I've been thinking a lot lately about making food on my own. My sister Beth and I will move out together next month, and I'll be largely cooking all my own meals. This is fine by me (though I will definitely miss living at home during the school year), but I want to do it well. My philosophy of food is definitely in its developing stages, but I know that, when possible, I want to eat locally grown food and prepare it in a way that will both maximize available nutrients and be tasty. Here are a few of my plans:
- Homemade noodles - I could make up a large batch, dry them and be set for the semester.
- Homemade bread - I'm trying another recipe today, but this is the one I'm thinking will win. Now, to find a dutch oven.
- Jams and Jellies - some are made, some are still coming.
- Quick and easy Indian food - See guidelines below. This needs tomatoes, so I'm thinking I'll skin, chop and freeze some while they're ripe.
- Eggs, with sausage from Nourishing Traditions. This recipe is seriously the best I have ever had, and can be frozen in individual patties.
- Vegetables, like kale! I never thought I'd like greens, but kale is delicious!
- Soaked oatmeal - another Nourishing Traditions recipe that's super easy. Just one part oats to one part water, soaked overnight. Boil another part water, add soaked mixture, and boil 3-5 minutes. When I remember to soak it overnight...
For each person eating (1-2 servings):