First, I need to tell you that my apple pie came out “awesome” (if I do say so myself)! And even if I did cheat by using store bought pie crust! (I know, I know… processed foods, what was I thinking!?!) I promise to make my crust from scratch next time.
Second, my sister-in-laws pierogies came out great! I was quite impressed for a first-timer. She may just get this gig full time, if she’s not careful. Mom would be really proud of us both.
Third, I forgot to include the name of the song in yesterday’s blog. It’s call “Soverign Over Us” by Aaron Keyes.
I had previously mentioned that I started reading “The Starch Solution” (John McDougall MD) the other day. I didn’t get very far yet, but the early message is that starch is good for you. I like how he called starches “clean-burning fuel”… think of the athletes you know who eat starches before a big race. And I think it’s important that he purposely talks about starches and not carbohydrates. Everyone knows what a starch looks like but may not always understand when you talk about carbs or proteins. The poor potato has gotten a bad rap over the years, but according to this book, potatoes and sweet potatoes are “complete foods”…meaning they “meet all your basic nutritional needs with the exception of vitamin B12.” That’s pretty impressive for a little potato, made out to be the devil in some diets. I mean, you certainly can’t go topping it with butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon and still think it’s healthy. But by itself, or some healthy toppings, it’s all good!
I will tell you that in the 3 days I spent in California, eating gobs of healthy food ’til bursting, I lost 3 pounds… Hmmm… Maybe we’re on to something here…
The Hot Potato (2011) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1641252/