I've apparently had a pretty serious change in food likes.
A little more than a year ago I took a class in healthy eating.
You'll probably remember me chatting here about it.
Fresh from the farm.
Healthy fats that are great for our bodies.
That began the change.
Some things stuck and others have fallen by the wayside
due to lack of priority or passion.
I'm still drinking Creamline milk
from our local dairy.
It is Pasteurized but not Homogenized.
I just feel better with this choice over raw milk.
I know I'm not getting the great nutrients
that would be whole in the raw milk but at least the milk
hasn't been modified to a cellular level that keeps the
body from recognizing it as milk.
It also isn't stuffed with salt and sugar
that are in the low fat milks.
Sugar has become an occasional treat
rather than a way of life.
I'll probably never, ever get rid of it entirely...
although that would be for the best.
Raw Honey is a staple around here now.
I have a source for cinnamon cream honey and
vanilla honey with a very real bean in it
that scares people when they see it.
Of course they think there is an uninvited guest
in the jar.
Tonight we had cinnamon honey and butter
on cooked carrots.
They were a big hit!
White flour is an almost never.
This past weekend I "indulged" in a cheese steak from
a local dive that is famous for them.
I was so sure that I was going to LOVE it.
It was ok...but the bread had no flavor.
In years past sub rolls had been my favorite.
My "poor" tastebuds don't know what is good anymore.
Sunday I went to Subway to grab our "brown bag" lunch
to eat at church with our spiritual family.
I found myself being so excited at the prospect of guacamole
on the chopped salad.
When did that happen?
That I would learn to not only tolerate but truly anticipate and
enjoy avocados in any form?
Well, it turns out that I needed more of that kind of
goodness today because Chelsea and I had a lunch date
at Panera Bread before she was going to meet up with Chadd
to do some errands this afternoon.
What did I just have to have?
The chicken and Avocado Cobb salad.
Those delicious chunks of avocado
were better than ever.
It has become a favorite.
I've been thinking about it ever since.
All is not lost.
Chelsea made strawberry shortcake for us last evening
and it tasted so amazing!
Dessert is not over nor has it lost its appeal.
But it tastes so much better when it is fresh and
occasional rather than just another sweet thing
among many in my day.
This is not really about losing weight.
Although I don't want to put back what has come off
and I'll gladly keep saying goodbye to pounds who feel
This is about cleaning out a liver and a body that
has spent many many years filtering harmful chemicals
and sugars from what I have put in it.
What amazes me is how nearly painless it is when
one has knowledge and makes decisions based on
health rather than vanity.
I'm simply not that vain.
Be that good or bad.
It is truth.
I've been there.
It wasn't that great.
So, I guess the point of this entire post is that I'm amazed
at how our desires and tastes can truly be changed
when we do something consistently over time.
Can't wait to find out what the next discoveries and
changes will be.
I'm officially not too old to change.