For many people, the thought of changing to a whole foods diet is a bit overwhelming. So to introduce the concepts a bit more easily, I’ve developed a 15 step plan called “How To Enjoy Real Food”. The aims are to:
- Introduce some of the key elements of whole food nutrition
- Apply these elements to everyday eating
- Show how to replace poor quality modern food stuffs with healthy alternatives
The course is composed of the following 15 steps. It is suggested you add in one a week, but it’s up to you how you fit it best into your timetable.
- Breads (some gluten free)
- Stocks, soups & seasonings
- Raw veges and salads
- Baking (mostly gluten free)
- Grains, legumes & vegetarian dishes
- Organ meats, and raw meat & fish dishes
- Sprouted & fermented foods
- Sauces, dressings & chutneys
- Takeaways and eating out
- Tying it all together
HOW DOES IT COMPARE WITH NOURISHING TRADITIONS?
- It can be used as a companion to Nourishing Traditions, but is also self contained for those people who don’t have NT.
- It leads you through the concepts covered in NT, step by step, to make it easier to integrate into your lifestyle
- The bread and baking sections include gluten free recipes
- Some of the recipes are a bit simpler for the cook with limited time
- Some recipes include “compromise” foods to help make the transition a bit easier
WHO IS THE COURSE DESIGNED FOR?
- want to start with whole foods and are looking for an introductory text
- want a guide for working through the many concepts
- have got a copy of Nourishing Traditions, but are finding it a bit daunting and don’t know where to start
- are trying to combine whole food eating with a gluten free or casein free diet, and are having trouble with the bread and baking recipes in Nourishing Traditions
It does assume some basic cooking knowledge, so if you’re a total novice, you’ll also need a kitchen handbook of some kind. On the other hand, if you fell in love with Nourishing Traditions at first sight and dived in head first, this will probably be a bit basic for you.
IS IT DESIGNED FOR NEW ZEALAND ONLY?
A few “kiwi-isms” may have sneaked their way in there, but if I’ve written anything you don’t understand, just email me and I’ll interpret.