The Secrets of Food Marketing #foodie friday

The power of willful ignorance. You think you're immune? Think again. Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon. It's really easy to always blame others about the ills in the world. The fact is we're complicit in hundreds of ways. As we become conscious we feel the pain and spread ideas and the hope for a better way. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Mamma earth in action and my big brother

otherwise titled "I Actually Woke up This Morning Thinking I’d Arrived, I’m Well . . ." I actually woke up this morning thinking I'd arrived. I'm well...even if still sick in some regards. Perhaps from the outside looking in I'd be perceived as still ill in many regards. I have many practical limitations. I remain unable to make most commitments that most people take for granted, for example. But from my standpoint I'm well. I'm in touch with what I need to do to live and thrive and be happy...that is being well as far as I'm concerned. I know what I need and I know what sort of boundaries and limits I need to make for myself. This is good stuff. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The toxic assault on our children

People may wonder sometimes why posts about food and the environment etc. are on a mental health blog. It's because everything matters in our environment. Everything in our environment impacts our health and wellbeing. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The Natural Effect #foodie friday

If you thought you were doing the right thing by buying products labeled “natural,” you’re not alone. Which is why it may surprise you to learn that by law this label means absolutely nothing. It carries no definition, the FDA has never defined it, and it is simply used by the food industry to sell product, charge premiums and mislead you. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Butternut squash pasta #foodie friday grain free, vegan, tomato free (oh my)

So I julienned a butternut squash. Julienne peelers are pretty awesome. I use them with zucchini and sweet potatoes too. I intend to experiment further with other veggies as well. This is actually the one I have. I borrowed the picture to the right from google because I failed to take a photo. The picture of... Continue Reading →

Eat anything you want…

Eat anything you want. Just cook it YOURSELF! (says Michael Pollan) I can't eat anything I want in the broad sense given my food intolerances, but I really like this way of thinking. I do cook all my food and I do not eat anything out of a box, can or jar. (with some very few exceptions) It really does change the way you eat in very deep and meaningful ways. And it changes the way you think about food as well. It's been a really great education for me to consider how food comes to my table. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Apple, caramelized onion and ginger chutney: a recipe in tweets #foodie friday

A recipe in tweets. I announced what I was cooking in a tweet: apple, carmelized onion and ginger chutney currently cooking on stove... Someone requested the recipe and so I tweeted the following: … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Sweet potato chips (fried in coconut oil) homemade junk food #foodie friday

Had a hankering for something crunchy and I haven't eaten chips of any variety in eons (literally several years) ...so I did the only thing I could do in this circumstance...I deep fried my own sweet potato chips in coconut oil... photographed below is one of the batches...I ate each batch as the next batch fried...I'm shameless... … [click on title to read and view more]

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