Sunday, February 14, 2010

Real Food Challenge Week Two

This is the second week of the Real Food Challenge and let me say that this week was much
easier! I was happy to see that I have been making some good decisions in our kitchen.

Day #8: Fats for High Heat
I have been using butter and coconut oil. I've also been cooking at a much lower heat since switching to grass fed beef.

Day #9: Fight Against GMOs
I have almost completely removed all GMO products from our home. My goal is to start March with out any GMO products in our home. It's been a struggle though because my husband still doesn't understand why I want to eat this way!!

Day #10: Fats You Shouldn’t Cook
I'm still struggling here!!

Day #11: Bake Some Sourdough
Again we're struggling. None of us like sourdough here!!

Day #12: Find Real Milk
We've been drinking raw milk since October and we love it. We go through about six gallons of raw milk a week. We are very blessed!! I'm so grateful to have found somebody we trust and it is relatively cost effective. If you are concerned about using raw milk with your children- all of my children ages 1-11 love it!! My kids refuse to drink "fake milk" from the store now.

Day #13: Get Your Bacteria
We love yogurt here. I'm still hoping to figure out how to make raw milk yogurt that isn't so runny. My daughters really love yogurt!!

3 comments:

angela said...

Hi, I just wanted to ask how you know if foods are GMOs? Thanks, Angela

marcella said...

You are doing great! I need to work on the non-GMO challenge - it's just not something I've really looked at when buying groceries. I'm sure there are some lurking in my kitchen! I hope we get some yogurt making pointers too, my attempt at raw milk yogurt was truly a failure.

Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen said...

You're doing great! Sourdough is definitely an acquired taste, but if you don't care for it you should try a no-knead (non-sourdough) recipe as the slow-rise has much of the same effects as a traditional sourdough, but without the characteristic sour flavor.

I think in March, we'll be doing a serious no-GMO challenge by picking a different company each week and asking them to stop using GMOs. You in?