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A Philosophy of Food

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I am a passionate advocate for REAL FOOD -- food that's sustainable, organic, local, and traditionally-prepared according to the wisdom of our ancestors. I'm also an author and a nutrition educator. I enjoy playing in the rain, a good bottle of Caol Ila scotch, curling up with a page-turning book, sunbathing on my hammock, and watching my three children explore their world.
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6 Responses to A Philosophy of Food
  1. Suzanne Depew
    December 11, 2008 | 10:38 am

    I am interested in learning how ou brew Kombucha Tea. You mentioned that
    it is a good remedy you brewed for your mother. Could you please tell me how
    you brew this tea?

  2. KristenM
    December 11, 2008 | 3:28 pm

    I’ll post a tutorial on it soon, but it’s going to take time for me to pull it together. In the meantime, you can find a good intro over at

  3. Sally
    December 18, 2008 | 1:49 pm

    I agree with your philosophy but I would watch what you borrow (especially language-wise) from Michael Pollen.

  4. KristenM
    December 18, 2008 | 2:11 pm

    Hi Sally,

    I’m not really sure what you mean by “watch what I borrow.” My food philosophy is definitely shaped by what I read, and I’ve been very clear on this site (particularly on the About page) that Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, Sally Fallon, Mary Enig, and Nina Planck are the people out there most influencing my thought. I even sell their books under the Must Reads page. And, whenever I quote the authors in a post, I’m sure to give them credit and point readers to where they can buy their books.

    Anyhow, I’m glad you want to eat Real Food, too, and I hope this site is a gateway to the information you need to help make that happen.


  5. Sally
    December 29, 2008 | 4:58 pm

    “Eat food. Not too much.” is the tagline (well, minus “Mostly plans.”) for Michael Pollen’s “In Defense of Food”.

  6. Jen
    April 19, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    Hi Kristen. I know this is an old post, but I would LOVE to see your process and recipe for making homemade corn tortillas. I see recipes for flour tortillas everywhere, but not corn. Thanks.

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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.
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