Monday, October 29, 2012

Food

We all have our reasons for doing the basic activities in life like eating, sleeping, exercising, and working.  Our family is divided.  Ryon likes to eat because it tastes good and it's fun.  I have been accused of just eating because I have to eat.  But that isn't really true. I like to eat because it makes me feel good, not like chocolate and cookies with ice cream makes you feel good, but like I feel healthy and energetic feel good.  So, through the years I've drifted to some odd food places, like my first year in college and my first time living on my own, I would eat hamburgers of my own making, which consisted mostly of shredded carrot, on a bed of cabbage on whole wheat bread...I think I added ketchup or BBQ sauce, let's just hope I did.  Now, I'm a firm believer in rainbows when it comes to food.  I like to have every color, every day, but I'm not talking about blue cheese dressing on hot wings, I consider those foods white:).  Although, my home made hot wings are my family's favorite food right now, I don't even try them...wings and hot sauce are pretty much repulsive to me (and Zach, too).  Although, I love the celery on the side, yum!  And the truth be told, I love good food, but most food in our society, is well, not so good, it doesn't make my taste buds fall in love, it's either too salty or too sweet and the depth is gone.

I spend a lot of days thinking, what is worth eating...  And then, 1 o'clock comes and I think, I'm hungry, what is going to make me feel great, and at that moment, taste has little to do with what I eat (a little twist to impulse eating, I'd put grass in my mouth at that moment if it were healthy, I normally run out to the garden and graze on something in there or eat off of a tree in my yard, or sometimes I'll make a salad or today I made lentils).

I'm writing this because I'm eating my lentils with home grown cilantro/parsley lunch alone today.  And some times I'd like to talk to someone at lunch.  So, I'm writing to you, although, it makes it a bit hard to eat...  I've recently tried making some good for me, yet repulsive green shakes, one had only limes, aloe, cilantro and parsley, and chard (a recipe I found)...I almost lost it, seriously...but, I didn't and I drank the whole thing...but only once, I washed it down with the BEST tasting water I've had in my entire life.  The next day I added banana, raw honey, and celery, it was much better!

And I definitely have a sweet tooth!  I love chocolate ganache!  It's one of those foods that I could eat just because it makes my taste buds fall in love, and there has to be some endorphin releasing ingredient in there! And fresh fruit is amazing.  I can pass on all hard candy and Mike and Ike like candies are in the same category with licorice (blah!).

Beautiful food is hard to pass up.  I wish I was a food artist!  I seem to make slop more often than not.  And well, even though it's healthy, it looks like it's poison, and my children aren't really likely to try poison, even if it tastes good and is great for them!  With the exception of bread soup bowls made with kidney beans and brown rice, no one even asked me what was in the bread bowls...mu ha ha ha ha! (They were more concerned with what I had put in the soup:)  Slight of hand!)

Savanah & Eli have taken to eating more like I eat.  Savanah is trying new healthy concoctions...although, sugary treats still call her name.  Eli on the other hand has sworn off sugar for about 6 months now (impressive, even for my standards!) but isn't so interested in my crazy concoctions.

What sounds good for dinner?  Spanish rice with lentils, and probably corn tortillas with taco meat, with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and avocados...  Why do we have to eat every day?  It takes up so much time!  That being complained, I'm so grateful I can eat and there is so much at my finger tips that is healthy for me to eat and feed my family.  God is SO good to me and mine.  Loving Life more every day!

1 comment:

Mommyyork said...

I would love to sit and have lunch with you! Miss chatting;0)