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Sourdough baking
Sprouting grains
Preservation methods such as:
Lacto-fermented vegetables
Drying fruits and meats

will add more as I think of it
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Don't forget my favorite-raw dairy!!!

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Organically grown, mineral rich veggies. Super foods like chlorella, spirulina, bee pollen. Broth. Ethically raised, grass fed bison and beef. Chickens raised with the ability to eat grass and bugs.
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Pastured chickens eggs, too.

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Crispy nuts. Yum!

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Using preparation, cooking and storage techniques of 100+ years ago, before all the chemicals, preservatives, and processing "advancements" came about.



When food was still "really" made from food.

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Ways to support local farmers growing real food (animal or plant), using ecologically sound, humane methods, and people producing for sale nourishing foods made with such ingredients, as well as ways to traditionally preserve local foods in season so as to reduce dependence on foods grown and produced outside our region.

There is no secret ingredient.
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What does NT mean in this context?

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NT = Nourishing Traditions, a book by Sally Fallon. It's just one of many resources/POV that incorporate traditional/ancient methods of food preparation.

Hey, I'm renaming this thread . . . what do you all think of making it a sticky?
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Thanks for this thread. It has really helped me understand - I was interested but felt a little lost.
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This link should go in this thread.

The text of "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" online:
http://journeytoforever.org/farm_lib.../pricetoc.html

Save it to your hard drive mamas!

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What about homemade kefir using kefir grains? Any fellow kefir lovers out there?

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Hi... I'm new here. Been hanging out a little, just reading. KnitLady, I ferment my own kefir, using kefir grains. Just started abut 2 months ago.
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Yay! Kefir is yummy! Have you tried it in smoothies? Very tastey!

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Smoothies are the only way my daughters will drink it... I've had it plain before, and just with some honey in it. It's kind of fun.
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An excellent overview of what are traditional foods from the standpoint of how wrong the FDA food pyramid is:

http://www.westonaprice.org/federalu...al_pres_04.pdf
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Is the Paleolithic Diet considered a "Traditional Food?" So far, the only major difference I see between it & NT is that rather than soak the phytic acid out of beans/grains, they're just not eaten, and no dairy. This seems to be the most appropriate place for it (IMHO.)

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Hi I know this is the traditional food thread BUT

I checked out your blog and was amazed at how realistic your felted pumpkins are. I think you deserve a from a pumpkin lover.

I just have one question, what is a felted soap?:
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Hi I know this is the traditional food thread BUT

I checked out your blog and was amazed at how realistic your felted pumpkins are. I think you deserve a from a pumpkin lover.

I just have one question, what is a felted soap?:
thanks, they were really fun to make. I can pm you the pattern if you like. Felted soap is just soap wrapped in wool which is then felted (felting shrinks the wool and sticks it to itself). It works great as a scrubber and makes the soap last longer.

Metasequoia, I'd say Paleo's about as traditional as it gets
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I would love to have the pumpkin patterns since I collect pumpkins the way some people collect elephants or owls or whatever. Who knows why. I like orange and green!

Do you also have a few instructions for the felted soaps? I think they would make great presents for my husband's brother and sisters. He's the oldest of seven and we try to send things the entire family can use.

Please private message me. Do you post in the knitting section of this forum?
Thanks for the reply!
I cannot get over how realistic your pumpkins are, they are so amazing.
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You wrapthe warn around the soap then felt it.
Did you use the washer? Or by hand I made a pocketbook once and I felted it in the washer.
I really need to talk to you on the other site.
This one is for kefir people and I am sure I am annoying them: : :
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Growing heirloom vegetables! Respecting the soil!
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When food was still "really" made from food.
Ha ha ha isn't THAT the truth!
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Knowing what every single ingredient in everything you eat is, and that it's a natural part of the earth, not some chemical!

Meeting your Meat!

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I am a NT momma and didn't even know it seems like everything I have been doing fits - does making your own wine work here too? And drying fruits/veggies?
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game: venison, pheasant, wild turkey, etc.
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Consider rice as a very traditional food, here's the
Japanese method of cooking it for an example:
The Japanese method has the advantage of being a more economical way of cooking this cereal.

JAPANESE METHOD

(Sufficient to Serve Eight)

1 c. rice

1-1/2 tsp. salt

5 c. boiling water

Wash the rice, add it to the boiling salted water, and boil slowly for 15 minutes. Then cover the utensil in which the rice is cooking and place it in the oven for 15 minutes more, in order to evaporate the water more completely and make the grains soft without being mushy.

If you're more intereting about the rice, have a look:

http://www.cerealsandbreads.com
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All of the Japanese recipies for rice I've seen have closer to a 1:1.5 or 1:2.5 ratio of rice to water and take only 20 min to cook with 15 min set aside to absorb water. Hiroko Shimbo has a great section on the science of cooking rice in her book The Japanese Kitchen.
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about this method, you're right, that's another way I wanted to add,

I've added lots of more recipes and knowledge about the rice (rice waffles and rice muffins) and cereals and breads in general,

Have a Look:
http://www.cerealsandbreads.com
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does anyone know if raw milk is easier to tolerate than pasteurized/homoginized milk?

my daughter (who just turned 12 moths) is having a difficult time with milk. She eats yogurt and cheese without difficulty ever, but the larger quantities of milk seem to be difficult for her. Because I got extremely sick when she was a month old and could not breast feed (or, more accurately, provide pumped breast milk) beyond her second month, she's been on formula.

I was looking forward to transitioning her away from formula onto milk. But she developed diarheah and a rash that looked like I'd poured acid on her bum! Since then she's been drinking soy milk and is feeling much better.

Problem is, I don't like soy milk because it is such a highly processed product and so NOT natural. Natural, organic, ethical foods is very important to our family and I feel very stuck at the moment. It's only been about a week that she's been taking the soy milk, but I was wondering if-- even hoping-- that raw milk might be somehow different for her.

DOes anyone know if it is worth a try? Or, short of that, if there is another milk like substitute that is healthy and not ultra-processed? She hates juice (which is fine by me as there is an aweful lot of sugar in juice for such a young child) but will drink water.

Any thoughts?

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