Food Isn’t Optional

We have a lot of choices and options in this life.  Eating isn’t one of them.  We all must eat if we want to keep roaming this earth.  Preparing food can be a challenge.  Especially when you are cooking for others.  I think every family has one person who’s appointed to the task of providing the day’s sustenance and the health of the family depends on how seriously that person takes the job.  Like many women my age I have been cooking for over 35 years and by this stage we’ve learned a few tricks.  I truly love to cook and create in the kitchen, it has become a passion.  In the early years I scratch cooked because of financial restraints, today I do it for health and for the calming quiet joy of it.  I love learning new tricks and sharing what I can do.  At 54 cooking for fun as well as need has become not only a ‘job’ but a passion and I’m looking forward to learning all I can.

So if you have to eat, you have to cook and we may as well learn to enjoy the process and not only use food to fill the stomach, but to nurture the body as well. I really think that we need to get back to the basics. Looking around at all the illnesses we have to deal with today, cancer being the big one, I think there is a dire need for us to try and cut our processed food intake. Recently I have read where Kraft Canada was not allowed to ship a certain Mac n Cheese product to Europe because it contained a certain yellow dye that is a known carcinogen. Yet, this product with the dye is still being sold in Canada. I guess the bottom line is; if you can’t read the label, maybe you shouldn’t be eating it.

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