Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Avoidance


I am trying to avoid the grocery store. For a couple of reasons. One of which is that lately I seem to be making impulse buys while I am there. Which is really not a good thing. The other is that I am currently going through a bit of a food crisis. I've recently finished reading Jonathan Safron Foer's book, Eating Animals and it really struck me. There wasn't any new information in it, much of it I had seen in Michel Moore's documentary and in Food,Inc, and in the movie about eating endless amounts of McDonalds. But reading about it, in black and white, at this time in my life really resonated with me. Since leaving Brooklyn, I live in a much slower world. A world where I have time to make bread and cheese and maple syrup from scratch. And I live in a place where there are multiple farms within five miles of my home and farmers markets that occur almost every day of the week. All of this time should allow me the ability to make better choices. While I am sorting this all out in my head, I am avoiding the grocery store like the plague, which allows me to avoid making concrete decisions. (AKA-procrastination) Last night I opened up my pantry doors to find very little to actually eat for dinner, but I managed to pull together a can of tomatoes and some cheese and some flour to make a pizza. While I flounder about where I should be getting my food from, I am thinking that I will consume homemade pizza three times a day.

7 comments:

Southern Belle said...

home made pizza? yummy.

Tess, Gilded Days said...

That sounds like a great plan! I recently went (mostly) vegan and feel so much better not eating so much processed food!

M.M.E. said...

My boyfriend and I now only shop at Whole Foods and the local farmer's market. We make almost everything from scratch and the taste is SO much better! I've lost a few pounds already too. I wish you luck on your search!

Diana said...

Looks delicious! I can't believe you make bread and cheese and maple syrup from scratch! That's pretty heroic in my eyes. Plus, you just whip together a homemade pizza from almost nothing! Incredible! I think if you ever live in Vancouver we'll have to be friends. You had me at cheese and then again at maple syrup.

April said...

We've been avoiding processed foods for years and can't even imagine how we used to eat crap.

Also - homemade pizza - YUM! It's one of our go-to meals when everything else sounds like too much trouble.

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