Hi, my name is Kim Knoch, and I am the face behind the Nourishing Cook. In October 2006, I stumbled upon Sally Fallon Morell’s and Mary Enig’s wonderful cookbook ‘Nourishing Traditions‘. It is so much more than a cookbook, it’s really also a nutrition and traditional cooking primer! Since then I have attempted to move my home over to the traditional way of cooking, with varied success. I have decided to take on the challenge of cooking through all 773 of Sally’s recipes.
I am a mom of twin teenaged girls, wife to Shawn, home cook, and I work full-time for a computer chip company and play the flute in a number of local orchestras. Also, my husband and I own a Portland, Oregon remodeling company All Phase Remodeling Inc. If you own a home or business in the Portland area please check us out if you have any remodeling needs. Anyway, my point is I am not a professional foodie, but a home cook, someone that enjoys cooking but never wants to do it for a living. I am the type to cook when upset, coming down with a cold, or when I am stressed… cooking is relaxing to me and something good (usually) comes from it!
To read about the premise behind the Nourishing Cook and about my rating system, please go here.
Nutrient-dense eating is personally important to me because I need all of the nutrients that I can get. I had weight loss surgery in 2001 and lost 200 pounds, and as a result of that became severely anemic and had a shortage of other vitamins and minerals in my blood. ‘Nourishing Traditions‘ got my eating back on track. I made sure that everything that I put in my mouth was the best quality that it could be. It worked, and my anemia has been corrected and my vitamin/mineral levels are normal, partly due to the methods that I talk about in this blog. I am not a fanatic about eating the ‘right’ food all of the time, that kind of behavior just stresses me out. But if I’m eating healthy home-cooked meals 80% of the time, that is an amazing thing for me, and a huge improvement.
My goal with this blog is to learn more about cooking, learn how to incorporate the traditional diet more into my lifestyle so that it becomes a habit. I am wanting to share what I’m learning and I don’t judge what others are doing. There is not ‘one’ right answer, we all have a path that we need to find. Take what you like, and leave the rest!
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