Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2014.
224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"It's time to get back to your roots (literally) with Back to Butter. It's time to get away from processed and industrialized foods and enjoy an energizing, nutrient-rich, and satisfying lifestyle. It's time to feel great! The traditional food movement focuses on real, whole foods--foods that our ancestors ate--and is quickly becoming the diet and lifestyle of choice for those looking to nourish themselves in the most sound and natural way possible. Traditional foods are unprocessed, naturally raised, traditionally prepared, deeply nourishing, and decidedly unrefined. Authors Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost take you through the basics of a traditional diet with ease and understanding, offering a list to get your pantry started and why some of the natural foods that you may have thought you should avoid (like butter, eggs, full-fat dairy, and meat) are actually healthy and essential. And eating a traditional diet doesn't mean you can't have your favorites [such as] White Bean Chicken Chili, Caesar Salad with Sourdough Herbed Croutons, Baked Potatoes with the Works, Buttermilk Pan-Fried Chicken, Wonderful Winter Pot Roast, Hummus, Guacamole, and Onion Dips, Peach Caramel Pie, and Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce. Rediscover how great whole foods can be with this guide to natural, healthy meals that make you want to thank your grandmother's grandmother's grandmother"-- Provided by publisher.
Foreword -- Preface -- Part I. The Traditional Foods Pantry -- Chapter 1: Fats and Oils -- Chapter 2: Sustainable Meat -- Chapter 3: Dairy -- Chapter 4: Nuts, Seeds, Beans, and Grains -- Chapter 5: Natural Sweeteners -- Part II. Traditional Foods Recipes -- Chapter 6: First Bites -- Chapter 7: Soup's On -- Chapter 8: A Salad, Please! -- Chapter 9: Nourishing Suppers: From the Sea; From the Garden; From the Pasture -- Chapter 10: Seasonal Sides: Spring; Summer; Fall; Winter -- Chapter 11: Fermented Fixin's -- Chapter 12: Bread and Breakfast -- Chapter 13: Save Room for Dessert! -- Chapter 14: Cheers! -- Resources -- Our Thanks! -- About the Authors.
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|Welcome (Back) to Traditional Foods! What if butter and other "banished" foods like eggs, cream, and bacon had the inherent potential to restore our health and well-being--and that of future generations? It's a pretty good question, isn't it? Traditional foods are the real, whole, unprocessed ingredients of our ancestors' kitchens. These simple foods nourished us for centuries, before modern food processing turned our health upside down. Their value is once again gaining recognition. Traditional foods include: Grass-fed Meats and Wild-caught Seafood Organic, Farm Fresh Produce Pastured, Whole, and Raw Dairy Healthy Saturated Fats and Unrefined Oils Soaked and/or Sprouted Grains, Nuts, Seeds, and Beans Fermented Vegetables and Cultured Condiments Unrefined Sweeteners Back to Butter explores these topics and more. Beautifully photographed and divided into two parts, Part I teaches you how to stock a traditional foods pantry and offers step-by-step guidance on the techniques and preparation methods practiced in traditional foods--including sprouting, soaking, and fermenting. Part II showcases more than 75 mouthwatering recipes, from main meals to side dishes, desserts, and more, including: Cultured Cream Cheese Olive Dip Red Rice Salad with Cumin Dressing Millet Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dipping Sauce Meatballs and Mushroom Gravy Caramelized Beets with Fresh Chives Fresh Corn Pudding Red Cabbage Kraut with Fresh Dill Sourdough Bread Pudding with Raisin Crispy Peach Cobbler Learn just how nourishing and delicious it can be to revisit the wisdom of our ancestors and return Back to Butter.|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||The Traditional Foods Pantry||p. 17|
|Chapter 1||Fats & Oils||p. 19|
|Chapter 2||Sustainable Meat||p. 26|
|Chapter 3||Dairy||p. 34|
|Chapter 4||Nuts, Seeds, Beans & Grains||p. 47|
|Chapter 5||Natural Sweeteners||p. 63|
|Part 2||Traditional Foods Recipes||p. 67|
|Chapter 6||First Bites||p. 68|
|Chapter 7||Soup's On||p. 81|
|Chapter 9||A Salad, Please!||p. 101|
|Chapter 9||Nourishing Suppers||p. 113|
|From the Sea||p. 114|
|From the Garden||p. 120|
|From the Pasture||p. 127|
|Chapter 10||Seasonal Sides||p. 147|
|Chapter 11||Fermented Fixin's||p. 172|
|Chapter 12||Bread & Breakfast||p. 182|
|Chapter 13||Save Room for Dessert!||p. 189|
|Chapter 14||Cheers!||p. 208|
|Our Thanks||p. 218|
|About the authors||p. 219|
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