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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

never no never no never not me


Natural food comes - well - naturally to me. I grew up on a small farm in southern New Mexico and we did it all. My brother used to make extra money selling the various produce from our large garden. I could never do it - I always wanted to either give it away for free or invite them over to eat it. Whatever. I still like food and so does he. Point? Eating right. Eating right, thats my point. I wish I could say that we are over weight and have dietary problems but, well, we dont. We are a happy healthy bunch that always and only eats right. In 12 years I can safely say that my son has only had junk food no more than 6 times, yup thats once every other year. Thats how we roll, thats how my mom rolled. Thats how I roll. I grew up in a rural setting - there was no junk food. This is my little story on eating right and eating whole and real foods for two for tuesdays.

32 comments:

怡婷 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。..................................................................

Jeannie said...

I respect people who have such healthy lifestyles...unfortunately I can't say the same of my family. We alwyas ended up eating junk food. I tried to make up for it by eating lots of fruits and heaps of exercise too. So glad to say, none of my family members are overweight.

Jenn said...

We pretty much healthy in my household, but once in a while the junk food does creep in. It was much worst many years ago. Fast food galore for me. Ick!!!

Jamie said...

I so agree with you. We have always lived in cities where junk and fast food was easily at hand but we rarely offered it to the boys and they never asked. And they never required the taste for it. It is often a choice and a smart one at that.

doggybloggy said...

there are some benefits to growing up outside of a city - and I try and give those same benefits to my son who is growing up in the biggest city!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

That's wonderful news that your son doesn't eat junk food. But then again, who would want to eat junk food at your house when you produce such fabulous food in your kitchen.

I didn't grow up with junk food either.
Sam

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Bravo to you and your wife for teaching kid the proper and healthy ways to eat. It must be hard to fight the tide though. I was known to open a few boxes of that blue and orange mac n'cheese in my time.

5 Star Foodie said...

Natural real food is just so much better than any junk boxed stuff!

buffalodick said...

It's amazing when we get take out..I wake up in the middle of the night with the thirsties and realize how much salt is in fast food..

Beth said...

WHAT IS THAT IN THE PHOTO??!!! I don't care that you eat right....I WANT THAT!!!! :) XOXOX

doggybloggy said...

Avocado and batter fried wild mushrooms with a corn and tomato salsa with white vinegar and olive oil

intuitive eggplant said...

Thanks for describing that dish - I was dying to know too! Looks delicious, as always - way better than junk food :)

pinknest said...

But what about eating wrong? So deliciously wrong??

doggybloggy said...

Pinknest: oh we eat "wrong" all the time - buttery, creamy, rich and fatty!

Marjie said...

My dentist has commented on many occasions about the fact that my kids must never drink soda. My kids get to feel sick if they eat junk food, because I just have never been into the whole "Let's buy boxes of twinkies!" routine. Not dissin' the twinkies, of course, but I don't need to pile them onto my arse. If it's in my house, it's made by me. Even doctors have a hard time comprehending that when they told me to cut salt out of hubby's diet by not using processed foods, I had nowhere to go. It's all in how we think. And my idiot parents always bought junk food galore!

pigpigscorner said...

I try to eat healthily but can't resist junk every now and then.

sheri... said...

i agree that healthy eating is the only way to go but for my family, that is easier said than done. we were practicing vegans for 5 years but it is seriously laborous. now...if i had someone cooking for me, THAT would be a whole 'nother story ;)

doggybloggy said...

my kid had a "lunchables" once when he was little and threw up....he was at the store and he said "hey I saw those on TV - can we get one" I did and that was the last 'lunchables' we ever saw....

lisaiscooking said...

Hear hear! Great way to live and great example for your son. Delicious too.

Chow and Chatter said...

thats wonderful about your son and so cool to see you doing 2 for tuesdays

Angie's Recipes said...

Natural food is the trend.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

So many people complain about how difficult it is to eat healthy. It's not! In fact, simplicity is the key to eating healthy.

Sippity Sup said...

I find it easy to eat well. I don't mean that smugly because I know not everyone does. I think because I love to cook it makes me gravitate to real food and real ingredients. That said I am no healthy eating zealot. In my world healthy eating includes, cream, butter, red meat and of course, moderation. It's the chemicals and unsaturated fats invented in labs that scare me. GREG

doggybloggy said...

thats exactly the point and as smug as I came off I didnt really mean it...(sorta)

Creative Mish said...

I grew up on a small farm, too. We either raised, hunted or fished for almost everything we ate. I miss those days... . Or wish I could have my own! I had a nice raised garden a few years ago.. The gophers won! I now try and grow as much as I can in pots. I really want a little chicken coop.

Heff said...

Your presentations are just too pretty to consume...if that makes any sense...

The Blonde Duck said...

See, I wish I'd been raised like that. I was raised on junk, processed box mixes and fried stuff. I had to re-learn how to eat.

LaDivaCucina said...

Hello! I am UP with the culinary throwdown winner! I'm sorry I can't stick around to comment, have 18 year old niece in town and am still working! Thanks for playing! x

欣幸 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。..................................................................

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Sad to say there was a time in my life when I lived on junk food. Doritos for dinner and that sort of thing. My taste buds changed - my Dad says I've spoiled myself with all the home cooking - but the junk food doesn't taste good anymore. All of the excellent cooking you do beats junk food any day - your son is lucky!

whatscookingwithdoc said...

Man, I am SO loving that post. This is the stuff I preach about: Real Fresh food. My book about the same is out there with my lit. agent looking for a home (based on the local TV show). A free copy whenever it is published my friend-well said and more importantly, well done!

doggybloggy said...

thanks Doc - throw in an autograph and the book is MINE! Its not as hard as people think to eat good things - mac and cheese for example - what is it? Its macaroni and cheese - melt some cheese in some milk in the microwave if you dont want to make a mornay sauce (bechamel with cheese) and pour it over the cooked pasta - simple and better mac and cheese!

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