I'm new to NT, hope you don't mind if I join you.
I've been looking for some positive guidelines to shape our meals around for awhile now, and when I started reading NT, I couldn't believe how much of it just sounded right; it really resonated with me. So, I have been making some changes to the way I prepare meals. I am finding it's not that difficult since we were already primarily a whole-foods family anyways, so many of the things in the book were things that we already did. I have noticed already that soaking grains for a day or two or three really is making them easier to digest and easier on our bellies! I have tried some of the recipes from the book with relative success. My ds loved the dosas, what a great snack! Also made the banana bread and falafel. We've been eating more meat (very lucky to have access to organic pasture fed beef) and it has made a noticeable difference in my energy level. The only thing I was a little disappointed with was the section on feeding babies. She didn't strike me as very pro bf recommending to have supplement supplies on hand if you have any doubts about your ability to bf...I thought her advice was a little lame in that regard.
Myjo, I am dairy free since my baby is allergic to dairy and is ebf. He gets eczema when I have dairy, so I've been off of it for awhile now. I am still trying to figure out what to do next- whether to try some cultured dairy products or just avoid dairy completely. I don't usually buy organic milk- it is sooo expensive here, but I think I will start for my ds. In the spring, I will have access to fresh raw goat's milk, so that will be nice. I just hope that I can have some too...we will see. I have lots to learn about allergies. I have been using coconut milk as a replacement though, and it is awesome! I made some delicious soaked rice pudding yesterday with coconut milk, honey, and cardamom. Mmmmm...
I've been reading through some of the old NT threads and still have so much to learn, but am really enjoying this way of preparing food. I have a friend who is going to pass along some kefir grains sometime, so I'll have to read up on that.
Anyways, I have many questions, but I'll leave it at that for now. I'm sure I'll continue to learn lots from you all.