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Renewal

January 30, 2012

Food is a time to refresh. It nourishes the body, but more than that sharing a meal with someone shares a life. There’s so much food politics. There are people who stop the presses to announce Paula Deen had a cheeseburger and fries…so what! There are people who tackle food safety, GMO, recalls, frankenfood and many other things. We should be afraid of everything we eat. Eat only what I-the-author-expert say.

Hogwash!! Moderation! Is there anyone who truly believes fast food drive up windows have health food? If you eat fast food three times a day guess what – it’s probably not healthy! If you eat large volumes of food at home – it’s not healthy. If the local buffet has you on a time limit it’s not healthy. If you have the local greasy pizza joint on speed dial – and they recognize your voice and don’t need delivery directions – it’s probably not healthy. If your local shops have 2 for 1 cookie sales and limit your visits it’s not healthy. If a dozen eggs is a snack, it’s not healthy.

 

Common sense food means moderation. It recognizes the difference between 2-3 cookies and a package in one sitting. It recognizes two eggs in the morning a couple times per week isn’t the same as a dozen in one sitting.

We aim for that common sense food. Some recipes we post may be from corporations – Kraft or Pillsbury for example. We think our customers – or those who would be customers – are smart enough to know if it calls for a jar of brand name salsa you can use your homemade salsa just as well! If you don’t want preservatives use your own. Dice up your own combinations for the slow cooker. Relish food as a nourishing thing, not filling the empty holes that no food can plug, while overdosing on it plugs your circulatory system.  Food need not be the enemy.

We are inspired by people like Big Vinny Mack, who lost a whole person when he made peace with food. He has, literally, lost over 220 pounds and is healthy. He eats meat, and doesn’t use radical expensive foods. Common sense. Push away from the table, get up off the couch and take a walk with the dog. (Pets can be overweight too!)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2012 5:50 PM

    Loved your post! Common sense tends to get lost when so many details, facts, and figures gets thrown into everyday culture. One day eggs are horrible for you, and the next day, you shouldn’t miss out on the protein of a farm fresh egg. We strive to eat more resourceful and healthier, but by all means, when the oreo package gets opened, I am sure to have a few!

    • February 24, 2012 7:55 PM

      Thanks for stopping by! I think a mix is good. I can’t do *no chocolate* – will crave it. I say minimal chocolate and I don’t want it more than a couple times a month. The mind makes a difference, as do choices!

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