I don't like gourmet cooking or "this" cooking or "that" cooking. I like good cooking.
I don't like to grocery shop. I dislike it so much we had bare cupboards and on a Sunday morning I was forced to go shopping.
Every time I go through the checkout I hear the same thing. "You eat healthy". So this makes me wonder about the American diet if my shopping habits are so unique they are consistently commented on.
I do not buy prepackaged food. No junk food or sugary food. Ever. I do buy canned goods and frozen vegetables. I also buy durham wheat pasta as well as whole wheat and I buy white rice and brown. I use wild rice, which isn't a rice at all, and I use some potatoes. So I'm not completely away from simple carbohydrates, but I'm doing fairly well with balancing it.
I cook from scratch and if more people would try it they would realize it doesn't need to be complicated or time consuming. It is so much better and cheaper. I make things up all of the time. I rarely use a recipe, so it's often difficult to duplicate!
My planned vegetable garden is causing happy anticipation. I'm excited over tubers and vines. It's pleasant to be excited about something simple.
But, this leads me back to the checkout counter. What are those clerks seeing all day, every day that causes them to comment on my food items each time?