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    x, ninkasi23

    is non-optional at our house, and has been for years. My husband is a diabetic, and needs to keep a sharp eye on what he eats. On top of that, I have several food sensitivities. As a result, we eat less meat and more veggies than we once did. So, we're pretty well up on the whole cooking-from-scratch thang. Packaged food has far too many empty calories and depends on salt and chemicals for flavor - all of which are bad news for diabetics and those with high blood pressure (like me).

    Cooking from scratch is neither difficult nor slow; I can have a full meal on the table within 15 minutes, from start to finish, assuming the fish is defrosted. Hint: when you're in a hurry, whole-wheat cous-cous is your friend, and zucchini needs little (or no!) steaming. Quick meals are the answer when when the spouse is cranky from low blood sugar.

    I stopped making cakes from mixes when I was 12; any flavor you can get from a mix tastes 200% better when made with fresh ingredients. Same goes for any other sort of food. Food is so much better for you than chemicals.

    The whole point of society is to be less unforgiving than nature. - Arthur D. Hlavaty

    by Alice Venturi on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 03:28:18 PM PDT

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