On my recent travels through Blogland..I have come across many different New Years Resolutions for 2010. Some are heartwarming, others funny, many seem life-changing and some are quite challenging...but there seems to be a common thread in most of them...the call to lead a more healthy life; physically, emotionally and spiritually! We can all benefit from taking a good look at our lifestyle and pinpointing the areas that require refining!
One of the things I have decided to pursue this year is to switch my cooking and food consumption to as close to Organic & Natural as I can! Not a diet or a particular eating program but a conscious way of eating and choosing my foods to improve overall health. Over the past year I have done a lot of research on the state of our food in America...and have been both enlightened and even sometimes shocked! This seems a good time to take the plunge and make some changes!
I hope to share my journey with y'all through my recipes and home cooking! I will still include my crafts, decorating and dedication to family and fun...but I am hoping to "clean up" my act when it comes to grocery shopping and food preparation.
So let the cooking begin!
I began dinner tonight with some of these Chicken sausages...they have no preservatives and minimum processing...no nitrates or MSG, and are made from skinless free range chicken meat. They are delicious too!
140 calories in a whole link!
Sliced and sauteed in a tablespoon of olive oil they are ready to be added to the meal! Set aside and keep them warm.
Next I sauteed some sliced eggplant and zucchini that I had previously cut up and put in the freezer in a little chicken broth. I cooked it on medium heat until the veggies reduced by about 50%.
I added some salt and pepper, rosemary and garlic seasoning...
and kept it on low heat while the pasta was cooking.
Boil the whole grain pasta...just until al dente!
These noodles aren't organic, but I am trying to use up what I have in my cupboard...they are however all natural and a good source of whole grain fiber with no preservatives.
My fresh cut tomatoes were added at the last minute so they wouldn't loose their plumpness.
For the final touch...some freshly grated Parmesan Cheese (organic of course).
And Voila! A big bowl of healthy and hearty pasta....Let's see... I'll call it..."Resolution Chicken Pasta"
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