I prepare food utilizing the "Nourishing Traditions" method which requires a bit of creativity working with some of my AR favorites. Providing delicious, healthy food for my family brings me such happiness!
My favorite things to cook
Cultured butter from local, raw cream. I love using the remaining fresh buttermilk to make sprouted whole wheat bread: sweet, moist, and packed full of protein and fiber!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have learned a new way of cooking and baking after a life-long addiction to sugar.
EVERYTHING has sugar, and all my holiday/special occasion memories are linked with sugar laden foods and treats. Now I love to make wonderful goodies with natural sweeteners -raw honey, maple syrup, or molasses. I don't want my children connecting every good memory to sugar (the bad sugars to be exact). As Michael Pollan says, "Treat treats as treats!"
My cooking triumphs
Anything that I've learned to make without trans fat, MSG, dyes, TBHQ, BHT, or other dangerous ingredients/additives. The food must taste wonderful to be considered a triumph in my book!
My cooking tragedies
Adding too many liquids (broth, orange juice) to a pork roast in the crock pot. Instead of roasting it boiled and was the most bland, horribly textered meat we'd eaten!