Saving your best recipies
from the cutting room floor
Since we've changed to "low fat,"
nonfat, and other reduced calorie versions
of popular foods and recipes, we've become
increasingly fatter. Have you noticed? The
former version of our old favorites was
good because it was good. Food wasn't developed
for its content, but rather for its texture,
flavor, and appeal to the senses. You will
gain much more satisfaction by eating the
real thing than you ever will with a flimsy
substitute. I prefer the "before"
When I come across a recipe that has been
changed, I usually make the before version.
Why would I want to substitute something
else for the ingredients that give it the
luscious creaminess, or the exact flavorful
richness? Why, indeed.
Don't bother to eat low fat ice-cream.
It doesn't satisfy. Low fat cookies? Give
me a break. Eat the best tasting cookies
you can find, and you'll find you are much
more satisfied with a smaller amount. When
people grab a box of low fat cookies, they
usually eat the entire box, instead of two
or three cookies as the makers would have
intended. A box of cookies, even if they
are made of sawdust, are still going to
add to the ever expanding waistline, unless
you curb your cravings, and real foods will
give you the satisfaction you crave.
Why do we attempt to trick ourselves. Awhile
back I read about a new low fat candy bar.
Yippee. This was going to be good, I thought.
So I bought one and tried it. It was awful,
and rightly so. How can a candy bar be any
good if they take out all the goodness and
replace it with a chemical concoction? Are
we that gullible that we can be tricked
into thinking something is good just because
it says, candy? I find the best chocolates,
the best cakes, the best cookies, and I
eat and enjoy them fully.
Leftovers shouldn't be saved unless you
are the type to warm them up the next day.
If you just save them because you can't
bear to throw food away, get over it. That's
silly, and makes for a messy refrigerator
to boot. Nothing is going to waist now is
it? Left over food is garbage, unless you're
the type to enjoy leftovers (I am). Keep
it if you'll look forward to eating it the
next day, and if not, get rid of it. Bake
cookies and goodies, have some, and give
the rest away. We have nursing homes, etc.
that appreciate these gifts.
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