Being the giving person that I am, I thought I'd take a moment to share a few of my favorite links with you.
Many of the beloved recipes I've found online can be found on the right border of my blog. You'll just need to scroll down until you see "Recipes." A few are mine, a few are ones I've posted about, but most are those which I have tried, and of which I heartily approve! It's handy for me to have links for them readily available, and I hope you enjoy yourselves if you venture to try any.
~~CHILDBIRTH & BABIES~~
This site is dedicated to educating readers about waterbirth, by one of the pioneers in the field: Barbara Harper. At this site you'll find FAQs, resources, birth stories, and more.
Birth Pool in a Box
The best birthing tub EVER. I can tell you this from personal experience.
This website addresses ways to encourage your baby to settle into the optimal position for giving birth. Thankfully I haven't had any lasting problems with fetal positioning, but I've been mindful of these techniques during my last few pregnancies, and try to recline as little as possible.
This is a great company, located here in Portland. They have a wonderful selection of cloth diapers and other natural baby (and mama) items, and they have excellent customer service. I've been nothing short of tickled pink every time I've dealt with this company.
Ice Cream (Vanilla or Chocolate) from Kelly the Kitchen Kop
After receiving the longed-for Cuisinart 1 1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker for my birthday last month (thanks, Honey!), the search for the perfect recipe began. I resisted this particular recipe because I found the ingredients a bit costly for such a small amount of ice cream. But I am now a believer! Using real maple syrup instead of sugar, this creamy concoction delighted our entire family. I've also tried adding mix-ins, which has worked out well so far. But the vanilla recipe itself is simply scrumptious!
Soaked Whole-Wheat Tortillas from GNOWFGLINS
After discovering that you can soak tortilla dough to make delicious, healthy tortillas at home, I doubt I'll ever buy the store-bought variety again. These are soft, delicious, and nourishing. A big hit around here.
Delicious, Sugar-free Lemonade from The Nourishing Gourmet
It's not exactly "lemonade weather" right now, but I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe during the warmer months. I'm well aware that the lemons I bought were not local, yet I could hardly resist when it was so hot. This recipe is sweetened with stevia (beware: you'll only need a little) and is utterly refreshing when you really want something other than water to sip. And, you guessed it: our entire family loved it.
Braised Cabbage from The Nourishing Gourmet
As a lifelong cabbage-avoider, no one was more surprised than I to discover this delicious recipe. The best thing about it is that it's incredibly simple to make...it simply requires a little planning. My husband and I adore this recipe, and I think the boys are getting there. They do eat the deliciously tender, sweet carrots which are sprinkled atop the cabbage.
To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co.
I was so pleased with this company. My order also came with a dozen or so recipes...all friendly to the Nourishing Traditions (Weston A. Price Foundation) style of eating! Talk about hitting the jackpot.
New England Cheesemaking Supply Co.
I desperately want to learn to make cheese! I am definitely putting a few of these kits on my Christmas list.
Cheeseslave : no-nonsense blogger AnnMarie offers a mouthwatering array of recipes, along with thoughts on striving for health in today's culture.
Food Renegade : tackling society's perceptions, Kristen is a voice advocating Real Food.
GNOWFGLINS : with a positive, honest voice, blogger Wardeh embraces "God's Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In Season." She offers tutorials, videos, recipes, resources, and more.
Kelly the Kitchen Kop : Kelly shares candidly about her various endeavors in the kitchen. She also offers food-related news and pertinent links and tidbits.
Passionate Homemaking : This wonderful blog is a delightful mix of recipes, tips for responsible and green living, and Biblical womanhood. Lindsay is a refreshing, challenging writer, and I am blessed each time I visit her blog.
The Nourishing Gourmet : One of the reasons I enjoy Kimi's blog so much is that she offers so many delicious, healthy desserts and treats. Yet there's so much more to her website - information, tips, ideas on being frugal in the kitchen, and lessons on how we can learn from history. This is one blog I return to again and again and again.
Well, I hope something I've shared here has been helpful. These links have proven so usef
ul for me, and I'm very grateful to the website owners and authors for all their hard work. We can definitely learn from one another's experiences, and my journey is richer thanks to these.