When I started this blog, I intended to focus on animal foods. As someone who has cared for animals on farms, who has seen and even had hands in the birth-to-slaughter-to-table cycle, and who believes that butter (unpasteurized and cultured) is the ultimate superfood, I wanted to offer information on how animal foods, from animals that have been raised ethically, with their health and the health of the planet in mind, can, indeed, be part of a balanced diet.
As the blog has grown, I’ve realized that this focus doesn’t quite fit. While L & I do consume plenty of animal foods in the form of dairy, eggs, and bone-broth, our consumption of meat is typically limited, occurring once or twice a week (usually in the form of liver pâté), and plant foods are, in fact, the mainstays of our diet.
In attempting to counter the restrictive dietary labels often encountered in the holistic wellness community, I positioned myself within one. So now, a name befitting the true focus–one of traditions, of seasonal & regional eating–of the blog: Welcome the soaked bean!