Friday, January 29, 2010

Don't Eat Anything that Doesn't Rot

That's the food rule that keeps repeating itself in my head.  I was looking at ingredients lists on flour tortillas yesterday at Cub and they all contain preservatives, every single brand.  I didn't go through the "natural foods" aisle though, there may have been some in there.  I think about it walking through the produce section.  I think about it walking through the rest of the store.  I figure just about everything down every aisle probably has preservatives in it.  How on earth does one avoid them?  I'm not prepared to shop at Valley Natural Foods for everything.  Well, as Oprah said, it's not something you need to do 100% right away, you can kind of "lean into it."

I remember a movie from the early 80's called The Incredible Shrinking Woman, starring Lily Tomlin and Charles Grodin.  The premise was Lily Tomlin began shrinking, due to all the products with dangerous chemicals that she came into contact with.  Ordinary things that every woman uses -- hairspray, perfume, lotion, soap, all this stuff she ingested or otherwise aborbed caused a condition where she started shrinking.  Scientists were fascinated and kidnapped her and kept her in a cage so they could study her.  Anyway all this talk about avoiding artificial ingredients made me think of it.  That movie probably wouldn't be able to be made today, because it's too close to the theory (maybe it's more than a theory, I haven't read that much about it) that processed foods and products may cause cancer.  It would be tough to sell that as a comedy, today.

Okay so anyway, about the spaghetti sauce -- it wasn't great.  It wasn't terrible.  It was just blah.  It was too thin for one thing.  I'll definitely try again.  This is a learning process and the family will just have to suffer through it.  But I did make these great tortilla chips -- don't they look wonderful?

And they are so good, Mark and Aliza even think so.

And as long as I'm looking at pictures, here's the new organizational section of my kitchen.  I have hated my kitchen ever since we moved in here, but between the blue tiles and now these shelves, we are inching our way toward having a decent kitchen.  Heck, if I'm going to cook more and investigate healthy eating habits, I need to be in the kitchen more, so it needs to be a nice place to be!  Here's what used to be a huge mess, now neatly sorted and piled:

Lily is also impressed with the shelves, as you can see.

Okay gotta go, time to figure out what to feed Zack for lunch.

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