Friday, March 26, 2010

Preparing a Meal

Ever been hungry but not enough time to make yourself a really good, healthy meal? Well I recently found a great meal you can make that's still healthy! I learned how to make Mexican Skillet supper. You'll need to get 1 pound of beef, 1 cup of chopped onions, 1 cup of chopped tomatoes, 1 Tbsp of chili powder, 1 1/2 cups of rice, 1 cup of lettuce, and half a cup of cheese.

To start preparing for the meal you'll need to set up an area in your kitchen and always start by washing your hands. Once setting up a work station and getting your ingredients ready, you'll first one to start cooking the rice. While the rice is cooking, take the beef and brown it in a skillet with the onions, but make sure to drain any fat. Once browned, turn down the heat to medium, and add the chili powder and tomatoes then stir together.

After all this is done the rice should be done and mix in the cooked rice with the rest in the skillet, reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Afterwards, you have to clean everything before you can eat. Once everything is clean, there you have it, Mexican Skillet supper, to serve, place in bowls and cover with the lettuce and the cheese.

While eating I read Michael Pollen's book In Defense of Food, one part that caught my attention was his claim that low fat processed food have actually caused more harm than good in America's food system. I agree with this statement whenever I eat, I always try to buy non processed foods but it's hard, for this meal I used organic tomatoes and unions in order to try to make it as healthy as possible. I also found another website, you can look at it here, the website talks about why processed foods are so bad and really relates back to Pollen and his argument that processed foods are not the way to go.

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