Now we're at one shopping trip a month, so it requires careful list making and planning ahead. So how do we do it?
- We try to grow stuff - ever since the Congo, I'm a bit sick of planting things, since I managed a garden there that fed 7 expats and often it was our only source of food. I do have various fruits in the garden here and coriander, since that's the only thing that seems to grow. I also try to grow sprouts, to have some fresh nutrients the days that our stock of fresh food is low.
- I go to the market when I can. I've always loved African markets, and even though you can't find a great variety of things, you can find some fresh produce.
- We adopt local foods. When we arrive in a new country, we investigate what people eat and - if it fits within the paleo diet - we try it ourselves. If it's something our family likes, it will become a staple food. We prefer to eat local as much as possible, cutting down on the (expensive) city shopping.
- We try to find local meats. Mostly it's about networking and slaughtering ourselves. (Frankly, I think if you want to eat meat, you have to be able to kill it yourself)
- We freeze a lot of stuff when we get back from our monthly shopping trip.
|When I say rural, I mean rural. This is the view we had in the Congo|
- Seeking Balance - At Sagetribe, Kelly speaks about how their journey as a family has very much been marked by their journey into finding and learning about real food. From veggie burgers made and immediately frozen to homemade breads and cheeses, they've found the best way to find balance in their food story, is to keep simple ingredients on hand.
- Keeping Holiday Food Simple - At Living Peacefully with Children, Mandy shares how her family has developed a holiday tradition with food that allows her family to enjoy the day rather than slaving away.
- Grain-Free Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup Recipe - A hearty and delicious crock pot soup recipe helps to simplify food planning and preparation for any family. Amy at Anktangle shares her tried-and-true recipe for loaded baked potato soup—made without any grains or flours. What's more: it freezes well for reheating later!
- Feeing a Family in the Middle of Nowhere - At Authentic Parenting, Laura writes about the many ways she has found over seven years of living in the middle of nowhere to feed her family paleo.
- The Mind is a Wonderful Thing to Taste - Zoie at TouchstoneZ sees cooking with her family as a mindfulness practice and as service to her family.