Fight Back Friday April 18th

Welcome to another Fight Back Friday! Today we are bringing together another collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution.

Who are they? Why, they’re the Food Renegades. You know who you are — lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats!

So, let’s have some fun.

Fight Back Friday April 11th

Welcome to another Fight Back Friday! Today we are bringing together another collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution.

Who are they? Why, they’re the Food Renegades. You know who you are — lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats!

So, let’s have some fun.

How to Green the World’s Deserts: Reversing Desertification with Grass-fed Cows

How to Reverse Desertification and Green The World's Deserts -- Video of Allan Savory on Grass-fed Cows

Did you know that on nearly one third of the planet’s surface, deserts are threatening to gobble up grasslands? It’s called desertification.

It’s blamed on many things, with everything from mono-culture commodity agriculture to global warming named as culprits.

While it’s true that the slow transformation of the world’s dry lands into arid lands has a long history (desertification is blamed for the end of both the Grecian and Roman empires), it’s also true that it’s rapidly increasing at a rate that’s threatening at least a billion people world wide.

Last year one of my heroes, Allan Savory, gave an amazing talk at a TED conference about a radical solution to re-green the world’s deserts and reverse desertification: holistic management of grazing cattle.

That’s right! Grass-fed cows can save the planet.

GIVEAWAY: The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

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Have you ever had a friend do something truly awe-inspiring? I have. They’re sticky, those moments.

I once had a friend teach herself how to play the guitar within a matter of months, then start composing award-winning music. As I sat listening to her latest song, it felt like every conceivable emotional response twisted in my gut. But the greatest of these was awe.

I also remember a different friend unveiling a painting of her ancestral home in the Philippines. The hyper realism of the work accentuated the drama of the scene — thunderclouds rolling in off the mountains, sunlight catching the rice growing in the foreground, the contrast of light and dark. It was a moody painting and utterly breathtaking.

Surely, you’ve had these moments. I have other friends who play instruments — and play them well. Other friends who are artists. But these are the moments and times that stand out. Why? Because of awe.

My most recent adventure in feeling awe at how … accomplished … a friend is came while reading my friend Jenny’s newest cookbook, The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle.

Who Am I?

My name is Kristen Michaelis. I'm a nutrition educator, author, and mother of three. I adore hats, happy skirts, horizons full of storm clouds, the full-bodied feel of wind as I ride motorcylces, reading in my hammock, and a hearty shot of Caol Ila scotch. I'm also a rebel with a cause.
Food Renegade April Giveaway