Monday, January 25, 2010

Slow Food Tips

I had a great time with the ladies who attended class last week. We had a lot of great discussion on what we can do to improve our relationships with food. To summarize, here are 8 tips:
  1. Grow/raise your own food.
  2. Buy your groceries from a farmer.
  3. Spend more on food and less on health care.
  4. Get your household involved in meal preparation.
  5. Take longer to eat less.
  6. Talk between bites.
  7. Pay attention to when you are no longer hungry and don't wait until you feel full.
  8. Most importantly cook from scratch, no matter what you make, you will be better off than heating up premade food.  Cooking from scratch repairs the broken relationship we have with food.  If you start with whole foods, all you have to think about is preparing them into a meal, not if they are healthy or not.  No guilt.
Michael Pollan said it best in his book In Defense of Food “In order to eat well we need to invest more time, effort and resources in providing for our sustenance, to dust off a word, than most of us do today.”

For a complete list of classes click HERE.


  1. Wish I coulda been there: )
    Thanks for the tips!

  2. You put your thoughts together so wonderfully! Love your list of tips! Wish, wish, wish, I could have been there!

  3. It was a great class -- Kara!! I have used my Kefir a few times too!! I told myself if I was going to take your classes, that I needed to actually try to cook that way!! I told my kids to eat slower (after I realized that I actually eat the fastest!!) they thought I was crazy, since I am always saying "hurry up!!" to everything. BABY STEPS I tell ya!! I am hoping to be there again on Friday!! I might bring a friend!!

  4. That's what it's all about, you will learn by doing. All you need is a little push to get started and some good resources in your back pocket for when you get stuck. It is always great to have you and bring all your friends!

  5. My sister is awesome.
    I've been researching food because for some reason I suddenly find nutrition fascinating. Then I remembered my health-nut sister has a blog all about food.

    ...And I got addicted. I've literally been reading for the past 45 minutes. Now I just need to learn how to cook!!!

  6. KT- You might need a kitchen first, the microwave can only take you so far.

  7. :)So I will have a devoted assistant for Thanksgiving? I'm so glad you are interested, I'll talk your ear off about food if you'll let me.

    BTW I am flattered that you are reading intently, and not creeped out whatsoever!


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