Category Archives: Food Talk

I Met My Meat Part II

I reported back in February that I acquired a steer from a local rancher ear-marked for my freezer and I hired a butcher to do my dirty work. I observed the slaughter and provided pictures. Who knew there would be a Part II to the story, but you might consider this experience if you are…

“Fat”

I am told that I use the word too much. And for the first time this week my son started using the word. “Mama, why are you …?” “Well, you and I can talk about it, but I don’t want you to ask anyone else that question because it might hurt their feelings.” The conversations…

“Eat Organic” says Pest Expert

In my search for a pillbug recipe for our contest “Pest or Dinner?” I contacted David George Gordon, author of Eat-A-Bug. Not only does he have an entry to the contest I will be posting soon, he has recommended that if we are going to eat insects to fight depression, that we look for the…

Phytic acid and mineral absorption

Nature provides some cheap and simple ways to increase the minerals you are absorbing. Grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds contain a mineral inhibitor called phytic acid which can be reduced if you prepare your food intentionally. Soaking, fermenting, and sprouting are some of the most effective techniques. In the case of beans, many of us…

I Met My Meat

Monday morning a week or so ago marked butcher day. I left home early and drove about two miles to meet up with Dan and Ted. Dan’s family has been in this area for over a century. His family owns a lot of grazing land in the area which he leases to area ranchers. Dan’s…

Is it unhealthy to microwave food?

In my book I discuss the importance of dietary nutrients in fighting depression. We need to add them to our diets. But the flip side of the coin is that we need to preserve the nutrients we have. We need to avoid activities that will require more nutrients. Stress and toxic exposure, for instance, can…