Monday, January 23, 2012

Food revolution in my kitchen



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Photo courtesy of Andrey Mischenko




My Monday, as busy as it was, left me satisfied: I did a couple of good things.
I reduced the amount of my scrapbooking stuff to a small shoe box. I am glad it will be put to a good use and not clutter my closet anymore.


Another good thing I did, a very important one, I participated in Jamie Oliver's action of fighting child's obesity. 
I have a very mixed fillings on the subject. 
First, I am glad someone's doing it: raises our attention and awareness to such a devastating  issue.
Second, I am sad that this someone, Jamie Oliver, is  many thousand miles away, in Great Britain,  and cares about our children more than we do. 
The reality is frightening: "today's children will be the first generation ever to live shorter lives than their parents". 
I listened to Jamie's impressive speech, and read even more impressive comments:  If you have not fed your 
children a 100% organic, vegan (or non-factory
farmed meat) diet since before their conception...
Have you apologized to them for the way you have 
been shortening their lives and hampering their
overall health? (Attilio Guadagno).



It was my turn to take an action: I signed a petition. 
Obesity is preventable! So are other diet related diseases, that kills millions around the globe with US making top of the list. 
It's all about what's on the spoon...


I pledge to my kids to teach them in the kitchen and through this blog to cook and eat healthy. 
I love my kids, I love my family and friends, and I want my food to be a fuel on the road to a  healthy and happy life. 
There is no room in my kitchen for GMO, hormones, pesticides, processed food, or any food with suspicious ingredients. 
Food revolution starts in my kitchen, and thank you, Jamie Oliver, for reminding me.  I do care.



Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

8 comments:

  1. Good for you! I was looking over my children's school menus a couple of days ago and was sad to see that if any of the kids had any gluten issues, they'd be forced to eat salads every day. I just cannot imagine a 5 year old wanting to do that. There just aren't good options in the school cafeterias.

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  2. That's why I think we should stand up for our kids. thank you for the comment.

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  3. Congratulations! I remember when I was in school they had two lines - regular junk food or hamburgers. It's nice to see the trend is changing! ...I do love hamburgers, but I don't need it shoved down my throat at school!

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    1. Thank you Ann. We as adults can make a choice, kids can't, they trust us, adults, believing we make all the right choices for them. It is not always the case...

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  4. Very nice post! You are so right!

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  5. Thank you Eftychia. I appreciate it.

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Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.