A New Resolution

I watched Jamie Oliver’s wish on the TED awards this morning online.  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tedtalks/jamie-olivers-ted-prize-w_b_459509.html)  After several other internet links inspired by his speech, I decided that we could improve our diet by eating meatless meals at least one day a week (hopefully a bit more).

In the past several years we have moved from a diet heavy with beef and pork (mostly beef) to one heavy in chicken and fish.  So, the resolution was made in my head with the idea that I would try it out and see how The Bearded One responded to a meal.

It was a day to run errands and the first errand on the list was to pick up a book that I had requested weeks ago from the library.  In fact, so long ago, that I had no idea what book it was.  We had received a call that the book was in the day before the snowstorm and today was the first day we were out on the roads.  The book turned out to be:

Food Rules by Michael Pollen

Uh oh.  There are no coincidences, eh?

I read it as The Bearded One (TBO) drove us to the health food store to buy some bulk herbs and quinoa then onto the grocery store.  I had finished it just before we pulled back into F’ville.  TBO had started it while waiting in the truck while I grocery shopped (one year since the fall and he still can’t walk worth a darn!).

He finished it while watching an episode of The Outer Limits (no doubt his lips moving in anticipation of dialogue from an episode he had only seen one hundred times before).

We were both impressed.  Rule One: Eat Food.  Rule Two:  Don’t Eat Anything Your Great-Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize As Food. etc..

For dinner, we had Baked Vegetarian Chimichangas.

This is the picture from Recipezaar. I made homemade Guacamole (Wholly Guacamole also from Recipezaar) to serve along with homemade salsa and sour cream on the side.

It was great!  Truly great!  Both of us were pleased and excited about continuing the pledge.

So far, so good.

Another few minutes on the picture.  A bit more on the whole apple, and doing the base work on the slices.

Getting the apple slices sketched in on the depression glass still life. It all has a LONG way to go!


About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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