When I first started blogging a little over a year ago I came across this amazing food blogging site, Eating Rules, with an incredible mission – to eat only unprocessed foods during the month of October.
I thought ,”fabulous!”
And then I thought “holy sh*t!”.
Now, as you probably know by now, I really don’t like proceed foods. I use only real peanut butter (more on this in a minute), make most cakes by scratch (exceptions include my triple bundt cake and lemon bundt) and have even been known to make my own cheese.
I read labels.
I loathe food dye.
Hell, I don’t even drink carbonated drinks anymore.
This challenge, I thought, wouldn’t be too much of a challenge.
I wasn’t up for the task last year, but this year I’m taking the leap. I’ve taken the pledge. I’ve even written a little something (stay tuned).
So, here I go… October Unprocessed. Except for flour. And sugar. Oh, and chocolate.
Ugggg…. Totally unprocessed may be more than I can handle.
But I can do unprocessed peanut butter.
Oh, yes. There are only a few things grosser than fake peanut butter. And I am throwing away all of the fake peanut butter in our home. (that’s right, Lisa… No Jif for you in October.) Sure the fake peanut butter may be smoother, but it’s grey compared to the real peanut butter. And, call me crazy, but I don’t mind seeing bits of, well, peanuts, in my peanut butter.
Let’s be honest here … have you ever looked at the ingredients in fake peanut butter?
And think of the repercussions of all of those fake ingredients … Don’t you think these over-the-top peanut butter cookies would taste better with, well, real peanut butter. Or what about chicken satay with a peanut sauce… Do you really want all of those chemicals mucking up your Thai food? Or… Peanut butter ice cream! The kind that doesn’t need cooking… Divine when created with real peanut butter!
Say it with me….
Real peanut butter is better!
Now, try saying it five times fast! Heehee.
Look, here’s the thing… Just buy real peanut butter, okay?
Need even more incentive?? How about a sure-to-be-delicious Peanut Butter & Fig Shortbread Bars. (*don’t mind the drool*)
What kind of real peanut butter creations can you come up with? I’d love to know.