Sunday, March 3, 2013
It's been over 3 months since we've started down the "real food" road and I must say it's been a blast so far. I have found my groove when it comes to this whole real food eating. It's now become a way of life for us! Our overall goal is for us to eat real 80% of the time! I've noticed that all the kids (except Parker) are asking for vegetables more oven and eating at meal time without a fuss. The kids have started to ask if certain things are healthy. They even requested that I start packing their own snack for church. I've been very open and honest with the kids on how food is made and why we have changed the things we are eating. Avin and Parker understand and are very interested. Reed and Cooper just play along.
Every week I get 6 gallons of raw milk, 6 dozen eggs, 2lbs of raw butter from our dairy farmer. Each week I make about 4 loafs of bread, a double batch of tortillas, 2-4 batches of biscuits. We've gotten in a routine of having just eggs every other morning for breakfast and the other days I do pancakes, sausage/biscuits, bacon/oatmeal, eggs/bacon. Cooper and Reed always request that I make them eggs every morning and I will if they eat all their other breakfast first!
I still have so much to learn about this whole "real food" but overall I feel pretty darn good about what I've learned and applied to our life so far!
Here are some pictures from our real food
Soaking my nuts. Yes go ahead and laugh
My favorite cooking appliance
My first batch of fermented pancakes and kefir
Homemade raw whip cream
My bread maker and ice cream maker
Isn't this just beautiful?
Chocolate chip cookie made with coconut oil
You'll never guess what the twins are eating. Liver bread aka scrapple
More soaking (beans, nuts and wheat berries)
Reed eating broccoli with ketchup
Honey and Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas