Jaded Millennial Doesn’t Buy Local Anymore

I love local stuff. But it is expensive and often over indulgent. For example: Coffee. I love it so much. It’s how you know that a place is being gentrified and thrives on an upper middle class economy. Just look for the fancy beer bars and coffee. People tout this local stuff and everyone who is a millennial and can afford it, buys it. Continue reading “Jaded Millennial Doesn’t Buy Local Anymore”

Lent reading reflection: Eat good. Do good.

Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim; redress the wronged,
hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow…
If you are willing and obey,
you shall eat the good things of the land;
But if you refuse and resist, the sword shall consume you

-Isaiah 1 (Tuesday, 2nd week of Lent reading) Continue reading “Lent reading reflection: Eat good. Do good.”

Eating Like a Hipster

I’m not exactly sure how this happened to me.  It’s be a slow lazy process that began after returning from Ireland…. but I eat like a hipster, and I want to eat like a hipster more.  I want to know farmers, the names of the animals I eat (or shoot myself), I want to cook awesome, I want to know how to supplement when/if necessary.  I want to make just choices in the most basic decision I make every day–what I eat.

I guess it started out of laziness (I know, it makes no sense).  But I have no car, and the nearest grocery is about 1.5 miles away, and it’s awful.  The better groceries are 2 miles away.  This is a long way to walk and carry.  So I joined BostonOrganics.com.  They deliver a random assortment of fruits and veggies (and add-ons of your choice) to your door weekly or bi-weekly.  I figured it’s a good way to keep food in the house, and it’s a good way to up my veggie intake.

So I keep do that.  And I keep cooking and eating vegetables, and it’s a lot of work, but also kind of awesome.

I hardly ever eat meat… It’s expensive, so when I do, I try to make it the best I can find.  I started looking into CSA’s.  I found a MEAT CSA! Then I started looking into other types of CSA’s, local farms, and farmers markets!  Imagine: a world where I have relationships with where my food comes from!

I also adhere to some weird Bulletproof Exec (“upgraded paleo”) ideas: Bulletproof ice cream and bulletproof coffee.

“What is that, Paige?”

Basically, it’s a ton of butter and oil (coconut and extra virgin olive oil) added to coffee and ice cream.  AND IT”S AWESOME.  Not just any butter (warning: more hipster stuff), the best butter ever: Kerrygold unsalted grassfed Irish butter.  I’m pretty sure you can just eat it straight.  Anyway, these super fats currently in my diet have essentially cut all cravings.  It’s really weird.

As much as a bandwagon baby I am, I’m really not trying to just jump on.  It’s just happening to me!  I’m trying to make good choices for myself, and others, and all creation, starting with what goes into my mouth—-I know—effing hipster…