Sue Gregg Cooking Giveaway and Review

Congratulations to Charlsie @ Finish the Race for winning the Sue Gregg Cookbook.

We have used and enjoyed Sue Gregg’s cookbooks for years.  Healthy, whole foods cooking with real life taste and preparation sums up this set of cookbooks.  If you want to move your family toward healthier eating, but don’t know where to begin or aren’t sure that they will like healthier foods, Sue Gregg is a good place to start.  Nearly all of our breakfast and lunch meals and recipes come from her books.  (Since we prepare dinner meals with a group, we aren’t able to incorporate as many of these recipes.)

Here is the selection of cookbooks that Sue Gregg offers:

  • ‘Whole Foods Cooking’
  • ‘Whole Grains Baking’
  • ‘Main Dishes’
  • ‘Meals in Minutes’
  • ‘Soups and Muffins’
  • ‘Lunches and Snacks’
  • ‘Breakfast’
  • ‘Desserts’

While we have and use all of these books and I highly recommend them if you wish to make a move toward more natural eating,  this post is not primarily about Sue Gregg’s cookbooks.  After talking with Mrs. Gregg she offered to let us review her high school level cooking curriculum.

Amber is 13 years old, but her passion is cooking and she regularly plans and prepares meals for our crowd.  She was delighted with the opportunity to study cooking for ‘school’.

Sue Gregg’s high school level program utilizes her ‘Whole Grain Baking’ cookbook which teaches baking with blender batter* and the two-stage process as explained in Nourishing Traditions.  The course is 18 weeks long and at that point the student may work through ‘Whole Foods Cooking’ for the remaining 18 weeks in the school year.

Each of the 18 lessons is divided into daily assignments including Bible study and memorization, watching the demonstration CD, reading information about the nutrition and attributes of the ingredients and the reasons behind how we prepare each recipe.  The program also contains focus questions and writing assignments and directs the students as they keep a cooking journal.  The students then prepare the recipe or recipes discussed and evaluate how the family enjoyed the recipe.  Then based on the reactions the student considers and makes notes about improvements that could be made to make it more suitable for the tastes of their family.

Amber has loved working with this program and has learned a lot about the whys and hows of  baking and cooking.  She has learned many things that I could not have taught her because I didn’t know.  She now knows how she can alter recipes to achieve different results, something that I’ve always wished I was capable of doing.  She has also learned a lot about many of the nutritional reasons for choosing one ingredient over another.

Amber has been able to work her way through the curriculum on her own with little help from me which is wonderful for a high school level course and necessary for our schedule.  Our whole family has enjoyed the delicious biscuits, muffins, tortillas and other breads that have been part of Amber’s school assignments.

This is a high school level course and takes a good amount of time each day.  Because of this and the other responsibilities that Amber has, we’ve chosen to have Amber work through the program more slowly than scheduled.  She does Sue Gregg cooking 2-3 days each week and this has been a good pace for our family.

I highly recommend considering this for a high school home economics credit.  Normally I would not have considered purchasing a cooking curriculum because our family cooks every day.  However, taking the time out to study this more in depth has added skill and knowledge that probably wouldn’t have been gained otherwise.  The ‘Baking with Whole Grains Curriculum Guide’ and ‘Whole Grain Baking’ are available here for $60.

If you are interested in moving toward more healthy eating, I would encourage you to explore Sue Gregg’s website.  Many of her recipes are available for free so that you are able to try them at home to see if your family enjoys that type of cooking.

To give you an additional jump start on healthy eating Sue Gregg will be giving one Raising Olives reader the choice of one of their introductory cookbooks.  The winner of this giveaway may choose either ‘Introducing Whole Foods Cooking’ or ‘Whole Grain Baking’ (please visit their website for more information on these books)

To enter:

  • Leave a comment sharing one thing that you’ve done to work toward more healthy eating or a reason you’d like to move in that direction.

Additional entries:

  • Tweet about this giveaway.
  • Blog about this giveaway.

Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.  Giveaway will end at midnight, April 26 and is open to US residents only.

*Blender batter allows you to cook with whole grains without needing to purchase a grain mill.  This can be a marvelous way to begin whole grain cooking while lessening your initial investment.  Most of the bread recipes do require regular whole grain flours.

You may be interested in more tips and ideas about feeding your family on  a budget, menu planning or  cooking from scratch or my recipe page.

Our family received this curriculum free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

This post is included in the Homeschool Curriculum Review Roundup.

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144 Responses to Sue Gregg Cooking Giveaway and Review
  1. Melanie
    April 20, 2010 | 11:38 am

    One thing I do is experiment to see how far I can cut back on sugar in a recipe and still have it taste good and turn out well. I’ve had a fair amount of success with this.


  2. michaela
    April 20, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    Our family has started using only organic dairy products to avoid hormones and antibiotics.


  3. Kelly Maine
    April 20, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    The healthiest thing we’ve done in the last few years has been to grind grain and bake bread. I appreciate the “blender” method mentioned if getting a mill isn’t possible, but we’ve really been blessed by making our own flour for bread, pizza, and pancakes. 🙂
    Blessings – Kelly


  4. Kristina
    April 20, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    We have done a few things over the last year or so: WE only consume meat once a week or once every two weeks. This allows more creativity in making veggie dishes and keeps us healthier. Second, I bake all of our bread using honey vs. sugar in bread or coconut oil vs lard in biscuits. Thirdly, we have begun raising our own chickens for eggs and meat and have gone almost completely organic in all food areas. Shopping at either Earth fare or Whole Foods keeps me in line when making purchases!


  5. Elizabeth
    April 20, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    I have many of Sue Gregg’s cookbooks — purchased back in the 1990s! I have made whole grain bread from freshly ground wheat for 15 years, but currently, I”m without a grain mill. While I save up for a new one, I am enjoying the blender batter recipes as a way of getting whole grains. I want to learn more about soaking grains and how to incorporate that into my cooking and baking routines. I WOULD love to win one of Sue Gregg’s cookbooks!


  6. Kate
    April 20, 2010 | 12:40 pm

    Oooo! This looks fabulous! We have made the jump to whole grains this year, and are loving the yummy breads and pancakes we can make. It is wonderful to know that I’m feeding my family such high nutrient foods, and to know that they love to eat it! 🙂

    I was just telling my mom today that I would love to have more recipes–for cookies, quick breads, etc. so that we can prepare foods exclusively with fresh ground flour. This looks like the ticket!

    Thanks for introducing us to Sue Gregg and for the giveaway!


  7. Holly
    April 20, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    We are also on our second summer of raising our own chickens for meat. We are also expanding our garden considerably and I hope to can a WHOLE lot more this year!


  8. meg
    April 20, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    We cook almost everything from scratch already, but I haven’t yet ventured into the world of soaked grains. I’d like to add that plus making our own kefir in the next year. I really want my teen and tween daughters to have this knowledge before they have homes of their own.


  9. jenny
    April 20, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    We have been grinding our own grain for a few years now, but have only recently learned about soaking. We are perfecting our sourdough bread and kefir routines, and are about to learn about sprouting grains. Hoping our garden will have better yields this year, too. Love your site!


  10. Sheila
    April 20, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    I am trying to get back into the habit of mixing wheat and white flours again. Such a simple thing, but so easy to get out of the habit!


  11. Heather
    April 20, 2010 | 12:55 pm

    I would love to take a look at these cookbooks! We are making the transition to brown rice instead of white. I actually kind of like the nuttier taste even better! Many of our healthy habits have gone by the wayside temporarily as the grocery budget had to be tightened, and I now have two babies, but we are slowly but surely getting there. I hope to get a grain mill soon!


  12. Anita Chamblee
    April 20, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    We have had and used the Sue Gregg cookbooks for over 15 years. The Casseroles cookbook has lots of recipes that are freezer/bulk cooking friendly. In fact, when I was in charge of a freezer cooking coop we used several of these recipes! My cookbooks were written before she joined the NT movement. I have tried to incorporate some of the NT recipes (have that cookbook as well) but some of them just don’t taste good! My two older daughters used the Lunches and Snacks cookbook as a text in their early teen years and read through the Breakfast cookbook when studying nutrition. My books are well loved and well used!!


  13. Suzanne
    April 20, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    By making more things from scratch so I know what is going into my food.


  14. Heidi
    April 20, 2010 | 1:13 pm

    making milk and water kefir!


  15. Heather C
    April 20, 2010 | 1:16 pm

    My 5y/o daughter and I have been using Sue’s Lunches and Snacks cookbook, and we’ve really enjoyed it. And I’ve been trying to wean my family from cold cereal and add more protein into our breakfasts.


  16. Jen @ GBG
    April 20, 2010 | 1:23 pm

    One thing I have done to work toward healthier eating is to make green smoothies. My kids typically avoid veggies but they will eat them blended with fruit. That way, I know they are at least getting 3-4 servings of fruits and veggies.

    I have Sue Gregg’s Breakfast book and love it. I would love to add her Whole Grains book to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win it!


  17. Jennifer
    April 20, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    I have begun using barley in place of rice or pasta to increase our fiber intake.


  18. Holly Sentell
    April 20, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    My 3 year old is a long way from cooking school, but as of now he wants to be a “cooker man” (his words) when he grows up. I will have to check this out. We are working towards long term food storage and as part of that learning to make our own breads from whole kernel wheat that we grind. I am wondering if her book talks about that at all.


    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Yes, all of the recipes call for freshly ground whole grains. 🙂


  19. Sturgmom
    April 20, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    I’m trying to use fewer “convenience” foods in our daily menu.


  20. Christie
    April 20, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    I’m trying to eat more raw vegetables instead of always having cooked.


  21. Corrie
    April 20, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    My biggest steps have been substituting with coconut oil and honey, rather than other fats and sugars. It is such a journey!


  22. Leeann H
    April 20, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    One thing my husband and I are very contentious about is always buying whole wheat bread. We have never purchased white bread and our kids have no problem eating it. I would love to win one of these great cookbooks so I can incorporate more healthy eating habits into our family.


  23. Rachel
    April 20, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    I use sucanat in place of white sugar. It tastes a little different but I actually prefer it. Of to check out her website! I can always use new ideas for healthy cooking!


  24. Stacy Collier
    April 20, 2010 | 2:13 pm

    We’ve moved to a more healthy way of eating for the nutritional benefits that it gives us. We eat more lean chicken, fish (Salmon, Tilapia, etc.) and fresh vegetables. After seeing how high the obesity epidemic is in young adults/children has really jarred me. I don’t want for my kids to have to struggle with that as they get older. I also want to live a happy, healthy, full life enjoying every minute the Lord gives me with them. So many health issues can be avoided by a healthy life style.


  25. Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
    April 20, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of the cookbook! I didn’t sign up for the review because I didn’t think I could commit to the changes — then, a couple of months later, I started working on getting healthier and losing weight.

    Our biggest change has been less sugar, healthier, lower fat meals, and more fruits and veggies.

    While we’re definitely eating healthier, we haven’t made a big move toward whole foods. I’d like to learn more about how to make those changes.


  26. Brenda
    April 20, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    We have started adding flax meal to lots of our foods, smoothies, breads we bake, pancake batter, etc. Great way to get Omega-3s!


  27. Beth
    April 20, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    We try to stick to whole fruits or cheese for snacks instead of anything processed.


  28. Tania
    April 20, 2010 | 2:24 pm

    These cookbooks sound interesting and the high school curriculum sounds really neat. I was introduced to cooking with whole foods through La Leche League and since then have changed quite a few things. Just a few are making my own yogurt, making my own wheat bread, and trying to eliminate boxed cereal from our diet.


  29. Susan
    April 20, 2010 | 2:29 pm

    One of our rules for the children is that they have at least one fruit or vegetable at every meal.

    I am interested in learning more about whole foods.


  30. Carrine
    April 20, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    I have recently started using brown rice instead of white rice. I am looking for ways to begin cooking more with whole foods.


  31. Stephanie Lewis
    April 20, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    I’m getting rid of the processed, boxed mixes & meals and cooking from scratch


  32. Ella
    April 20, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    I try to use mostly wheat flour/brown rice/etc, and I make most of our meals from scratch.


  33. Tina
    April 20, 2010 | 3:00 pm

    I started using ground turkey in recipes that called for ground beef as a way to lower fat content. I also try to make as much from scratch as possible so not to have all the preservatives that come in store bought foods.


  34. laurhd
    April 20, 2010 | 3:01 pm

    Wow, I’m going to check out her website. We’ve been trying to eat healthier. We’ve chosen to by whole wheat bread. I even made my own whole wheat bread for the first time on the weekend! I would love more information!


  35. Jessica Hilliker
    April 20, 2010 | 3:07 pm

    I am a big healthy eater, but my husband must eat ALL refined, no fiber foods (gag!)for health reasons, so…I ate super healthy with a lot of variety from the get go when I was pregnant with each of my two young boys to develop their tastes. Then, I always fed them what I ate at mealtimes and now they think it’s “normal” to eat kefir, butternut squash soup, dried prunes, smoothies, nuts, olives, avocado, & broccoli every day 🙂


  36. Melinda
    April 20, 2010 | 3:15 pm

    what an awesome oppourtunity!! We definitly are on the road of eating healthy, only whole grains, no sugar, cutting out all processed and packaged foods. I am learning about making butter and cheese, along with yogurt, I want to try soon. This high school course looks wonderful, I will have to reember it when the A’s start getting to that age. The best way for us to get on the correct road, was to simply throw out all sugar and processed foods. Anything I wanted to stop, I just had to throw it out!!!!


  37. Charlsie Swadley
    April 20, 2010 | 3:17 pm

    I have started soaking all our grains and have switched to raw milk for our family. I would love to win these cookbooks as I have heard a lot about Sue Gregg but have not had a chance to see her cookbooks!


  38. Abbie
    April 20, 2010 | 3:18 pm

    We started milling our own two years ago. The difference in the flour has made a wonderful difference in our children (especially those who were having stomach problems before). We are always looking for ways to eat healthy while enjoying the taste of foods.


  39. Bekah H.
    April 20, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    I’ve started incorporating different whole grains into our diet (quinoa, millet, etc.) for nutritional variety.


  40. Monique
    April 20, 2010 | 3:21 pm

    I was raised in a family that has never made *anything* from scratch. I’m embarrassed to say I was 20+ before I realized that anyone other than the Amish made their own bread. Recently I’ve received back test that show I have “highly elevated” cholesterol – I’m only 27! – and it has seriously affected the way I look at what I’m feeding myself and serving to my family. While we do whole wheat bread and brown rice, fruits and veggies, I’m still wary of whole food and from scratch recipes. (And whole food grocery stores are expensive!) I would love (LOVE) to be gently guided into whole food cooking through recipes that my kiddo and hubby might actually enjoy. Thanks for reviewing this curriculum, Kimberly!


  41. MomStarr
    April 20, 2010 | 3:31 pm

    I made her pancake recipe but I used an alternative to milk. They were a little too liquidy so I will make them again and adjust the liquids and feel that it will turn out fine. I think these are great for more nutritious pancakes!!


  42. Nicki
    April 20, 2010 | 3:46 pm

    I would love to win this! We have been baking our own whole wheat bread, and substituting milled flax for the oil and agave for the honey. It makes me feel good about serving it to my family!


  43. Lisa
    April 20, 2010 | 3:50 pm

    I just love reading all the great tips you post on your blog. I would really enjoy learning from this curriculum as would my five children. They all seem to have a love of “working” in the kitchen! My husband and I started to change the way we eat and have lost 25lb. each!!! Healthy eating has really helped and changed this family! Please enter me!


  44. Anneke
    April 20, 2010 | 3:59 pm

    We live on a farm and have fresh milk, eggs and meat. I make some breakfast items and baked items from scratch, but would really like to get into baking bread and snack foods from scratch as well.


  45. Leslie Blair
    April 20, 2010 | 4:36 pm

    I am doing a ton of research right now about switching completely to whole foods… but the scariest thing is finding new recipes. This book would help me out so much!


  46. Amy
    April 20, 2010 | 4:40 pm

    bought a wheat grinder and wheat. Now we eat almost exclusively whole grains.


  47. Laurie
    April 20, 2010 | 5:57 pm

    In the last few months my family has made a radical change. Originally we started by omitting foods that contained trans fats, partial hydrogenated oils and corn syrup. Then we switched our pasta to whole grain or whole wheat. Next, we picked up the pace by replacing all of our fruits and veggies with organic and in-season varieties, we are replacing all processed foods with organic varieties or I’ve started making them fresh from scratch. We’ve weeded out all #3, 6, and 7 plastics and started using only glass to drink out of. I’ve started a container garden which includes more veggies and fruits than just herbs. We are having meals with no meat, more fish and when we eat beef it is grass fed only. In the last few days I’ve been trying to incorporate more “clean” recipes. I made “clean” chicken nuggets which I gave to my children avoiding any fanfare to see if they would try them. My daughter exclaimed “Mom! Don’t ever buy frozen nuggets again!”. Now that my family is on board and we have some momentum I’d love more knowledge about natural cooking as well as more recipe ideas!


  48. Tami
    April 20, 2010 | 6:11 pm

    I would love a cookbook! I have recently begun buying organic milk and have been trying to bake bread. Emphasis on TRYING. But our biggest new thing is the six little chickens in our garage! The Easter bunny brought them to us, and we are learning a lot about chickens. They are funny and cute and they make us laugh now – we hope to be eating free range eggs this fall.

    My older daughter is 10 now, and I have recently been astounded by how much more physically mature her school friends, who eat cafeteria lunches and eat out most nights with their families, are compared to her homeschool friends, who lead generally more old-fashioned lives (they eat AT HOME.)It’s pretty scary when you have 10 yr olds like our neighbor who wear womens size 4s and 6s and fill them out appropriately. I wore those sizes as an adult! I know that people come in all shapes and sizes, but the sizes are noticeably bigger now. I know that can’t be good, and it must be due to diet – people just don’t change that much in one generation. I’m trying to learn to do better.


  49. abba12
    April 20, 2010 | 7:06 pm

    My attempts to move to healthy eating has started out with what I buy, I’ve completely (well, almost completely) taken the store bought crumbed beef and weird-crumbed-chicken-stuff-that-dosen’t-look-like-chicken and the ‘moisture infused pork’ with an ingredients list off my menu, and almost exclusivly cook with fresh butcher meat, the exceptions being the butchers pre-prepared kievs and a particular ‘chicken’ we seem to have an addiction to.

    Convenience, especially when it comes to meat, is often not too healthy, and often not that hard to do yourself.


  50. Heather
    April 20, 2010 | 7:06 pm

    We’ve changed quite a lot of things and working on more. Just recently I have completely quit using any white flour.


  51. Karla
    April 20, 2010 | 7:55 pm

    We have purchased fresh milk and eggs (organic) from a farm to move toward healthier eating, we are in the process of getting our own chickens and starting a garden for fresh veggies!


  52. Allie
    April 20, 2010 | 8:40 pm

    My husband and I have set 5 food goals for out family: 1. No white sugar or flour, 2. No highfructose corn syrup, 3. No artificial colors or dyes, 4. Fresh fruit or veggies with every meal, and 5. Only hormone free dairy and meat (organic when we can afford it).

    The cooking course looks great, I would like to take it myself! 🙂


  53. stacy
    April 20, 2010 | 9:13 pm

    I have cut out any frying of foods. Also we are eating more vegetables.


  54. stacy
    April 20, 2010 | 9:14 pm

    I tweeted. searching4


  55. Diane L.
    April 20, 2010 | 9:40 pm

    Last year I read a book about the benefits of fiber, and now I try to include a lot more of it when I plan menus for my family.


  56. Camille
    April 20, 2010 | 10:36 pm

    I just finished reading Nourishing Traditions and it started me down the path of whole foods. I’d love to cut back on sugar (even though I use sucanat) in my cooking and add more whole grains.


  57. Sandpiper
    April 20, 2010 | 11:16 pm

    Unfortunately I’m in Canada, so I can’t enter the contest, but thanks for the great review. My oldest dd will be 13 soon and I might consider this course for her. With my 7th baby on the way, an extra cook in the house would be a great help!


  58. Elle
    April 20, 2010 | 11:32 pm

    I am always so in awe of this type of cooking but don’t know where to start! I’ll have to start looking for these books!


  59. Jami
    April 20, 2010 | 11:54 pm

    We have begun to incorporate some of the ideas of Nourishing Traditions. All of the info has been very eye opening! We are implementing a little at a time. Sue Gregg’s books look like they would be extremely useful to us. Even if I don’t win one, I’m sure some will end up in my home.


  60. Carol
    April 21, 2010 | 3:10 am

    I stopped buying as many processed foods as possible.


  61. Sheila
    April 21, 2010 | 6:06 am

    To be more healthy for my family I have started milling my own flour. I have switched to whole wheat as much as possible and cook as many fresh vegetable as I can. Sometimes this is hard, but I know it is better for my family.


  62. Melissa
    April 21, 2010 | 7:47 am

    We have been working towards putting more whole foods and real foods in our diet and this year we are planting a BIG garden to try to help with this.


  63. Karen
    April 21, 2010 | 8:44 am

    We buy organic eggs from a cousin and we get our beef hormone-free from a friend. I also love to buy the whole organic chickens when we can afford it! We are also planting a garden this year- the kids love picking the produce!


  64. celee
    April 21, 2010 | 9:28 am

    My 9 year old daughter is VERY interested in cooking. She begged her Nana to take her to culinary school this summer and my mom actually found one that will take 10 yr olds so hopefully next summer. She would love this course. Too bad we have to wait til high school! You said your daughter is 13 who’s taking it, right? Maybe mine could try it in a few years at a slower pace, too. Sounds like fun and healthy, too!


  65. bunny
    April 21, 2010 | 9:36 am

    I hope I’m not too old to learn something new. Right now we are learning to use portion control, we all tend to eat portions that are too large!


  66. Bobbie Lynn
    April 21, 2010 | 9:57 am

    Hey, I am all about doing anything healthy. My youngest daughter has Down syndrome and was continually sick with strep and colds when younger. Then when I began to eliminate (not totally, but mostly) our sugar intake and replace with fresh raw fruits, veggies, and juicing our doctor visits all but vanished. I have always wanted to get some Sue Gregg cookbooks to help my daughter also!


  67. debp
    April 21, 2010 | 10:10 am

    We eat more whole grains, like quinoa.


  68. Alene
    April 21, 2010 | 10:35 am

    Oooo ~ pick ME, pick ME! 🙂

    I can PROVE my continued moving toward more healthy eating; I’m the one who asked you for your WW tortilla recipe, and your WW granola bar recipe (which my 12 year old has made about 5 times in the last two weeks, experimenting with adding yummies such as coconut, slivered almonds, applesauce etc.)

    Making yogurt at home – which forced my children to learn that PLAIN yogurt is yummy, too – is a big one for our family, and when the goats freshen in a month, I’ll be back to try your cottage cheese recipe.

    THanks for this opportunity, Kimberly!


  69. shelly shope
    April 21, 2010 | 12:02 pm

    I would love a cookbook that would help in our journey to healthier eating. One thing I’ve begun making is roasted chicken. We eat it once a week, and the next day I make a bone broth with the leftovers. We are also able to eat the leftover meat in dishes like tacos or BBQ sandwiches. Thanks for all of your wonderful advice; I really enjoy your blog!


  70. Darla Weaver
    April 21, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    We got rid of white sugar a long time ago and now use raw honey, maple syrup or stevia. I’m familiar with soaking grains and have been doing that off and on the last several years, but i would still love one of her cookbooks for more recipes and advice.


  71. Melody Miller
    April 21, 2010 | 2:16 pm

    We have been slowly weaning ourselves off convenience foods and most processed foods and striving for whole foods instead. We recently decided to take the plunge into backyard chicken husbandry and I am in the midst of planning out our raised bed garden which will be planted next month.

    I am teaching the girlies how to bake homemade bread with whole grain flours and we are trying to eliminate white sugar from our diets completely (but it’s hard). We aren’t perfect and still slip up, but it’s a process isn’t it? For now, we take it one day at a time and look forward to the next visit to our local farmer’s market for yummy natural nourishing foods.


  72. Heather
    April 21, 2010 | 2:26 pm

    I would love the whole grains baking! We have recently stopped buying CAFO meat at the grocery store. We are getting our beef from a farmer and will have a 1/4 ready at the end of the summer. We did find a brand of chicken that is what will get us through till I can find a farmer for that as well. No more antibiotics or hormones in our meat! Our meat will have had a decent life and be treated in a humane manner…

    So glad to be making these changes, even if they are pricey!



  73. Melissa
    April 21, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    I have a friend who is a big fan of Sue Gregg. I have looked at her cookbooks several times, but I have never purchased one. My husband grew up on white flour, so he is the one who needs the most convincing in our family. Slowly, I have tried to swap out some wheat flour for white, high-fiber pasta for white (no whole wheat, yet!) and more fruits and veggies. We have made great strides, considering where we started!


  74. Brit
    April 21, 2010 | 3:58 pm

    I would love to learn more about whole foods cooking and whole grains baking!


  75. michelle
    April 21, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    I try to use natural and whole wheat ingredients when i can.

    we have the teaching kids to cook book…really like it..but just getting started. I have children who dont follow directions/instructions. SO i always end up remediating anything we do. Do you have that problem?


  76. Amy
    April 21, 2010 | 5:02 pm

    I have tried to move toward more healthy eating. I use olive oil most of the time (not quite all), butter, try to use brown rice instead of white. I really don’t fry much unless it’s an egg since I can’t quite give those up. lol Trying..but not quite there. Being overweight is a problem for me. My husband doesn’t eat in a healthy way at all so I have to ‘sneak’ in the good stuff where I can. I’m also trying to teach my children to be more aware of what they put into their bodies. It’s a struggle, and I feel a little lost and sometimes limited when it comes to healthy foods. I would love to get more ideas and learn more about it all!


  77. Geneva
    April 21, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    In the past year I have personally gone vegan since I’m allergic to almost all meat/dairy products. I’ve also purchased a wheat grinder & started making all of our breads from scratch. I do my best to use whole/organic ingredients as much as possible & have just planted a huge (for us) garden. I would love to win one of these cookbooks to help us on our way.


  78. Tami Lewis
    April 21, 2010 | 7:01 pm

    i made the move to healthier eating 10 yrs ago 🙂 i have learned that by giving toddlers raw veggies and fruits as snacks they don’t start liking chips etc when they are older- they really do still like the good stuff


  79. kimberly in idaho
    April 21, 2010 | 8:03 pm

    Since the birth of our first child (7yrs ago), we have really focused on making a lot of our food from scratch. Our kids would much rather have fruits and veggies than candy or cookies anyday, that makes me so happy. We are also putting in a big garden this year, so we can reap the benefits of our own organic produce. Please enter me!


  80. Tasha
    April 21, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    I’m desperately trying to get back on the path of healthy eating. We started this with our family 4 years ago, got off track and after going to the dr. to be told that my blood pressure is off the charts and my cholesterol level is 100 points above normal, I am plowing my way back to healthy eating for me and my family. The pounds have packed on for us all, but we are slow and steady in shedding them. This book would be a great nudge in the right direction!!!


  81. Katey
    April 21, 2010 | 8:47 pm

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! We have started grinding our own wheat and baking our own bread among other things. It is very important to keep my children healthy, we see it as a part of their inheritance!


  82. Lorie
    April 21, 2010 | 10:12 pm

    I’d love to learn more about healthy eating to lose weight.


  83. Young Wife
    April 21, 2010 | 11:04 pm

    With my husband’s arthritis, we tried cutting back on meat for awhile (at the recommendation of our chiropractor) to try to reduce inflammation. We eat TONS of fresh produce because we like it and for the antioxidants. Now, DH is gluten free, and much healthier. So, we do a lot towards healthy eating!


  84. Susan C
    April 21, 2010 | 11:08 pm

    We try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. We try to eat whole grains. We buy organic whenever possible

    susan56bfct at gmail dot com


  85. Susan C
    April 21, 2010 | 11:09 pm

    Sorry – email included in first entry was incorrect.

    susan56bft at gmail dot com


  86. Amy
    April 22, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Last summer we started grinding our own white wheat berries. We’ve come a long way since Bisquick pancakes!!

    I’m enjoying your blog after finding it through Life in a Shoe!
    Mom of 8…so far!


  87. Jesse Bosher
    April 22, 2010 | 6:51 am

    This is a great book. I have only have the chance to look through it a little.


  88. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship
    April 22, 2010 | 6:52 am

    Oh man, my whole blog is about my journey! I started making my own yogurt way back before most other changes, though.


  89. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship
    April 22, 2010 | 6:53 am

    I tweeted for ya!


  90. Rose in Ohio
    April 22, 2010 | 7:15 am

    I have a healthy-eating friend who is influencing me in a positive way toward healthier eating. One of the easiest changes we’ve made is to look for whole grain foods. Some we have tried and not liked, but at least we are trying them now. And for the second year, I am growing vegetables with no chemicals or pesticides. Each year I plan to add another item to the garden.


  91. Julie
    April 22, 2010 | 7:30 am

    I’ve done a number of small things to get my family eating better…homemade yogurt, using unbleached all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, more from scratch cooking to name a few. One of these cookbooks would be a blessing!


  92. Cathy Gramze
    April 22, 2010 | 9:07 am

    I have made the Blender batter pancakes from Sue Gregg’s website, and they are the only wholegrain pancake my husband has deemed edible. He’s a white flour fan.

    I have been looking at the Sue Gregg books for a while now, but the family budget hasn’t cooperated. I make my own yogurt and pickles, grind my own wheat, and have no white sugar in the house. I buy milk from a local rBST and antibiotic free dairy. (raw is illegal here) I shop the perimeter of the store, and when I do buy processed food I get transfat and HFCS free products. I need recipes that help me live this healthier lifestyle.


  93. Kylie
    April 22, 2010 | 10:00 am

    We are trying to move toward healthier cooking. I have started making bread and we have moved to plain yogurt. I’d love the whole foods cookbook.


  94. Sabrena
    April 22, 2010 | 11:17 am

    I have been really paring down our “convenience” foods and going for healthier real cooking…


  95. staceu
    April 22, 2010 | 12:37 pm

    We are currently raising chickens for their eggs, trying to drink more water, and incorporating low fat recipes( at least trying to) We also plant a garden each year.


  96. Jennifer
    April 22, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    We make our own breads and sauce mixes. We are limiting our purchases of prepared and convenience foods. We cook from scratch almost all the time.


  97. Jennifer
    April 22, 2010 | 1:27 pm



  98. Youthful One
    April 22, 2010 | 1:46 pm

    Oh, that course looks WONDERFUL!
    What a great addition to my homeschool curriculum. My oldest daughter is only 6, but my older boys enjoy cooking too. We may have to invest in that course.

    We are currently gluten-free in our home, and have been making everything from scratch for the last 5+ years. We avoid refined, processed anything as much as possible. We are trying to incorporate more cod liver oil and coconut oil in our diet. We now raise our own chickens for eggs, buy raw milk, buy only hormone-free, pastured meat, are putting in a larger veggie garden this summer, and I am taking the online e-course from GNOWFGLINS about traditional cooking methods, such as in Nourishing Traditions. We make kombucha and dairy kefir, and just started water kefir this week. Also have my first batch of fermented veggies going right now.


    kelly cooper Reply:

    We are gluten free too. I have some really yummy gf recipes on my blog. They are our favorites for pizza, bagels, waffles, bread, etc. It can be hard to find really tasty foods but these are tried and true (ask my 4 taaste testers! lol)


  99. Youthful One
    April 22, 2010 | 1:50 pm

    I don’t tweet.

    But I did link/post this on my facebook page, encouraging others to check out the course and sign up for the giveaway.


  100. Brandi
    April 22, 2010 | 1:57 pm

    To try to eat better and healthier I try to buy organic fruits and veggies. I also try to get as much as I can from Trader Joes b-cuz their foods are all additive free. I try to use natural sugar substitues in my baking, such as agave, stevia or honey.

    I would love one of these cookbooks!


  101. kelly cooper
    April 22, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    I would love to win one of their books. We have recently removed all artificial colors and flavors, HFCS, BHT, TBHQ, MSG, etc. We also watched Food Inc and King Corn to get more informed about our food and the choices we can make to feed our family in a healthier way. Kelly


  102. Shanna
    April 22, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    As a mom of 2 (sometimes I think 3) children with ADHD, I would love to explore how to eliminate so much of the chemicals from our diet. As a mom of one really picky 5 year old and one really picky 10 year old, it is so hard to find new, healthier recipes they will enjoy ( much less try). I know this would be a huge blessing to our family if we were to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!


  103. Denise
    April 22, 2010 | 6:07 pm

    We try to eat healthier. No fast food and I’ve been putting two veggies on the dinner plate instead of one. I am also adding ww flour instead of using all white flour. I’m not where I want to be – but I continue to read and learn how I can make healthier choices for my family.


  104. Amanda
    April 22, 2010 | 7:06 pm

    About 9 months ago we switched to ONLY organic dairy. Yes.. expensive in the short term. BUT I know that by drinking organic milk and such, we are helping to cleanse our bodies of harmful chemicals. And each time I buy milk.. I feel like a good mom! 😀


  105. Wendy
    April 22, 2010 | 8:36 pm

    I have read and embraced the ideas in Nourishing Traditions, but have had a difficult time in implementing the preparation of grains such as soaking, so I’d love one of these cookbooks!


  106. Ashley
    April 22, 2010 | 9:23 pm

    we bake our own bread


  107. LauraC
    April 22, 2010 | 9:24 pm

    we stared soaking the grains for our bread, tortillas, rolls, biscuits, etc. etc.


  108. Kim
    April 22, 2010 | 9:30 pm

    I would love to win one of her cookbooks. In our family we have moved toward healthy eating by eating chemical free, grass fed beef, incorporating more veggies, and drinking more water. We have more changes to make, but I feel good with how we are getting there.


  109. Jennifer Bartley
    April 22, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    We have been making an effort to cook and bake from scratch more often. With a busy family, a book that this will help with many more great idea’s for healthy cooking. My children have also gone almost a full year with out soda pop…that took perseverence!


  110. Kris
    April 22, 2010 | 10:56 pm

    I would love tohave on eof Sue Greggs cookbooks. I’ve been coveting them for a while now and have been trying the recipes on her site.

    Excited for my daughter to be old enough to use this curriculum, too!

    I’ve been working on soaking my grains and legumes. I’m making Kefir and using on pastured meats. We’re also switching to raw milk as of tomorrow.



  111. Kris
    April 22, 2010 | 11:02 pm

    Okay, I blogged about it here:

    And I am posting the blog entry to my FB page, too.



  112. Melanie
    April 22, 2010 | 11:10 pm

    We have been making many of our own breads and condiments, yogurt and ice cream. I would love one of the books to increase my experience with soaking grains and making blender batters, since I do not have, and will not be able to afford a grain mill for a while!


  113. Kris
    April 22, 2010 | 11:24 pm

    Latest: Sue Gregg Cookbook Giveaway! less than 5 seconds

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  114. Donna
    April 23, 2010 | 7:26 am

    I want to cook healthier cook because I’m helping to raise my grandson. He’s nursing now but is a vigorous little boy who will be eating in no time, and I want to keep him healthy and active. The blender method of baking interests me, especially because we have celiac in our family and I need to cook with alternative grains. One thing I do now is make all fruit smoothies from bananas and frozen fruit I buy – yum!


  115. Marci J
    April 23, 2010 | 7:52 am

    I’m using more whole wheat in my muffins and cookies. More fiber helps me feel less hungry for a longer time.


  116. Geraldine
    April 23, 2010 | 8:55 am

    We are in the process of getting rid of the processed everything. If I buy it regularly at the store I start to look for a recipe to be able to make it myself-cause I’m a control freak like that-lol. No, really it is just about controlling what we have in our bodies.


  117. Mary Weaver
    April 23, 2010 | 9:34 am

    I grind my own berries now to make a our whole wheat bread1


  118. AmyG
    April 23, 2010 | 11:19 am

    We are making strides in this area. We are now eating more whole grains and buying our beef from a local farmer. Still much to learn!


  119. Jasmine
    April 23, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    I need this! We are wanting to move in that direction but I don’t know where to start and friend recommended Sue Gregg just today.
    I want to do it for health reasons and I also just watched Food Inc. on PBS this week. YIKES!


  120. Jasmine
    April 23, 2010 | 12:29 pm



  121. Lori
    April 23, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    A few years ago we had a health crisis with 2 of our children, out of neccessity we made huge changes to our diets. Now 3 yrs later, we are mostly out of that health situation, but what we learned about whole foods has changed our diets permanently. I love Sue’s breakfast cookbook. I made blender batter waffles a few times a month among several other recipes. One of the best things for me was that she gives substitutions for things, so the recipes still work with special diets. I’d love to have new recipe book to try from.


  122. andrea
    April 23, 2010 | 3:59 pm

    Going to the doctor and they say you must


  123. MamaHen
    April 23, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    We have given up soft drinks.


  124. Katie @ Frugal Femina
    April 24, 2010 | 7:55 am

    I became a Mamavation Mom ( and learned much more about how to eat and exercise regularly.


  125. Alisa
    April 24, 2010 | 8:03 am

    We have made lots of changes in the last several years. We drink raw milk, eat grass fed and as unprocessed as we can. I desperately need new recipes!!


  126. Hannah
    April 24, 2010 | 9:43 am

    We are growing a garden again this year and hope to can a lot of our own foods again this year too! I am learning more about whole foods and hope to grow more of our own food and feed my family more natural, whole foods!
    I would love to have Sue Gregg’s cookbooks!


  127. Hannah
    April 24, 2010 | 9:46 am
  128. Jenna
    April 25, 2010 | 5:32 am

    I became a vegetarian.


  129. Tracy
    April 25, 2010 | 11:50 am

    I’m a vegetarian and for a long time I relied on processed meat substitutes for protein. But I’ve recently been making an effort to move away from processed foods and have instead started cooking with more dried beans and whole grains.


  130. Tara Maue
    April 25, 2010 | 2:49 pm

    I have always been a picky eater, but in the past couple of years I have started to add new foods. This book would be helpful in learning ways to prepare these foods.


  131. Terri
    April 25, 2010 | 6:59 pm

    I would love to win ‘Whole Foods Cooking’. I have several of the others. I have done various things to improve our diet. We drink our tea with stevia instead of sugar. We eat whole grain bread and pasta. I’m currently working to up the amount of fruits and vegetables we eat.


  132. Shannon
    April 26, 2010 | 9:43 am

    I have heard a lot about Sue Gregg’s book, and would be very interested in reading it and implementing her techniques and recipes. I already bake a lot of things with whole wheat, and just recently, I have started soaking our beans and rice for 24 hours before cooking. I also cook the beans with a little bit of kombu leaf, and I’ve noticed that the soaking and the kombu really make a difference in the texture and digestibility of the beans (making them smoother and us less gassy!) 🙂


  133. Teresa
    April 26, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    We have begun to really read packaging to limit sugar, up fiber and watch hydrogeanated oils. We garden and include the children in cooking daily. When they leave our home I want them not to just be able to cook for themselves but to understand health and nutrition walk hand in hand with what they eat.


  134. Debbie Reynolds
    April 27, 2010 | 12:42 am

    I try to let the kids chose their fruit and vegetable servings, to encourage them in making their own decisions about how to take care of their “temples”.


  135. AllieZirkle
    April 27, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    Cooking at home with whole foods is where I’ve started!


  136. lisa piq
    June 29, 2010 | 10:41 pm

    I try to cook mostly from scratch and we growing , many of our veggies , Im drying herbs to perk up those winter meals to come , trying to eat lean protiens .(ie serving eggs as A DINNER once a week)


  137. Maria Petty
    July 13, 2011 | 11:49 am

    I bought Training Our Daughters to be Keepers at Home, and it recommends the Sue Gregg cookbooks for use. I have a couple of her books as well as a video so far. I LOVE them and hope to be able to afford the entire collection. I just wish this was around when I was in school, but I am learning right along with my daughters.


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