eating local, pigeons and not being a social retard – From Food for the Zombie Apocalypse :)

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So I’ve developed this obsession of late with local food.  I’m almost mortified to tell you that I’ve just messaged (via facebook nonetheless) the people that make the cereal I had for breakfast this morning to ask where the ingredients in the cereal come from. Adding that I was surprised not to see this information on their website.

Cringeface.

Yes, I’m that in need of a life.

In my defence, shouldn’t more people take an interest in where their food actually comes from?  I think so.  Do we ever stop to wonder where and how the food that will ultimately become a part of our very bodies originated?

This is about conscious eating.  Giving a shit about the most important commodity of your life: YOUR FOOD.

Eating local is by no means a new concept and I’m unapologetic in the fact that I’m not pursuing this path of local eating on some rampage to save the planet.  Trust me, I’m no evangelical environmentalist.

Nor am I all about the fact that eating local preserves green space and farmland or the certainty that it promotes greater food safety, supports the local economy OR helps to build communities.  This isn’t just about the fact that you’re cutting the amount of fuel used to bring your food to you, nor is it solely to do with drastically reducing the amount of time since the food was picked (and rapidly losing nutrition) to being put on your plate…

No.

I’m doing this for a far more out there, hippy-dippy, mad as shit reason.  For me, eating food that was grown where I live means the ultimate in becoming one with the environment I live in.  I am a product of my environment.  My environment shapes me.  To me it makes sense that I’ll do far better adapting to my environment by eating the food that grows here as opposed to food shipped from far off lands thousands of miles away.

The plants that grow where you live are producing medicines to medicate the ecosystem where they’re growing.  Daniel Vitalis

For me, you just have to look at nature to see the obviousness of this.  Animals in your environment do not shop at Asda.  They eat local and are therefore well adapted to their environment.  Except pigeons in the town.  They’re usually mankily diseased.  But that’s because they’re eating the shit that people in town eat.  Actually, seagulls in town can look pretty healthy.  Quite aggressive little bastards mind you…

Moving on.

As far as I’m concerned, the closer the food is to me the better.

This doesn’t have to be rocket surgery.  It’s not about banishing all food that wasn’t grown on your doorstep and becoming a local foodist overnight.

It’s about gradual steps towards choosing food closer and closer to home.  Bringing it back home, baby!

Two words: Farmer’s markets!

I had the most fun ever at the last farmer’s market I went to.  (See above re: getting a life)

It’s amazing to be able to talk to the person that actually grew or raised (for meat purposes) your food.  To look them in the eye, ask any questions and really get to know where the hell your food is coming from.  This is the power of local food, making sure you talk to people and avoid becoming a social retard.

Zombies hate people that eat local.  Even though they insist on it themselves.  Dicks.

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Food for the Zombie Apocalypse

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cancer killing recipe

DIAGNOSIS: CANCER. DEAD SENTENCE OR JUST THE WEAK-UP CALL?

 

When I was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago, at first I was sure, I’m going to die soon.

And I ask myself: “How this all happen?”  And the answer was very simple: “To much stress and bad diet”.

So, I knew right there, that with the doctors help, healthy diet and less stress I should be able to beat this awful disease. And from that day on I started reading about cancer, searching for healthy foods, cooking my healthy soups and drinking “Ensure”.

During my treatment: 8 weeks (5 times a week radiation and once a week chemo) I was able to keep my steady weight (+, – 3 LBS). I spend most of my days trying to figure out which food is healthier, what I can swallow, and most important, what I can keep in my stomach.

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I’m half chinese… but why do I keep on cooking Indian Food ???

Jesus H……. I’m half chinese right? YES, RIGHT?

I do, do a load of chinese food, but recently I’ve gone curry mad… CURRY MAD I TELL THEE.

Is my Dad maybe not telling me something.

Anyway, I wanted to create a totally dairy free, vegan, vegetarian (kinda goes hand in foot and mouth with vegan right), nutritious curry. RAW no, but hey you gotta party out with the mad cooked foodists sometimes (strange people) hahahaa.

But you gotta listen to your body…. it knows shit you don’t

Basically its Wild Rice infused with Lemon Juice. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrot in a hand ground, masala spice mix, and made into a sauce with Almond Milk (recipe from my imaginary Indian grandmother ???). Garnished with Parsley and chives… with a mice sprinkling on shelled hemp seeds… NUTRI-FUCKING-TIOUS

Happy Krishna to you x

Tribute to the mighty Chickpea

Chickpeas… gotta love them, so tasty and full of great stuff….. they are seriously an ignored superfood….

For example –

  • Fiber from the chickpea can be metabolized by bacteria in the colon to produce relatively large amounts of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), including acetic, propionic, and butyric acid. These SCFAs provide fuel to the cells that line your intestinal wall. By supporting the energy needs of our intestinal cells, the SCFAs made from chickpea fibers can help lower your risk of colon problems, including your risk of colon cancer
  • Chickpeas have great blood fat regulation properties, including lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.

And other stuff too. I love chickpeas, and really like hummus (food of the Gods).

I go to a weee teas shop in Glasgow called TchaiOvna and they make a great wee Falafel salad with hummus. So I decided to make my own, since I know I could totally pummel thiers to the ground (no offence yours is great Tchai hahahah)

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Dehydrate me baby

So they say dehydration is bad for you. I totally agree, all of you mofo’s should be filling your bellies with plenty of fresh clean spring water… RIGHT!

What I am eluding to is food dehydration. As is drying veg to be crispy, RAW, and awesome. Dehydration is basically drying food without cooking it, by subjecting it to extended periods of heat no warmer than 45oC (113oF).

I love RAW food and, when possible, eat as much raw as I can… a right RAW food warrior I am, so dehyrdrating adds some major cool texture, crispy rawness whilst maintaining nutritional vitality.

I don’t have a dehyrating machine thingy, but there are loads out there to buy. I used an oven simply as I’m not spending £200+ bucks on a machine that I don’t really need.

AND ITS EASY TO DEHYDRATE USING AN OVEN

I made curried Kale crisps and crispy veg mix…  looky looky below

So for the cripsy veg chips I simply used a mandolin to thinly slice beetroot, carrot and apple marinated in lemon juice, salt and pepper for 30min and placed on an oven tray (evenly spaced out) and dehyrated at 45oC in the oven for 6 hours with the oven door cracked open about 3 inches.

For the Kale crisps, I blended macademia nuts in Hemp oil, garlic, lemon juice and curry powder and marinated the Kale for about 30min. Dehydrated for 3 hours using the same oven method as above…..

Crisy as fuck

What next you ask… well I’m gonna go nuts this weekend and dehydrate a shed load of stuff hahaha it worked so well…

Peace xx

Chaat about that

HELOOOOO

The guy above had a really bad day… just saying.

Been well busy. Work and stuff getting in the way of a good cooking feast. Anyway had some time tonight and decided to go all booo-diggity and make some chicken chaat. I love this stuff in Inidan restaurents, so decided I needed chicken tonight and decided I needed chicken chaat..

Fecking easy as passing wind in bed.. have a look

I bought the chicken drumsticks from a local supermarket. Marininated in curry powder, cumin seeds, chilli powder, coriander seed, tumeric, ginger, garlic and lemon juice and natural yoghurt for 8 hrs.

I then simply roasted in the oven at 200oC for 30min in roasting bags. Moist, tender and juicey, just like my girlfriend hahahahaha…

So simple a retarded baby seal after a bad attempt at a clubbing could do it.

Would be good as a starter or as a main course…

 

Peace