Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Foods - Real and Unreal

Real Foods. I expect we all have an idea of what that means. I know I do. The stuff that is unprocessed and even my kids know all the things on the ingredient list. Common sense tells me these foods should be healthier than processed foods with unknown items in them. I have tried to buy organic foods when I could afford it and I have avoided margarine since I found out in college it was vegetable oil with extra hydrogen atoms blown into it. It seemed like our bodies might not know how to digest and eliminate foods that man created. Now, almost twenty years later I am beginning to hear of research that is indeed confirming what I have long suspected.

However, despite believing that the foods that God created for people to eat had to be better for people than the foods man created himself, for either time or money reasons I have not always fed myself or my family according to my beliefs. Bad Mom.

Now I am home and have more time to cook and less money to eat out. I have been learning to cook new things from scratch and started wondering how to research what my gut tells me. I have started by looking at other blogs for ideas and recipes.

I’ve learned to make chicken and beef broth, yogurt, egg noodles, bread and tortillas. I have even made bagels, cakes, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, croissants, graham crackers, and copy cat “wheat thins”.

I have started a compost pile.

And I tried to start carrots and lettuce in the garden. Twice. I have a lot of learning to do. And I plan to share my trials, failures, and successes here with you. Hopefully you will tell me what you are doing and trying and why so I can catch up with you.

I know there are a lot of blogs out there where others are sharing on these topics. But here are my favorites so far:


The Naptime Review


  1. Have you visited www.heavenlyhomemakers.com? One of my favorite blogs for family (and wallet) friendly real food ideas.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I had not seen heavenlyhomemakers.com before. What a great find. Thanks and ice to hear from you.

  3. I was just getting on to recommend heavenlyhomemakers.com! Laura is a great resource for doing it healthy and easy. Of course, sometimes she make sme tired with all she's doing!
    Great to see your blog, Nataline, and so happy to hear that you're getting to stay home with your babies. Blessings!

  4. Good to see you Carrie. Thanks for visiting. Are you blogging much these days?