Traditionally prepared foods offer the most nutrition for our bodies. Real, whole food is not only nutritious but it's also flavorful and satisfying. Making the transition to traditional foods does not have to be complicated or overwhelming. We want our bodies to be at their optimum health so that we can carry out the gifts and talents God has given us. Thriving health comes not from the pharmacy but from the farm. Eating foods God created, prepared to give us optimum nutrition is the best way to heal our bodies and preserve our health.
When I started exploring traditional cooking six years ago I found so many blogs, books and websites I got lost and overwhelmed. Some writers were so dogmatic I felt as though I was a complete failure in feeding my family. With a baby one the way I knew I wanted to raise him to eat healthy, whole foods but I had lost a desire to even try because I was overwhelmed. I wanted my body to thrive so that it could nourish the child inside me and of course, I wanted to know how to prepare the best foods for our son when he was old enough to eat. It seemed every post I read was full of a new danger and a food or substance I needed to eliminate. I was lost.
Then I discovered a gracious, godly women named Wardee (Ward-ee), owner of Traditional Cooking School. Her style of writing, her humble spirit and her amazing video lessons put me at ease. I felt like I really could go from eating boxed maccaroni and cheese and fish sticks to making homemade foods. I printed out the lesson materials, watch and rewatched videos and finally gained confidence that I could have a traditional kitchen. Plus, I did all this while pregnant and working full-time.
Once I understood the fundamentals of traditional cooking, like why fats are not our enemy, whole grains are hard to digest unless properly prepared and what sweeteners are both flavorful and beneficial I jumped headfirst into sourdough, more specifically, spelt sourdough.
Traditional Cooking School has taking the scary out of real food cooking and gave me confidence to explore in healthier options to the foods we love. They say knowledge and power and I can't tell you how empowering it is to know that I can make everything from ketchup to crackers without relying on the grocery store. By large majority, I no longer shop for food, I shop for ingredients and I prepare foods at home.
Is Traditional Cooking Right for Me?
I'm glad you asked! I can't think of anyone who would not benefit from learning how to prepare foods traditionally.
- have food allergies or sensitivities
- want to teach your kids to cook
- are interested in sourdough
- want to prepare whole grains for easy digestion
- think fats are bad
- have been eating vegan/vegetarian
- want to learn to cook outside
- are interested in learning how to ferment or dehydrate foods
- have a pressure cooker collecting dust because you don't know how to use it
then Traditional Cooking School is right for you.
Check out Wardee's this free 5-video series, and her tip sheet on fermenting foods to get an idea of how awesome traditional cooking school is.