October 2011

Fat Tuesday: November 1, 2011

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official start of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!

Grain-Free Fried Chicken

If you are following a grain-free diet it is a challenge to prepare a dish that requires breading. I've tried using the almond flour but I find that it is too heavy. Using any variety of spices that you may have on hand and good fats this recipe offers a simple and quick way to prepare fried chicken that is both healthy and satisfying. Your kids will love it!

Sunday Snippets: October 30, 2011

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn't have time to read the whole post this "snippet" will give you the gist of it.

Raw Milk Freedom Riders: Join the Event

Join the caravan of raw milk freedom riding moms who will deliberately cross state lines in possession of raw milk, in defiance of FDA interstate commerce and food safety law on raw milk. The moms are headed for a demonstration right outside FDA headquarters in Maryland, and will be serving milk and cookies. This symbolic action is in support of farmers across the nation who are willing to supply fresh milk to mothers across state lines, while putting their businesses at risk.

The steep discount for the Beautiful Babies new online class will end October 31. Don't delay! This class is for you if you are burdened with infertility problems. You need this class if you just want the truth about how to nourish your precious baby with the best food possible. You need this class if you want information about how to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. You need this class if you want to know what foods are the best possible choices for babies first foods. I wish I had this class when I needed it!

There are many problems with the consumption of grains in our food supply. As I have mentioned in previous articles, most if not all grain products are not properly prepared by soaking or sprouting the grains before use in order to reduce phytic acid. Another problem is that grains are hard to digest for many people, especially people with damage to the gut lining which is more common than you would think. But perhaps the most pressing problem is the inflammatory nature of grains.

Keep Your Laws Off My Cow!

It's a sad day in Canada -- and it has been a difficult 3.5 weeks for Michael Schmidt as he continues with his water fast in an attempt to open a dialog with the Premier, Dalton McGuinty. At issue here are several things; the right to buy directly from a farmer, the right to own a cow share and the right to drink the unprocessed milk from that cow.

Fat Tuesday: October 25, 2011

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official start of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!

Waffles go back to ancient Greece, Medieval France and are mentioned in the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (14th century) as a tool for courtship..."He sent her sweetened wine and well-spiced ale/ And waffles piping hot out of the fire." What a guy!

Waffles were first introduced to North America in 1620 by Pilgrims from Holland. Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron from France, and waffle frolics or parties became popular in the late 18th century. Americans got their first taste of Belgian waffles — which are leavened with yeast and egg whites — at the 1964 World's Fair. My husband remembers that as if it were yesterday because that is where he fell in love with waffles.

Sunday Snippets: October 23, 2011

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed some or didn't have time to read the whole post this "snippet" will give you the gist of it.

Guest Post: Why Do We Have Allergies?

Allergies seem to be cropping up at an alarming rate these days. People allergic to gluten, casein, and corn are no longer surprising, but what would we see if we looked closer at why people are becoming allergic to these things?

CoQ10: The Heart of the Matter

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Did you ever think about what drives you heart to beat over 100,00 times a day? How does it work so hard without ever stopping? The heart is fueled by Coenzyme Q10. This substance is also called ubiquinone as it is a powerful antioxident found in the cell membranes of virtually every cell in the body. It is also highly concentrated in the heart.

28 Day Grain-Free Challenge: Week Two

We are mid way through the challenge and I don't know about you, but I'm over the hump. I do not crave starches as much, at this point. I have not cheated at all with any grains, but I do like some fruit in the evening. How do I handle the carb cravings? I'll tell you...

I contacted Kristen Michaelis, the woman behind the celebrated blog, Food Renegade. She talked about the issues around fertility, childbirth, breastfeeding and infant foods with a great deal of knowledge and passion.

Kristen is teaching a new online class called Beautiful Babies. We talked about what inspired her to start this class, her own experiences with her three pregnancies and births and how she feeds her family.

Fat Tuesday: October 18, 2011

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official start of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!