Abundantly Nourishing Meals
by Crystal La Brake
The two main objections for instituting natural, nutrient-dense meals with your family are 1) it costs too much and 2) my family won’t like it. Yankton, South Dakota, chapter leader Crystal La Brake addressed the first objection in the Winter 2022 issue of Wise Traditions, where she compared the costs of processed foods with homemade foods—and homemade foods were the winner, even when made partially with organic ingredients.
La Brake addresses the second objection with this wonderful cookbook. Think “healthy” foods have to be weird? Think again. La Brake provides lots of yummy main dishes and casseroles, including Mexican lasagna, “rice-a-roni,” “Better Than Golden Arches” casserole, shepherd’s pie, pepper steak, Swedish meatballs, and “Just Like Wendy’s” chili.
Highlights include crispy liver chips and several versions of healthy pizza crust. The grains in bread and cracker recipes are all properly prepared and dessert recipes contain natural sweeteners. I am looking forward to trying soaked oatmeal cookies, chocolate (actually carob) covered crispy almonds, Cheese-It crackers, cookie dough fat bombs and cheeseburger soup!
La Brake also supplies basic recipes for broth, ferments, sourdough bread and crispy nuts. Interesting beverage recipes include hot “chocolate” (actually carob) and cowgirl lemonade.
I’d say that this book is a must for anyone with a hungry family—believe me, they won’t miss the processed alternatives. To order, visit abhsd.myshopify.com/products/cookbook. Thumbs up!
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2023🖨️ Print post