Food for you and
fun to eat out or grab a takeaway. But
it can also be fun to create really good food
yourself – or
help your family do so. It’s a great way
to spend time together. I eat my fish raw but
most people like their food cooked and hot.
This is why you have a kitchen in your house… so
use it! It’s cheaper and better for
your health if you prepare your own fresh food
rather than buy everything processed or ready
made. Takeaways can be a great treat but
not every day.
Here's some things you can do to help
you and your family to a healthier and, often,
cheaper way of eating:
you can do
locally grown food whenever you can
for farmers’ markets in your area.
Many places in America have CSA (Community
Supported Agriculture) schemes you
can link up with. Ask your local shops
or supermarket to stock locally grown food.
They usually try to provide what their
customers want. Some farms run a delivery
service – vegetable
boxes – so you don’t even
have to go out. Some mail order companies
can supply quality foods (including fresh)
which they also deliver. Tips for finding veg box scheme near you
you can afford it, buy organic
for you, your family and the planet. And
you don’t have to do without many
cans of soft drink or takeaway meals to
save quite an amount of money.
you’re thirsty, try drinking water.
free – unless you buy the bottled
sort - and it’s the healthiest drink
there is. If the water out of the tap tastes
bad (chlorine or something), you can get
simple filters which remove the bad taste.
Or just fill a jug with it and leave it
for a day (no lid so the chlorine escapes).
Then drink it.
a cook on TV is no substitute for cooking
people did as much cooking as there are
programmes on TV (and books) telling them
how to, they’d never be out of the
bold when you cook: try different recipes
or even invent some yourself.
you have plenty of fresh veg, make salads
are easy to prepare – especially
if you have a food processor with a grater
attachment. Salads are very healthy indeed
and yummy (so I’m told) with a delicious dressing — which
you can also make yourself. You can use
lots of root vegetables like squashes,
carrots, rutabaga (swede) and so on, to
grate into your salads.
your friends to have a meal with you that
will probably be a new experience for all
of you and an opportunity for fun!
your own food
if you've only got a small space, you can
still grow some of your food. What's more,
it's fun: sowing your seeds, watching your
plants grow as you care for them and, finally,
harvesting. You can even grow tomatoes
(or other plants like capsicums) by the
window in your room... wherever there's
good sunshine. Many cities now have local
community farms where you can join other
people who grow their own. It's cool!
cutting down on meat-eating or — better
still — by becoming vegetarian, you will
slow global warming
cooking and happy eating! As for me, I'm tired
and hungry after all that and I'm off to catch
my fish for dinner!
do you think about food? Have you any good ideas
about what we can do to make things better? If
you do, please write to me. As long as your message
is sensible and friendly, I promise to reply.