I thought I wanted a hamburger on Saturday, but really, how vegan would that have been?
So we headed home. I diced up mushrooms, mostly small with a few larger bits, sautéed in water and seasoned it with salt and pepper, and a bit of onion powder. I sautéed the mushrooms until the water was cooked down.
Meanwhile, we sliced up some purple potatoes; cooked them for two minutes in the microwave, seasoned them with salt and pepper and then spread them on a tray (lightly greased with coconut oil) and baked them for about 15 minutes at 450 degrees (turning once).
I lathered slices of sourdough millet bread with Vegenaise, mustard, ketchup, piled on tomato, lettuce, pickle and onion…..oh and then added the diced mushrooms.
My version of a hamburger and french fries…….without involving hamburger.
So good. Seriously. Simple, too.
So weary of hearing that anything, ANYTHING, I eat is bad for me and going to give me cancer.
“Wheat will destroy you!” they shout…..so we switch to rice. “Rice is full of arsenic and will cause cancer!” is the next dire warning. And carrots have arsenic I just read. I EAT CARROTS EVERYDAY!!
Having read this, that and the other, I’ve gotta believe that meat, dairy, refined sugar and oils are more of a threat to good health than fruits and vegetables and grains are.
And if arsenic in rice is such a cancer-causer, why are cancer rates lower in Japan and China where they eat rice much more than people do in the USA?
I think I need a break from all the advice that is meant to help me. If I believed all of the contradictory and dire warnings, there would be no food or drink that would make the cut. Seriously. Every food I believe to be good for us has been bashed by somebody.
ANY ADVICE YOU HAVE TO OFFER THAT CAN HELP ME KEEP THIS IN PERSPECTIVE WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!
Late bloomers: Carrots from the garden………….perfect addition to a smoothie and crunchy good all by themselves . A lovely antidote to the cold and snow that is on the way tonight!
Posted in Eat o Live, Eat to Live, Eating to Live - Living Healthy, Garden, Garden, Just Good Food, Photos, Vegan, Vegetarian
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I’d like to participate in some of these WordPress things like: NaBloPoMo but I’m never quite sure how to link to stuff even when I read the directions. I am directionally challenged.
And I am falling far behind…..
Mostly in my mind
In real time I am fine
Fit as a fiddle
Right as rain
And many other clichés
that I could name
Tackling imagined problems
-they do not exist-
still there is hardly an eventuality
my mind would want to miss
Analyze and scrutinize,
Stop. Breathe more slowly,
close my eyes
can’t live in tomorrow
though I have tried
It will be what it will be
Let the future come to me
Simple, healthy, tasty and vegan, all at the same time. The rotini includes cheese made with a blend of cashews and nutritional yeast and almond milk. The wilted spinach with fresh tomatoes and green onions took seconds to prepare and a couple of minutes to cook. Mushrooms were sautéed in water with a garlic-pepper seasoning.
I occasionally become overwrought
and believe my every single thought
especially if one is ominous
even when it is preposterous
The track record of my thoughts
I’d rather be unflappable
handling problems when they exist
in more than my imagination
Because anything is possible
that doesn’t make it probable
I could be okay while I am
I walked about
The sky drew me in
Today is the day
of a partial solar eclipse
I missed that sight
though I looked up for a glimpse
Caught this sky instead
My discombobulated day closed on a high note
An almost overwhelming
I wish I could eat an Oreo cookie
Saw one just the other day
It had orange filling in it for Halloween
This unholy craving is getting in my way
I wish I hated eating Oreo cookies
I wish this to be a passing threat
It’s been years since one has crossed my lips
And lately I can say, one hasn’t snared me yet
A brief interference in intelligent choices
Good sense will surely come back around
Amidst the call of mixed-up inner voices
A cacophony of cookies shall not bring me down
Incessant mental noise
casts a shadow
Is this true?
and the static abates
Are all problems illusions?
Like Eckhart Tolle said?
Some of them feel damn real to me
rattling in my head
Stop cluttering up the place
believing problem-making thoughts
Deal with it
should a situation arise.
See if it resolves
without fierce and frantic fixes
Can I get a witness?
Posted in Eckhart Tolle, Photos, Poems, Poetry of sorts, Ruminating, Today
Tagged Eckhart Tolle, Photos, Poem, Poems, Poetry, Psychological Ponderings, Random, Ruminations