I admit it. I am a recipe junkie. I can't stop collecting recipes, perusing cookbooks, buying vintage cookbooks, surfing the Interntet for new recipes. I am an unrepentant and unrecovering recipe addict.
Note: when I type the "vintage" recipies I attempt to use the same wording and amounts given to preserve the feeling of the times. Otherwise....my words.
Crossposting also to my blog Dust Bunnies of the Mind. Link at my profile.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Defending Paula Deen
shattering in fact....evidently, if you consider the amount coverage that this has
been getting.More important than the
kudzu of deficits that are swallowing the earth's economies.More devastating than Obama's gun running
scheme. Fast and Furious.Bigger
than....well, you get the gist.
Paula Deen, the queen of butter and Southern Style comfort
food, has diabetes and the food police are doing a happy happy joy dance.AHA!!! That's what she gets for forcing all
of her viewers to eat red velvet cake, fried chicken with gravy, macaroni and
cheese and other such items that the food Nazi's despise.
Serves her right!!Right?Right??No.Wrong.
People are attackingDeen because she has diabetes, has
continued with her show and is now endorsing a diabetes drug."Anthony Bourdain is .....mocking the
butter-loving chef for poisoning Americans with unhealthy food ... and now
trying to profit off of their illness."
She is POISONING us!!!OMG!!!!.Run for the hills.Be sure to dodge all those buttermilk
biscuits, hams and sweet potato casseroles while you are making your dash to
In defense of
Paula Deen.Come on people! it
is just a cooking show.Not a diet
plan.She is showing you how to prepare
certain dishes that are the hallmarks of a certain cooking style.Nowhere and at no time does she say that you
should eat all of these things every day, three times a day.
If you don't have the common sense or self control to eat
sensibly...well, I don't know what to tell you.Maybe you shouldn't be allowed outside and
you should let other people make your decisions for you.Oh.....wait.....that is just what the Food
Nazi's want to do.
They want to control every aspect of your culinary life by
eliminating ingredients. Demonizing certain foods and certain companies that
provide food.Can we all say
McDonald's....hmmmm?The want to force
their ideas of diet and food upon you.
Now, I don't think you SHOULD eat a pound of butter or stuff
your pie hole with pie until you are fat and diabetic.But, it should be your choice.Go ahead. Eat your life away.
It should also be my/our choice to not have to pay for your
self inflicted health condition.This
is why I strongly object to Obama Care and Socialized Medicine.But.....that is a rant for another day.
Let me make a disclaimer.The Dumbplumber (my hubby) has Type 2 diabetes.It runs in his family and he was diagnosed
about 10 years ago.So, I know what it
is like to change your diet and be aware of what you are eating.
The keys to controlling diabetes are diet and exercise. His condition is controlled by this and a
minimal dose of oral medication.Does
this mean that we will never be able to enjoy a piece of cake or a favorite
comfort food ever again? Never have a
cocktail or glass of wine? Do we have to
wear a dietary hair shirt and eat tofu daily?
Of course not.
I post many recipes on this cooking site that are certainly
high fat, high sugar and would throw The Dumbplumber into a diabetic spiral if
he ate them all at one time or more than just occasionally.Leave
Paula Deen alone.She not only shows us
how to make good food, she can now serve as an example on how to live a good
life with diabetes.
We have learned that you CAN have your cake and eat it
too.Just in moderation.
(I have added a tag for Diabetic to use when posting foods or meal plans that fit into OUR Diabetic lifestyle. Your meal plans and foods should be adjusted for your own individual condition. )