So there's been recipes posted on my friends list, some specifically for healthy alternatives, and I just finished reading an article in this lame-arse magazine my health insurance company sent me. (Yeah, I really am that bored.) Anyway, it was about this woman who decided to spend one year living off the land, even though she lives in the city and doesn't have like a ten acre lot of fields or anything. Here we have lots of yard space but it's mostly lawn. We used to grow strawberries, we had raspberries growing wild behind the garage, I think we cut down a lemon tree at one point, we definitely cut down a cherry tree, and we still have a grape vine, tomato plants and a plum tree. My eldest sister does even better at her house, she has peaches and she's got a collection of other fruit and vegetable plants that are still pretty small.
I personally make my own ice cream, and I'm considering making my own bread - hell, I'm home most of the time, it's just a matter of laziness really. (Though admittedly if I shelled out the money for a bread maker I'd be more likely to.) I used to be on a diet, when I wasn't living with my parents, that cut out a lot of overly processed food, but it's too hard to have a radically different diet when you eat together. Even still I don't have much sugar, I go for things like licorice and popcorn as snack foods instead.
So, is anyone else all up with the healthy, DIY food? What sort of things do you do?