In just a few weeks I'm hopping a plane to Dallas for the 12th annual Wise Traditions conference, and the theme this year is “Myth Busters”. It's only my third year attending, but I've been a Weston A. Price groupie for almost eight years now. After I went the first year I was hooked.
You wouldn't believe how fun it is, this is a typical day at the conference:
- Wake up to…what's that noise? Oh yeah, it's silence in my nice peaceful hotel room.
- Go eat breakfast with other fellow foodie freaks who think talking about things like sprouting grains, soaking grains or avoiding grains is riveting.
- Say hi to Sally Fallon as I walk by her table or see her in the hall.
- Go chit chat with my sponsors, who are also my friends, and try some of their yummy food samples. I love hearing about what new projects they might be working on.
- Meet up with other blogging friends in our gathering spot to post some Twitter and Facebook updates.
- On the way to the first session of the day, say hi to Dr. Kaayla Daniel or Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride or Mark McAfee or… You get the idea – there are all sorts of ‘cool people' sightings throughout the weekend!
- Attend various sessions and take notes for posts, Twitter or Facebook updates, to keep all of you in the loop who weren't able to come.
- Head over to lunch and find friends to sit with or meet some new weirdos like me. Drool over the delicious food, and thank God that I don't have to worry about what it might be fried in and whether or not I'll end up in the bathroom all afternoon.
- Attend more sessions, and learn an amazing amount of new information, take notes like crazy so I don't forget a bit of what I want to share with my readers.
- Dinner! Take it all in while my amazement is renewed at how delicious REAL FOOD is.
- Hang out with bloggers and readers and sponsors, and all the fun friends who I only get to see once a year, but thanks to the internet, it doesn't feel like that at all! Have some wine in the hotel bar, kick back, possibly talk about something non-food related, but most likely end up talking about fermented foods, the benefits of pastured meats, or some other highly exciting topic…to us anyway. 🙂
To all of my Real Foodie friends out there, please come so I can meet you.
Tell me in the comments if you already know that you'll be there!
Go here to register and get more info:
Even MORE exciting:
This year, the company that first sponsored my blog long ago is also now my exclusive Dallas trip sponsor for the conference: !
One of my favorite products they sell is rendered beef tallow from pastured cows. I priced it and if you buy the big pail then it's even cheaper than rendering it yourself! I use it for guilt-free frying and making things like homemade French fries, chicken tenders or fish, onion rings, etc. After all the years of being told that these good fats will kill me, I feel like I've won the lottery every time I eat that stuff and know that it's actually good for me.
Below is a video with John Wood, founder of U.S. Wellness Meats. If you're not convinced of the benefits of grass-fed meat and animal fats, you will be after watching it. First though, Check out the online store – click “Sale Items” on the left and you'll see their weekly specials. The gourmet steak package caught my eye because it's $25 off and it's a good deal for that many grass-fedsteaks. Also on their sale page: white chocolate! Who knew?