Serious Eats: Talk
A Moment of Clarity
Recently, I had what alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity while looking down at the label of a store bought cupcake while at a freinds house...
Sugar, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour [Flour, Ferrous Sulfate (Iron)B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1)Riboflavin (B2)Folic Acid)Water, Corn Syrup, Vegetable and/or Animal Shortening (contains One or More of: Partially Hydrogenated Soybean, Cottonseed and/or Canola Oil, Beef Fat)High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cocoa, Cocoa Processed with Alkali. contains 2% or Less of: Whey, Modified Corn Starch, Cellulose Gum, Gelatin, Agar, Leavenings (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate)Chocolate Liquor, Dextrose, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Cornstarch, Soy Protein Isolate, Guar Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Sorbitan, Monostearate, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin, Glycerine Wheat Gluten, Sodium and Calcium Caseinate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Sorbate and Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness)
Wow... I though a cupcake had no more than 6-7 ingredients - Flour, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla? Anyway - now I am realizing that almost everything we buy is not real food. Its manufactured junk. Fake food. I happy to say that I have almost completely cut out all possessed foods. Here is the problem... I need some more simple, quick recipes. Any healthy, simple, raw, cooked, heavy vegetable recipes, or suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated.