And You Think I Care Because….
April 23, 2010 § Leave a Comment
I just wanted to take a moment to clarify the purpose of my daily food postings. I realized this morning that you may be asking yourself “Why in the hell does Amy think I care about what she and Peter eat each day?”
Well, the answer to that is: I don’t necessarily want you to care about what we’re eating, but I’m also not sharing just to share. Anyone who knows me knows that this sharing business is going against my nature since I’m a pretty private and introverted person. What I’m trying to do is show how easy eating good, real, whole foods can be. I’m not a cook by nature. I’m not one of those people who retreat to the kitchen when they need to relax. I usually become enormously frustrated while cooking and end up drinking two glasses of wine instead of eating the dinner I made because I have no desire to eat it after trying to COOK it for an hour. Ugh. However, I am trying to enjoy cooking more by doing it more often. Practice makes perfect. And what I hope is coming across to you is that you don’t need to be a gourmet cook (or a millionaire) to eat well. You can take 10 minutes (and ~$5) to add sautéed greens to your eggs, or throw together a tomato sandwich with hummus and avocado. It’s all easy stuff that is made of good, real, whole (preferably organic) food.
Oh, and another important thing that I hope you’re noticing is that Peter eats nearly the same exact food as I do. I rarely, if ever, heat up ”kids’ food” for him, such as dinosaur-shaped chicken part thingys. He is a kid, yes, but first and foremost he is a person and, therefore, I feed him person food.
And the pictures? Well, that’s just a blogging requirement. It’s like rule number 2 of the “how to write a good blog post handbook.” (Rule number one is to keep the paragraphs small (ooops. I’m still working on that one)). What I need to do is break out my good camera and take some artfully arranged, well-lit pictures. I will attempt to do that. I actually read quite a few blogs where the person chronicles every single thing he or she eats during the day–un-artful pictures and all. And you know what? I like it. I find myself returning to their sites every couple of days to catch up and learn about new food and food combinations.
So that’s my answer. If you have suggestions for blog posts or questions you’d like to have answered, please feel free to contact me. I’d love for this to become a little healthy and happy community.
Oh, and here’s a totally unrelated picture. I’m just putting it here to make this a “good” blog post
P.S. The final episode of Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” is on ABC tonight at 9:00 pm EST