Princess wants pancakes every morning without fail.
Buckwheat pancakes cooked in a cast iron pan with farm fat is what she gets. She’ll put away four or five covered with raspberry rhubarb preserves or honey without so much as a blink.
Her brother prefers organic oats with honey and cinnamon, covered in almond milk. Farmer will only ever eat peanut buttered toast.
With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, I’ve been wondering what the best thing is to throw at a stomach like mine; a belly immediately overwhelmed with a couple spoons of oatmeal is then starving by 10 a.m. What does my body really need, since my goal is not to grow a whole lot horizontally, while still requiring nourishment like anyone?
Raw food, less meat, more water: these have been some of my personal dietary goals for some time. Each morning I look into the mirror and see someone who is getting healthier, looking younger, and continually raising her happiness quotient. I like her.
She’s nice to me, good to me and continually improving the conditions under which I live, along with my energy and stamina to live the life I enjoy.
The past few years I’ve spent enough money on pro-biotics, especially for the kids. It always seemed more prudent to help them prevent illness by improving good gut bacteria, than get them on antibiotics after they were found to be suffering from some infection.
Each morning I’ve been treating myself to homemade pro-biotics in the form of sauerkraut. The kicker now is: how to get the kids to eat it.
Making kraut is as simple as growing organic cabbage (one of the most heavily sprayed vegetables you can purchase in supermarkets), then shredding, salting and pounding the juice out of it, fermenting and jarring to keep for months in your refrigerator.
Grandma often said that her family would make a barrel of kraut on the back porch where it would stay all winter, her mother going out to chip off as much as they needed for a given meal, and then bringing it into the house to thaw. When Grandma would tell me kraut was good for me, for the life of me, I didn’t understand how.
Hopefully my children will catch on faster than I did.