I have a new post over at One Good Loaf today.
To all of you who have been so supportive of my desire to live a more healthy life, I want you to know I'm not eating them. Seriously, I'm not. The family's got to eat though and I like making homemade things from real ingredients as often as I can. It's not a perfect system and I do buy those quick easy shelf stable things at times, but I have recently (and over time as we ran out) switched our baking cupboard over to natural organic sugars and unbleached flours. It seems like a simple way to make a big impact on the way we eat. I added flax seeds to the kids oatmeal cookies last night.
As for me I'm already feeling physically better, just three days into a 'white stuff' elimination plan. No rice, breads, flour, sugar -- for a while. No beer. No wine. I'll know when I feel better. When it's right to re-introduce things.
It's kind of crazy how much time I'm spending between the kitchen and the garden today. The place is a mess as I make space for the canned vegetables, jam and apple butter I've been preparing over the last few weeks. It all seems so old fashioned (in a really good way) to take the time to make these basic foods. And I'm feeling a strong connection to my Grandma of late as I move around the kitchen table attending to the necessities of nurturing our family.