You may have seen the movies, Supersize Me and Food, Inc., two flicks
that some people refuse to view since they might interfere with their dining
preferences. Two writers whom you may be familiar with are Michael Pollan
and Eric Schlosser.
In the middle of July 2011, I finished reading Mad Cowboy,
the book by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer. It's one that the meat industry
doesn't want you to read. Howard is a former rancher who followed the precepts
of the conglomerates in the meat industry, but eventually saw the madness of his
ways. Now he travels extensively advising people to change their eating habits -
for their health. As of late, I have eaten less meat but can't yet call myself a
vegetarian. Here's another recipe that has no ingredient that had parents.

horseradish broccoli xxxxxxxxx serves 4
4 stalks of broccoli 1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups of water 2 tbsp prepared mustard
1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp horseradish
2 tbsp mustard seeds
Trim and cut the broccoli into serving size pieces. Place it into a medium saucepan
with water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Meanwhile,
in a small saucepan over moderate heat, warm olive oil, add mustard seeds and
cook until mustard seeds stop popping, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon
mustard and horseradish and stir. Drain broccoli, pour sauce over it and serve.