My regular readers may have already noticed, but I changed the heading for the blog. Last week I had a few extra minutes (I KNOW, it can happen!) while sitting waiting for my tires to be rotated to clean up my laptop. I stopped in to have it done on my way to work, so with my laptop on my lap, I figured it was a good time to clean up my hard drive.
One of the things I noticed was all the recipes I had downloaded, saved, bookmarked, filed into folders, yadayadayada that I never looked at again. Found some really great ones that I will definitely try; but then found some real doozies with ingredients that were never to be found in my pantry.
One example: liquid aminos. Liquid aminos?? How that is unprocessed I just don't know. But ingredients like these got me thinking. Again. Yes, I do think a lot. For those of you who read my blog often, many of my posts are because I was "thinking."
The last time I sat here thinking, it was about a conversation with a co-worker and defining clean eating and it led me to take a quick check on my eating habits.
Which is a good thing. It meant I wasn't thinking about cookies.
So this latest "thinking" has made me realize that clean eating doesn't have to be nuts, with all sorts of strange ingredients. It doesn't. It just needs to be simple, using real food ingredients to make some delicious meals.
I've participated in October Unprocessed the last few years, and each year I see all these people making their own cheese, almond milk, even grinding their own flour. At the end of each month, the number of people who post about slipping, falling off their wagons, and can't keep that up is not surprising. People go from one extreme (eating mostly processed) to the other (living off the grid) in one month will never stick with it. It's too overwhelming. I'm not here to encourage those choices.
I'm here to show the average person, most likely you are a mom, who wants to raise their kids in a healthy way without all the additives that are not good for us.
So if you are new here, welcome. If you are a regular reader, you are going to see this blog switch to more of a recipe place. I want to show how easy it is to just use whole ingredients to make fabulous food for your family.
P.S. If you want that cookie recipe, leave a comment and I'll post it for you.