January 12, 201
I think the best way to start off this blog is to explain how I became interested in real food and give credit to the websites that have sparked my interest in cooking and eating real food. My interest began after spending a week at my parent’s lake house with some friends. I had been on a low fat, low carb, high protein diet but was getting bored with the food options. The diet worked and I was pleased with the results, but I knew that there were important parts of a healthy diet that I was missing. Plus, it was difficult to provide a variety of foods for my family when my own food options were limited. My friend, who had been a former coupon fanatic, had started cooking more foods from scratch. At some point, she came to the realization that, while couponing did save money, a lot of the food was highly processed and not healthy. So, after spending time at the lake and getting some ideas, I came home and started doing some research online. I watched Food, Inc. which I strongly suggest you watch. You can rent it through Amazon by clicking on this link: http://www.amazon.com/Food-Inc/dp/B002VRZEYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358035838&sr=8-1&keywords=food+inc
Along with that documentary, the following websites gave me inspiration and information:
There are many more websites that I reference and will refer to throughout my blog, but these three helped out the most in the beginning.
I’m not a perfect cook. I make plenty of mistakes every day. However, I also try to do my best every day and understand that one slip up doesn’t mean I failed. It just means I need to learn from my mistake and find a way to prevent it in the future.
This blog will consist of information that I find online, as well as my own ideas, recipes, and suggestions. I hope you will visit often and share what you learn with friends and family.