In Search of Good Food
Posted by D. at 9:54 AM
Ok, ok, I know!
haven't updated my blog in a really long time. I'm not going to sit
here and explain why, except to say that honestly, I really don't like
journaling and I don't think very many people actually read this thing,
I have recently been getting really into thinking
about what I eat. I'm not eating my emotions as much, although I still
spend lots of time thinking about food. It's really important to really
think about what you put into your body.
You wouldn't drink formaldehyde, would you? And yet it's found in a lot of our food products.
How about a nice cold glass of pesticides? No?
Wouldn't you love some ammonia gravy over your chicken?
that's what you're eating and drinking. Conventionally grown meats,
vegetables, fruits, and processed foods contain all sorts of chemical
additives that would probably kill you if consumed alone.
Go watch Food, Inc.
Go on, I'll wait...
so this past month I started a fast that was supposed to be temporary. I
was only doing it for the Month of March (with 2 exceptions because my
birthday is this month, but it falls on a Monday, so my party is
The fast was this:
1. No white flour. This was
REALLY hard. This means no cake, pie, bread, fried foods, or other
goodies unless it's made with 100% whole grains. I found a bread that I
really like, it's an organic Omega-3 bread (has seeds added to it) and I
can get it at Costco, which I love. Although it does contain some white
flour, it is Organic White flour, and it's not the first ingredient
listed. So, while it's not perfect, until I start making my own bread,
it'll have to do.
2. No white sugar or artificial sweeteners. This
was easier and harder than I thought it would be. I've gone sugar-free
for a fast before, so avoiding all sugar is very simple, until you
realize that sugar pops up in all different forms all over the place:
Prego spaghetti sauce, Baked Lays, even the 'Original' Coffeemate (you
know, the one that's not sweetened?) all have sugar listed on the
ingredients. This also means the obvious: no soda, cookies, candy, cake
(except for my birthday), and chocolate. However I AM still eating
sweeteners, in moderation, but only 100% natural, unprocessed ones; i.e.
honey & maple syrup.
3. No pork or shellfish. This one is not so
obvious off the bat, except that in the Bible, God says don't eat pigs
or shellfish, so I'm not eating them. I'm not doing the kosher thing
because that's rabbinical tradition, as opposed to Word of God. I'm just
trying to stick to what the Word of God says.
Some of this is easier
than you think. I still eat sweets, I'm just more careful of what's in
them and how much I eat. I found a recipe yesterday for a honey candy
that has no sugar added to it (Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried:
Honey Toffee Lollipops). I haven't tried it yet, but you can bet that
I'm going to. I need to buy a new candy thermometer first.
going to try and blog about this specific topic more. About my journey
through organic foods. I'll post links to articles and other
But seriously, go watch Food, Inc. It's on streaming on Netflix.
Question of the Day:
What can you reasonably cut out of your diet today?
Labels: adventure, article, documentary, food, movies, organic, recipe
read every post, thank you very much. And check back periodically to
see if there's anything new. So there. (and I know I'm not the only one)
Friday, March 16, 2012 1:46:00 PM