I watched this video on Barbara's blog or "3 Acre Homestead." Thanks so much!
A new series is starting on the 25th of March, with this Chef Jamie Oliver.
I truly believe what our families are missing so much by not knowing where our food comes from. I highly recommend the following to help you; gentle reader learn about America's Health Crisis related to food consumption by
Reading List or cookbooks I use:
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE: A year of food life
The Green Thumb Preserving Guide
HOMEMADE: How to make hundreds of everyday products
Better Groceries for Less Cash
Complete Book of Home Preserving
Joan & Lydia Wilen
Bottom Line's Healing Rememdies
The Farmer's Wife Cookbook
The Complete Book of Home Freezing
Eat This, Not That
Cheaper & Better Homeade Alternatives to Storebought Goods
A Slice of Organic Life
M.E. Winston & Holly Garrison
The New York Cabbie Cookbook
Jams and Perserves
Janis Jibrin MS, RD & Susan Westmoreland
Good Housekeeping: The Supermarket Diet Cookbook
MOST IMPORTANT FOR SELF/FAMILY CARE:
(THANKS NUNNIE PANTS for clueing me in on this treasure.)
BACK TO EDEN
Fast Food Nation
Also on the Peta Website are videos on the treatment of America's Food Industry and lack of humane care for meat animals. Mind you, I can not buy Tyson or KFC any longer. Because of the videos on PETA's site, I was finally able to eat our own farm eggs and this year; we will humanely butcher our own animals for food. Yes, I still have meat in the deep freezer but, as it is used up; we are not replacing it with store bought.
http://www.peta.org/ (this site has a free vegan starter kit)
I am turning more to vegetables but, I have a hubby (TEXAN) that has to have meat with every meal. I am working this down too, by cooking one meatless dinner a week. Got to start him out slowly........ Will I ever be totally vegan? Probably not, I do love a good steak or roast chicken once in awhile. However, I don't consume meat everyday.
Another thing, since I have changed my shopping habits and pantry stocking. My son's ADD is much less noteable, is on grade level or higher, sleeps better and earlier. My husbands high cholesterol has dropped to normal range. The boys know how to identify vegetables/fruits and love salads.
Our food bill/budget has benefitted the most
weekly food bill average
2007 $225 (junk, sodas, sugared juices, prime meat cuts, impluse buys)
2008 $170 (less)