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Tue, Aug. 9th, 2005, 09:29 pm
nakedblueninja: Food Ruminations

It occurs to me, as I work towards eating more healthily, that cooking in different "ethnic" styles is much easier to do healthily than traditional north american cuisine. It might just be a deficiency in my thinking, but when I'm thinking of how to make myself some vegetables I can eat happily, I think stir-fry, not roasting or boiling or even grilling.

Similarly, if I want a lower-starch version of a meal, I almost automatically default to asian cooking. Unless I'm feeling a little more ambitious, and then I might try to go middle eastern or african. Very rarely do I try to make myself european or north american food while trying to be healthy. Happily, I can change the style up from chinese to japanese to korean to indian even so at least it won't get stale, I guess!

Also, did you know that any processed packaged food is designed to create and encourage addiction?

Wed, Aug. 10th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
longhairedgeek

I'm the same way! Currently my staple lunch and/or dinner is any variety of stirfried greens. Collard greens, mustard greens, chok boy, kale etc. My most recent purchase was of collard, chok boy, watercress and mushrooms. The 'shrooms I'm gonna try and fry so that they taste like meat. Maybe even pork. Mmmm. Pork. :D
Eep! What qualifies as processed packaged food?

Wed, Aug. 10th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
nakedblueninja

Basically, processed in my mind is:

-Any fast food
-Any national chain restaurant
-Any precooked food in a box
-Any food that's been cooked before you see it

That last one does come with the exception of an in-store deli arrangement. The in-store delis are usually actually fairly good!

As I learn more from my friend Darren I'll post more about it. But basically to eat VERY healthily, you have to resign yourself to cooking everything from scratch.