I only read about 20 of the comments. I just don't have it in me this morning to formulate a response.
I expect that most of my readers are vegetable lovers and eaters, but please feel free to chime in with your thoughts, no matter where on the spectrum they fall.
"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"
Diana Dyer, MS, RD
Addendum: I am still distraught and speechless, but I recommend reading the following blog post interviewing Mark Bittman, cookbook author and columnist for the New York Times. The last line in this interview says it all; somehow cooking needs to become the norm again, and I agree with Mark that means ordinary people cooking ordinary, healthy foods (like vegetables!) to eat every day. The cooking standards should not be fancy foods, time-consuming or fancy preparation, fancy dinners (ok - once in a while, but not every night), and definitely not fancy TV chefs. I am resurrecting my crockpot to solve my own "time" problem while we juggle the farm and two houses along with always, always, always cooking in bulk.
Please share your thoughts and tips about how you manage to cook and eat healthy foods in spite of all the pressures not to do so that our society presents!