We have to ask ourselves the question, who are we choosing to support? Monsanto or our local farmers? Human beings or mega conglomerate corporations who only care about numbers?
You are what you eat.
or as one of my real food heroes, Michael Pollan would say,
“You are what what you eat eats”
Grass fed beef is certainly a world away from factory farmed, GMO fed cows, nutritionally and ethically.
A typical carrot today is 4 times less nutrient rich than a carrot in 1950.
Eggs from chickens allowed to roam and eat bugs and greens vary greatly in their nutritional profile compared to battery hens kept 4 to a cage and raised on genetically modified corn or soy.
It’s worth the extra cost, and effort to get the good stuff. I think health is pretty high up on everyones list of what’s most important in life. You know, it feels pretty swell to shake the hand that feeds you.
Every recipe on this blog uses organic vegetables and fruits, as local as possible and free-range grass fed organic meat, poultry and dairy. If I can go out in my environment and gather wild foods to incorporate into our diet my whole inner being explodes with contentment. The time is now to bring back a knowledge that is fast being lost. Reverse “Nature Defecit Disorder” and reconnect with ancestral skills and knowledge.
“Imagine if we had a food system that actually produced wholesome food. Imagine if it produced that food in a way that restored the land. Imagine if we could eat every meal knowing these few simple things: What it is we’re eating. Where it came from. How it found its way to our table. And what it really cost. If that was the reality, then every meal would have the potential to be a perfect meal. We would not need to go hunting for our connection to our food and the web of life that produces it. We would no longer need any reminding that we eat by the grace of nature, not industry, and that what we’re eating is never anything more or less than the body of the world. I don’t want to have to forage every meal. Most people don’t want to learn to garden or hunt. But we can change the way we make and get our food so that it becomes food again—something that feeds our bodies and our souls. Imagine it: Every meal would connect us to the joy of living and the wonder of nature. Every meal would be like saying grace.”
-Michael Pollan from “The Omnivores Dilemna”
The records show our hunter-gatherer ancestors were in excellent health, free from modern diseases. So what are we doing wrong? In a society so technologically advanced as we are, shouldn’t our health be better than what it was in the not so distant past? These are the questions I ask myself and my peers. This life is an experiment, to make a sincere effort to attain real health and balance is my goal and I want to share that journey with the world, here is the documentation, some stories, some adventures. Thanks to all you folks and may you be inspired.
Blessings on your table