Eliminating Processed Food: My Journey

I know what you’re thinking, “This girls blog is a *hot mess*”  I know, I know.  I am working on the layout of my blog but I am bursting with ideas and I just have to share them with you!  So, I decided to start writing even as the image of my blog takes a life of it’s own.

A little about myself:  I am not a chef.  I am not a master canner.  I am not even a nutritionist.  What I am is a person that is concerned with the state of “food” in the USA.  I believe that food in the USA is becoming “food”.  “Food” in quotation marks.  “Food” is not food; “food” is fake.  So, I decided to do something about it.  I am on a mission to take out as much preservatives from my diet as possible.  I plan to discuss the issues of “food” in America along with canning and recipes that I have come across that are delicious.  I eat as seasonally (and locally) as possible and when in bounty I preserve.  I also do not let anything go to waste.  Most of my recipes are pretty nutritious, not all of them are uber-healthy (especially during the winter), but all of them are real.  I wanted to start around late winter, early spring so that you can see the process of my planning, canning, and cooking through out the seasonal year.  Too many people believe that cooking fresh and seasonally takes up too much work, but I hope to show you that with a little bit of time, a little bit of planning, and a little bit of knowledge about your produce, you can create a kitchen that is virtually preservative free.

This is my journey in eliminating processed foods and I hope you join me.