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I don't know where to start!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I read the Nourishing Traditions book, and it looks fantastic (mostly anyway - I don't see myself eating meat anytime soon...)<br><br>
What I really would love is if anyone could give me a "basics" list that I could use to bring to the store - what will I need over and over, and what should I always have on hand?<br><br>
Any tips for beginners would be appreciated! Thanks~!
 

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Here is a thread with lots of good advice:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=607720" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=607720</a><br><br>
Good Luck !!!
 

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It really depends on what your local stores carry, but I would look for:<br><br>
* something to use for soaking. I use yogurt, you can seperate the whey out very easily.<br><br>
* something to soak <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> like lots of lentils (yum!), whole grains, and some raw nuts if you can find them<br><br>
* grass fed/raw dairy products<br><br>
* pastured eggs<br><br>
* sprouted baked goods or French Meadow sourdough bread (I am NOT skilled enough to make my own so I just buy it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )<br><br>
* GT's Raw Kombucha (so good! and again, I'm not even going to attempt to make it myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
* you might also need to invest in some good mason jars and Pyrex containers. They would be needed for the fermented veggies, homemade mayo, etc.
 

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I started or stepped it recently.<br>
I went through the cookbook and pick out recipes I could make and sounded good.<br>
Maybe make 3 new things the first week and go from there.<br>
I started with muesli for breakfast (turn these into cookies too)<br>
pea soup - I cut the recipe in half. It's really good<br>
Beet soup - Also cut in half and very easy<br>
I soak with lemon or Kefir(store bought organic)<br>
I soaked and baked crispy nuts, made falafel patties, chicken patties, pancakes add extra muesli to this also)<br>
Really I have made all kinds of things but their is a start.<br>
I am having fun making new recipes.<br>
I have to write some more down now for this week.<br>
Now what your having and how long everything has to soak.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I started or stepped it recently.<br>
I went through the cookbook and pick out recipes I could make and sounded good.<br>
Maybe make 3 new things the first week and go from there.<br>
I started with muesli for breakfast (turn these into cookies too)<br>
pea soup - I cut the recipe in half. It's really good<br>
Beet soup - Also cut in half and very easy<br>
I soak with lemon or Kefir(store bought organic)<br>
I soaked and baked crispy nuts, made falafel patties, chicken patties, pancakes add extra muesli to this also)<br>
Really I have made all kinds of things but their is a start.<br>
I am having fun making new recipes.<br>
I have to write some more down now for this week.<br>
Now what your having and how long everything has to soak.</div>
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These are great tips - thanks! I definitely don't want to jump in with too much too soon. I want to do it slowly so that I can adjust and my family can adjust.
 
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