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Healthy Eating, Cooking, and Baking

Introduction to my new blog 
Aug. 5, 2012 1:18 am 
Updated: Aug. 24, 2012 2:05 am
In the last couple of years, I have done extensive study in a number of areas concerning healthy eating. In my studies, I have found it incredible that so many of the common health issues have been caused by diet, and how many of these problems can be either prevented or even cured by relatively simple changes in the diet. The old adage "You are what you eat" is more true than most people can imagine.

Initially, my studies started with finding healthy foods for my parrots (I am a breeder), and very quickly expanded to healthier eating for my husband and I. Even though I have always prepared balanced meals, and had included a variety of food groups, I learned that some of the foods we were eating were not as beneficial as I thought they were.  Since I talk to quite a few people in all areas of the U.S. about the parrots that I raise, the subject of diet often became a topic of conversation. I was surprised to learn how many people had either no or very little knowledge about the foods that we eat. Although my specialty is grains and whole grain baking, the subjects discussed on this blog will include information outside of this topic.

In this blog, as time permits, I will share with you the information I have found in my studies. Some will be entirely informational in content, and others you may find to be somewhat frightening and controversial if you are not already aware of them. In some cases, the subjects include a tremendous amount of information, and further research may be required for you learn more about them.

My hope, and intent, for this blog is to try to educate people about the foods that we have available, and the foods we eat, in an effort to possibly prevent and eliminate some of the diseases  that have become so common to the people, and the children, in the U.S. I welcome all comments and additions that may be offered by visitors to this blog as I believe we can all learn from each other.
Aug. 5, 2012 10:28 am
I look forward to seeing what you have learned!
Aug. 24, 2012 2:05 am
Thanks iceemama, I hope that information I can pass on will help everyone to have a healthier and longer life.
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About Me
I breed large parrots, like to write, raise most of our veggies, completed my AS degree at 65, enjoy cooking specialty dishes and baking bread. I have done extensive study of cooking and eating healthy. A few years ago, I started researching healthy eating for my parrots, and it has since changed focus to the diet of my family. At this point, I make all of our bread using fresh milled flour that I make. We eat primarily pastures fed meats and eggs, and I make many of our condiments. We also avoid GMO foods and ingredients as much as possible. Since my 93 year old mother has moved in with us, we have eliminated the 10 medications she was on, and her physical and mental condition has improved considerably. I totally believe that we are what we eat. What is really best for us is a constant learning experience.
My favorite things to cook
I get bored with cooking daily meals, but enjoy making specialty and new dishes. I also enjoy baking breads from scratch using freshly ground flour made from various grains that I buy in bulk.
My cooking triumphs
One of my cooking triumphs was baking whole grain breads that are light, tasty, and healthy.
My cooking tragedies
My latest cooking tragedy was recovered with some effort. I made the Navy Bean and Ham soup that I posted and after the cooking time, much of the liquid had evaporated. I was tired when it finished and put it into containers and froze it as it was. The next day we had it for dinner and it was way too thick. As much as I didn't feel like it, I thawed 8 containers of the soup, added more broth, and repackaged it for freezing. It was really a pain, but I'm glad I did it. The finished soup was so much better.
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