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post #61 of 128
What kind of beans were they? Sometimes the bigger beans are harder to digest. Also food combining with beans is important. Usually avoiding having dairy with beans helps to eliminate flatulence.

Some people just have a hard time digesting the beans no matter, in that case one could take a veg source digestive enyzme to help or eat some alfalfa sprouts with the meal.

Meadowsweet is a great herb to aid digestion. Along with fennel, peppermint and apple cidar vinegar.
post #62 of 128
They were pinto beans, and yes, I haven't eaten beans in a loooong time other than lentils. I have never liked the texture. There was a very small amount of cheese in the loaf, but I honestly don't think that had anything to do with it. Anyhow, the fennel really took care of it, and when I had them the second day, I had no problems.

As for my tortillas, they were made with regular white self rising flour. I usually use whole wheat flour, but we're pretty much out of it, and this is something dh bought before we got married, and we're too poor to buy more flour right now, so I'm using it. I would like to try with whole wheat flour when I have more, though. There's something in store bought bread products (tortillas, pita bread, and esp. Boboli pizza crusts) that makes me sick when I eat it. I get nauseous and headachey. It lasts for a short time, but obviously there's something bad in them. I make all my own bread products now.
post #63 of 128
i always liked epazote in my beans for those reasons (and taste) as well.

suse

ps, alfalfa sprouts- what was it sf said about them? some toxin? (i don't have the book right now.)
post #64 of 128

checking in with recipe results

Just popping in....I tried the NT roasted chicken recipe and it is to die for. Easy, quick and awesome.
post #65 of 128
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gale Force
So, I am pretty excited about the change and I am grateful that I have found a sustainable lifestyle to pass on to my children.
Me too, Gale Force, me too. Your experience sounds similar to mine. Sometimes I feel like crying thinking about how I shortchanged my dd's nutrition, especially seeing studies that link fish consumption in pregnancy to children with better language and communication skills (I'm assuming because of the DHA/EPA in fish). http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...?oneclick=true I never took any EFA supplements during my pregnancy/early lactation b/c I didn't know how important they were.

And while my dd seems pretty healthy other than the tooth decay and eczema, hit all her developmental marks at the right times and seems pretty perky mentally, the fact is that she could have been better off and it was my ignorance that caused it. I'm still working through my major mama guilt on this. Sorry to bring y'all down.
post #66 of 128
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Originally Posted by toraji
Me too, Gale Force, me too. Your experience sounds similar to mine. Sometimes I feel like crying thinking about how I shortchanged my dd's nutrition, especially seeing studies that link fish consumption in pregnancy to children with better language and communication skills (I'm assuming because of the DHA/EPA in fish). http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...?oneclick=true I never took any EFA supplements during my pregnancy/early lactation b/c I didn't know how important they were.

And while my dd seems pretty healthy other than the tooth decay and eczema, hit all her developmental marks at the right times and seems pretty perky mentally, the fact is that she could have been better off and it was my ignorance that caused it. I'm still working through my major mama guilt on this. Sorry to bring y'all down.

Oh, please work on letting go of that mama guilt! We have enough of what I call "guiltmones" without you holding onto that. I have 3 children and am pregnant with our 4th. For the first two I ate a standard american diet, complete with fast food on a regular basis. These last 2 I've followed a NT diet. My 1st 2 children are smart as whips! DD spoke in complete sentences and was telling us coherent stories at the age of 1! They are fine. It is our bodies that suffer from a lacking diet. Our babies get all they need!
With care,
Angel
post #67 of 128
Thread Starter 
Angel, thank you for that. I am feeling much better today.
post #68 of 128
post #69 of 128
Hugs to you toraji.

Does anyone get mail-order beef and especially beef bones in the PNW area? I checked the eatwild website and there was nothing in my area I'm going to ask around a little more and see what I can find, but in the meantime I wouldn't mind getting good stuff through the mail. I sooo need my broth, seems like I can't make anything without it.
For those of you who get local meat and dairy, how did you go about finding it? Any other websites?

Josefina.
post #70 of 128
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Originally Posted by morsan
Hugs to you toraji.

Does anyone get mail-order beef and especially beef bones in the PNW area? I checked the eatwild website and there was nothing in my area I'm going to ask around a little more and see what I can find, but in the meantime I wouldn't mind getting good stuff through the mail. I sooo need my broth, seems like I can't make anything without it.
For those of you who get local meat and dairy, how did you go about finding it? Any other websites?

Josefina.

Hi Josefina~ Try calling butchers in your area. Look in the yellow pages. You may find one that raises their own stuff the old fashion way? We have one (an hour away now that we moved : ) that has grass fed beef. They aren't organic, but they don't use antibiotics, hormones or spray the grass! Another avenue would be to ask at your local hfs, they will sometimes know of farms that raise their own stuff. Good luck! I also can't live without my broth!
Angel
post #71 of 128
Yeah, toraji, I feel guilty too at times, but I am very grateful that I found out about all of this when I did. That's the "spin" on my depression -- without it, we'd all still be vegetarians.
post #72 of 128
Found my "dealer" through my WPF site. :LOL They also sell at a local farmer's market.
post #73 of 128
Well, I made another batch of the raspberry drink and left it out for two days without checking it. By the time I got to it, it had a bunch of mold on top. I guess 100 degrees is a bit warm. MY beet kvass also developed some moldy spots.
post #74 of 128
Thread Starter 
morsan, try http://www.localharvest.org

also try local farmer's markets, and the Ashland Food Cooperative. The coop may have a local bulletin board that people post food stuff for sale. Heck, they may even sell pastured products!
post #75 of 128
yay! been on the (always long) waiting list at my library for nt, & it is mine again! (for 4 weeks, lol.) always good to refresh, i was thinking about that beet kvass (i love beets.)

suse

about to delve into about TWENTY POUNDS of apples from my trees to make apple butter; darn that i don't have a press or juicer to make cider instead! after all those plums! at least i didn't have to PEEL them!
post #76 of 128
I need some meat roasting I have no idea how to roast a bit of animal, other than to keep an eye on it the whole time. I am going out tomorrow afternoon to the hair dresser. It usually turns into a long trip as my hair is long & take ages to do anything to. I've got a 3lb or so leg of lamb I need to roast for dh & the kids whilst I am gone. I also need to get the veges roasted at the same time as I'll be home pretty much in time for dinner. Now if it was a nut roast I'd be sweet. I would just leave everything on real low so it cooks in the middle & then turn it up to brown when I get home. Problem is I am not sure about the meat at all if I try that approach. Nut roast does not need cooking in the same way as meat does.

Any ideas or suggestions? We've got potatoes, yams, kumara & pumpkin & possibly some parsnips to roast with it.

I have managed to get myself a dehydrator. I am picking it up this weekend. I am going to try making some crispy nuts & also some pemican with it when I get it. Anyone make pemican ? I figure it would be good to send with dd to kindegarten for her lunch.

I tried some soy milk this week for the first time in 10 months probably as the farm I get my milk from has stopped milking for the next 2 months. Euww!!!! I cannot believe I used to live off that stuff. Yikes it is so sweet & just funny tasting.

Suse I've ordered an 18kg box of apples from an organic orchard up North. We usually get thru them way too quickly to have to make butter or preserve them in anyway. Especially as it is now the dead of winter here & there's not much decent organic fruit around anymore.
post #77 of 128
Hey, just noticed something. NTs typically need a lot of "equipment". Cast iron, dehydrators, glassware, etc. Just wanted to suggest that y'all check out www.freecycle.org. You can give & receive...
post #78 of 128
I've been lurking and learning a lot for some times now and I think it's time for me to get in

I haven't read the book, Nourishing Traditions, because I couldn't find it - but I just saw few minutes ago that Amazon.ca finally have it!!! It's gonna be my next purchase

I have a question for you: would you ask for the bones if you had a deer or another big animal from hunting? I know I will ask for the bones if we buy a beef but i'm not sure about wild animals...

Another question: I've read about saurkraut done on the counter and would like to give it a try but I don't know what type of countainer to use. Is there something special to use? can you show me what it looks like?

Ok, enough for this time
post #79 of 128
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Originally Posted by tomsgirl
Hey, just noticed something. NTs typically need a lot of "equipment". Cast iron, dehydrators, glassware, etc. Just wanted to suggest that y'all check out www.freecycle.org. You can give & receive...
Love FreeCycle! Haven't done any giving or receiving, but I keep my eye on it! Such a great idea.
post #80 of 128
Another freecycle lover here too....I just recieved a box of Mother Earth News mags from the mid seventies to mid eighties.

There even is a plowboy interview with Peggy O'Mara in one!
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