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Any WAPF/TF mamas?

post #1 of 29
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Any other WAPF/TF mamas out there? Last pregnancy I did some TF but this time I'm all about it! We do lots of raw milk, fermented veggies, fermented grains (we're actually mostly grain free), organ meats, bone broth, FCLO, etc.

 

Looking to chat w/ other mamas who eat TF (or strive to be, lol!) :)

post #2 of 29

I do what I can as a vegetarian.  But really the only thing I can stomach right now is kefir.  I can't even THINK about FCLO ;) 

post #3 of 29

What is FCLO? 

 

I think I qualify at least partially. We grow all our own veggies in the summer and I'm trying to put up as much as I can (haha, no pun intended) for this winter. DH drinks kefir in a shake every day but I don't, and haven't for about eight months, but may start again. I take extra raw milk from my friend when I can, but I have no source for it myself. 

 

I was gearing up to make sauerkraut this year but my cabbages first got ravaged by caterpillars before I noticed (lost half), then the next half got eaten by my dog. (This was in a new, side-yard garden bed that I forgot to check often enough, and that wasn't well-protected against my fence-hopping pup.) I need a crock too...does anyone have a good idea on how to find a crock for fermenting for cheap?

 

We eat a lot less organ meat than I would like. I got a big freezer for my birthday (14.8cu ft), and the plan is to get sides of beef and lots of whole chickens from local farms. With the sides will come all the organs, so the plan is to consume them!

 

post #4 of 29

Fermented cod liver oil

post #5 of 29

Thanks.

 

I jsut had an argument about liver with my DH. He thinks I shouldn't have any. I explained why the prevailing unwisdom is wrong. It took a while, but he's on board. 

 

I have a feeling this will be a very useful set of links: http://www.westonaprice.org/search?q=liver+pregnant&q=pregnancy

post #6 of 29
Thread Starter 

That's good that he's on board re the liver RosieL. I think pasture raised liver is sooooo nutritious!!! I feel really good after eating it. I make it as a pate and the girls and I gobble it up (w/ several raisins on the side for them though :))

 

I can't wait to start my garden up again in the fall (too hot in FL right now). We have backyard chickens (our beloved pets really!) so we have access to yummy eggs.

post #7 of 29

I'm trying to get DH on board with chickens. I have a neighbor who says he'll take care of them any time we're away in exchange for a few dozen eggs. The main problem is that our dogs can't be trusted (they FREAK OUT chasing rabbits), so we'd have to double-fence the chicken area. I want to do it, DH isn't ready for that step. I'll insist once we have a walking, though. I want him/her to grow up with a taste of the farm even in suburbia.

post #8 of 29

I'm here, but I'm having lots of aversions to a lot of the nutrient-dense foods that I used to eat.  I've put my kombucha on hold.  I'm doing a lot of kefir.  Every time I convince myself to eat my pate, I feel better (need the iron).  I can't stand seaweed or oysters right now, but I'm hoping that will change.

post #9 of 29
Hi

I am WAPF household with added coconut flour cooking and some Raw and just starting the idea of grain free. I have been racking my brain on what is TF?

So glad to be on a support board again. These days of waiting for a sticky is hard!

I am on my 10th pregnancy and am very grateful for my 3 home birthed healthy kiddos!

Anyone here due March 30th?
post #10 of 29

 

Glad you started this. I actually just had some raw goat milk kefir. Surprisingly, it is helping my nausea/pukey feelings go away! Who would of that? Mine is so sour and dh says it's tastes like vomit- lol. I drink lots of raw milk, I'm an addict you could say. I just called my order for more eggs, meat and milk to the farm.  The FCLO is in the fridge and will be taking some tonight but not looking forward to it! My edd is 3/26.

post #11 of 29
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I feel really good being mostly grain free. I did soak quinoa the other day and the smell of it fermenting (the last part of 24 hrs before cooking it) smelled like a cake or something...it smelled soooooo good! LOL It tasted really good too after cooking it...better than I remembered it did...I guess my body needed it :) We don't bake much but when we do, I use coconut flour....yum!

 

I've found that the raw goat milk kefir is sooooo much more sour than cow. I prefer goat milk but like the cow kefir better.

 

Oh and I'm due March 24th.

post #12 of 29
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Sorry, TF is traditional foods

post #13 of 29

We are a "home-cooked real foods" family which overlaps a lot with WAPF/TF and I do take FCLO.  Not a lot of organ meat but plenty of eggs and shellfish, dark greens, full-fat dairy, real butter, red meat, etc.  Basically a nutritionally dense version of real foods that can be found within a typical supermarket, without much in grains other than rice.  Simple, whole things. 

post #14 of 29

We follow a paleo diet which has a lot of overlap with WAPF I think.  I was doing the FCLO, but between the nausea and heartburn I can't think of it at the moment.  Trying to do lots of fermented foods to help my gut, but my heartburn is getting worse.  This is my first pregnancy and I didn't expect this so early.  Anyone in this thread have any real foods heartburn tips?

 

I started eating rice cakes for something bland to eat for the nausea, but now I'm wondering if they made the heartburn worse.

 

I also try to do organ meats when I can get them, bone broth, and our 4 chickens just started laying, so that's an exciting source of eggs nourished in our garden.

 

 

post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by JMJ View Post

I'm here, but I'm having lots of aversions to a lot of the nutrient-dense foods that I used to eat.  I've put my kombucha on hold.  I'm doing a lot of kefir.  Every time I convince myself to eat my pate, I feel better (need the iron).  I can't stand seaweed or oysters right now, but I'm hoping that will change.


Do you have a pate recipe you'd like to share? I love pates and I cook all the time, but for some reason have never ventured into making them. I'd love a tried-and-true recipe. 

 

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Originally Posted by Ardent View Post

We are a "home-cooked real foods" family which overlaps a lot with WAPF/TF and I do take FCLO.  Not a lot of organ meat but plenty of eggs and shellfish, dark greens, full-fat dairy, real butter, red meat, etc.  Basically a nutritionally dense version of real foods that can be found within a typical supermarket, without much in grains other than rice.  Simple, whole things. 


This sounds like us. Although no knowledge of FCLO here, but otherwise you've described our kitchen. 

 

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Originally Posted by jannamo View Post

We follow a paleo diet which has a lot of overlap with WAPF I think.  I was doing the FCLO, but between the nausea and heartburn I can't think of it at the moment.  Trying to do lots of fermented foods to help my gut, but my heartburn is getting worse.  This is my first pregnancy and I didn't expect this so early.  Anyone in this thread have any real foods heartburn tips?

 

I started eating rice cakes for something bland to eat for the nausea, but now I'm wondering if they made the heartburn worse.

 

I also try to do organ meats when I can get them, bone broth, and our 4 chickens just started laying, so that's an exciting source of eggs nourished in our garden.

 

 


I'm big on bone broths (mostly chicken). I started making them from a cook's perspective years ago (they taste so much better as soup bases and for making rice than store-bought), then learned about the nutritional value. Bonus!

 

post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by RosieL View Post


Do you have a pate recipe you'd like to share? I love pates and I cook all the time, but for some reason have never ventured into making them. I'd love a tried-and-true recipe. 

 


I started out with this one, and it was absolutely delicious.

 

However, I wanted to make one with beef liver, so I kinda adapted some recipes to make one that I like, but I don't measure very much.

 

2 onions (yellow or red)

a couple large scoops of ghee

(saute until onions are soft)

1 lb beef liver (cut into strips and soaked overnight in fresh whey)

(brown the outsides)

about 1/2 cup wine (great use for leftover wine after it is starting to go)

fresh or dried herbs of choice (I think my favorite is rosemary)

(simmer in open pan over low heat stirring occasionally until most of the liquid is cooked off.  Put it in a high quality blender (I use a Vitamix.  I'm not sure it would be as wonderful if your blender can't get it smooth.) and blend until smooth.  Stir in another couple scoops of ghee, and refrigerate.)

 

post #17 of 29

Awesome, thanks! I have some beef liver on its way from the farm, I'm going to give this a try. 

post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 

This is almost exactly how I make mine too but my secret ingredients are garlic and onion powder too...yummmm!

 

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Originally Posted by JMJ View Post




I started out with this one, and it was absolutely delicious.

 

However, I wanted to make one with beef liver, so I kinda adapted some recipes to make one that I like, but I don't measure very much.

 

2 onions (yellow or red)

a couple large scoops of ghee

(saute until onions are soft)

1 lb beef liver (cut into strips and soaked overnight in fresh whey)

(brown the outsides)

about 1/2 cup wine (great use for leftover wine after it is starting to go)

fresh or dried herbs of choice (I think my favorite is rosemary)

(simmer in open pan over low heat stirring occasionally until most of the liquid is cooked off.  Put it in a high quality blender (I use a Vitamix.  I'm not sure it would be as wonderful if your blender can't get it smooth.) and blend until smooth.  Stir in another couple scoops of ghee, and refrigerate.)

 



 

post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 

What is everyone eating for snacks? Looking for some inspiration ideas :)

post #20 of 29
Ohhh snacks....

Crispy nut trail mix with naturally sweetened dried cranberries.
Coconut crispers
Fruit
Homemade raw yogurt
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