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 5-year-old daughter is allergic to cow's milk and hates soymilk. She eats hot cereal with us for breakfast, but I don't know what to give her instead of those. Any suggestions? Help!
Sarah, a desperate Mom
Howdy there Sarah,
Now, darlin' don't you fret none, 'cause there's always somthin' good jes 'round the corner. What I have fer yer l'il darlin' is some mighty delicious pecan milk. I know, I know, that don't sound one bit familiar to ya, but there's lots o nourishment in them pecans Fer one thing, they's packed full o' antioxidants and that milk is mighty fine tastin' too.
Yer ever lovin' Aunt Nettie
2 C. water
Pinch of salt
2 pitted dates
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.