The paleo diet has taken the world by storm. By following We dream of gaining the vigor and health of our wild ancestors. As such, many of us wish to give up the products of agriculture. While it might be called a fad by some, isn’t it just a return to our natural way of … 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.
I know! Shun those pesky Grains, Carbs and Grab some bacon. Sounds great. Unless you’re a vegetarian. While I believe there are a number of good ideas in paleo, I don’t think it really makes sense. How do we know what our ancestors actually ate? Why are eggs acceptable despite being potential irritants but legumes … More Is Paleo Really the way to go?