Scootermama56, I am continually reminded that different people achieve success in different ways. In my case, opening a can of beans and putting it on top of a microwaved potato can work in a pinch, but I probably wouldn't continue eating this way if that's all I ate, along with salads pre-made in bags. Jeff Novick's Fast Food DVDs make the cooking much simpler, and for that I am grateful, but even his recipes require some time and attention which go beyond stopping by a carryout place or eating at a fast food restaurant, and beyond the effort it takes to eat processed foods from the grocery store.
I spend more time in the kitchen now because that's what works for me. Others may not need the same variety and quality of food to keep them going. OTOH, I have taken pleasure in creating visually beautiful stews and salads which are wonderful to eat as well!
If anyone cares to take a peek, I have begun a visual "dictionary" of the various dishes that I make in my blogs for the past couple of months.
Edited by: BURRITAELITA at: 5/18/2012 (06:43)
The most effective health-care is self-care.
Nutrition is the prescription.
You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.
Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.
Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.
We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.