Jan. 19, 2013 10:09 pm
Updated: Jan. 22, 2013 9:59 am
It has been almost a year since I wrote my last blog entry! Yikes. I was hoping that blogging would keep me on track with eating healthy but I guess I am just too good at procrastinating!
A couple of weeks ago, I watched a documentary called "Ingredients" that I got from Netflix. I think it was made in 2009. It is a slow documentary so don't watch it if you are getting ready to go to bed! It had a lot of good information and it encouraged
supporting local farmers and eating fresh and seasonal foods. It made me think about the food I had been buying. I had just gone to the grocery store and bought some strawberries for my daughter. The package said it was grown in Mexico. Sheesh. If it was
grown in Mexico, I'm sure it took awhile for it to arrive at my local store...so it probably wasn't as fresh as it looked. But that was the only option I had at the store.
The food industry is also so good at growing everything these days that I don't even know what fruits and veggies are in season...because we can get everything anytime! The movie got me thinking about my new year's resolution. I think I will start small but
here are my goals!
1. Buy as much produce as possible at my local farmer's market every week.
2. Once a week, make a dish that features a seasonal vegetable I bought at the market. Instead of looking up recipes and then creating a grocery list from the recipes, I will first pick the vegetable and then find a recipe on All Recipes.
If I'm really motivated, I will blog about how the recipe turned out and also review the recipe and include a photo! We'll see how that goes!