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Dr. Dalton is a frequently sought after speaker for the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA). He is also a national speaker for Nestle Health Sciences and formerly Pam Lab.
Dr. Dalton is committed to delivering the highest quality care while treating the source, not just the symptom! He shares his life outside of work with his wife of over 25 years, who is also a physician. As the father of two and grandfather of two, he enjoys ranch style living in the country.
Dr. O'Connor is a husband, father of five, and grandfather of 4 children. He is an entrepreneur and enjoys organic gardening raising organic chickens for egg production, woodworking and is also an artist, and craftsman.
What does Cultured Palate mean?
According to dictionary.com, these are the definitions of the word “cultured."
- enlightened; refined.
- artificially nurtured or grown: cultured bacteria.
- cultivated; tilled.
The name of this blog is based on definition #2. Cultured (or fermented) probiotic foods are an integral part of any diet.
The GAPS diet was my introduction to traditional food preparation, which continues to dictate my philosophy in cooking. After doing GAPS as a family, everyone has transitioned to a traditional diet — with occasional splurges and treats!
While definition #2 is the main reason for the blog’s name, I also like how the other definitions relate to my life.
Definition #1 - As far as being enlightened, I know that I DO NOT know everything. But, God has definitely taught me a lot throughout my years of life.
Definition #3 is quite appropriate too as we are now farming. We cultivate and tend our grapes all throughout the growing season with the goal of producing the best possible quality grapes we can, while still trusting that God is ultimately in control.
What will I find here?
You will find lots of real food recipes that will help you put healthy simple real food on the table for your family. I aim for giving you recipes that use whole foods and that are budget friendly like Spicy Beans and Rice and Easy Chicken Alfredo.
Hopefully, recipes like Chicken Broth and Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup can help you reduce the amount of prepackaged, commercial foods you feed your family and help you put nourishing food on the table.
However, I don’t think anyone can eat perfectly all the time - check out my post on the 80/20 rule regarding that subject!
You will find DIY recipes and natural health solutions that will save you money and restore your health gently. My post about the Gallbladder Cleanse is actually one of my top posts, and I STILL do this cleanse periodically as maintenance.