Oh. My. Butter.

I told you the folks at the Weston A Price conference loved their butter!

I asked the woman I ate brunch with if I could snap a pic of her "butter with a bit of french toast".

I asked the woman I ate brunch with if I could snap a pic of her "butter with a bit of french toast".

Another brunch goer's breakfast I snapped all incognito like.

Another brunch goer's breakfast I snapped all incognito like.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. Ohhh marvelous butter, great photos! YUM!

  2. Can you tell me your favorite book on preparing baby food? I have a culinary degree so I am not so much concerned with the how to, as with the what foods and when. Also, do you think my immersion blender will do the trick? Do I need a food mill instead or a food processor? I never replaced my old processor because I really hate having a ton of gadgets. I am going to be at home 5-6 days a week, so I am certain I will have the time to do it.

    Celia

    donielle Reply:

    @Celia, Celia, I would completely recommend a book like Nina Planck’s “Real Food for mother and baby”. It’s a great book and the last chapter or two is about feeding first foods. And I have the same relaxed attitude towards it as she does. I’m kind of waiting until my babe can feed herself! She gets bits and pieces (she’s 8 months now) of what I’m eating, but right now breastmilk is all she truly needs.
    I do know though that some babys are ready to eat much earlier than where my babe is at. (which is why I go by readiness signs and not the ‘months old’ recommendations) With my son I used an immersion blender and it worked beautifully when making up batches of sweet potatoes and applesauce. I also had a small food mill for him and was less than impressed. I think you’ll be able to get away with using an immersion blender for just about anything. And don’t forget to stick with raw foods as well. Things like ripe bananas, avocados, pears, and the like make great ‘easy’ foods since you don’t have to do anything other than mash it up when you serve it.

    Overall, feeding a baby shouldn’t take a lot of time. I went all out with my son and spent lots of time preparing his foods, blending and puree-ing. This time I’m taking the lazy way out, because to me, it nutritionally makes sense. Let them eat what you eat, give them nibbles of stuff here and there. It’s my thought that during the first year breastmilk should be their main source of food, everything else is just to get them used to different tastes and textures.

    Another good source is the Weston A Price Foundation: http://www.westonaprice.org/children/feeding.html where they recommend egg yolks starting at about 4 months old. I have tried this and my babe isn’t quite into it yet so I’ll wait a few more weeks and try again.

  3. I think my arteries clogged a little just by looking at those pictures!

    donielle Reply:

    @Beth, Fun little fact – my cholesterol was 258 when I ate low fat products and margarine. Now that I eat lots of butter, fatty dairy, and all the meat I want (about 1/2 pound a week of butter just for me) it hovers around 165!

    Gotta love real food!!

  4. That is excellent! I’ve been trying to integrate Weston A Price ways into our diet, but I had no idea that much butter was considered normal! I’m going to have to step it up! My 2-year-old, on the other hand, routinely eats just butter as a snack…or meal. It’s his favorite. :)

    donielle Reply:

    @Lauren @ Hobo Mama, I know, right? Here I thought I ate a lot with my 1/2 tbsp on a piece of toast!!

  5. Looks yummy!

  6. Wow, I thought I liked butter a lot–I prefer it to soak in! :)

    donielle Reply:

    @Candace, Me too!