I feel like I go back and forth between my local/seasonal foods and primal, but do I have to? Can you do both?
My background: we get most of our food from an amazing CSA. They are "beyond organic" and they do meat, produce, raw dairy and some prepared stuff. She's into Weston A. Price, the cows are 100% grass fed, the feed they do give to the pigs and chickens is soy and corn free, etc., etc. I've stopped drinking the milk and eating the cheese (I still do butter occasionally) because of my baby's congestion (it's definitely helped). I'm also a little doomy, I'm not a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but I definitely think there is a possibility that our lives could change rapidly and dramatically at some point in the future. I strive to at least know how I could be self-sustaining. I'd like to build a house with a greenhouse someday, as well as an extensive outside garden. I raise meal worms for supplementary protein. I want to get back on a gluten-free, low grain diet because I have been eating kind of crappy lately. Cooking is not my strong point, although I will happily do labor and time intensive "kitchen chores" (grinding corn by hand, churning butter). Putting ingredients together to make something bigger/better than the sum of their parts still alludes me. Tonight my dinner was purslane and yellow sorrel I pulled up from the yard and butter I "churned" (shook up in a container for 15 mins straight).
Would you/could you be self sufficient AND primal? I think it would hard without being an actual hunter/gatherer, and living among a group of other hunter/gatherers. I like the backup of having dried beans and corn to grind. I also really like beans and corn, the food they give and the plants themselves.
Having a hard time reigning in my thoughts here. I love the idea of primal eating, but it seems so grocery store based to me. All the avocados and the coconut (I also love coconut) and the macadamia nuts and the salads 365 days a year. Looking for real world ideas and experiences, like what would you be eating in the winter besides meat and winter squash?