Real food. real life.
Today for lunch I had leftover homemade pizza with spinach, asparagus, and sausage - no cheese. Yesterday, leftover roasted veggies like turnip, potato, sweet potato, carrots, and sunchokes. The day before a green salad with apples and sweet honey vinaigrette. It has become so normal to us now, that it took a comment from a coworker the other day to remind me that what we eat is not so normal. But it should be. I look at the lunches I bring now - VERY different than the lunches I was eating a couple years ago. I feel like a completely different person now, and food has honestly been responsible for my transformation. Real food. And the more we cook, the better we get at it, at least I think so because the food tastes so good! We barely go out to eat anymore, 1) because I hate being a picky eater and I now am one of those annoying customers to the waiter and 2) because the food we are making makes me feel like we are going out. And it so much cheaper!
We are also loving that TapRoot Farms is transitioning to organic. Not only are we sourcing our food locally, but now it is organic - safer for us to eat.
Here's some pics of some meals I've remembered to snap a picture of before I gobble it down. One that I missed taking a picture of that was delicious was an Orzo Salad with Asian Greens, Tomato, Apple, Chives, Pea Shoots, and Cucumber with an Agave Ginger Dressing. It was good, I'll make it again so I can post the recipe.
Truth: Life IS busy and unpredictable. And, yes, time is valuable. But what you eat can make or break it. So make it last. Make it count.
Cook. REALLY cook. Don't just tear open a package or crack open a jar. But cook - you know - mixing spices, simmering sauces, sautéing .. Yep, the real deal. It's really not that hard once you open your mind to it.
Read our story and try out some of our recipes. We really cooked these things (and ate them, too!). On weeknights. We even had time to do the dishes.
And yes, there is no refined sugar, soy, or dairy in any of these recipes. And often, they are vegan, gluten-free, or nut-free friendly.
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