Tuesday, October 6, 2009

To Market, To Market...

I love seeing the bounty pictured here, we are so blessed! The food pictured above cost 128$. Perhaps that price seems high to some, low to others, but either way there is a lot of good eatin' to be had here!

Some of the food seen above includes a 5 lb > pastured chicken, a grass-fed, aged rib eye steak and a pound of house-rendered > lard from my favorite butcher shop, > Clancy's. There is also 2 lbs of grass fed ground beef, chicken wings and breasts, and a pound of bacon. Yes, we do eat meat! And I'm not shy of healthy fats either, nor is > this fellow blogger! > Here is one study which actually found that children eating more fat, weighed less later!

Confused on what foods to buy when trying for a whole foods and real food way of eating? I found > this article by Food Renegade, very helpful in understanding what kind of meat is best. I also really liked what she had to say about > eating real food on a budget.

Have you seen the book > "What the World Eats"? Looking at the pictures within this book really made me feel more conscious of what we eat, and how fortunate most of us Americans are to have enough food to eat. The pictures of some families' food is tragic to see, like the family in Chad that lives in a refuge camp and somehow subsists on mainly soy and cornmeal provided by relief organizations. On the other side of the coin, the pictures of what some Americans, Australians, Chinese, and even French families eat are shocking in a different light; there is so much junk food and processed foods which grace their tables, and so little nourishing food.

I am certainly not aiming for perfection but overall I aim to eat real food, even if this is sometimes unpopular in the general culture in which I live. I really like what Kimi, from the Nourishing Gourmet had to say about > avoiding sugar in a society that indulges constantly in it.

Speaking of the Nourishing Gourmet, today Kimi hosts > Pennywise Platter Thursday. This post is also a part of > Food Renegade's Fight Back Fridays.


  1. I love grocery posts like this! I notice that I save a lot of money when I stock up on grains and beans from the bulk section. Luckily I can now tell the difference between millet and quinoa even when they aren't marked :-)

  2. What a great variety of whole foods for such a minimal price! What kind of crackers are those in the pictures? I've been looking for a good-quality cracker.

  3. alexis- the crackers are flax cracker, and gluten-free, they are made by > Mary's Gone Crackers,they are yummy to me but a bit crunchy for some kiddos palattes. also they wereon sale and I had a coupon so insteadofalmost 4$I paid 2.25!

  4. Hi Emily,
    I just love to see post like this so many food shopping post make me so sad. All the process junk. You did great. I have so enjoyed reading your blog.
    Enjoy your day. Come and visit me when you have a moment.

  5. thank you for stopping by Elizabeth!

  6. It's always so fun to see other people's shopping carts. Thanks for sharing yours as part of Pennywise!

    Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet

  7. Thanks for that link to the article about children who eat more fat weight less later. I get into the pro-fats anti-fats argument all the time and that will really help me. Love to see pictures of your blessed bounty! Keep 'em coming :-)