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POOP in 15 – Food, day 2

What is POOP in 15?  It is a series for people who want more order in their lives, but don’t have a lot of time to devote to doing it.


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Today is all about education.  Today, you’re going to make the commitment to do some reading on food – including recipes -, nutrition, or the history of the food system in the US.  I have a few recommendations, but I fully acknowledge that they are a bit skewed in direction of “processed food and factory farming is bad”.  If you have any suggestions that you think deserves a look, please leave a comment because I am up for reading anything!

The links below are for Amazon*, but I highly recommend getting any book from the library first to test it out for yourself!

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (follow up to The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (I just started reading this on vacation and granted, I’m not done with it, but I love it so far!)
The Homemade Pantry
Super Natural Foods Every Day
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
The Art of Simple Food
Peas and Thank You (while I don’t follow a vegan diet, and think that things like vegan “margarine” is actually probably pretty terrible for you, I like this book, and adapt the recipes to use non-vegan ingredients.

Happy reading!

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7 comments on “POOP in 15 – Food, day 2”

  1. As a vegan who has spent a good amount of time “veganizing” recipes, I’ve gotta say, this is the first time I’ve heard of someone un-veganizing a vegan recipe:)

  2. And my book recommendation is Skinny Bitch. It’s a fun, irreverent, quick read, and I think you’d enjoy it.

  3. Read Salt Sugar Fat, it was definitely an interesting read.

  4. I loved Homemade Pantry 🙂 I might check out some of the other ones soon! Thanks for the list. The one that I thought was good was Make the Bread, Buy the Butter. If you haven’t checked it out, add it to your list.

  5. I also recommend The Compassionate Carnivore by Catherine Friend. Taking good care of what WILL BECOME
    your food is important, too.

  6. good resources, thanks. look forward to more of your series.

  7. Have read and enjoyed a lot of those books. Another that I read way back when I first starting attempting to pursue the so-called simple life was Fast Food Nation (I also saw the documentary Super-Size Me but I don’t think I ever got around to reading the book). Linda Cockburn’s Living the Good Life gave me some insight into the Australian simple life. And I’d also really recommend Michael Pollan’s In Defence of Food. It all started with the River Cottage Cookbook for me though – not just a cookbook 🙂
    Recently I’ve read Gary Nabhan’s Coming Home to Eat, which was really interesting as he was attempting to eat locally in more or less the same part of the US that Barbara Kingsolver had left at the beginning of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. And the one that really blew my mind earlier this year was The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith. I plan to go back and read that more closely (taking time to also research some of the criticism there has been, there seem to be an awful lot of vegans, in particular, who are not at all fans). And I have Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals lined up as a counterpoint to that, too. Sigh, too many great books and just not enough time to read them all.