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At My Humble Kitchen, We believe that real food, free of man made chemicals and processed ingredients, gives vibrant life that we may live fully. We nourish ourselves so that we may live out our calling according to God’s will with perseverance and endurance, that we may finish our lives into the warm embrace of Jesus.

Sustainability/Stewardship:

Our food is a gift from God and we must steward what he’s entrusted to us.

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From the beginning, God created every living thing and food for us. He gave us the fruits in the trees, the seeds in the ground, and then living animals to eat from.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26

We believe that it’s our responsibility to tend to what he’s given to us in reverence of his creation… stewardship. We believe that anyone can take part in stewarding this earth, simply, by starting small gardens (even in containers), visiting farmers markets, getting to know our local family farmers, visiting u-pick farms, raising backyard chickens, preserving some of our food, and learning simple cooking skills to nourish our families.

At My Humble Kitchen, we have seen time and time again that when you take part in stewarding this Earth, you will draw near to his natural world and personally witness his hand of creation and in turn, find Him.

Unprocessed and Traditional

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We believe in whole foods, free of processed ingredients, that have been prepared traditionally. Most processed foods that come from packages and boxes are filled with chemicals and preservatives that strip foods of their nutritional value and hinders our health. By consuming whole, unrefined foods, that are prepared traditionally, we are filled with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that lead to vibrant health.

Grace

We believe that we are living in a fallen world and that ultimately, only God knows the number of our days. We also believe that God created our bodies that are more than capable to heal themselves when nourished the majority of the time. For that reason, we believe that as long as we eat real foods 85% of the time, we are more than capable to detox toxins from within.

*please note, the exception is to those that have physical allergies and food intolerances.

Physical Food Should Never Come Before Fellowship with People

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Since we believe in grace and that our bodies can heal themselves, we strongly believe that physical food should never come before fellowship with the believer or unbeliever. In other words, if you’re at a potluck or having supper with someone that has opened up their home to you, ask God for his blessing and then eat up and fellowship with your brother or sister.

*please note, this does not apply if you have a  physical allergy or food intolerance.

Food in Celebration

We believe that food is something to be enjoyed in celebration with friends, family, and those in our community. We believe that when one understands their food intimately, the food that God has provided becomes worthy of celebration which always brings glory to Him.

I personally can’t wait to feast at the table with Jesus in heaven!

For the Children

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At My Humble Kitchen we strongly believe in training up our children to steward the Earth in which he has entrusted to us. We find joy in working side by side with our children so that they will know the value of hard work, the joy in harvesting the fruits of their labor, and that they’ll reap the benefits of learning lifetime cooking skills that they can carry on for future generations.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

These are our real food beliefs at My Humble Kitchen. Do they resonate with you? Do you have anything to add? Please share with us in the comments below.


14 Responses to Our Real Food Beliefs

  1. Emalee Graf says:

    I love this post! As Christians we do have a responsibility over the health of the earth and our bodies. I think you would love to listen to this radio show that also touches on the church teachings and biblical scripture and how important eating real, whole food is for our souls, too!
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/restorationradio/2014/03/09/true-restoration-flagship-xxxiv-health-fitness#.Ux_He0bmvMM.gmail

  2. Kelly says:

    LOVE, love, love this post, Diana, and couldn’t agree with you more. You’ve beautifully articulated how we should be good stewards of the gifts God has provided while also importantly calling us to live by grace and keep our hearts and motives in check. I’ll definitely be sharing this via social media this week. Thanks again for this beautiful post! xo
    Kelly recently posted..How to Make Grain Free Granola {Step-by-Step}

  3. Monika says:

    I love this, also, and I’m glad you put in the part about fellowship coming before food. Twice when you mentioned “free of unprocessed ingredients,” was that a typo, or am I misunderstanding your meaning there?

  4. Julie says:

    Diana,
    Thank you so much for “My Humble Kitchen”. I began with you on The 25 Days of Grace and I am ever so thankful for your insight. I have always been a “from scratch” chef and baker and raised my children the same, but these days it’s so different with all the chemicals in our world. Only yesterday I forwarded all 25 Days of Grace to my daughter so that she could learn from your wisdom as I have. I can’t begin to articulate to her in words what your lessons have done for me! You are never too old to learn or change your ways!

    Thank you again for your blog and for your faith in God that you share so freely!!

    God Bless you and yours!!

  5. Robin Nickles says:

    I love your philosophy and your insight. I’m not a particularly religious person but I am spiritual, and there is no time when I feel happier or more at peace than when I’m hiking in the mountains, or harvesting my garden. To see the beauty and abundance in nature still leaves me speechless, and I agree wholeheartedly that it’s ours to lose if we don’t recognize the gift.

  6. Kristin says:

    Oh, Diana! I love this post. So well-written. I absolutely agree with you.
    Kristin recently posted..Soaked Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  8. Peggy S Pace says:

    You have beautifully put into words what I feel in my heart — I have learned so much from the 25 Days and now understand I am truly on a journey. Thank you and God Bless.

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