Juggle and Balance

The balancing act: fresh food and work

So many of us are trying to eat in a more healthy way.  We’re trying to grow more of our own food and not using processed foods.  We buy local as much as possible, we buy organic, and we sign up for CSAs.  All this is fabulous, but there is a need for convenience sometimes and we can feel guilty about this. There’s a good essay about this at:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/magazine/14fob-wwln-t.html.  Thanks to Bonnie Azab Powell at Grist for her blog entry about it.

I don’t really think this is a black or white thing.  One thing we do is check out cookbooks from the library that have the “fast, easy food” bent.

I’ve also found http://www.epicurious.com to be a godsend.  I love it because I can take a couple ingredients and do a search for an easy way to use those ingredients that I already have. You can also load in your favorite recipes so that everything is in one place.

We also eat more raw stuff.  We’ve tried to get into the slow cooker thing, but that would require thinking ahead too much.  What do you do to cook real food but do it in this time-starved world?


Did you say foodie?
March 2, 2010, 7:00 am
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I’m not a huge foodie…I don’t have time to be, but I do indulge in thinking, reading, and  listening to stories about food some of the time.  I love the web site http://www.epicurious.com because it helps me organize my “old favorite” recipes and find recipes for “what do I do with this, tonight?”  Last night I was staring at some salmon and wondering what to do and epicurious solved my dilemma.

But, when I want to listen to some thoughtful, fun commentary about food, I download a podcast from the Splendid Table. This week’s episode is all about Mexico.  But last week’s story was how folks outside the U.S. are dealing with the obesity issue.  Check it out at http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/.  Enjoy.