This was some of the beautiful produce that we saw in the Chinatown area of Toronto over the weekend, as well as fabulous fish shops with names of fishes I had never seen before. We weren’t game to buy them as they would have had a long afternoon in the car before we headed back to Peterborough and I am not sure the hire car company would have appreciated the result, and nor would we!
The reason I am showing this is because we, the Parents Group, met today to watch a film “Hungry for Change” – a documentary describing the extraordinary lengths large food companies go to in order to entice us to eat foods which have resulted in the growing obesity problems world-wide along with many other health issues such as heart problems and diabetes to name just a couple. Insightful Interviews with nutritionists, health experts and people who have turned their lives around (one man who weighed over 400lbs and now is healthy, fit and well and promotes his life style changing ways – the Gabriel diet) and, notable for me, was the extract from Jamie Oliver’s TED talk, all made for some shocking viewing. Ultimately, the more natural your diet (food intake, not diet as in losing weight) , the healthier you will be – it makes perfect sense but for those addicted to sugar and the evil diet drinks, particularly coke, it is hard to break the addiction – as hard as nicotine. The irony of our watching this whilst eating brownies, cookies and cocoa balls with dates and walnuts was not lost on us!
It sparked a good discussion and swapping of recipes. Has anyone out there seen this documentary and what did you think? What should we watch next time we meet in a month? And does anyone know what those brown peppers are and how to cook them?