Real Food Bites

Real Food
Lately there has been a plethora of great articles and blogs related to real foods. I wanted to try to spread the word and share this great information I have found with others.

Farm-to-Fork Dinner Fiasco
Have you heard of Quail Hollow Farm in Nevada? Well neither had I until there was a Farm-to-Fork dinner fiasco.
Apparently they were raided by the Health Department and food from the farm had to be thrown away and covered with bleach, not even able to be fed to animals. So sad.  I read it about it on kellythekitchenkop and foodrenegade. Both great sites that have more of the story and more about real food in general. Thanks, Kelly and Kristin for bringing attention to this.

Real Food Blogging
I just discovered a new blog brucebradley. It may not sound like a real food blog, but it is. He is a former food marketing exec who now writes about how the food industry markets food. It is a great blog, very well written, with good insider perspectives about processed foods. His latest post, Processed food: Trick or Treat? is about frequently used food additives that qualify as "all-natural."
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I found his blog through smallbites. Thanks Andy for highlighting a great blog.

Real Food Reading
I just started reading Joel Salatin's new book Folks, This Ain't Normal.

In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.
I just started reading this and I cannot put it down. His writing style is very to the point and humorous. There is also a book discussion going on at the polyface farms blog.  Every week there will be a chapter-by-chapter discussion where you can leave your comments about it.

Real Food for Baby
Another great post from FoodRenegade is about Ditching Infant Cereals.
Perhaps one of the biggest and most frightening crimes against young infants by pediatricians, food marketers, and parents everywhere is the recommendation that young infants should be eating rice cereals or other grains.

She goes into much detail about why eating grains is not the best choice for a newborn and gives some great suggestions about what to feed instead. She is also offering an online e-course Beautiful Babies.

Across 12 weeks of lessons, you’ll learn:
  • Why soy can prevent pregnancy 
  • How eating a low-fat diet makes you 85% more likely to be infertile 
  • How to successfully breastfeed your baby, and why it’s so important 
  • About gentle, natural birth alternatives 
  • What to do if breastfeeding doesn’t work for you (and it’s not commercial formula!) 
  • Why babies shouldn’t eat cereal (they can’t digest it!) 
  • How you can avoid ADD, autism, and allergies. 
  • How you can have a pain free birth without pain meds or an epidural. 
  • How you can prevent post-partum depression.

I hope you find these informative and noteworthy as well.

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