My relationship with food has changed drastically over the years. At my worst, I ate a pound of M&Ms or a loaf of fat free Wonder bread for dinner. Maybe a sleeve of fat free soda crackers for lunch. I've come a LONG way since then, thanks to the motivation of overcoming chronic illness. Now I eat food made by God as close to its natural form as possible (whole food). Above all, I follow the direction of the spirit, the Word of Wisdom and other scripture. I'm really happy with it. My food feels good, tastes good and, though time-consuming, is a pleasure to prepare.
People frequently ask what I eat and how I got here. This page answers those questions. Note that I am not preaching to you, nor trying to convince you. If so, I would tell you my credentials and add supporting links, quotes, and evidence to back my claims. Instead, I am simply sharing what I do.
If you are interested in learning from me, I recommend praying about it. Share a specific piece of my approach with the Lord, and ask what He wants you to do with the information. As you ponder and listen for an answer study the words of the prophets, both modern and ancient.
The Spiritual/Emotional Component
Something to remember: I'm sharing with you my vision, my intention, the goal I set before me. The actual execution may not measure up to this, but I keep trying each day, like the movie Groundhog Day. I get closer each day, things get better each day (not linearly you know, with lots of ups and downs), and that's success!
- Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
- The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook by Jim Lahey -- I love his biga start and no-knead artisan bread. My favorite loaf is whole wheat "Truccio."
- Additional sourdough recipes (waffles, pancakes, crepes, cinnamon rolls):
- Sprout People -- both for purchasing seeds and instructions
- Fermentation & Dehydration, food preservation
- Simply Divine Eating -- This is where I learned to ferment in Fido jars, and everything I've made so far has been surprisingly delicious, the way Italian balsamic vinegar tastes better than simple grape juice. So far my favorites are sauerkraut, peppers, salsa, and chutney.
- Whole food preparation
- Nourishing Traditions by Sandra Fallon -- Fallon taught me to eat meat respectfully, by praying thanksgiving, using offal cuts and making bone broth. She also taught me to prepare grains by soaking them before cooking.
- Herbal Medicine