Starting the year off death? Possibly...

We are Taylor and Gabe. Starting Saturday, January 8th we will attempt, (what can only be described as suicide to some) to whip our eating habits into shape. For 30 days we will challenge our way of life by attempting to decrease our carbon footprint, eat healthier and gain knowledge that we can carry with us forever (without killing eachother in the process). A large part of this project is the food we consume. As many of you might know, Americans have some of the worst eating habits in the world. Our goal is to permanently change our way of consuming food. How, you might ask? Our plan is to only support local growers by strictly buying from farmers markets (yes Gabe that means no meat!).
The second portion of this challenge is to decrease our carbon foot print by decreasing our contribution to trash and pollution. We will not use paper products such as plates, cups, napkins or silverware (yes we will continue using toilet paper). Further more we will do without our car for those 30 days.

We are so excited to begin this month long journey! Wish us luck :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Our first fresh meal!

So after traveling to and from the farmer's market, we came home to figure out how to make all these fresh ingredents delicious. Here is what I decided to make. 4 fresh eggs beaten, boiled then pan seared potatoes with a few organic herbs, sprinkled with green onions, cheese (left overs from our fridge) and a few diced tomatoes. sounds delicous right? Was it successful? On a scale from 1-10, I being awful and 10 qualified for top chef, I would have to rate my meal a 6. It was eatable and full of flavor, but I didn't cook the potatoes long enough, and lets be honest. Who likes hard tots? Oh well. Lesson learned. For dinner (which I will be eating at work) I am making a salad with apples, toasted almonds, vinaigrette dressing and a hard boiled egg. Yummy!!!

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