I think you might have all guessed by now. I like food. I like to eat. I like to eat a lot of things-fruits, veggies, meats, pies, cakes, donuts, tofu, ice cream, yogurt. I'll have a salad with organic veggies with a Totino's pizza. I'll buy non-GMO tofu and stop at Micky D's for chicken nuggets. I'm definitely all over the place food wise.
I recently read Food Matters by Mark Bittman and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen. I felt that if you read one you really didn't need to read the other. They say the same thing-don't eat processed food, limit meat consumption, and eat all the veggies you want. And I agree while I eat my pizza pocket!
For the past couple of weeks I've been beating myself up about my food choices. I eat a lot of processed food. I wish I didn't but I do. I don't have time to make everything from scratch. Somethings have to be from a box (pasta) or from a can (tomato sauce) for me. According to Pollen and Bittman I need to give up those items and toward less processed foods. Le sigh, I've been wracking my brain on how to do that without quiting work.
Then another food writer, someone I truly admire decided to share her words on the topic. Nancy Lesson writes for the Seattle Times about food. And on Friday she wrote this article about the same thing I was grappling with. Nancy's right. We can be all things rather than being caught up in what we are doing "wrong". Instead of getting upset that I can't buy all organic food, I will buy it when I can (cause it's expensive!). I will support local growers first and national chains last. I will continue to try new things and be open to new possiblities. I will continue to enjoy food and encourage others to do as well!
Alright that's settled now. Excuse me while I make some Kraft Mac & Cheese.