God's people wander
in the supermarket
among chemical frozen pies
overprocessed skillet dinners
nutritionless snack foods
soft drinks in throwaway bottes.
Like manna in the wilderness
vegetables from sun-warmed gardens
oven-fresh whole-grain breads
home-canned fruit in Mason jars.
— More-With-Less, 1976
Not to get all simplistic on you here, at the end of the week, but this quote reminded me today of Sara Kate's post on eating well and simply
, yet celebrating our meals with one another.
It may be slightly tired, at this point, to harp on overly-processed food (and yes, I like a bag of frozen dumplings now and again) but it helped me to remember that there is something fresh and new coming. Winter is almost over; my options are about to expand. The warmth of the garden and farm-fresh foods will return soon. The grocery aisles offer a false convenience and ease in cooking; don't fall for it!
Tonight, why not roast a potato? Why not fry an egg? Why not eat some greens? Why not bake some bread? Why not?
The lovely image above is from pahlkadot's Flickr stream: Winter Vegetables in Spring Colors — what a lovely sight! And the quote is from More-With-Less — a classic of frugal, simple cooking, with an emphasis on whole grains, vegetable proteins, and minimizing meat. I really can't think of a better cookbook for our times. It inspires me daily.