Nourishing Traditions blogs, Lenten/Meatless meals & the next RFW

February 20, 2009 · 8 comments

I’ve got 3 quick things for you today:


1. Those of you who are fairly new to eating the “Nourishing Traditions” way, I wonder if you realize something? When I first found the Weston Price website 5 years ago, do you know that I would do internet searches and come up with hardly anything when I wanted to read more? “Soaked bread recipes” – zilch. “Getting your kids to take cod liver oil” – nada. Recipes or everyday tips on implementing all I was learning – very little. I just wanted to be sure you appreciate all that you have available to you now! Not just all the Real Food Media blogs, but the many many other traditional food sites out there today. It blows me away! It is so nice to know that we are not alone in our journey!


2. Lent begins next week on Wednesday, be sure to check out this post with Meatless/Lenten meals! It’s broken down into sections with egg recipes, pasta recipes, etc. (Note: even if you don’t observe Lent, you may want some good Meatless meal ideas to help lower your food budget.)


3. Our next Real Food Wednesday topic: SHARE YOU REAL FOOD TESTIMONIES! Cheeseslave will be hosting, and we can’t wait to hear how Real Food has changed your life!

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    1 Local Nourishment February 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

    We don’t observe Lent, but we plan one meatless meal a week. It helps with our budget quite a bit. After several years of trying to live vegitan, (that’s vegan minus the politics) I have several family-favorite recipes I’m just not willing to ignore!


    2 Motherhen68 February 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

    THANK YOU so much for the Lenten resource. We do observe Lent and since we also do Low-carb, it gets tricky. Not only that, but I don’t want to eat these extravagant meals with expensive fish/shellfish since that misses the whole point of meatless meals during Lent! Before low-carbing, we did beans & rice often. Last year, our 1st year low-carb, we did a lot of tuna/egg salad. 6 weeks of tuna salad twice a day gets old pretty quick.

    Thanks again. :)


    3 KristenM February 20, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Ah, you have it easy! ;p Orthodox are expected to keep a VEGAN fast for all of Lent. That used to mean we ate lots of beans and rice, legumes, peanut butter, bread, and pasta. This is our first Lent since going low-carb and mostly grain free, and I’m clueless about how we’re supposed to eat.

    At first I thought I’d just eat all the grains, but smother them in coconut oil and other saturated fats in order to help us stay full and healthy. But now I’m questioning whether even that would work.

    Then I learned that in traditional Orthodox cultures where the food variety is scarce (among, say, the Alaskan natives), they don’t eat *different* foods. They eat *less* food. So, they keep the fast by only eating one major meal a day instead of 3. Kinda like Muslims fasting while the sun’s up during Ramadan.

    Now I’m thinking that’s what we’ll end up doing for my husband, as my kids and I aren’t required to keep the fast at all. (No fasting for young kids or pregnant or nursing mommas!)


    4 Jen@BigBinder February 20, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Yay!! My husband is really getting on board with healthier eating and I am excited you’ll have Lent recipes for us!


    5 IssacsWife February 20, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    dont worry Kelly, I really appreciate the internet!
    I cant imagine how limited knowledge was back in the day on any subject. I google everything I have a question on. Though it means alot of sifting at least we have freedom of information.
    I am still on baby steps – the main thing I have been doing is bone broths, CLO, and eating more fat. I am pregnant and have been eating lots of yogurt, avocado, almonds and cooking with EVOO, coconut oil and peanut oil (i think thats a good fat). and i cant believe its true, but it does stave off the sugar cravings.
    tonight i am going to soak almonds and tomorrow turn them into crispy nuts.


    6 Kelly February 21, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Kristen, are you pregnant or nursing? Sorry, I should know that, huh?!

    Jen – COOL about your hubby!

    Isaac’s Wife, those are some SWEET “baby steps” you’re taking!

    LN, I agree, I have some meatless recipes that we all love, too – and like you said, it’s a good money-saver. (Especially our younger kids seem to prefer meatless meals.)

    Motherhen, that Lenten meals list is pretty carb-heavy, though – it was done well before I was trying to lower our carbs. If you find more low-carb lenten meal ideas, please comment at that post and add your ideas, I would appreciate it! :)

    Thanks everyone!


    7 Kristi September 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm


    I’m still new to the blogosphere; but I write about preparing for pregnancy (and breastfeeding). My website is I would be happy to write a blog post about how good quality nutrition affects pregnancy and the growing baby. I am also an ER nurse and see women who are eclamptic (having seizures). When they come out of their seizure, I ask what they have been eating recently, and it would amaze you some of their responses–definitely not nutrition.

    Anyway, I love your blog and come here frequently, and have posted many of my pain free pregnancy approved recipes to your blog carnival.




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