Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution-let’s make a positive change

Jamie Oliver is a chef from the UK who originally came on the scene with the “Naked Chef” TV show.

No, he wasn’t naked.

The “naked” name referred to his method and philosophy in cooking-that food didn’t have to have a bunch of crazy ingredients or use fancy items in prep. That great food could be made very simply.

This is a maxim that I follow as well. Especially when eating gluten free-there’s really no need to go crazy. Choose flavorful, fresh, as-high-quality-as-you-can ingredients, choose the naturally gluten free ones, prepare them simply, using herbs/spices for flavor (as I go over in Eating Healthfully and Flavorfully Gluten Free) and enjoy. No complications.

Jamie has done several TV shows since then, and has a new show that will begin airing on ABC March 26th at 9PM.

Jamie’s new show is called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Jamie travels to Huntington, West Virginia. This city was recently named “The Unhealthiest City in America.” He goes with a mission to educate and improve health and quality of life. His experiences will be documented on the show. You can also check out the trailer here. My DVR is set to record the series.

More importantly, it’s about changing the mindset and expectations of America as a whole. Unfortunately, the country is stuck in a habit of thinking that eating poorly is normal. That food is supposed to come in a box or a bag, and for some reason that it’s OK to eat neon colored “fruit.”

It’s up to us to be the beacon of change.

Jamie has a petition on his site. Please take a look, read the information, and make an educated decision. Everything you put in your mouth, and on your families plates, affects their health and their life.

And that’s not an exaggeration.

Click the icon below to check it out and get involved. Whether you agree or disagree, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment and start the conversation. For more of my perspective on healthy gluten free eating, click here.

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  1. Kim says:

    I can’t wait to watch this! Saw the commercial for it the othet day.

  2. Erin says:

    Just what they are showing in the trailer and commercials is pretty disturbing. It should be great-I hope that it really spreads the word of “real food” and the people that truly need to see it don’t blow it off.

  3. The info being released thus far is sad, but I see it every day at my grocery store when the checkers don’t know what an artichoke is … or a fig, etc. I’m looking forward to the revolution!

    Shirley

  4. Erin says:

    Hi Shirley!
    I know-happened to me the other day, but it was a jicama so a bit understandable ;)
    I’m very much looking forward to the show, and the discussion and awareness that I hope results from it. My perspective is that if we can educate, then people will begin to make better decisions. I have to believe that the desire to be healthy will outweigh current habits and preferences.
    We can all be instruments of change.

  5. b vitamin says:

    I like this idea that you can make food simple and still be good. After all my mom makes the worlds best food and she isnt no fancy chef. In reality I think in our quest for more more more we forget less is sometimes better.

  6. Erin says:

    I totally agree! Simple food can be fabulous :)

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