I have always cooked from scratch. It’s just the way I cook and bake.
I don’t like making recipes that call for a can of this and a can of that.
I like to cook, really cook.
I like real food.
Creating in the kitchen is enjoyable to me. Monthly menu planning. Trying new dishes. Expanding my repertoire of dishes. Delighting my family with my creations. Spending hours there is fine with me. Except life demands that I spend time in other areas of our home. Doing *gasp* other things.
I had a pretty good system down. And then Nourishing Traditions entered our home library.
To say I was overwhelmed with information from that book would be a huge understatement.
One thing that baffled me was sprouting grains to bake with. Now, I grind our wheat to make bread, pizza dough, etc. But, if I sprout the grain by getting it wet, how then am I to grind it? Truly, this little piece of information escaped me.
Until Trina Holden sent me her e-book, Real Fast Food.
Now, I GET it! And I feel rather….umm…silly for not “getting” it sooner!
Real Fast Food is a gem. A treasure. An e-book that belongs in every kitchen!
Trina is most relatable. She writes from the perspective of a Mama just like you. One who doesn’t have all day to spend in the kitchen, yet doesn’t want to rely on “convenience” foods to feed her family.
Real Fast Food starts out with the why of menu planning, then gets to the how. Her explanation of how to menu plan is simple.
She then starts working through batch cooking, seasoning mixes, meats, baking, etc.
I like the way Real Fast Food is laid out. Very easy to read, filled with nuggets of info (remember that gem about sprouting grains?!), and enough recipes to keep your kitchen time exciting for a good, long while.
We used to have a dairy cow. We do not any longer due to a run-in I had with her in 2007. We do, however, still use raw, fresh milk. I love the recipes Trina included for making your own whey, cream cheese, buttermilk, and yogurt. Admittedly, I knew alot of the methods and such in this e-book already. But, Trina’s book taught me a lot more and encouraged me to try some new ones. Her recipe for whole wheat tortillas will be the only method I use from now on.
Priced at a very reasonable $6, what are you waiting for? Go buy this book! Then, come back here and let me know how much you love it!