Sally Fallon's book, Nourishing Traditions, is one of my all time favorites. Sally combines the wisdom of our ancestors and current scientific research to teach us simple methods for preparing delicious, nutrient dense food. At a time when food based on empty calories is fueling a health care crisis it is time for individuals to wake up. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2000 that obesity-related health care costs alone totaled an estimated $117 billion, The American Cancer Society reports that many studies have shown links between diet and cancer, and staff at the Mayo Clinic state that diabetes prevention is as basic as losing extra weight and eating more healthfully. Individual responsibility will go a long way toward solving the health care crisis that our nation faces today. This book can empower you with knowledge to take charge of your health and that of your family. Remember, your body and your children's bodies are your responsibility. Please take care of them, they have to last for a lifetime!
Of the more than 700 delicious recipes contained in Nourishing Traditions these are two of my favorites.
Kimchi (Korean Sauerkraut) made with chinese cabbage, onions, carrots, peppers, ginger, garlic, sea salt and whey from yogurt. Busy Moms will appreciate the fact that they can just take it out of the refrigerator and serve it on a hot dog or as a side dish, not to mention the fact that it packs a lot of nutrition plus beneficial lactobacilli bacteria.
Preserved Lemons - a delicious condiment with a nutritional punch. This simple recipe gives you the advantage of using the whole lemon to create a superb condiment with the added bonus of beneficial lactobacilli bacteria that aid digestion. I use organic lemons, cinnamon, sea salt and whey
from yogurt to make this recipe. Try it on fish or chicken, it is delicious.
What more could you want? Both Kimchi and Preserved Lemons are easy to make, nutritious, delicious whole foods and they will keep in the refrigerator for months.
Kimchi, Preserved Lemons, fruits, vegetables, meats, deserts, condiments, and much more - you will find recipes for them all in Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon.