Where Do We Go From Here?

Have you found that one blogging topic leads to another, and another, and another?  It is sure working that way for me right now!  Plus I am getting great comments that are giving me clues on what direction to go.

So this is a blog for my blogging buddies and friends who read my “output” here because I’d like some ‘input.”  I think I’ve just about exhausted what I wanted to say about sugar (maybe I’m sugared out for now.) and I found that the topic has naturally evolved into one about refined flour products vs whole grains which I’ve also written about.

While I was on a label-reading excursion at my natural food store, I noticed some other ingredients on the labels that I realized I don’t really know much about.  That might be a good topic.  Do you think so?  I could write about other ingredients that sound okay but then again, who knows?  Like annatto, palmitate or glutamic acid which my blogging friend mentioned in comments.

Emmeline Pankhurst addresses a crowd in New Yo...

Emmeline Pankhurst addresses a crowd in New York City in 1913 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The sugar topic has also spurred me on to write about a topic I’m extremely passionate about having to do with the massive plague of prescribed psychotropic drugging that is going on and the fact that there are alternative treatments–including dietary changes like getting off sugar–that are rarely discussed and definitely suppressed by those with vested interests in drugging people instead . . . [Okay, Patty.  Step away from the soapbox.]

Well . . . I’m going to prepare for this one and not just deliver an on-the-spot rant because this is actually an extremely important topic that affects each and every one of us whether we personally are “diagnosed” with a mental disorder or not . . . [Oops!  There she goes again. . . someone distract her, please!]

And, just to show you how my mind works (or doesn’t work might be the way to say it) I am also getting ready to show you some more salads you may not have seen before.

I have no idea if one is supposed to write a blog like this.  I guess it’s a sort of test run or “trailer” of potential blogs and now that I’ve written it I’m just going to press “publish” after I ask you all to please let me know what interests you the most!

  • Ingredients that don’t sound like food?
  • Alternative/Dietary approaches to mental distress?
  • Salads?
  • Something else you’d like to read about?

Food Adjectives

I have a very fortunate shopping ability when I buy clothing–I can walk in the store, look around a few minutes, pick something up that I like and as long as they have it in my size, I am ready to buy.  It’s fast and painless!

I could do that when it comes to food shopping too, especially if I go in there hungry.  It is so easy to breeze through, load up the cart (start to eat some of the purchase before reaching the checkout), and voila–food for the week!

But I don’t.  In the food store (grocery, health food or otherwise) I am a label reader and I bet you are too.  If you’ve been reading my recent posts you know how important it is to check on the quality of your ingredients before you buy them no matter what store you’re in.  (See https://mycookinglife.com/2012/03/18/the-whole-food-and-nothing-but-the-food/ and https://mycookinglife.com/2012/01/23/whats-good-enough-to-eat/ and https://mycookinglife.com/2012/01/24/a-bandwagon-worth-jumping-on/)

A row of shopping carts.

A row of shopping carts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not only is it important to know the basic ingredients and make sure those are all actually real food, but you have to know the food adjectives.  These are the ones on the front of the packaging and in the ingredient list such as “healthy,”  “whole grain,”  “low fat,” and here’s a real doozie, “smart.”

To help you with more pieces to this puzzle, here’s an article I thought you would like to see:  Health – philly.com.

And P.S. I am all for going food shopping while hungry.  Some of my most inspired menus result from that!