Real Food Roads is, first and foremost, my blog about what I’m cooking and eating right now, using seasonal, local ingredients, and simple techniques that allow those ingredients to tell their tales. It also celebrates the joy that special foods bring me and my family, including foods that some may not consider “real”.
I believe moving closer to a home-cooked lifestyle should not be another source of stress and denial. To quote “Desiderata”: “Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.” Real food has to fit into your real life, or you won’t be able to embrace it and enjoy it. So alongside the bounty of seasonal vegetables and fruits, you will also find a remarkably blue TARDIS cake, and cocktail weenies, canned chili and hot dog bun “cups”. To me, that’s what it means to be on a real food road.
Food is more than what you put in your mouth, on your table, in your shopping cart. Food is culture, food is history, food is political, and food is personal. So this blog is also about all of that, and the intersection of all those roads.
To find out more about why we started down the real food road, read “Beginning at the Beginning”. To get some tips on eating seasonally, click on the tab “Eating Seasonally 101” in the menu bar at the top of the page. Browse the Recipe Index to get some ideas for those new vegetables you’re ready to try. Above all, have fun. If cooking and eating this way didn’t bring us all good health and fill us with joy, we wouldn’t be doing it, and I wouldn’t be telling you about it.
Got a question? Leave a comment below, or drop me a line at mamamarti (at) mac (dot) com.
(Photo Credit: Ann Grummon, 6 Acre Studio)