Pasta Is Done When You Throw It Against The Wall . . . And It Sticks
If you’re wondering, I’m summing up my culinary education from birth to eighteen for you here. Ahem.
Learning to cook real food was not something that happened gradually for me. One day I can’t even look at the bones from the my extra spicy Wingstop order, the next I have fish heads in my cabinet . . . and they are looking at me!
But Oh, I Had Motivation
Tens little finger and ten little toes to nuzzle and squeeze and kiss and coo over. I wanted a BABY. . . and a baby was the last thing I could have. Blood tests revealed that years of lowfat dieting had lowered my cholesterol to nearly undetectable levels – lower than those long distance runners who don’t get periods. It’s embarrassing to admit now, but when I first heard the numbers I thought it was a good thing! Um, no. Cholesterol is necessary for producing the hormones that sustain a pregnancy, she told me. Fine, then. I went home and drank 8 oz of olive oil straight. (Do not ever do this! You will puke for 10 hours!)
I wanted cholesterol. I wanted a baby. I wanted my horrible acne, acid reflux, anxiety and chronic exhaustion to just GO AWAY. I wanted all of those things and more, but what I NEEDED was real food. So, with Nourishing Traditions in hand, I hacked away at my old food habits until every single one was gone. No one else I knew was eating this way and honestly I kind of felt like the unibomber while concocting ferments in my kitchen. It was hard. And frustrating. And because of all the failures I had to throw out, it was expensive too.
And If I Were On That Journey Today . . .
It would be totally unnecessary.Truth is, the nourishing lifestyle is NOT complicated, but making the transition on your own can be. As much as I would like to invite each of you into my kitchen and show you firsthand what a rich experience traditional cooking can be, I simply can’t. Maybe if we get our dream house I can invite some of you, but not the ones that live in Belgium ; – )
If you’re muddling through the transition to real food and don’t want to wait for my new kitchen, Jenny at Nourished Kitchen is enrolling now for her updated and fully revised How To Cook Real Food eCourse complete with 45 video tutorials, over 100 recipes, worksheets to help you develop your own recipes, tips for sticking to your budget and lifetime access to all teaching materials. This is the most comprehensive Nourishing Traditions-style cooking course I have ever seen. She’s even added a class on grain-free cooking for those of us who have abandoned bread and all it’s cohorts.
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