Those of you who are regulars on here are already hip to the unprocessed movement – at least you read and learn about it, which is Step 1. In an effort to expand people’s minds about the foods they eat and how their bodies feel eating them, Andrew over at Eating Rules challenged everyone to pledge going unprocessed and eat real foods for a month. October Unprocessed is now on it’s 4th year and going strong, with almost 15,000 people having signed the pledge this time around. 15,000! Now that’s what I call a giant leap forward in the movement. Even if you didn’t start right at the beginning of the month, you can still hop on the wagon and either finish out the month. Or, if you’re not quite ready, designate your own month to go unprocessed – just try it.
Because I think October Unprocessed is such a wonderful idea, and it’s so obviously on par with my own personal work, I was so happy to contribute a guest post. Since what keeps most people from even trying to go unprocessed is that it seems so daunting and difficult, I wanted to show how easy (and healthy) it is to use vegetables in unconventional ways: leafy greens as wraps, zucchini as noodles and cauliflower as rice, to name a few. Check out the post over at Eating Rules, which includes my recipe for Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Cauliflower Fried “Rice.”