-= Ren´s last blog ..Mesquite Grilled Beef Heart Burrito =-.


Alyss November 19, 2009 at 2:19 PM

I’m a little late, but come check out my fantastic post about making cider vinegar at home. You’ll love it!


Avivah November 20, 2009 at 5:13 AM

I’ve lately been experimenting with recipes that don’t use so many grains, even properly prepared grains. I posted a recipe above for amazing almond sauce over yams, but since this is my first time participating (though we’ve been eating in a traditional foods way for several years), I accidentally posted to the main page of the blog instead of specifically to the recipe (though it was at the top of the page when I posted :)). Sorry about that! Here’s the specific post:

I’ve been reading here for months and it’s fun to finally join in with you!
.-= Avivah´s last blog ..Adding blog categories =-.


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