We're delighted to share our Aunt Nettie with you. She's agreed to answer any questions you might ask about vegetarian food, its preparation, and even clean-up tips. But we have to prepare you. She just might want to come right over to your house and help you fix dinner.
To send any questions to Ask Aunt Nettie, .
Dear Aunt Nettie,
My doctor says I'm supposed to increase my intake of fiber. Any suggestions?
Howdy there, Joyce,
Well, darlin,' that's no problem a'tall. Fiber is ever'where in fruits, vegetables, grains, an' beans. All's ya gotta do is eat 'em ever' day an' you'll be surprised at jes how good you'll start feelin.' Now, I'm gonna give y'all a recipe ta git ya started -- it's got beans an' grains put together, an' it tastes so good you'll be jumpin' up fer second helpin's.
Yer ever lovin' Aunt Nettie
1 t. salt
1 C. (120 ml) buckwheat (raw or toasted)
2 1/2 C. (600 ml) water
1 T. Tamari or soy sauce
3 T. cornstarch
1 15-oz. (425g) can garbanzo beans, drained
Aunt Nettie grew up on the farm. She did not eat out of a can or reach into the freezer. There was no microwave to pop her food into. Everything she made was from scratch. All the food she ate was natural, without pesticides. It was grown right there on the family farm, and she had to cook to survive. At eighty-three years young she still leaps and bounds around the kitchen and can shake, rattle, and roll those pots and pans with the best of them.
Nowadays, Aunt Nettie just shakes her head and complains, "Nobody cooks anymore. They have no idea about puttin' a meal together." She's on a mission. She wants to help those younguns eat better so they can grow up healthy like her own eight kids.