I have lots of updating to do, including my trip to Ireland and Italy, the case of the burning Hair straightener, and some exciting life news...but in the meantime, I felt this was a more pressing issue...
So I have this weird addiction to reading food blogs; they are a good balance of healthy recipes with amazing photography and great ideas to keep my diet (or "lifestyle" if you'd prefer) on track...but sometimes they scare me.
Often times, when I browsing through these blogs, I feel like the new kid in school, with nowhere to sit in the cafeteria. The recipes all look so delicious, but the ingredients list? I sometimes feel like I need a doctorate in nutrition to understand them...they are scary sounding. Over the past year of reading, the same ingredients keep popping up and every time, I get a step closer to trying them for myself.
Well, health food bullies: you've met your match. I may be the new kid in school, but I'll soon rise to Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls status in no time. I've compiled a list of "scary" health food ingredients that I'm going to take behind the school at 3pm and show them whats what.
On my list to try and conquer:
Nutrional Yeast (if these foods were a gang, this would the mafia boss, and yes I'm mixing metaphors. The name sounds disgusting, but apparently its ridiculously good for you AND gives food a cheesy quality and I love cheese almost as much as I love wine and chocolate *and that is A LOT)
I am going to set out on a grocery shopping mission this weekend to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and see what I can accomplish. Have you tried any of these before? Do you have any tips, pointers, or recipes to share?