6 thoughts on “Lamb and Broccoli and Sweet Potato, Oh My!

  1. Amazing blog Healthonista. I really think that so many people especially here in north American have just never been equipped with basic health, food and nutrition education and looking at a meal like this may be a bit intimidating. Lucky for some (self included) I was raised in an education system when basic nutrition and food values were fundamental and so a meal like this is all I know and yes we are a healthy clan. The thought of having pizza, fries or other process meals is so foreign and abnormal. hopefully one day governments and pharmaceuticals and educational organizations will wake up (like never) and educate people on what it means to eat well. I personally think that blogs like this are a great start to the movement – driven by the people for the people. Now let me get back to my veggie garden.

    • Thank you laurin. And welcome to the blog. Yes, I know several people who would be quite intimidated at making a dish like this even though you and I know it’s not that difficult. However, it’s government playing a role in educating people on how to eat well that got us into this current mess. Think about it…humanity never needed any governing authority to tell them what to eat. It’s when the well-intentioned government started to push the “lipid hypothesis” (aka fat and cholesterol are bad for you) thirty years ago that obesity rates and associated chronic conditions started to rise. The food industry followed suit by taking fat, which makes everything delicious, out of food and replacing it with sugar. Combine the fact that subsidized corn industry generated very cheap corn that got processed into high fructose corn sugar which is put into EVERYTHING, from ketchup to bread. Not to mention the billions of dollars that are pushed into advertising cheap and convenient foods for harried North Americans scrambling to keep a roof over their heads and not having any time to cook. All these systemic factors create an environment where it’s very difficult to retain the cooking traditions of one’s grandparents. My mother never bought cheap processed foods and McDonald’s was a once a year treat. Yet, weight gain and chronic conditions still hit out family because she was listening to the medical and governmental authorities telling her to eat 7 servings of grains a day and recommending she stay away from saturated fat.
      I think changes will be driven from the ground up, like you said, by the people for the people.
      And finally, please save me some zucchinis from your garden :-)

  2. That looks absolutely scrumptious!!! You know this paleo seems very similar to the diet recommended for type o negative blood types for the “eating right for your blood type” diet. have you looked into this yet? I’d be interested to read your opinions on it.

    • Thanks Neece! I am not familiar with the “blood type” diet but the reason paleo appealed to me was because of the scientific, clinical and anthropological evidence behind it. One thing I noticed in my research was the high number of biochemists and scientists actually doing and writing about this diet. What also impressed me was the fact that this is not a corporate brand, like South Beach or Atkins or the Zone. There is no mothership. It’s a bottom up, crowd-sourced lifestyle (I hate to say diet cause diets usually end) that is constantly evolving.

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