Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nourishing Traditions Cookbook Giveaway

In the spirit of all you generous bloggers out there, I've decided to host my first ever giveaway! For those reading my blog on Facebook, you can participate, too. The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook has changed my life. It's sub-title reads, "The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats" . Not only is it a cookbook, but it is an excellent resource for healthy eating. It explains everything in terms easily understood. For example it talks about the differences in flours, sugars, fats, etc. 

This was taken from the back cover, "Recalling the culinary customs of our ancestors and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Nutritions researcher Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research. The revised and updated Second Edition contains over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents."

So why am I doing this challenge? I believe feeding our families healthy meals is an important part of striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman. That said, now here's the challenge. If you want to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment telling me at least one thing that you are going to change this year to help your family eat healthier. That is all you have to do! Just please leave me a way to contact you in case you're the lucky winner. We'll draw a name out of hat, next Wednesday, April 14th and announce the winner. Can't wait to see your responses!

Good luck! 

God Bless, 
Jackie

33 comments:

Regina @VestPocketFamilyFarm said...

I love my copy of Nourishing Traditions, so don't sign me up for the giveaway. But if you don't have a copy--it's an excellent introduction to eating well.

Lisa said...

I, too had a copy, so don't sign me up either. It's definitely an excellent resource for healthy living.

Angela said...

I don't have a copy so I am entering..and as for the question...

The one thing I already did for my family was being released from 110 lbs, and still counting. I'm a healthier mommy and wife in all areas...

My husband NEEDS to continue to lose weight..and LOWER his blood pressure. The Dr. wants to put him on medication. SIGH..we don't want that...So not only am I, but hubby is busy trying to add healthier food choices...He is reading labels everywhere these days.

My goal will be to make healthier lunches for my daughter for school. I've really cut back already with the processed store bought stuff...

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

This is a great way to help others become concious of what they eating. I hope you have a good response!

Leslie said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing. We do quite a bit already in regards of healthy eating: local grown, organics, high raw, no processed foods, no artificial sweeteners, et cetera. However this year we're also doing a LARGE garden with my parents to, and we're also being more conscious of our activity level (okay, really the kids and hubby are quite active, it's me who needs the most work in this area).

Bobbi said...

I would love to be signed up for the giveaway! We do eat pretty healthy overall because of allergies to food colorings and artificial flavors and sweeteners so we don't really need to change a lot about the way we eat. What we are working on now is portion control. It's hard! My husband has already lost 14 pounds towards his goal of 40 pounds.

motherofmany said...

My goal this year is to learn to make all my own condiments. Even when we make the meals ourselves, we have found we still get soy or wheat contamination, and with allergies to those, it can cause some real problems. There are certified comapnies out there, but I won't pay $7 for a jar of mayo.

It is funny because I can't keep a copy of Nourishing Traditions in my house. I always end up giving mine away to someone who needs it, and then even when I buy another, I give it away as well!

RaD said...

Sounds like a good book. We're overall just trying to eat healthier. Balance out the meals and teach the kids why it's important to eat from every food group and not just their favorites.

Taryn said...

I have heard so much about this book- but I never have been able to buy it. I would absolutely LOVE to win.

We are trying to eat healthier by really consistently eating happy meat (Happy meat is from animals that lead happy lives before they come to be with our house.)

I am also trying to do the no 'poo thing- but struggling a little bit 2 months in.

Amy said...

I would love a copy of this book.

This year I would like to lose weight and be healthier. For myself and for my family. I would also like to make satisfing health meals for my family. I would also like to spend more time in the kitchen making my own things.

Thanks for all your prayers. It helped me to know that you were praying for me. My hubby and I have been arguing. It is not a usual thing for us. The stress of the move, all the changes, and living with his sister. She is a non-believer and a very negative person. I know we are here for a reason. But she is impossible to talk to. Selfish, arrogant, and stubborn. I think God has given me a tall order.

A said...

Great Idea. My wife went through a lot when I was injured and could not drive for eight weeks. My goal is to always (not just this year but made this goal now) keep her happy and stress free.

Happy Mind= Happy Eating Habits.

Camille said...

Oh thanks for hosting! What a great giveaway Jackie!! I would *love* to win a copy of this book! :)

One thing I just did was order a whole case of Sucanat (organic) to use in place of sugar for as much as I can. You were the one to challenge me on that.

AND I have begun doing homemade chicken stock which I think has contributed to a very healthy winter...we really have enjoyed the healthiest one (with children) that I think we've ever had!! The plan is to continue on doing this for more than the coming year. :)

Hmmm...I am learning to do soaking of grains and desire to learn more about this "lost art" ~ maybe getting my hands on a copy of this book will steer me in the right direction! :)

Have a wonderful evening!
Love,
Camille

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book.We try to eat healthy.We have a garden,raise our own beef and pork,eat our free range chickens eggs and when the baby goat kids are not drinking all that yummy milk we drink that too.:)We hope to go on alot of walks this year.I have been exercising with a dvd but the weight does not come off as easy as it used to.Nikki

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Keep your comments comin'! Love it all!!!! I'm so proud of you all for the steps your taking. I'm praying God will bless each of your changes, whether they be baby steps or giant steps.

Love and Blessings to each of you,
Jackie

Mich said...

Sounds like a great cookbook. I have already stopped buying sodas for the house. water, juice and milk around here.

Deb said...

Hey Jackie!! I'd love to get a copy of this. What healthy change are we making?? Since DH and I have both been put on cholesterol meds, the fried foods are becoming a rarity along with other rich and heavy things that are plugging up our hearts.
Have a blessed weekend!!!
Deb

Tina said...

What a wonderful opportunity. Nourishing Traditions has been on my wishlist for a while. :)
At our house, we plan to continue with what we've been doing with hopefully not so many falls off the wagon. :) We grind our own wheat, try to eat fresh fruits and veggies (organic if possible). We try to get in exercise too.
Thank you for this giveaway. :)
In His love,
Tina

Lori said...

I am replacing all my cleaning products with earth friendly homemade cleaners and have cut out processed food. Looks like a good book, thanks for sharing it.

Holly said...

I would love this book. I'm working on reducing our sugar now. My little one loves sweets and I'm having a hard time with it. He loves juice, cookies, and candy. We already eat grass fed and pretty natural but can always find something to work on.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

I'm interested in winning this cookbook.

What I am changing this year...I am trying to cut back on the sweets for my whole family. I love to bake goodies a bit too much and we all love to eat them WAY too much!

Marie said...

Sign me up for a copy. We are cutting out our favorite snack of ice cream. We would buy ice cream every time it was buy one, get one free. We seem to be doing just fine without it.
Marie

Olivia and Me said...

Ooch, sorry about my delay in responding here.. I haven't a clue how I missed this post.

WE use only whole natural foods that can be 'broken' down quickly. Less salt, more herbs and only canned goods from my pantry.

with love,
Olivia

He & Me + 3 said...

We have been adding items from the health food store to our cupboards monthly. We are trying to eliminate medicines and use natural remedies for our aliments. It is working so much better. I am a terrible cook though so this would truly help me.
You have been busy...I have been looking at your blog below and wow. Lots going on. How do you do it all?

Sarah said...

Oooh great book! I have never heard of it! Please put my name in the hat too :)

The main thing we are doing is just trying to eat healthier in general...however I would love to incorporate more raw foods into our diet...I think that would be very beneficial to our familys health.

Great give-away Jackie!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

He&Me+3,
Like my husband tells me when I get overwhelmed sometimes, "Honey, just focus on one thing at a time." I still get overwhelmed sometimes, but I find it is all about timing and synchronizing. Blogging and FB bring down my productivity, but it I do love it so!

Debbie said...

The book sounds great. I just switched to using natural sugars like maple syrup instead of refined sugars and am considering milling my own grain (if I can get a good price on a mill). We eat homemade bread daily and love whole grains.

Kathy C. said...

Oh, I'd love to win this book. I've heard so many wonderful things about it! Hmmmm....one thing I'm going to do differently? Well, we already eat pretty good and healthy, but I think portion control is something we could work on! :)

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

What a lovely give-away! While I do have a copy of this already, I have a daughter graduating who is interested in food science - she would love this book! I have so many goal for this year, but I need to be realistic. The one that is most important to me is learning to make a soaked whole wheat sour dough bread from a starter. I would be pleased as punch to master this one!

Nadine said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I have heard so many great things about that book!
In our family we are trying to make more homemade mixes and basic items, instead of buying the pre-made stuff from the store!
You have a great blog!

Blessings!
~Nadine

The Real Me! said...

Okay my friend, I'm entering because I have a friend who would love this if I win. LOL!
So sign me up.
Hugs
Kim

Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I recently found your blog and have enjoyed reading about your garden adventure....
This is the first year we have lived somewhere where I can plant a garden. So to eat healthier I have began a raised bed garden and started some heirloom seeds. I, like you am having some trial and error with the whole planting my own seeds for starts, but it has been fun......

LizyBeth said...

I would like to be entered in your giveaway.

This year, we are grinding our own flour, and working on substituting all of our favorite white flour recipes with the wheat flour that we grind. It's a small step, but one in the right direction.

Jen said...

I would love this book! I have heard so many things about it. I'm also on my journey to loose weight and become healthy. We are planting 2 large gardens to have enough food to put up for the winter.

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