It’s fascinating to me the misconceptions some people have about food and nutrition. It’s really unfortunate because these are usually the same people with the worst eating habits and they take the little bits and pieces of information they do have and come to the worst conclusions. Worst, is they will rationalize their eating habits or just not think it’s important enough to change and in the same breath say something completely outrageous about a food or particular diet (ie, vegan diet, vegetarian, raw, etc.)
Posted on 18. Oct, 2010 by admin.
It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new pill or medicine that will ‘instantly cure’ your sickness, disease or health issue. And while taking a pill to cure what ails you might be convenient and simple, maybe it’s really time to sit down and take a good, long look at what you’re feeding your body, or as it might be, not feeding your body. Are you truly giving your body the nutrients it needs to take care of itself? What you may find when we take a look at what we’ve been eating that the choices we’ve been making in the name of convenience, simplicity, or saving time have actually been detrimental to our overall health – body, mind and spirit.
Posted on 27. Mar, 2010 by admin.
I just watched Oprah’s episode on Jamie Oliver’s new reality series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and it got me thinking that there are a few people out there that I consider my personal heroes for what they are doing to change the way we view food and diet in this country. These people are getting to the heart of the matter and saying it like it is which for many people is hard to hear and believe but it’s important that someone is standing up and saying that convenience and cost does NOT automatically equal quality and shouldn’t be how we decide what to eat.
Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by admin.
Just finished watching Julie & Julia. Wow! What a great movie. I knew I loved it in the first 5 minutes. It has nothing to do with being vegan but everything to do with food and let’s face it — most of us vegans are foodies. We just don’t eat animals. I’ve always loved cooking and go through phases where I’m cooking alot and then phases when I’m not. But, I I’ve been doing enough cooking over the last few months that I’ve gotten into a certain rhythm and don’t think that’s changing anytime soon.
It’s really interesting when you first start cooking, you really don’t what you’re doing. Just following the instructions and hoping it turns out. But, after a few recipes it starts to come together. You start improvising and gaining confidence. In the movie, Julie enjoyed cooking before beginning her project but at the end there’s a sense that she’s cooking a higher level. All the lobster mistakes and duck deboning fears are gone.
Posted on 24. Nov, 2009 by admin.
I really wish the Food Network would put out a vegan cooking show. Or, even a vegetarian cooking show would be close enough. They have an entire 24/7 channel devoted to cooking yet don’t have a single show devoted to vegan cooking. Shame! They must not believe there’s a market and high enough demand but if that’s what’s holding them back they have to be wrong — there’ just too many of us. This could be a great opportunity for them to introduce the masses to cooking with tofu and grains such as quinoa and amaranth.
Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by admin.
I recently finished reading Alicia’s Silverstone’s new book, “The Kind Diet” and really loved it. Even though I already know alot about nutrition in general I had alot of questions about vegan food and how to be a healthy vegan. The Kind Diet is a great introduction to the vegan lifestyle. Alicia very concisely and clearly goes through every issue and question that about going vegan that people have in nice organized way — and she includes really yummy recipes!