Thank you for your insightful comments over the last few days! I enjoy reading about different perspectives and the changes you’ve made in your diets. It’s heartening to hear how some of you overcame health issues and how others discovered that replacing processed foods with whole and organic, home-prepared meals doesn’t break the bank. Jack said this, “I believe in every word that you’re saying about organic food, but it almost makes me feel bad that I’m eating a non-organic salad because I really can’t afford to.” I’m glad he shared that. It really made me think.
I never intend to sound like it’s all or nothing. Sure, I hope everyone will convert to a full unprocessed and organic diet. Do I think that’s a reasonable expectation? Not really. Not this year.
I know we’re all coming from different places. Some of you have had health issues related to food and some of you haven’t. Some are on a very tight budget while others can spend as much as they need. I hope to give you all the best possible information so you can make educated decisions, and a little inspiration to encourage you in your progress. I think many of the food-related issues we have today stem from a lack of real understanding about the topic. Most of my own friends don’t know which pesticides and herbicides are used on produce or what that means for them and their family. Many haven’t put any real thought into genetically modified foods or the fact that most of the produce, meat, and eggs are irradiated here in America. Maybe you’ll take my word for it, hopefully you’ll do a little research of your own.
If you read this blog and decide to make just one change in your diet, I’ll feel like it’s all been worth it. I’m in a constant state of learning and hope you are too.
I’ve been making this pie for special occasions for the last few years. It’s a favorite with the kids and perfect for the upcoming warm evenings. Make your own ice cream, or buy a good store-bought brand. You choose what works for you.