Now I listen to my body and follow what it tells me. Above all, I personally believe in moderation and variety. When you stop eating certain foods, your body can gain an intolerance to it. Even foods that are good for you like fruits and vegetables. I have seen it happen with my own eyes.
I eat meat! I bake with evil GLUTEN. I love cheese. Just because I eat meat, does not mean I don’t eat vegetables. I love vegetables but do not enjoy them when put them into smoothies. I do not make everything from scratch, although I would like to. I drink dairy milk. Not soy or rice or almond. (Although So Nice Vanilla is pretty good.) Today I drink milk from a REAL cow! Seafood is divine in my books, especially shellfish. I want to learn more about butchering and cooking with meat this year. I do not go to fancy gourmet grocers very often. (Although I would like to.) I shop in a regular grocery store like most people. I sometimes use shortening and… foodie gods help me… margarine!
These are all my personal choices and I respect everyone’s choices when it comes to all aspects of life, especially food. We do not need yet another way to be judgmental of each other.
Yummy blessings to everyone’s kitchen in 2013!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Yeah, “clean” is such an odd choice of terminology. I mean, really, WTF?
Word, Suzie! There definitely is a preponderance of food shame out there, and I would love to see less of it.
Helene Peloquin says
You are right everyone should respect others and the way they eat. Happy New Year!
I feed my kids high fructose corn syrup! And now I will wait for the lynch mob!!
I feel the same way Suzie. I have looked at the “Clean Eating” & while some of it is common sense. Using ground almonds instead of flour for coating say chicken will not work in my family as some of them are nut intolerante!
And with one of my kids having Aspergers with food issues. I just feed him what he will eat. The others are somewhat more adventureous, but they are still somewhat picky. I feed my family to the best of my ability, but I do cater to their tastes.
I agree, everything in moderation and keep moving!
Suzie Ridler says
I love it! It’s wonderful to hear from awesome foodies that you also agree that food tolerance is a good thing. Tammy, I don’t think anyone is more pressured than Moms when it comes to food. So brave of you!
It’s true, there are all sorts of intolerances that make some of these diets impossible. If you really analyze everything we ate, we would never add honey (for example) to our tea. Bee vomit?!
Doing the best you can is all you can do. I feel the same way. I want to eat the best I can but what that means for me will be something entirely different to someone else.
Tournesol, yes! It reminds me that MAD TV skit. Eat less, move more. It’s that simple!
I absolutely love this post! Happy New Year Suzie 🙂
You sing it Suzie! This is awesome, and I love that you are claiming the end of shame on foods. I totally agree with you that there is so much judgement that goes into food and eating these days, and that’s the total root of a lot of food issues. Eat, enjoy, variety and moderation – I love it 🙂
Boho mom says
Awesome Suzie – it is my belief that a lot of these diets and eating-related books and recipes are nothing more than a trend. As far as I know, only those with some disease cannot eat gluten. But all of a sudden everything is “gluten-free”…trendy I suppose! I remember jumping on the soy wagon years ago, only to learn that soy has been genetically modified for the past 20 years! Stick to what you’re doing – your recipes are heavenly and nutritious and balanced with a variety of actual FOOD….and we ALL LOVE desserts no matter what we say!!! Stay real Suzie <3
Boho mom says
P.S. I request the best “pumpkin bread recipe out there please”