We have something in common. We eat food. And very likely, we’d take good food over bad food any old day. I’d even venture to say we share a “food conscience” which pricks or prompts us to make healthier eating choices. Unfortunately, sometimes we ignore that little voice, or we become baffled by the muddle of magazine editors and health gurus who tell us what we should or shouldn’t eat.
Either way, we often end up putting junk into our bodies. And then we get some not so nice things in common, like headaches and stomachaches and bad blood sugar. If we’re smart we’ll take those maladies back to their source, and realize that they often stem from the high fructose corn syrup and chemical-laden packaged products we’ve been consuming.
This blog is about finding the sources of bad “food” in our diets and rooting them out, to be replaced by real, nourishing, simple, and frugal whole foods and ingredients. I used to wonder when I was little why packages listed their ingredients–wouldn’t people be tempted to steal the recipe and make the food themselves? Of course, I’m glad that packages list the ingredients, especially as I begin to learn which ones to avoid. And making the food myself? What a brilliant idea. Get back to straight up ingredients and make it from scratch. Know what you’re getting in practically every mouthful. And in the process, save money and become a wicked good cook.
Let “Back to the Source” be a place where you can find (and submit) recipes and ideas for nourishing food. Reading food and homemaking blogs is one of my hobbies, but it might not be one of yours, so this site will also be a resource of compiled findings from my explorations in the blogosphere. I’ll post links to other sites where you can find healthy recipes and information, so you don’t have to do the legwork.
Thanks for reading! I can’t wait to hear your comments, recipes, and experiments. Here’s to having good health in common!