I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything happens for a reason, and for the best – even if it may not always seem so.
I’ve been becoming more and more conscious of how much junk there is in the food that is fed to the American public. It’s difficult, and you actually have to force yourself to believe it – because how can it be ok to put such things into food intended for humans? We’re not livestock, and even livestock shouldn’t have to eat such grossness!
I had made a personal plan – to start cooking all/most food for my boy after we came back from our vacation. He’s been ready, and he likes finger foods much more than being spoon fed, so – why not? I need to stop being lazy.
Here’s the coincidence part of my story: while on our vacation, sitting in our hotel room during nap hours, we came across Jamie Oliver’s show on tv. And we got sucked in! I knew he existed before, and had been meaning to check him out, but hadn’t gotten around to it. And now I can’t stop marveling at him. When we got home, in 2 days we watched an entire season of his Food Revolution, which left me in complete shock and even more steadfast on my plan.
I’m not going to preach, and I’m not trying to impress you. I know there are moms out there that cook entirely everything for their kiddos, and I marvel at them. And I know there are moms out there who rely on the cute little pre-packed toddler meals, and I understand them too! But if you’d like – I’m sure you can find episodes of the Food Revolution on YouTube, I watched in on the Russian website vkontakte.ru
And I’ve started doing some research in terms of what to make, and so far (in the past 5 minutes) have found this cool site that I am definitely bookmarking: weelicous.com
If you’ve got some cool resources – please, send them over!! =) I’d love to see/know more.
And one of the scariest things I realized that pushed me to this even more: I read the ingredients label on our formula, and then on every other formula I could find at the store. They all have corn/soy!!!!
Planning a massive research expedition to the super -fancy -posh -healthy-and perhaps justifiably expensive – food stores near-by.
P.S. I’ve bought another basil plant (take 2 =)) and again planted some dill and parsley. I’m determined to make them live forever this time!