Friday, August 13, 2010

Whole Foods

I've learned a lot from my sis and brother-in-law about whole foods this summer. They truly are better for you. I'm stilling learning more everyday. We are going to start getting meat from grass fed animals, raw milk, and many more different foods that are natural and/or organic. We are starting slowly because it does cost a bit more buying natural and organic foods. But it's worth it because the better you eat, the better you feel.
Check out to learn more about whole natural and organic foods.
I'm very excited about this Fall. We are getting chickens!!!! I've been talking to my hubby about it for at least a year now, but have had little luck due to us living in town and the worry of the stink they give off. However, his we spent a week with his sis on vacation and she was able to explain to him benefits about having chickens. I only want 3....and even though we live in town, we have a great size backyard that is fenced in. He is now very much looking forward to getting the chickens and building the coop. We have had a garden this summer. We had corn, but the ants got the best of it, we currently have 2 watermelons growing and growing, we got 1 was very tasty and fresh (and organic), and we have a blackberry bush. It has really grown since I've planted it. Hopefully it will flourish and produce next season. We've also got a big batch of okra. The okra has done the best. We had trouble growing any tomatoes, cantaloupe or carrots....and our pear trees didn't produce this year. But, we were very excited for the way things turned out for our first garden. We plan on having a Fall garden and my awesome hubby is going to build a coop over the spring garden that can be moved to the Fall garden when it comes time to plant another spring garden. That way the chickens can fertilize each one. We are so excited that we will soon be having fresh eggs:)
This morning I made some amazing waffles, if I do say so myself:) They are good for you too.
Check out the recipe:
~1 1/2 cups white flour or whole wheat flour
~1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
~1 Tbsp. baking powder
~1/2 tsp. cinnamon
~1/4 tsp. salt
~~~~Mix the above ingredients together
~~~~Mix the below ingredients together
~2 eggs
~1 1/2 cups raw milk
~4 Tbsp. coconut oil
~2 Tbsp. brown sugar
~~~~Mix all ingredients together and pour in waffle iron until done.
**I say they are good for you because most of the ingredients I used were all natural or organic. You can top these yummy waffles with maple or all natural syrup, yogurt, jam, or fresh fruit. They really are delicious and my kids loved them as well! I plan on making a double batch and freezing them to pop in the toaster on school mornings for a quick, nutritious meal.
I hope you all have a blessed day!
~My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2