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The Best of Shaker Cooking Paperback – June, 1993
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The recipes are based on the use all natural, organic whole foods-most home grown. Yes there is use of cream, butter, etc. You can substitute other products or even chemical replicas. Or you can make the recipes as is and only eat a proper sized portion and be a healthier person.
Also, consider the physical labor the Shakers did at the time the recipes were originally written.
I raised my ten children using this cookbook and used ingredients we or people we knew had grown or we purchased from a natural foods store. According to the doctors we were all very healthy. And now they are grown, they continue to eat this way and they and my grandchildren are healthy.
I have ordered 2 at this point and will be ordering more--this will be the focus point of Christmas baskets for all my daughters and DILs this year and I will be putting many up in the cedar chest for the grands as they set out to start housekeeping in years to come.
It's a whole different world of recipes - eggs, the more the better. Butter, the more the better. But when these were created, the people that were eating these things were burning 8000 calories a day in the fields.
If you're into organic foods, these are like organic recipes. They were all created with the eggs from free-range chickens, with vegetables fertilized only with natural fertilizers (see the chickens).
The Pumpkin Loaf is something that we give as gifts, as is the Cranberry Loaf.
And then there's the ... well, if you like hamburgers with onions, imagine a stuffed onion which is basically an inside-out cheeseburger.