Bob Norton Consulting - January 2019

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FROM THE DESK OF Bob

This time of year, many people resolve to eat healthier. It’s a noble goal, but it can’t be accomplished through wishful thinking alone. There are infinite fad diets and eating challenges you can try in order to improve your diet, but more often than not, these methods produce fleeting results. It’s much more logical to transform your diet through simple, actionable steps rather than attempting a complete overhaul based on obscure methodology or marketing gimmicks. Fortunately, one of the biggest steps you can take to improve your diet is also a simple one: Increase the amount of local and seasonal produce in your pantry and on your plate. Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstones of nutritious eating habits, and sourcing from local purveyors guarantees you’ll get your produce at the height of freshness. In addition to the health and taste benefits of eating fresh produce that hasn’t traveled thousands of miles to your store, seasonality and locality affect the sustainability and price of your food. “If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally,” says philosopher and food theorist Peter Singer, “then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.” On the economic side of things, the shorter the distance between farm and store, the lower the price, which is why you can always find great deals at your local farmers market. To help make 2019 a year of seasonal eating, you’ll need to know what’s at peak ripeness each season. Of course, some of what’s available in your area will vary based on the climate where you live, but the vast majority of this guide will be applicable to the 48 contiguous states. A GUIDE TO EATING SEASONALLY W hat to B uy and C ook T hroughout the Y ear

You may have noticed a pattern to the articles I select for this newsletter.

I like stories about animals, history, and health. My passion is helping people be successful in their business, so I can’t help including a business article occasionally. I also like to cook, so the recipes I include are recipes that I find personally interesting. I’ll admit that I haven’t tried them all yet. Recently, someone asked Penny what she was preparing for Thanksgiving and she responded,“Oh, I don’t cook on holidays. I have a Bob for that.”Now, I don’t get too fancy and I like to grill. One of my favorite grills is an“oil-less fryer,”which is a propane grill where the heat roasts the meat with indirect heat. We cook our turkey in this and it comes out

moist like it was deep-fried, but there is no hot oil to deal with. I’ve tried other meat in this as well, but turkey is the best. If you like grilling, you’ve got to get one of these.

-Bob Norton

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