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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

* Green Cooking

This article can be found at Loving Nature's Garden.


Julie said...

Good post - it made my head spin though!!
I baked potatoes in my slow cooker/crockpot today - not quite solar but a start!

Alison said...

Julie, I hope I didn't give you a headache! Isn't this stuff complicated though, it's kind of like the whole health issue. How on earth do you figure out what would be the best diet and exercise for your particular body? Every time you read something it seems to conflict with something else you've read. No wonder most people just give up in frustration and do what they like rather than try to change habits!

I like crockpot cooking too, though I'm not always organized far enough ahead :-)

Janet said...

You bring up many valid questions, which is why I long ago gave up. The Mountain Man has been vegetarian for almost 20 years, but I haven't noticed that he's THAT much healthier than I am. We are typically vegetarian at home but I'll get a steak or hamburger if we're out somewhere, and the kids eat chicken nuggets (and God help us, i know where all those things come from, it's a nightmare). But DeBoy PREFERS morningstar farms Grillers (fake hamburgers) and fake bacon to the real thing, and he eats so little of anything to begin with we don't argue.
We have a cookbook for vegetarian recipes in the crockpot. If you're interested holler and I'll go find the title.

Alison said...

Janet, I've heard of so many boys who just eat a minimum number of foods. You are not alone! Kids really do have different experiences with the same foods. Some people in my family are very sensitive to bitter components of foods and the others barely notice bitter. I've noticed that the taste buds do get more tolerant with age, which allows for more adventure at some point. In most cases it's a case of being patient.

Thanks for the offer on the crockpot book name. I am trying to take some time here to actually use the books I already have, so I'll take a rain check for now :-)

sheri said...

Delurking to say hi...came via '5minutesforgoinggreen'

We're a homeschooling family of 7, all of us are whole food vegans. So this post was an interesting read for me! Adjusting to a green diet is a big change for many, but babysteps and lots of good questions (like the ones you posted) are the way to get there. Good luck on your journey to green cooking!

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