One of my favorite blogs is Casual Kitchen. This blog appeals to a big range of people, I'm sure, but my personal interest comes from a place of not really caring about food and nutrition but feeling like maybe I should care. Daniel's tag line is Cook More. Think More. Spend Less. And he delivers. He makes it easy for me to get a little bit interested in cooking and nutrition.
I was really struck a couple of weeks ago when he posted a 7-day series on a raw food diet trial. Raw food might be briefly summed up as food that isn't cooked - isn't dead, some say. It doesn't appeal to me as a lifestyle at all (I heart me some bread and cheese and chocolate, thankyouverymuch) but I think I could take a few pages from the Raw Foods book.
So what Daniel did is eat a raw food diet for 7 days, and then each day he posted what/when he ate and included notes from the day. You can see the full archive here. Seriously, check it out.
Sounds boring, right? WRONG. I thought I would end up skipping this series of his, but it was actually fascinating to see what exactly constitutes a raw food breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Who knew soaked and sprouted wheat berries could be awesome?
I might actually give them a try.
Once I find my magic bullet, that is....