Starting out w/ NT? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 05-04-2006, 11:01 AM - Thread Starter
Free Thinker's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the NT cookbook, it is so overwhelming to read! I would love tips on how to ease into it. What do I need to make first, to get the basics down. ALso, where do you buy all those bones and stuff for the stock? I have some beef ribs from the beef we buy yearly (no anti, hormones, ect.) but I'm not sure where to purchase good quality meat/soup bones. Should I just call the local locker plant, and tell them I want only a hormone/anti. free leftovers And is my soup pot the same as a stock pot, or do I need to purchase a seperate stock pot. Recomendations? Tips? Help me!!!
Free Thinker is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 05-04-2006, 10:09 PM
artisticat's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TX
Posts: 286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feel free to join the May NT thread. It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning. I found that Eat Fat Lost Fat has better details on how to start. Cupboard cleanout/shopping trips/detailed menu plans.

Are you new to whole foods diet? What type of diet where you on before.

If the soup pot is big enough it will work for stock. I llike the big stock pot I have as it holds more.

Buying bones? have you looked for local farmers? maybe. I bought a 1/4 cow last year and it included lots of soup bones. Can always start with a whole chicken too.

I can't think right now, gotta get the babe, but in old nt threads I know someone mentioned the top 5 things to do first.
artisticat is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 05-04-2006, 11:02 PM - Thread Starter
Free Thinker's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
answering quick, but we have been eating a whole foods diet for about a year, I got a grain mill in Jan.,and a bread machine, so I make my own bread w/ those. I get my food froma food co-op of mainly organics, ect.

Thanks! I will check back tomorrow to see if anyone has any advice for me.
Free Thinker is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 05-05-2006, 01:55 AM
beaner&tiegs's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just keep getting the NT cookbook out of the library every once in a while, and here's been my easing in solution - I'm just trying things that are the easiest transitions for us right now, and then once they become habit, I'll get the book out again and start doing other stuff! Unfortunately in Canada it's illegal to sell raw milk, so I'll have to be creative in finding a source for that, but I use organic whole milk products as the best I can do for now. Some of the things I've started doing are: Making whey and using the curds to make our own cream cheese. Eating more raw foods in our day, especially making a point of eating far more raw veggies and fruit, but also fish as that's the easiest. Upping our egg intake. Soaking oatmeal overnight, and now I've started soaking my whole grain flour for pancakes overnight. I've been buying saurkraut but would like to experiment with making my own soon - next step! That, and really committing to making my own soup stock! There are tips at the back of the cookbook as to essential changes to make, and those helped - but beyond that, it's been a process of figuring out what works for our lifestyle to start with! I'm curious to hear what others have to say!

Living life as fully as we can, with our three fellow adventure-seekers ~ K (2000), T (2003) and R (2007).  
beaner&tiegs is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 05-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Peri Patetic's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Barack and Roll Hall of Fame
Posts: 1,263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Spend some time reading old NT threads from the past few months, and visit
Peri Patetic is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off