For the most part, Beyond The Peel is about healthy real food that tastes great. We tend to focus on recipes, tips, and “how to” posts that we feel are important part of making real food on a regular basis a reality. I try to stick to my strengths, which happens to be converting recipes to healthier ones or making real foods taste great. After all, if they taste good you’re far more likely to eat them more regularly. We are not vegetarian, or vegan, we are not gluten free or an allergy free food blog. We choose to incorporate all real foods into our diet even though many of the dishes that we make fall into the above categories.
We tend to not talk often about all the political aspects of whole foods. Not because it’s not important, it is really important. Without those websites, blogs and organizations fighting for our food rights, we would be in a very bad place. We don’t focus on it because there are a lot of websites out there that focus on those topics, that are far more knowledgeable and informed than us, and can speak with accuracy and passion on the topic.
So why I am posting this video? Well, I think it’s important to watch and be knowledgeable about the foods we are being sold. With our dollar being stretched in all kinds of directions, isn’t it good to know what you’re paying for (chicken soaked in bleach or one that wasn’t)? I’ve written about my secret love of my butcher before, but this just solidifies the importance of knowing where your foods comes from. If I’m paying for ground beef, I want ground beef! Not ground beef with a bunch of fillers soaked in ammonia, aka pink slime.
What are your thoughts?