And then she posted. Two hours later.
And I may have whined. A lot. On the phone. To her. About my "stolen" idea. And in a fit of what I can only describe as two-year-old-angst, I declared that I would simply remain silent forever about anything substantive. It also did not escape my notice that she took the whole foods thing to a level I had not even contemplated. The Rules, the preparation, the well thought out approach, all salt in the (imaginary) wound.
Okay, so I really wasn't upset. Maybe a tad bit disappointed that she beat me to the punch, and did it so much better than I ever could or would. But it didn't take long for me to get super excited about this new whole foods venture. Mama Papaya's rules provided good food for thought, and I started to think perhaps we could commit to an entire year of whole foods. Chris was a little more hesitant (he is usually the one who thinks first, unlike me), but eventually we were able to come to an agreement about how it would work for us. And it has, splendidly.
So where does the theft come in? Well, for the better part of eight months, I have been shamelessly stealing others' whole food recipes and ideas, with very few, if any, contributions of my own to the conversation. That ends now. I'll do a future post about what whole foods looks like in our house, and what a difference it's made in our lives, but for the time being, here are some of the foods that have graced our table these past two weeks:
*To the blogs I frequent; admittedly a small number.