It’s been a long, cold winter here in our town. Since the New Year, really, we just haven’t felt much like eating cold food. You know, like fresh fruits and vegetables. Weird thing. Comfort food has tasted that much more comfortable in this weather. But spring will come, eventually, and with it the feeling that a green salad, fresh fruit for snacks, and crudities as appetizers will again feel comfortable…and healthy. Here’s some motivational reading from NPR. Have a green spring.
Hats off to Jamie Oliver for caring about kids health and better eating.
I don’t usually shop at Wal-Mart on principle. (more…)
Ten months ago, I started eating healthier. Organic, natural, humane…yada, yada. I also started taking a daily multivitamin.
So what?! Has it made any difference whatsoever in my healthiness?
Don’t know for sure. But no colds, feel pretty darn good, generally. Lots of achey joints, but I’m an old guy and don’t get much exercise. (That’s another story.) But I do travel on airplanes quite a but and meet strange people…I mean strangers. So, if history is any judge, I should probably have had a cold or two this year so far, but so far, nothing.
How do I know for sure whether this healthy (expensive) food is doing me any good? Any ideas?
I’ve just finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and its sequel, In Defense of Food. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything so inspiring and, in my opinion, a must-read for anyone who cares about food, cooking, nutrition, or contributing to a better world.
This will come through loud and clear on DRB starting with this post. I’ll talk about our attempts to try container gardening, buy from farmers markets and other whole/clean/local food sources, and cook toward a safer and saner planet.
Looking forward to your feedback and your own experiences.