Saturday, September 15, 2012
Hello and welcome to The Wholesome Life at it's new home! Please excuse some of the errors and the chaos as I transition my blog from Squidoo to Blogger. Reason for the switch is because I needed to take advantage of being able to edit HTML in order to add certain scripts for various widgets I want to incorporate into my site. I will still maintain my site at Squidoo and will be maintaining and updating both sites. This site will be the one where I will host the Let's Get Fresh Fridays! blog hop.
I've entitled this page Home Sweet Home because that's what eating real foods brings me back to. It brings me back to growing up on home cooking and helping my mom in the kitchen canning tomatoes, baking bread, pickling (fermenting) vegetables and meats, making our own jams and jellies from the fruits we picked from our back yard trees. This blog aims to help you re-discover that type of REAL food and how much better it is for you than the processed chemically laden "food" that is on the supermarket shelves. Pure wholesome foods, and recipes containing REAL ingredients is what you'll find on this site. Trust me, butter is NOT your enemy, and neither is grass-fed beef, pork or chicken. I am a 9 year cancer survivor and since my ordeal, I've changed my eating habits. I've stopped eating processed foods laden with chemical preservatives and substitute food ingredients, such as margarine and substitute eggs.
WARNING!! My recipes and cooking methods include real butter, cream, bacon, bacon fat, and lard from grass fed pastured animals, raw whole milk yogurt, whole eggs including the yolks, raw honey, pure maple syrup and whole grain flour. In diabetic low carb no sugar recipes, I substitute Stevia for maple syrup and honey. There is nothing low fat about my cooking methods. I do not use margarine, egg substitutes, butter substitutes, low fat processed dairy or refined sugar and corn syrup. In essence, I do not use substitute foods. I use the REAL thing. Also, there is nothing fast about this food, as I do NOT use a microwave oven and EVERYTHING is from scratch. The site I've created here aims to debunk the "politically correct" propaganda regarding health and nutrition and bring back the old traditional methods and recipes.
For those of you who are new to real foods, here is a list of what REAL food should be:
2. Humanely raised (animals raised on pasture, not in factory farms)
3. Grown locally when possible
4. Whole and unrefined (real maple syrup instead of high-fructose corn syrup)
5. Processed as little as possible (raw milk instead of pasteurized and homogenized)
6. Nutrient-dense (enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics)
7. Free of additives and preservatives
8. Free of synthetic and chemical ingredients
9. Not genetically modified
10. Traditionally produced and prepared
Also, please remember to visit on Fridays to post your favorite real food recipes!! Here's your chance to show off your culinary skills and promote your blog site. Check out Let's Get Fresh Fridays!! I just started Let's Get Fresh Fridays recently. There will be many firsts on this site to check out, so stay tuned and be the first to take advantage of them. Buon Appetit!!