"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let's start a revolution.... A food revolution that is

Obesity is a big problem, no pun intended. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon offering their solution to the problem. Recently ABC aired a mini series featuring Chef Jamie Oliver and his campaign to improve the health of the community in Huntington, West Virginia. This town has the highest obesity rate in the nation, although not much off the national average. If you didn't get the opportunity to watch this, you can view it online here: http://abc.go.com/watch/jamie-olivers-food-revolution/250784/254757/episode-101. I love it when he dresses up like a pea and the kids are chasing after him while he shouts "EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!" LOL.
Jamie's solution to the problem: get people to stop eating the processed crap and cook wholesome, fresh food from scratch. I agree with Jamie. There are so many additives including sodium and sugar in processed foods. You can make nutritious meals from scratch and they actually taste better!
I checked out Jamie's cookbook, Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals, from the library. The cookbook features recipes for all types of foods including seafood,  salads, curries, and desserts. There are lots of pictures to visually entice your appetite. Check out some of Jamie's recipes here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/.
The first recipe that I decided to try was for Chicken Tikka Masala. I love spicy Indian food. Here is the recipe: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1076321/Spice-life-Jamie-Olivers-hot-recipes-tasty-curries.html
Let's start a food revolution! Find some tasty recipes, make a list and go to the grocery store, and enjoy home cooked food. Your body will thank you for it:)

What's your favorite home cooked recipe?

1 comment:

  1. I'm on board for the revolution! If everyone could just start with small changes like eliminating 2 processed foods (ex. chips and frozen meals) in the house and replacing with 2-4 different fruits or veggies, people will find it easier to transition to a more wholesome diet. Thanks for sharing the recipe link!