We're glad you're here! On this extension of the momsAWARE website, you'll find recipes and instructional videos to help you cook "outside the box" of processed, pre-packaged convenience foods. Our recipes make use of healing, nutrient-dense ingredients, based on the research of Weston A. Price and others who have discovered the rich heritage of clean, unprocessed foods.
In our quest for better health, many of us are considering a dietary change, one with fewer processed, "boxed" foods. Perhaps chronic illness is a motivating factor. Or a child with behavioral issues. Or simply a general desire to eat healthier.
All sorts of doubts creep in when we make a decision to change. Doubts that keep us from taking action. Below are ten such doubts, along with ten truths to counter them.
Blend in food processor or high-powered blender:
- 1 red pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 onion
- Beet greens, carrot greens, or any greens of choice (a couple of handfuls)
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Add a small amount of water if needed to make a nice "paste" or "sauce."
This is a fundamental healing food. Known as the "Jewish penicillin," chicken stock is best prepared from scratch. The following instructional video shows you how.
(This video is part of a momsAWARE series called the Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition. Other topics include fermentation of vegetables, ways to locate food resources, and suggestions for utilizing nutrient-dense greens. Feel free to join us on this 10-step journey to healthier eating—we'd love to have you!)
A sweet but healthy treat that you and your kids can enjoy as a snack or dessert! Erin Fabry demonstrates this simple, delicious recipe for Sweet Carrot Fries.
- 4 c. coarsely chopped, peeled yellow onion
- 4 c. de-strung, coarsely chopped celery
- 2 c. almond flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 4-6 tbsp. poultry seasoning blend
- 2 jumbo eggs
Place celery and onion in large bowl. In another bowl, mix baking soda with almond flour. Add poultry seasoning. Toss flour mixture with vegetables. Add eggs and mix by hand to keep it chunky.
Place in glass pan or loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
These cacao balls make great gifts. Instead of sugar-laden, chemically altered, processed chocolate, introduce your friend or coworker to raw cacao powder. Not only are you giving something natural, you're also offering a nice dose of the "bliss" chemical, anandamide, a neurotransmitter linked to good mood!
Kids can have fun creating their own recipes for healthy, nourishing foods! Join 12-year-old Colin Fabry as he demonstrates his recipe for chocolate avocado ice cream—a nutritious and delicious dairy-free/sugar-free treat you and your kids will love!
Curious about kombucha? You're not alone. Many are discovering the benefits of probiotic beverages such as kefir, kvass, and kombucha.
What is kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, naturally carbonated tea, combining sweetened tea with a "mushroom" consisting of active cultures of yeast and bacteria. This mushroom (pictured below) is better known as a SCOBY, or Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast.