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Forum: Traditional Foods   01-06-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By ruthmg
I got a cast iron stove-top waffle maker. I...

I got a cast iron stove-top waffle maker. I tried it with coconut oil, and the waffle stuck to it. Any suggestions? Maybe I didn't heat it up enough?
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   12-20-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By ruthmg
jamsmama, you give me hope that DS1 will CLW....

jamsmama, you give me hope that DS1 will CLW. He's current 4y7m, and I am tandeming with DS2 (1y). I see no end in sight, because he REALLY loves nursing and he sees his little brother NOD. Thanks...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-07-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,103
Posted By ruthmg
What about different carbs for you, like winter...

What about different carbs for you, like winter squash or sweet potatoes? Your DH should understand you have different nutritional needs due to pregnancy.
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-01-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By ruthmg
Make chicken soup with a whole chicken with a...

Make chicken soup with a whole chicken with a lot of onions, garlic, celery and carrots. It really works.
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,899
Posted By ruthmg
I'm far from an expert, and not truly paleo (I...

I'm far from an expert, and not truly paleo (I eat dairy and too much sugar http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif), but I've eaten potatoes and felt ok. I don't eat big...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-22-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By ruthmg
They do make medicine for a reason. I have had...

They do make medicine for a reason. I have had chronic hypertension since I was 20 (I'm turning 38 next month). I am now trying to eat a TF diet, but am realistic that I must take medicine at this...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By ruthmg
Turkey makes a delicious curry. You can either...

Turkey makes a delicious curry. You can either do coconut milk curry or coconut oil curry. Combine it with sweet potatoes. Yum!
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-17-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By ruthmg
Has anyone noticed that cutting out grains means...

Has anyone noticed that cutting out grains means less "personal waste?" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif. I'm not going to the bathroom as much or as often, IYKWIM. Excpet...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-06-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By ruthmg
Thanks for the intersting perspectives,...

Thanks for the intersting perspectives, information and links. My husband and I differ on raw milk- I'm all for it, he is not. Additionally, my 9 month old was sensitive to dairy until just...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-06-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By ruthmg
I have had chronic hypertension since I was 20 -...

I have had chronic hypertension since I was 20 - I"m now approaching 38. (Mine is most likely due to hemalytic uremic syndrome I had when I was 18 months). I've also been fairly heavy since then. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-05-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By ruthmg
ommom - all you have to do at the twleve month...

ommom - all you have to do at the twleve month visit if the doc asks about nursing is say that you're doing fine. You don't need to justify to the doc at all. Just nod smile and say, "we're ok,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-05-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By ruthmg
For me, it's not that I noticed a huge...

For me, it's not that I noticed a huge difference grain free, I felt a huge difference when I ate grains. I immediately felt heavier, bloated, and in fact, got diarrhea. I went totally grain free...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-27-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By ruthmg
I went grain free yesterday (although the...

I went grain free yesterday (although the leftovers I just ate had a little wild rice in it, so not entirely grain free...) My belly is already smaller!...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-25-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By ruthmg
I am contemplating going grain free. Did you...

I am contemplating going grain free. Did you find it hard, or did you feel better immediately?
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-14-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By ruthmg
Since incorporating CO into my diet, and cutting...

Since incorporating CO into my diet, and cutting out white sugar, all refined flours, and eating more traditionally, I find I am really craving it. I can't stop eating it! I've dropped a couple of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,089
Posted By ruthmg
Thanks for the info! I have both sites...

Thanks for the info! I have both sites bookmarked.
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-09-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,089
Posted By ruthmg
Where do you find water kefir grains? And is...

Where do you find water kefir grains? And is there a good website or book to teach one to make kefir?
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-08-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By ruthmg
I think the problem with sunflower oil is that...

I think the problem with sunflower oil is that it is very high in Omega-6 fats, and standard diets are already very high in that.
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-08-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By ruthmg
We used to make pumpkins seeds every halloween....

We used to make pumpkins seeds every halloween. I just wash them off, and heat them in the oven, stirring every once. Then you can salt and spice them as you want....
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By ruthmg
Are you supposed to skim the bubbles? I've...

Are you supposed to skim the bubbles? I've skimmed NT for a bone broth recipe, but couldn't devote time to really read it over again with my LOs needing attention today.

I've started a bone broth...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By ruthmg
I've thought about flushing both of my kids'...

I've thought about flushing both of my kids' nasal passages with breastmilk every once in a while, to kill any lingering viruses.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-20-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By ruthmg
My first DS didn't get his first tooth until he...

My first DS didn't get his first tooth until he was 11.5 months old. I was convinced he was going to be toothless in high school! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   08-07-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By ruthmg
Just what they say. I don't know any places in...

Just what they say. I don't know any places in GA (I'm in FL). It is a legal way of selling raw milk. HTH
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-03-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By ruthmg
Quote: Originally Posted by Evie P....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evie P. http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14178654)

The thing I hate the most is feeling like I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-31-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By ruthmg
Two great books are Adventures in Tandem Nursing...

Two great books are Adventures in Tandem Nursing and Mothering Your Nursing toddler.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs: I remember this exact feeling when ds2 was in...
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