Monday, May 21, 2012
I am glancing through a cookbook that my MIL gave me last week called More-with-Less Cookbook: suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources.
Even though it was published in 1976, it sounds very familiar.
The key problems are:
world food shortages
North America consuming far more than other countries
overeating processed foods
overcomplicating our lives
The key solutions are:
a simpler diet
eat more: whole grains, legumes, fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds
use sparingly: eggs, dairy, meats
avoid: superprocessed, superpackaged & convenience foods, foods shipped long distances, and foods heavy in refined sugar and saturated fats
Since I have only been preparing food for myself and others for 9 years, I thought that these guidelines were new. How wrong I was!