Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Kale's Tuesday!

Kale from my garden.

"I want ... kale".
Strange, right? More "natural" is to want  burger, or big chunk of meat,or fires, or.... (fill the blank).

I had those times too until I realize that by eating unhealthy food I am hurting my body.
One chunk of unhealthy GMO grain-fed beef, slam!
A 700 calories burger in which only whole and close to natural ingredient was piece of iceberg salad, another slam! And another extra pounds that unmistakeably nested on my waist. Heavy dinner with pork chop, yet another slam! 
And where all this extra weight is coming from?

I dived into books, DVDs, and Internet for answers. Some of the foods I was eating actually were hurting me from the inside! Really? I would never hurt myself intentionally! But I did by putting into my body all of that unhealthy super processed chemically enhanced  something remotely resembling the food. 
I tortured myself instead of nurturing.

And then I went on a journey to re-discover the real taste of the real food, the smell of freshly picked cucumbers, the aroma of just cut herbs...
If I am what I eat, than I am all kale, collards, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, sprouts, apples, grapes, beets, peppers, cabbage, beans, grains, eggplants, and everything else that grows.
Shopping is so easy now: if it has too many ingredients and a very long shelf life, it stays on the shelf.  
I also cook with the real food only.

Aren't those cucumbers cute?!

Today I skipped the shopping and went to my  very small garden for a fresh food. I had kale, cucumber, and lettuce salad sprinkled with lemon juice, salt and pepper, and a home made eggplant pizza...

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

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