I’m sure you’ve had those stares before. Those weird looks and questions when you say that you eat have a scoby in your pantry, drink raw milk…
Well this is for you! Some fellow bloggers, readers, and I have come together to present you with, “You know you are a real foodie when…”
I’d love it if you share your own in the comments as well!
You know you are a real foodie when…
Spilled milk is something to cry over, it’s raw and cost you $15.
You know your farmer on a first name bases.
Your daughter asks if the case of Pellegrino is vodka…to make vanilla of course!
You get excited over the raw cream line on your jar of raw milk.
You bring Kerrygold butter with you on a women’s retreat.
Your kids bring you a pile of what looks like weeds that are actually herbs to make “tea”.
You have a “nursery” of scobies in mason jars because you never know when you might need one.
Those same scobies end up on instagram…
Your daughter wonders why the restaurant doesn’t have pink salt. ~ Alix D.
Box meals rarely even enter the mind as an option and are never considered as an option ~ Naomi M.
Eating roast chicken, you have your family save the bones to boil down to make broth later. ~ Naomi M.
You can rarely find coupons to use for groceries because it’s all processed/junky. ~ Naomi M.
You drive 1/2 hour out of the way every week to get fresh, raw, cows milk. ~Naomi M.
You know you are a real foodie when the bones are just as valuable as the meat. ~ Simple Life Abundant Life
You never travel without a cooler and a hot plate, and you scope out your destinations by how close they are to the nearest Whole Foods and/or Farmer’s Market. ~ Well Fed Family
Agri-tourism means helping to pull weeds at your local CSA, or taking your turn driving out to the farm for the raw milk pick up. ~ Well Fed Family
You make weekly runs to the farm for milk, ferment and get others started and when others start coming to you for healthy food choice advice. ~Palema Nelson
You hesitate to buy something that is organic, one-ingredient and comes in glass – because you’re used to doing everything from scratch. ~ It Takes Time
You look at people in drive-through lanes and wonder how in the world they eat that food without getting sick. ~ It Takes Time
Your kids get all excited to see you rendering lard because they know they’ll finally get to have donuts again ~ Well Fed Family
You take your children by the hand and say “Come on kids, time to go pick some supper,” as you head outside. ~ Little House Living
Your facebook timeline has more pictures of food than it does of your children. ~ Grounded and Surrounded
You see baked goods with artificial colors in the frosting, and you feel a bit queasy… ~ Wellness and Workouts
You check out local farms on vacation. ~ Eat Real Stay Sane
You show your babysitter what to make for a meal while you are out, and she is shocked that you don’t have any ready-made convenience foods. ~ Wellness and Workouts
You start wondering how much “nutrition” is involved with a lot of sports nutrition products. ~ Wellness and Workouts
Other people look in your pantry and say you have nothing to eat. (Because the pantry only has ingredients and the food is in the fridge or freezer) ~ Family, Home, and Health
Your kids get upset when you tell them you’re out of asparagus. ~ Equipping Godly Women
You spend some time deliberating whether to use a saw, hatchet or wire cutters to make soup. (Pork bone broth.) ~ An Appetite for Joy
You explain to your daughter that her track coach’s instructions on avoiding high sugar foods was not meant for her since we don’t eat processed food and limit our sugar intake. ~ Royal Little Lambs
You season your food with organic locally made rosemary infused pink Himalayan salt. ~ Jennifer Margulis
You serve sauerkraut soup made with beef heart to your kids and they don’t even notice anything strange. ~ Almost Bananas
You buy coconut oil by the gallon (or 5 gallons) and have jars all around the house. ~ Delicious Obsessions
Shopping at the grocery store, your 2nd grader exclaims in horror: “Mom, look at all the food coloring and sugar in these fruit snacks!” instead of begging you to buy them. ~ Raias’s Recipes
You tell your kids they are having sandwiches, they exclaim, Yay!!! I LOVE liverwurst!!! ~ It’s a Love/Love Thing
You bring Tapioca/Almond flour baguettes to work instead of bagels. ~ Healing, Yoga and Qigong
Eating sauerkraut and taking elderberry syrup are plot lines in your 5-year-old’s stories! ~ Food Your Body Will Thank You For
Your toddler drinks kombucha, your daily supplements are coconut water kefir and homemade elderberry and rose hip syrup, and your fridge always has a supply of pasture butter. ~ Recipes to Nourish
You are addicted to taking pics of all meals on vacation, and love spending time in the grocery stores and local markets when abroad, buying up the local herbs, spices and condiments!! ~ Studio Botanica
Your kids think it’s a real treat to have homegrown cucumbers dipped in sea salt or ACV honey water, are confused why their friends like rainbow colored candy, love butter more than sugar, get excited over raw milk, and eat frozen blueberries like they are bonbons. ~ Eat Beautiful
The other parents and children don’t wish to share your lunch because there is no processed junk in it. ~ Successful Homemakers
Meals are an affair to enjoy because of the time invested in growing and preparing the food. ~ Successful Homemakers
Can you relate or do you feel like we are a bit loony? Everyone is at a different stage of their real journey.