A plant based diet is something that is becoming more and more popular of late, for various reasons. Be it ethical concerns or simply because people want to be healthier, People are giving up meat, eggs and dairy in droves. And personally, I applaud them for making the effort. And for the most part, plants … More The Viability of Veganism
Has it ever occurred to you that what we can buy at the supermarket represents only a fraction of what nature has to offer? And why did we pick those plants to cultivate, anyway? Most of them are starchy, carbohydrate rich staples that are not particularly nutrient dense. Yet, they are so easy to farm … More Have you been eating Herbs?
Are you a butter believer? Do you think margarine is unhealthy? Well, great! Welcome to the club. But as great as butter is, can we do even better? It is after all, a highly refined substance. Add that to the tendency it has to make my nose run, and I’d honestly say I prefer cream … More Sour Cream- Better than Butter?
“In ancient times, the people fed on herbaceous plants and drank [only] water, picked fruit from shrubs and trees and ate the meat of oysters and clams…” Most of us automatically think of dairy when we consider a meatless diet. It’s a wonderful meat substitute if you can tolerate it. But it certainly isn’t paleo. … More Musing on Mussels
If you asked some people, they’d say that we should avoid fruit entirely. And the way they acted about it, you’d think it was poision. What interests me the most however, is the way many of the same people are quite happy to eat huge amounts of fat in the form of “fat bombs” like … More Is Fruit really so Terrible?
I think we all know that certain foods shouldn’t be mixed together- But how strict should we be? Can we eat protein and starch in the same meal? Can meat and milk be mixed together? Will heating honey turn it toxic? Should fruit be eaten alone? Auyrveda gets dragged out to support many ideas. Food … More Food Combining- An Auyrvedic Practice?
One of the main ideas of clean eating is eating food in an unprocessed form. Yet in spite of this, most of us still use oils. Despite being mostly empty calories, we still swear by them. But thanks to the paleo movement, we’ve all been given the green light to indulge once more. After all, … More Should we be using Oils?
The idea of practicing Ahimsa is a rather attractive one. Generally speaking it means “Non harm”, though it might be more accurate to think of it as trying to avoid causing unnecessary suffering. Most people interpret Ahimsa to mean giving up meat, or in more extreme cases: eggs and dairy as well. In fact, there … More Exploring Auyrveda: The Vegetarian Myth
I’ve often heard people make the complaint that dairy subsitutes are nothing more than imitations, a mockery of the real thing. Yet when I decided to look into the history of plant-based milks, I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. Why was … More The suprising history of dairy subsitute.