What if I told you that I had found a one-ingredient recipe that required almost no work, yet was delicious, fresh, and would impress anyone you made it for? You’d be excited, right? I was too, because I have found that recipe…and it’s butter. No, not like it’s so easy its “butter,” the recipe is literally making butter, and trust me, you should try it tonight.
My boyfriend came back from his winter vacation with a declaration. He wanted to only eat whole, unprocessed foods (or as whole and unprocessed as we could get by with). Considering that living this way is almost a requirement of my job, I said sure, let’s do it. So we did, only shopping the perimeter of the grocery store (with the exception of whole wheat organic pasta, which had only two ingredients – flour and water…wow, I sound like such a hippie). We left feeling smug and proud of our ultra-healthy cart.
There’s only one problem – I have a small addiction to this thing called spray butter. Everyone hates it, telling me how fake and awful it is. But in my defense, I come from the south, the bastion of butter-drenched foods, and my palate is less sensitive, and I need butter to make things taste good. Because of this, if I were to use real butter I would be incredibly unhealthy. When I make dinner, my roommates have to look away to avoid seeing how much butter I add. I have been likened to Paula Dean. So, in order to retain some modicum of health, I have to use spray butter. Its zero calorie deliciousness makes everything better, except my organic track record.
As hard as we all try, I think there will always be something we can’t give up in order to be perfectly, absolutely organic. I’ve revealed mine. Anyone else want to share?