Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Unprocessed Challenge

It's been a long time since I've posted here, and even longer since I've posted anything regularly.  So here is a bit of an adventure - for October I plan to post everyday.  Wait, let's make that every week day.  I have just discovered Eating RULES and his October Unprocessed challenge.  For the most part, we strive to eat this way all year.  But we are also normal human beings living in a big city, and have three little children, and I'm pregnant.  All of these factors pull me away from doing everything in my kitchen from scratch.  For October, I am going to put in a little more effort, and also attempt a daily (week-daily) report on how we're doing and what we're eating.

Intentional exceptions:  Bread & Pasta.  I just bought a couple loafs, and though I am in process of getting back to making all our own breads, at this point in my pregnancy, I need to be off my feet when I can.  We also have brown rice pasta in our pantry, and it makes for easy dinners on busy days.   Also, I know my husband won't be joining me with this commitment, so it is likely he will take my kids out for scones at some point this month. We also have a short trip out of town planned and a harvest party.  I will do all I can for the road trip part, but we have no rules when other people feed us, and that will be true this month as well.

What about you?  Are you up for the pledge?  There are already 1500+ people who have signed the pledge.  Last year this challenge even made the news.  His "kitchen test" rules actually allow for a lot of ingredients you might not expect (like my bread and pasta), so you have little to hold you back.

I'd love to know if your joining the adventure.


  1. This is so cool! Glad you are on board. It's been fun for us so far and we are holding steady. (It's not hard because we know what we're doing. Ten years ago, or even five, and we would have been in a panic.) I'll keep coming back to see how you're doing.

  2. Thanks Cherie! I love following your guys posts. You are doing awesome. 10 (6?) years ago I would have been in panic too. It's fun to have to document it daily!


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