The Stressless Way to Eat

April 1, 2009

My fork sliced the pork tenderloin so poetically on Saturday I almost wept.

pigIn honor of spring, we selected a few recipes that had been buried in the back of our long-forgotten cookbook: pork tenderloin in mango sauce. I dashed (slowly) to the local butcher shop located directly on a pig farm. The food tasted better for one simple reason: it was fresh and stress-less. We weren’t eating the stress hormones induced by mile-long commutes to the slaughterhouse. The animals were treated well, had plenty of fresh air and exercise.

It’s simple. Slow food, grown locally, is joyful. After a meal of home-grown goodness, you feel less stressed, too.

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2 Responses to “The Stressless Way to Eat”

  1. Val Garner Says:

    Sounds like a great recipe! I too like to find non injected with hormone, meats. You’re fortunate to have a place locally to buy from.

  2. powerofslow Says:

    It is a tremendous feeling. The economic downturn has made me more aware of the people around me. Supporting them will ultimately help maintain the quality of our environment.


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