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Top Paleo Cookbooks to Enhance Your Collection

Several years ago my sister said she was “going paleo.” I was baffled. What in the world did that even mean? She went on to explain (in simple terms I could understand) that you ate foods that would have been available to our hunter/gatherer ancestors. This meant to butter, no gluten, no processed foods, etc etc. It’s often called the caveman diet for this reason. Honestly, I thought it was totally hogwash. But she won me over a little bit when she made some seriously good food. I’m certainly not following this diet 100% but I do notice living in…

World Meals: Germany/Latvia

Today’s world meals journey takes us to Europe. Ilze of Let the Journey Begin is sharing meals in her family. She estimates they spend about 10 Euro a day. Find out more about Ilze, her multicultural family and what they eat! First a little background: my husband and I live in Hamburg, Germany (although I originally come from Latvia) and are currently expecting our first child. So what I’ll describe is food for two grown-ups as the baby gets its food supply from me and (if all goes well) will continue to do so exclusively until its around 6 months…

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World Meals: USA – Texas

 For the third week of my meals around the world series we’re going back to my homeland of the USA. I’m excited for this week because I think many people assume all Americans eat is hamburgers and fries – and that’s just not true! It’s impossible to use just one family to represent the diversity in the country but here’s a glimpse into a typical day’s meals with Becky of Kid World Citizen. See previous weeks of Germany and Taiwan here. For breakfast on a normal school day, we will have fruit and either cereal, oatmeal, or maybe cinnamon toast.…

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World Meals: Taiwan

Last week, I started a series focusing on food, meals, and costs around the world. We started with Annabelle’s European family currently living in Germany. Today we’re going farther east to Taiwan with Amanda of Miss Panda Chinese. From Amanda: Currently we live in the U.S. My hometown Taiwan. We are a bi-cultural family and our meals mix the east and the west adding a touch of our own creativity. When we are in the States our breakfast options are cereals, milk, healthy banana bread, or Chinese pancakes. Lunch is usually delicious leftover. Dinner features a fish or meat entree…

World Meals: Germany {European Family}

When I was at the market a few weeks ago I began comparing food prices. Food in Morocco is of course much less expensive than in the US. I was a pretty budget shopper, while still going for as much high quality food as possible. Here food is priced how it should be everywhere. Fresh things are the least expensive. Processed foods more expensive. So we eat a lot of fresh food! Traveling in Europe has shown me the range of food prices. So for a fun project I thought why not ask other global families what they’re eating and…

Eat the World 2012 Food Olympics

Opening Ceremonies: Food Olympics 2012

The Olympic opening ceremonies are tonight!  In honor of celebrating this great world event I decided to host a food Olympics.  Below you’ll find recipes from all over the world.  Make a few and get in the Olympic spirit!!  If you would like to contribute a recipe representing your nation of origin or simply a national dish you love please join up in the linky at the bottom of the post. Also from China; Boiled Coke and Ginger Tea from Steve at Your Not From Around Here, Are You?  One of the great pick-me-ups I discovered in China is boiled Coca-Cola…

Is Your Food Making You Sick? Part Two

On Tuesday Nour of Nourition shared some of the ways our bodies can react to food.  In today’s post she takes the conversation further to focus on ways to deal with triggers and food issues. Is Your Food Making You Sick? Part Two In my last post, I described the three different types of food reactions: allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances. To answer Amanda’s request of what trigger foods to avoid, I’d say there isn’t an answer I can write in a post. It’s all about the individual. If you suspect an allergy, see a doctor or allergist. If you have…

Is Your Food Making You Sick

Is Your Food Making You Sick? Part One

As you know I have been focusing lately on handling my husbands’ celiac disease diagnosis.  It has taken time and a lot of learning for all of us to adjust our diet to accommodate this change.  I have been changing the recipes for the traditional Moroccan foods he loves to create a version he can eat. When I first start writing about this change I got a LOT of emails from people who were either personally making this adjustment or who had a family member who required similar changes. To be truthful it threw me for a loop. I didn’t…