My Top 20 Favorites List
Do you ever wonder what other people buy? Don’t worry, I can’t tell who buys what, but I can tell what people buy when they click over to Amazon from my site. I was happy to see that most of the items on this list truly seem to reflect what my blog is all about: REAL FOOD! And I love knowing that what you read here motivates you to learn more. I don’t think the item in the number one spot will surprise you…
A big thank you to anyone who has shopped at Amazon through my site. If you feel you’ve benefited from my blog, either by learning more about traditional nutritious foods, or in finding new recipes or meal ideas, I hope you’ll consider Christmas shopping that way. It all costs the same for you no matter how you enter, but I’ll get a small commission.
Here are the top 20 sellers through my site at Amazon so far in 2009:
20. The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children – One of the first books I read that explained why some of the food we were eating around here was just plain scary. Read the book review.
19. Fireproof DVD – This was interesting since it’s not food related, but if your marriage is floundering in the least, you’ll find the answers for how to fix it in this amazing movie.
18. The Maker's Diet – Another book I read early on about Real Food, and wow, my wheels started turning and they haven’t stopped since. This book is especially helpful for those struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or anything similar.
17. The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability – I haven’t read this one yet, but from everything I hear, it is VERY well done. (With the exception of the last chapter, people tell me that part is a little “out there”.) Apparently in each chapter the author debunks all the reasons for vegetarianism, including the theories that she herself once held to.
16. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods – This guy knows his stuff and if you’re thinking about trying to get more fermented foods into your life, this is the book to read. Here’s a book review on it, but be sure to read the differing viewpoints in the comments.
15. The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook: Healthy Cooking & Good Living with Pasture Raised Foods – I haven’t read this one, but if you have, be sure to tell us about it. Anything that helps cook a good grass-fed steak well would be super helpful. 🙂
13. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration – While this one isn’t the easiest to read, it’s definitely one you should add to your list. You’ll love finding out what foods so greatly impacted the health of those in the cultures Dr. Price studied.
12. French Women Don't Get Fat – Another great title, don’t you think? Could it be that butter and cream really are good for us?
11. No Greater Love by Mother Teresa – Again, this one surprised me that it made it to the top 20 and it wasn’t food related. I’m glad it did, though.
10. The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle: The Simple Plan to Flatten Your Belly Fast! – I’m reading this one now and it’s refreshing to read medical doctors talking about things like the importance of animal fats for our health.
9. The Untold Story of Milk, Revised and Updated: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows – This was the first book I read when considering the issue of raw milk. A great comprehensive look at an important topic.
8. Fat Head DVD – I’m so glad this has sold well through my site. I love this movie and nothing else has even come close to explaining so clearly the TRUTH on the saturated fat myth.
7. Cure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition – It’s not surprising that this topic would grab the attention of so many readers, since it is often what initially draws people to the Real Food movement.
6. Cuisinart 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker – The only gadget on the list, and no wonder it’s right up there – my Cuisinart makes the best ice cream ever. When you can have ice cream for breakfast (less sugar in this recipe that you’d eat on a breakfast pancake and full of healthy fats), what’s not to love?
5. Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil – This is the coconut oil with no taste or smell, the one that’s still good for you, but not as good as the virgin coconut oil. Some recipes the virgin oil won’t work in, though, and those are the recipes I use this in. (Here’s where to find the virgin coconut oil.)
4. Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats – Don’t you love the politically incorrect title? 🙂 This one was written by none other than Sally Fallon & Mary Enig, so you know it’s good.
3. Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods – I buy 2 or 3 of these at a time to give away as gifts when I find out someone is pregnant.
2. Real Food: What to Eat and Why – A super clear and easy-to-read book on the basics of Real Food. This book would be a great gift for beginners.
1. Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats – Surprised? Neither was I. Mine has stains, worn pages and notes written all over it. It’s not only recipes, but it’s also like an encyclopedia. It is well-loved and an absolute must-have for those learning about traditional foods for the first time as I was…and still am.