Make it Yourself
Have you ever really read the labels on the back of the food you are eating? I never use to bother but then decided that I needed to be aware of what I was feeding my family. So I started to investigate and research. To say that what I discovered was horrifying is an understatement. There are so many 'nasties' in our food. So over the past year I have been going through everything in my cupboards and fridge and throwing out all the junk and replacing it with healthier alternatives -most of which I have made myself.
My sauce and spice drawer was a particular place I spent a lot of time. Things like garlic salt and seasoning mixes, sauces, and spice rubs -the store bought ones were full of preservatives and chemicals - so I have been researching how to make my own. I must say it is a lot of fun now making my own. I make my own garlic salt, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, barbeque sauce, bbq spice rub, celery salt, and many others. The best part is that it is so easy AND it tastes heaps better than the store bought stuff and we are feeding our families good healthy choices.
After discovering that I was allergic to lots of foods - such as eggs, dairy, wheat, corn, barley, and gluten -it did not really surprise me because so many of these foods are now genetically modified and mass produced. But my thinking is "why whinge about it - do something about it!" So began our journey through changing store bought foods with home made and home grown foods. All natural, all clean, all chemical and preservative free.
My health has improved, my energy has improved, I have lost excess weight which I couldn't shift before, and it feels great to be making it all myself.
Buying organic food is not cheap, but making it yourself sure is. I didn't know how initially so I got online and found out how. there are so many great places online to find out how to make or do something. How to garden, how to make yogurt, jam, can fruit, make a quilt or curtains..... the lists are endless. For the dairy free people like me who really miss yogurt, you will know that the dairy free coconut milk yogurt is around $7.00 for a small cup container. I refuse to pay that so I looked it up online and found out how to make it myself and it is even better than the store bought one!!!!
So why not have a go at making it yourself? Whatever it might be - gardening and growing your own fresh vegetables and fruit, buy a cow, make a quilt, make some yogurt, or whatever it is that you want to do and you will be ever so glad you did!