Eating Good Food

So I started a catalog of all the foods we love to eat so that I don’t have to keep googling recipes I’ve had before.  I’m cooking-dumb when it comes to common food preparations, like how to make chicken broth or how long to roast chicken, things like that.  The list isn’t very long yet because I’m trying to build it as I cook rather than sit and backlog all of the great meals we’ve eaten, and since I know that I’ll have to look up every.single.recipe as I cook every.single.meal, well, the catalog will grow daily.

I’ve noticed a trend with most of these dishes that I’m sure you’ll pick up on, too.  We really like food, all food, prepared with minimal ingredients, quick and easy, sauteed, steamed, or roasted.  It is important to have garlic on hand at all times.  Preparing food from scratch and making things that serve as substitutes for pre-packaged and processed food is an extremely satisfying endeavor.

Our natural food fetish is starting to bleed over to our healthcare. I started to feel a sinus infection coming on the other day, but instead of rushing to the medicine cabinet, I googled natural sinus infection remedies and got this fine site:, which gave me all sorts of tips about preventing and treating colds and sinus woes.

So much of this stuff is tried and true old school treatment of ailments and diet.  It’s simple and common sense.  I think we resist this stuff because it’s often harder and slower than what we’re offered over the counter and off the shelves.  Just like pretty much everything else in life, what comes easy isn’t always the best choice in the long term.

So, eat your good and healthy and simple and natural and whole foods, drink, and be merry! 🙂

Published by Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others (2022), American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation (2021), Between the Heron and the Moss (2020), The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture (2018), Pruning Burning Bushes (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Sarah's work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and her essays have appeared in the notable essays list in the Best American Essays 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Sarah is the recipient of a 2018 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband and three children.

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