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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Food Matters

Each week, as I write FMM, I come up with questions based on whatever is swirling around in my head, and this week, I am thinking about  an important vote happening in the state of Washington tomorrow.   Voters will be making a decision on whether or not to label genetically engineered foods, and if I lived in the state, I’d vote YES on 522.

There are so many questions and fears surrounding GMO’s, and I don’t have all of the answers.  What I do think is that we have a right – a responsibility really – to know what we’re eating.  Labeling foods that contain GMO’s means that most food that we see on shelves will be labeled, but there’s power in knowing what we’re consuming so I support it.

We already expect to see labels with nutritional info things like chips, drinks and other things so why would we choose to leave out this particular piece of information?  What’s the down side?  If we know what the food is made of, then we have the ability to make an informed decision about what we’re eating.  That’s my opinion, and now I’d like to hear yours!

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!


Food Matters

1. Are you familiar with GMO’s?  Is it an issue that matters to you?  I have learned a lot about it recently, but there’s so much that I still don’t understand.  I think it is important to know what we’re consuming so I support the bill in Washington.

2.  List a few items that are typically on your grocery list.  Fresh baby spinach, San Pellegrino, Bananas, Apples…

3.  What is your favorite place to shop for produce?  I buy most of my produce at Sam’s Club and Whole Foods.  I used to shop at Trader Joe’s regularly too, and now that we have on here, I’ll be able to buy food there.  I’m really excited about that!  It opened Friday! 🙂

4. Do you eat processed foods?  Yep…sometimes I do.  I do it more than I should, but I try to eat a lot of whole foods as well.

5.  Do you look for the “organic” label when you shop?  I shop at the stores I listed above most so a lot of it is organic.  It isn’t always a requirement though…

6. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?  I drank a green smoothie that I prepared last night.  Eating vegetables at breakfast is much easier when they’re blended with delicious fruit and ice.

7.  How many meals per week do you cook at home?  I don’t cook at home nearly enough, but I’m trying to change that.  I just need to spend more time here to make that happen.  I did some meal prep for the week so I’m looking forward to a week of eating healthy meals at home and on-the-go.

8. Do you think that foods that have been genetically engineered should be labeled? Yep!  I think it’s important to know what we’re eating so we can make the call.  Over 60 countries around the world require labels for foods that have been genetically engineered.  Again, what’s the down side of being informed?

9. What matters most to you when you’re choosing a restaurant?  Hmm, I like a nice atmosphere and delicious, real food.

10.  What is your favorite meal to cook at home?  I have had some positive experiences with roasts lately.  I don’t eat a lot of red meat, but I’m really glad that I can make a tasty roast.  Pork roast is another favorite.


Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments, and have a happy Monday, friends!


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  • Reply
    Janice @ Fit Foot
    November 4, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I haven’t done a FMM in quite some time. It’s good to be back!


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      November 4, 2013 at 3:59 am

      It’s good to have you back, indeed!

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    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    November 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Roasts are great this time of year and it frees up the hands to make sides! I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂


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      November 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      I like to cook things in the slow cooker at this time of year, and roast is easy. Actually, I like it all the time..LOL 🙂

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      November 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      I’m so glad, Liz! 🙂

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    sarah @makingitmyhome.blogspot.com
    November 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

    great questions this week!


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      November 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      I’m glad you think so! I liked it too! 🙂

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    November 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

    The questions really made me think this week 😀


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      November 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Sometimes that can be a good thing!

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    November 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Here’s mine — I wasn’t sure what would be considered “cooking” — I decided it was anything not made by a restaurant (but something made by a grocery store and eaten at home, even if it required no heat, I counted as cooking). You know, leave it to lawyers to get all caught up in the definitions…


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      November 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      You’re so funny! 🙂 I think it all counts too. Why not? 🙂

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    November 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Here`s mine, a food one is good today since I have been getting asked a lot of food questions by the guy I am now training!


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      November 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      That’s exciting. I think it’s pretty obvious that I have a lot of food questions right now too. 🙂

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    November 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I almost forgot to link up! Here’s mine:

    I love the food questions. This is also top of mind for me. Great timing! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Way to call a girl out for her bad eating lately! Haha j/k


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    Sarah S
    November 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I wonder if your roasts are anything like a British Sunday Roast – roast lamb is my favorite


  • Reply
    November 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Wow, these questions really got me thinking this week!


    Happy Monday!

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    Melissa (@TheDailyMel)
    November 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I’m in! GMO labeling is an important issue to me, so I couldn’t pass up taking part this week.


  • Reply
    November 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm


    Good questions! I love talking about food 🙂

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    Karen @ Sunnytropic
    November 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Love the topic this week!


  • Reply
    November 5, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Better late than ever: http://bellaonthebeach.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/fmm-food-matters/

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    November 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Late to the party! Happy Tuesday!


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    Running Bear
    November 6, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Thank you, once again, for providing thought provoking tidbits in a friendly format.


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    November 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Sadly 522 didn’t pass here in WA.

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