My theory? It's all the genetically modified foods, the chemicals, the artificial additives, the corn syrup, the preservatives, the ingredients we can't pronounce, the man-created laboratory experiments they call food. We are treated like guinea pigs, and too many of us pay for this poor nutrition. We pay twice. Once at the cash register, and again with our health.
My solution? Eat a wide variety of real foods, preferably organic, use moderation and stay active. That's what families in earlier decades and centuries did. There was no such thing as TV dinners, fast foods or 24-hour gyms. And organic? There was nothing else. Even it they didn't have a term for it, all food was organic.
And people could enjoy some banana fritters like the recipe I'm sharing with you today.
Fritter Batter Recipe
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup milk
Sift flour, measure, and sift with sugar and salt. Combine eggs and milk. Add dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. The amount of sugar may be decreased to suit the sweetness of the fruit.
Banana Fritters Recipe
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
Peel bananas. Quarter. Sprinkle with sugar, lemon and orange juice, and orange rind. Cover. Let stand 30 minutes. Dip in fritter batter. Fry in deep fat (365 F.) until brown. Drain on crumpled absorbent paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with lemon sauce. 6 servings.
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