Whole foods grown or raised in healthy soil, air and water are void of synthetic chemical pesticides and herbicides. Fruits, vegetables and grains guarantee a nutritious snack full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber which is slowly absorbed into the digestive system. The chicken and fish skins are full of Omega-3s. Omega-3s are essential to the human diet and will reduce inflammation and depression.
For years now, we’ve been canning pears in plain water by coring and slicing them without removing their skins. The result is a golden sweet treat enjoyed all winter long. When pears are cooked down with apples, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries and pureed into fruit sauce, it is full of pulpy flesh and fiber rich skins.
As for pared vegetables, we find them better eaten fully dressed. Beets, carrots, and turnips (raw or canned) are simply delicious with their skins left on. Non-peeled potatoes – fried, baked, and mashed are even considered trendy in gourmet restaurants. If you have any of these left-over veggies, merely throw them into a blender and add the puree to soup.
Quiet Creek’s whole grain bread and pizza shells have a mighty crust. It tends be chewy and flavorful. The same is true for brown rice, millet, quinoa, barley, and steel-cut oats.
We always invite our dining guests to enjoy the skin from our free-range chicken and wild caught salmon.
When it comes to fully clothed food, some folks accept our invitation and some politely say “no thank you.” We never judge what folks want to eat. Our goal is to keep clothing on our food, not because we are prudish. We simply want humankind to appreciate a hardy meal full of God’s gifts. Maybe you too become a little shy around prepackaged, crust-less peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made with peeled grapes?