October Unprocessed has been a life-changing experience for me and for so many people who have decided to take the leap and give it a try. I’m super-excited to do it again this year, and hope you’ll join us!
Author Archive | Andrew
After first publishing this Green Bean Casserole recipe a few years ago, it instantly became one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. It’s an easy recipe, and can be prepped in advance. I’m republishing it today in honor of the woman who invented the green bean casserole, Dorcas Reilly, who passed away last week at age 92.
Tomorrow’s the first big day of October Unprocessed! Here’s what you need to know.
Our supermarkets, with their sterile, plastic-wrapped packages of pre-butchered meat, do an effective job of shielding us from the reality of where our food comes from. That means that the meat you’re eating may not be as unprocessed as you think it is (vegetarians, that goes for you too!). Hopefully, this post will help you walk into the grocery store with eyes wide open so you can better decide what’s right for you.
Today I want to mention a handful of other ingredients, usually used in small quantities, but collectively, they’re in a whole awful lot of the foods most people eat. Many of these are used in extremely small amounts in any given product, but over time I believe those small quantities can really add up.
In theory, at least, chocolate is one of those unprocessed foods that easily passes the test. If you knew what you were doing, you could grow cacao, harvest and ferment the beans, dry them, roast them, crack them into nibs, grind them into liquor, conch the liquor (mixing it for several hours), temper it, and then add some sugar and form it into a fabulous home-made chocolate bar. You know, in all your spare time.
Is your sugar unprocessed? There are a lot of different types of sugars out there, so here’s some more information to help you figure out where you want to draw some lines for yourself.
In today’s October Unprocessed FAQ, I’m going to try to clear up some confusion surrounding one of our most common ingredients: Flours and grains.