Here we are, in 2010! I have been turning my mind toward personal, family, and blogging goals.
A Promising 2009
Before I share some brief goals for 2010, I'd like to recap 2009, a promising year for GNOWFGLINS and its readers. Thank you all for helping GNOWFGLINS spread the message of embracing God's foods. (Remember, God gave food for the body AND soul.)
In 2009, our family made the switch from a whole food and gluten-free diet to a Nourishing Traditions style diet. In a nutshell, we incorporated traditional food preparation methods, such as soaking, fermenting and sprouting, to our already whole food diet. This change allowed my daughter to eat gluten again, and allowed my previously allergic son to eat eggs again. Also, we started raising our own dairy goats, which gave us dairy foods for the first time in years! For more about all these changes, read Why Nourishing Traditions and We Reversed Food Allergies Through Nourishing Foods.
Also in 2009, just the other day in fact, we completed many months of work and iterations on the Defining GNOWFGLINS video. If you haven't seen it yet, you should. The video shows the ideal for which we strive, because we love God and desire to honor His design. In the video, we show what God's foods are, and we hope to inspire you to embrace them.
In 2009, and in spite of shifting our diet, GNOWFGLINS readership continued to grow. Currently, GNOWFGLINS receives 30,000 page views per month, more than doubling from 13,000 page views at the beginning of 2009. And, 774 people are subscribed to GNOWFGLINS via the RSS feed or the newsletter. Thank you to all who read, comment and share GNOWFGLINS. We are thankful for each of you!
Top 8 Posts of 2009
In 2009, the top 8 viewed posts were:
- Sprouting Beans: Lentils, Mung Beans, and Chickpeas (Garbanzos)
- Sprouting Grains for Bread
- Beyond Sugar: Overcoming the Withdrawal Symptoms of Going Without Sugar
- Reheating Foods Without a Microwave
- Cooking Dry Beans
- Lacto-Fermented Turnips and Beets
- Basic Easy Artisan Bread (with Sprouted Grains)
What's In Store for 2010
I'll share some of the goals we have for GNOWFGLINS and our family (as it relates to food) in the coming year.
- raise our own chickens and possibly ducks for meat and eggs
- raise a grass-fed Jersey cow for milk and cream
- help more people embrace God's foods – GNOWFGLINS
- create multi-media educational materials for subscribers of GNOWFGLINS
- develop nutritious portable meals or meal components, like jerky, pemmican, energy bars – survival food, hiking food, out for the day kind of food
- continue to update the recipes to make them Nourishing Traditions friendly – this is a huge task! (anyone want to help?)
What Do You Want for 2010?
How was 2009 for you? Have you been thinking about what you want to accomplish in the coming year? What is God doing in your heart with regard to His food? How can GNOWFGLINS help you?
Sylvia @ The Christian HomeKeeper wrote a wonderful article on the difference between resolutions and goals. She points out that goals are permanent, because they include action steps for achieving them.
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