Another nerdy confession--a crunchy one this time: I love opening the fridge and seeing jars of kombucha, chicken stock, homemade coffee creamer, or whatever else I've tried my hand at lately.
The Healthy Home Economist, Food Renegade, and the Weston A. Price websites provide volumes of helpful information about real foods. I have such a long, long way to go, but I'm grateful to no longer be working full-time, as I now have more opportunities to prepare foods from scratch instead of buying their junky counterfeits. (Disclaimer: "free" time actually means lugging a wee one around in the Ergo, so don't feel too jealous!)
As my friends and I have often discussed, we have a love/hate relationship with The Healthy Home Economist. Sometimes I'd rather bury my head in the sand than learn that yet another harmless-seeming packaged food is really just junk. "Natural flavoring" is anything but. "Organic" chicken broth still contains msg. And that "100% lemon juice" claim? I have no idea how they can legally state that, because the ingredient list contains six other things.
Nutrition information makes one feel frustrated at best, hopeless at worst. But instead of sinking to the depths of complete overwhelm, I'm trying to replace each offensive packaged food with its homemade version one-at-a-time as we run out.
What's your favorite from-scratch recipe? Here's another link to misleading products and their made-from-scratch alternatives if you're looking for ideas. Happy eating!
Yes, I did just post my past three days all at once. A post a day with a six-month-old was a lofty goal. Forgive me!