Real Food/Natural Living Link Love: November 2012

Welcome to my monthly link love post, in which I share posts from other real food/natural living bloggers that I enjoyed over the last month. If you’ve come across any wonderful posts yourself, please do share them in the comments—there’s so much good stuff out there that I just can’t keep up with all of it on my own!

I know that many people on GAPS find that they can’t use nut flours because of food sensitivities or other issues. If you can still eat seeds, sunflower seed flour is a great baking alternative! This post from Empowered Sustenance shows you how to make your own at home.

I really enjoyed reading Unmistakably Food’s post about the benefits of going barefoot. I pretty much never go barefoot myself because of foot problems, but Melissa is making me think I need to be intentional about leaving my shoes off at times. Too bad it’s now too cold to be barefoot outside here in Colorado.

I always cringe when I see commercials for sports drinks, yet so many people seem to consider them a healthy beverage. This post from Oh Lardy explains why you should avoid sports drinks and what you can drink instead.

This GAPS-legal coconut flour banana bread from Gusty looks delicious. While many coconut flour creations can be overly dry, Caroline reports that this bread is moist and spongy. All you lucky egg eaters should definitely give this one a try.

Speaking of banana bread, I’m super jazzed to try these silky GAPS banana bread bites from 20 Something Allergies, particularly because they use gelatin instead of eggs so they are already egg-free! I’ve never used gelatin in baked goods before so I’m very curious to see how it works.

I really enjoyed reading RealFoodEater’s thoughts on why she doesn’t get the flu shot. This is exactly how I feel—and exactly what I’m thinking (although I keep my mouth shut) when I hear about other people getting their flu shots.

Now that it’s squash season we have been eating a lot of squash, including plenty of spaghetti squash with Italian meatballs. If you’re unfamiliar with spaghetti squash, read this post from the Cultured Palate about how spaghetti squash makes great grain-free noodles.

I always love looking at the beautiful photos on And Here We Are, and this post about touring a Victorian kitchen is no exception. If you (like me!) love Downton Abbey and other period dramas, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this glimpse into a historic British kitchen.

We’re trying to eat more seafood here, but coming up with interesting ways to eat it is always a challenge. This basil salmon recipe from Ditch the Wheat looks different and delicious. Now I just need to get my hands on some wild salmon!

I really enjoyed reading this post about why Holistic Squid ditched attachment parenting. Even though I don’t have kids yet, I think it’s a great reminder that you need to do what works for your own family. Be sure to check out the comments, too—there are a lot of great perspectives there.

I’m actively working on getting more coconut oil into our diet, so I appreciated the Coconut Mama’s post about ten ways to add coconut oil into your diet and daily life. There are some great suggestions here!

Thank Your Body explains why canola oil, unfermented soy, and agave nectar are all health foods to avoid. When I was first really getting into “eating healthy,” I know I bought my fair share of all of these things. So glad those days are over. :)

Homemade Mommy’s guide for converting a recipe to real food is a great resource for anyone wanting to adapt non-real food recipes. These days I’m pretty good at adapting, but I know that a guide like this would’ve been so helpful when I was just starting out.

Finally, I enjoyed reading Granny’s Vital Vitals’ perspective on growing up as a picky eater. It’s always fun to hear how people’s health has changed as a result of real food.

What posts have you loved lately?  

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