I've been veg*n for about 5-6 years now, and I feel like my body is rejecting my current diet (like all the grains and cheese are just not working for me!), though I do still believe that it's possible to be healthy on a vegetarian diet, just not for me at this point in my life. I'm normally pretty in tune with my body's needs, so I trust my instincts on this one.
Anyway. I bought a whole chicken today and some buffalo meat; I couldn't afford organic, but I did get local and "natural", and I'm ready I want to do this, but honestly, I've totally forgotten how to cook meat, and have a pretty strong aversion to milk (though I do eat yogurt and cheese), I want to go all the way (okay, maybe not organ meats, I can't imagine that right now!) and would like my family to get the benefits of raw milk.
Walk me through my first TF chicken---I want to make bone broth; how do I do that and do I have to cook the meat slowly for it to be TF? I was planning on boiling the whole chicken and then using the meat for meals through the week or maybe freezing some.
Can you give me explicitly what your TF week looks like in meals? Like the details, what do you do with the fat you skim off from the broth? Do you eat meat at every meal--I don't think I can commit to that yet. What are your grains? I am grained out and never want to see pasta again, lol! I do buy brown grains, not white; I have a pretty good handle on the importance of organic and whole foods, etc.
I have in the house:
2 whole chickens, one frozen, one thawed
frozen ground buffalo, 2 lbs, separate packages
lots of green leafies like kale, collards, lettuce
lots of dried organic herbs from csa last summer
frozen organic coleslaw from csa veges
lotsa homemade low sugar peach and plum jam from csa fruit
frozen organic fruit (lotsa peaches)
organic oranges and bananas
local corn and wheat tortillas
ummm I think some frozen green chile from csa peppers
organic wheat and rye flour
lotsa dried red chiles
a ton of various dried beans
canned coconut milk
kefir, cow milk (this is a stretch for me but I know it's good!)
coconut milk, the So Delicious kind
feta and cheddar
organic chicken eggs
acv and white vinegar tho not the orgsnic raw kind
various spices and assorted baking stuff
tons of different nuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds, sunf. seeds, pumpkin, mostly all raw
organic and "natural" butter, tho not raw nor local
miso (and tofu and tempeh which I guess is "out"? tho they are traditional asian and fermented foods, so give me your feedback on that)
Hit me! I'm a blank canvas and open to any suggestions.