The Emerald Girl

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Hate Slicing Apples

Food is not my thing.
What I mean is: preparing food is not my thing.

For example, I enjoy a sliced apple with sliced cheese. But do I enjoy cutting the apple and cutting the cheese? No. Do I laugh at myself when I find that I am so stuck on convenience that I cannot even slice an apple with one of those apple slicer tools? Yes.

Another example, I like cookies. But the thought of pulling all of the ingredients out of the pantry, measuring them, dumping them in the stand mixer, folding in the chocolate chips, making little balls and putting them on the cookie sheet and then waiting 20 minutes for them to bake and then repeating the little ball process several times and then cleaning everything up exhausts me.

I mean, am I right here or what?

Luckily, my brain can detect this laziness and point it out as the true bum that it is and pump it into shape to get motivated to do the right thing. Laziness in food preparation is probably one of the main reasons this country has out of control health issues that are constantly on the rise. I'm a firm believer of the quote by Maya Angelou, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better".

This post started as a poke of fun at how lazy I can be but has now shifted to food politics piece so I will just end by saying, once I discovered the real food movement I knew I had to make changes and I could no longer ignore how important it is to pay attention to what we put into our bodies. That's all. :)

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