I miss fresh tomatoes. Waaaa.
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and put those that sound like a list of chemicals back.
My biggest temptation with this is confectionery. Chocolate especially. I tried popping candy chocolate a little while ago and enjoyed the reaction it had. However, it’s filled with goodness knows what, different variants of sugar mostly. So now I’m opting to go for the choices which list cocoa mass first instead of sugar. The best I’ve found is lindt with 70% cocoa with cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter and natural Bourbon vanilla beans. It’s taken me a little while to get used to and like dark chocolate, but I enjoy it now and need less of it. Although to be honest, I haven’t been making the best choice in this the past week and have been indulging too often. Aiming to limit to the weekend.
I do have exceptions to this focus. Products such as curry paste for example, have more than 5 ingredients when making them from scratch, so I am fine buying them like that. This morning I bought muesli with more than 5 ingredients, but they were lovely ingredients like dried fruit, sunflower seeds and only 1 preservative.
Today I was browsing the health & cookbooks in the chemist when I came across one that listed all of the additives and such in food. At first I was struck with the temptation to buy it as it would be a handy little guide, but on second thought, I realised that people shouldn’t NEED a book like this. Really, we should be eating foods that are real, not ones that have fifty ingredients, some unidentifiable.
Check out my fruit bowl! Everything in it is in season, C’s mum grew the mandarins, the lemons are from my sisters tree (she also gave me some oranges but they were so delicious as juice that they’re all gone) and the apples & pears I bought today at the Central Markets from a stall that supports local growers.
The other week I also bought a seasonal cookbook. While I’m yet to cook anything from it, I’ve read it from cover to cover and the recipes look delicious.
I’ve written down what’s in season month by month in a little book I made for my wallet (see create goal), but I think I will still find it hard to buy seasonally if I shop from the supermarket and everything is just there. Seriously considering trying this company, who delivers a box of organic fruit and vegetables to your door for $50 http://keanesorganicfood.com.au/ My only issue is the potential waste as C. doesn’t really eat vegetables or fruit. That’s a lot of food for little old me.
I’ve already completely turned to wholegrain bread. I’m not sure if it’s worth buying it from the bakery instead of the supermarket. I checked the ingredient list and it appears to be made of mostly natural ingredients.
Have just switched to brown rice instead of white. Still working on cooking it properly.
Next step is to consume all of the white pasta in the house (of which there is a lot!) and to replace it with wholemeal/wholegrain.
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