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Last year on the forum, we started a Baby Steps section to help people new to traditional foods. Each month, I will be posting those baby steps to the blog in case you’re wanting to start your own Traditional Foods journey.
For April, our theme is veggies. This month we turn to upping vegetable intake and soaking grains. This will be easier now that we have reduced our sugar intake and increased the trace minerals in our diets since the beginning of the year.
- Begin lacto-fermenting vegetables. Start with easy recipes like gingered carrots and sauerkraut. Look for recipes on this blog later in the month.
- Look at the dirty dozen (link opens a .pdf) and begin doing what you can to reduce pesticide exposure through either choosing organic or choosing low-pesticide vegetables that are in season.
- Start experimenting with soaking grains and looking into sourdough breads.