Last year on the forum, we started a Baby Steps section to help people new to traditional foods. Each month, I will be posting those baby steps to the blog in case you’re wanting to start your own Traditional Foods journey.
For April, our theme is veggies. This month we turn to upping vegetable intake and soaking grains. This will be easier now that we have reduced our sugar intake and increased the trace minerals in our diets since the beginning of the year.
- Begin lacto-fermenting vegetables. Start with easy recipes like gingered carrots and sauerkraut. Look for recipes on this blog later in the month.
- Look at the dirty dozen (link opens a .pdf) and begin doing what you can to reduce pesticide exposure through either choosing organic or choosing low-pesticide vegetables that are in season.
- Start experimenting with soaking grains and looking into sourdough breads.
If you would like to discuss these steps with other traditional foodists, you can do so on our forum.
KerryAnn Foster runs Cooking Traditional Foods, the longest running Traditional Foods Menu Mailer on the internet. KerryAnn has over nine years of traditional foods experience and is a former Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader. Founded in 2005, CTF helps you feed your family nourishing foods they will love. Each mailer contains one soup, five dinners, one breakfast, on dessert and extras. You can learn more about our Menu Mailers at the CTF website. For a free sample Menu Mailer, join our mailing list. You can also join our forum to chat with other traditional foodists and learn more.