This post is part of the Crafting a Healthy Kitchen series hosted by Jaimie Ramsey, Richly Rooted, and Young Wife’s Guide! Follow along on our blogs as we share practical tips for creating a healthy, real food kitchen, and pick up a copy of our cookbook, on sale for 31% off!
Do you ever feel judged for your eating choices? It’s not cool.
Judging others, or feeling judged, is a net that traps up most of us at one point (or five) in our real food journeys. People who eat a Standard American Diet feel looked down upon by the crunchy cuckoo-crazies on the other end of the spectrum. The cuckoo-crazies provide ample reason for the SAD folks to feel that way. And then there’s a whole lot of looking both ways all over the middle of the spectrum.
It doesn’t have to be like that. Food can be a joy, not a burden. Food can bring people together, instead of wedging them apart.
How? With a whole lot of grace and honesty!
Jami, Jaimie and I are all at different points in our healthy living journeys, and sometimes we have different focuses or priorities (both girls have done way more with essential oils than I have, for instance, and Jami has already jumped into healthy baby food with her twin boys).
But we joined forces to write an awesome cookbook that has all of our values in common–an appreciation for delicious, wholesome food and joyful, God-honoring homemaking. We wrote Real Food for the Real Homemaker to give you the recipes and resources you need, no matter where you are on your real food journey!
Today, Jaimie is giving you a glimpse into her real food journey.
Here’s an excerpt from Jaimie’s post:
I have a confession to make to you.
I’m not as “real” as a lot of real-foodies are. I still definitely consider myself a real-foodie, but there’s a continuum and I’m at the less-real end of it. Some people grow all their own organic produce and drink raw milk from their own dairy cow and grind their own grain (that they probably grew themselves) and ferment or culture everything that can be fermented or cultured. Plus they probably raise their own chickens and other livestock.
Please don’t misunderstand me, there’s nothing wrong with doing all that! If you have the time, ability, and resources to do so, by all means, go for it. You’re amazing and I seriously admire that. And that is my husband’s and my goal–to someday be as self-sufficient as possible, have a huge garden and a cow and chickens, etc.
But that’s not where we are right now.
I’ve hesitated to share this because, quite honestly, I tend to worry about what people think of me.
But I think it’s important that I do share this, because I believe I’m not alone.