I always think people who agree with me are really smart, don't you? This online article in the New York Times by Michael Pollan entitled Unhappy Meals, falls right in line with my thoughts on food. It's really long but well worth reading. One of my friends had made the comment to me that she was having a hard time finding foods with fiber in them. Even though, she was reading all the labels on food. In a rather unkind and snippy way, I declared" That's because you aren't eating food! If you want fiber, eat an apple. Have brown rice." It seems that Mr. Pollan agrees with me, that stuff isn't food. If you look at the photo of our new pantry, you won't find any mixes, or processed foods. We do have various pastas, beef broth and canned frijoles charros, but almost everything else is an ingredient not a meal in a box. Even the breakfast cereal is either puffed amaranth or oatmeal.
I think we are heading in the right direction with our diet. Remember my post, Something is fishy here. While the canned tuna is for Mr. Dog, I did once again, attempt to cook fish for us. A couple of weeks ago I took the advice of several of my readers and bought some frozen tilapia fillets. They have been sitting in the freezer taunting me ever since. Today, I decided to do something with them.Stephanie at A Year of Slow Cooking recommends the slow cooker as an easy way to cook fish. No fish smell, no clean up and it's really, really good. Her suggestion for a good first recipe is Parmesan Tilapia. I cut the recipe in half, used a mix of shredded taco cheese and Parmesan (it was what I had on hand) and it still worked! It was so good, I was a little sorry that I hadn't made more. There are no photos since I didn't think to blog about it until we ate it all, but Stephanie has some nice photos and good directions.
I can't decide whether to branch out and try the Orange Honey Tilapia. There is nothing wrong with being a one trick pony is there? Not when the trick works so well.