If you can't beat them, join them. I heard that one somewhere. That's how I feel around the house and food since arriving in California. Not total resignation, since I go on road trips and such where I can eat at In-N-Out Burger and other favorite food joints of mine. But at home, it;s good food now.
Not that bad really once you get used to it.
I say good on purpose and not healthy, since today's dinner for example were bacon wrapped dates. It`s all about the ingredients more so than calorie counting.
Today I found some bacon without nitrates, one of Victoria's no go ingredients. And Coachella Valley, where we are supplies 95% of dates for the US market. While we normally buy them at the Farmers` Market here in town, we found some pitted organic dates at COSTCO this week.
We first had them at a Spanish Tapas place in Las Vegas and made them at home frequently. Victoria roasted some purple sweet potatoes and dinner was complete. As I said, good food. See? I can compromise. I can go without nitrates.
For dessert we had a gluten free chocolate jelly roll with butter cream and raspberry jam. All made from scratch, no pre mixes. When are you coming over for dinner?
EVEN TODAY'S PAPER WAS TALKING ABOUT GOOD FOOD
VERY VERY EASY TO MAKE
VERY FEW INGREDIENTS AND YOU RECOGNIZE ALL OF THEM
GREAT DATES FROM THIS AREA
BAKE UNTIL BACON IS CRISPY
MORE COLORFUL FOOD
THE JELLY ROLL