#30. Eat all the junk food you want
as long as you cook it yourself.
~ Michael Pollan, Food Rules
This rule is, in my opinion, one of the best for our over-sugared society. We eat very little processed sweets in this house. There is something to be said for homemade desserts, and people don't take the time to make their own desserts too often anymore. If we only ate desserts that we made from scratch, think of how much less sugar and junk in general we'd consume! We were invited to dinner at a friend's house this evening so I don't have a meal to share with you, but I do have 2 desserts that I took for our little soiree.
Espresso Fudge Brownies, recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
Winter Sunshine Bars, recipe from Dalai Mama Dishes
They're both so good you won't be able to resist having a little bit of each.PS. If you think these hearts are as cute as I do, you can purchase your own AND help a great cause. Green Baboon Designs on etsy is offering these Valentine cuties with ALL proceeds going to the Red Cross to help the unfortunate victims of Haiti's earthquake earlier this week. Not only that, but the lovely creator of these Hearts for Haiti is matching the price dollar for dollar so the amount you spend will be doubled and sent to the Red Cross. You can find out more on the Homemade Serenity blog. Tell her that Joy sent you and lets buy up every last one of those beautiful hearts for a good cause. You can also use them, as I plan to, to remind to you think of and pray for Haiti months from now when you see these felted hearts and the media saturation has dissipated. **photo by Homemade Serenity