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.
Safe cookware is foundational for a healthy kitchen. But how do we know which types are truly safe? Here is a brief overview of the three basic categories of cookware.
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.
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!
My sausages are adapted from a recipe in the book Nourishing Traditions. I have modified and added many ingredients to make them more nutrient-dense and tasty. I have also simplified the process and now make them super quickly and efficiently! They are delicious for breakfast and travel well when packed in lunches. You can modify the recipe to include vegetables and spices that suit your preferences. Enjoy!
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.
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!)
Kids can have fun coming up with nutritious recipes of their own! Join 10-year-old Brandon Fabry as he prepares one of his favorite meals: a healthy salmon stir-fry.
Sisters in the Kitchen show you how to make a delicious turkey meatloaf—a rejuvenating recipe on the run.
A great substitute for mashed potatoes!
- 2 heads cauliflower
- 1/2 c. chicken broth
- A few garlic cloves, pressed or minced
- Boiled chicken (a little goes a long way)
- Basil (dried is fine)
- Salt and pepper
Steam cauliflower until very soft. Combine with chicken broth. Add garlic. Add boiled chicken and puree (a stick blender works great for this). Add basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
Try to serve right away, but can keep in the oven to warm. Does not do well for leftovers.