Are you buying it?

So, are you buying it?  Are you buying the marketing messages of  “You don’t have time to cook.”, “You don’t have enough skill to put together a meal”, “You aren’t smart enough to figure out all this nutritional information on your own”?

I can tell you, I’m not buying it, and I don’t think you should either–because when something is important and is made a  priority in your life (…like eating well), you DO have the time, you DO have the skills, and you ARE smart enough to filter through these marketing messages.

Don’t buy in to the food industries marketing tactics–because that’s all they are.  Think before you buy and put your money where your mouth is…

~as you may remember, I made pastry last week (so yummy–if it wasn’t so bad for me…I could eat it every day!) I froze enough for 2 pie shells, and had enough left for 1 pie in the fridge.  So, today Madeleine and I decided to make dessert with it as it needed to be eaten up.  Fast, easy and not “so bad” for you as it contained lots of fruit, and lots of love!!

Apple Gallette (Tart) 
(this is a free form pie of sorts–rustic and delicious!)

pastry for 1, 9 1/2″pie shell
4-5 apples, peeled and sliced
2-3 tbsp flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter

Roll out pie crust.  Place on a baking sheet.  Mix apples, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and toss until well coated.  Pour apples into centre of pastry. Dot with butter.  Loosely fold pastry up around apples–use a little water to bind it together where it has folded over itself–the centre will be open as the pastry will not be big enough to cover.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes–turn down to 350 if pastry is browning too quickly.  Tart is done when a fork or knife easily pierces the apples.



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