Archives for “real food”
This is a really wonderful development. The ingredients are listed on the front, in large type! Oh, joy! I will stick with coconut bliss, being already on the diabetes train and all. But I think I could feel good about giving this to my kids. P.S. Apparently I lied about that last one being… uh, [...]
My (grown) son has been biking to school up a big hill. The last part of his trip is an 8% grade (if I calculated right), for about a mile. He used to walk part of the way. Then one day he announced to us that his bike might need a tune-up, because he can’t [...]
“Mom, are these hippie muffins?” Me: “No!” Brother: “Yeah.” Me: “Shut up! Do you like them?” Both: “Yeah!” w00t! Ok, so we have a whole bunch of squash. Seriously.There was this part of the garden, see, where we’d dumped the chicken compost. We’d only ended up using half the garden space, because we got tuckered [...]
Well, I got replies, and sign-ups, but not comments. Hmmm. Lots of love, but nobody was willing to tell me which way to go. I think food wins. Partly ’cause someday, I really do want somebody to buy the t-shirt! But also ’cause I realized that I have lots of places to write the other [...]
My husband and I were at our favorite local store, and I was buying some almonds because, well… yum! Anyway, I was thinking of raw almonds, but I saw him eyeing the roasted almonds, so we thought we’d get some. I tasted one of the roasted almonds, though, and… there was definitely something missing. It [...]
We weren’t able to get a CSA this year — none were close enough that we felt comfortable committing to biking the distance each week — we did manage to get a garden planted. And that garden is producing Swiss Chard. (Or just Chard. I don’t know if it’s swiss or not.) I didn’t know [...]
The other day I was talking to a lady I know who grows a lot of her own food and promotes gardening and natural healing. She eats a generally raw-food diet. She’s a inspiration, really. But I discovered that day that she also sometimes eats giant cookies made of white flour, sugar, and who knows [...]
I was at the grocery store <shudder> today, and I saw this Eat Clean Cookbook. I picked it up because the title was intriguing. And you know what I found? Recipes made out of real food! Amazing.
It’s easy to make peanut butter from scratch that your kids will like. You don’t need anything weird, just peanuts, honey and salt.
Bread and carbs. For all my natural food ideas, my dedication to eating Michael-Pollan-style—”Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”—I am a pariah. Obviously, vegetarians think I’m Doing A Terrible Thing by eating meat. That, I’m used to. But to have the carnivores think I’m a traitor, too—that’s just too much.
Yay! I found a new source for raw milk. Yesterday, I got my first two gallons, and that included a quart of rich cream. (There was more, but that was all I could easily ladle off. I got another pint of half-and-half, besides.) So, I decided to make butter.
Ok. I was gonna wait, but if you’re celebrating passover, you’ll just have to print this out and make them Sunday morning.
One of the things I loved about having industrial food in the house is how the kids could make it themselves, and not bug me all the time. But I love the family dinners we have now even more. Still, “after school snacks” and stuff… it’d be nice if they could pop in a frozen [...]
Papa and I had a conversation this week about what to serve for a birthday party. Is white flour and sugar ok if it’s “organic”? Does it even matter whether it’s organic or not? Should we spring for a $20 store-bought white cake, or buy a cake mix for 99 cents? Is there any point [...]
We live in a strange world. Other animals look around and sniff, exploring to see what’s good to eat. Humans read. We read packages, recipes, magazine articles, and books to tell us what to eat. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could eat more like the other creatures, by listening to our bodies and following [...]
Would your grandmother recognize the food you eat? In In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan takes a look at what’s happened to America’s food in the past 100 years, and provides a clear explanation of industrial food, where it came from, and what we need to do about it.