Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Baked Green Tomatoes

"Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are."
~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Last night I made these baked green tomoatoes for dinner. Delicious they were.

I like sticking to simple, natural foods. Since I've changed my ways of eating, I've noticed how much flavor foods like carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes actually have. It makes me sad to see others heavily salt their dinner or pour katchup over their potatoes. Taste the flavor, I say!

Yesterday, as I was organizing some drawers, I listened to a report about how today's children are the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. I thought about that, and as much as it pained me to agree with the reporters, I found myself in their corner.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not perfect and I love the occasional chocolate chip cookie or strawberry sunday or slurpee, but I also understand the value of being active and making my heart pump and my sweat glands produce. I'm sad that I very rarely see children outside riding bikes or playing hopscotch. I have yet to spot one game of freeze-tag or hide and seek this summer. Darn video game systems.

Alas, I'll do the best I can with the special people in my little corner of the world. We'll keep eating healthy, locally grown produce. We'll enjoy the random sweet treat. And, we'll keep after that whole active and exercise thing.

The body is amazing- it deserves to be taken care of. Think of how badly we treat it, yet how it continually recovers and fights for us to live. Wow.


Anna said...

I'm pretty glad you enjoy an ice cream cone every now and again as well!

Kim said...

Cathy, I would love to have your recipe. I always like "fried" green tomatoes. Thanks in advance!

Maria said...

I'll have to give you my recipe for zucchini bake. It's delicious. Jack just had some friends over and I made it for breakfast and it's gone now.

I also kicked them out of the house...too many video games. They are having a great time out there.

I think I'll reward them with some strawberry shortcake...hey it can't all be healthy.

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