This week I wanted to try something new. After reading a bunch of books about food and where it comes from, I’m having a hard time eating food that comes from factory farms. I don’t really want to get into much detail about it, but I love animals, and I don’t like how they get treated cruelly for our benefit, and its hard for me to even want to eat meat anymore. I gave up beef and pork almost two years ago, and now I’m in the process of giving up chicken and turkey. Even the idea of eating eggs from factory farmed hens bothers me.
So, knowing that there is a farm 1.5 miles down the road from my house that sells fresh eggs, made me feel a little better. And I can’t believe in the 25 years I’ve lived in the country, I’ve never had fresh eggs from a local farm. Well, that changed a couple days ago.
My mother picked up a carton of eggs from the farm stand down the road, for only $2. And the money goes directly to the farmer. And I feel better knowing that these chickens are breathing the same fresh air that I do. And I like to believe that they live happy little chicken lives roaming around their farm, instead of being stuck inside cages without being able to see the sky or feel the ground under their feet.
So, with my eggs I made an omelet.
Since I was out of spinach, I just used some goat cheese in my omelet, and it was delicious. And I felt good about eating it.
In my omelet:
- 2 eggs from a local farm stand
- 2 tbs of crumbled goat cheese
On top of a whole wheat bagel thin. And some banana froyo topped with dark chocolate dreams pb for dessert.