Tag Archive: thoughts on food

WFP: Exchange of energy

I don't have a lot of time here tonight (because babies are sleeping and I have a warm bath with lavender salts waiting for me, and after that a movie with my love…), but I wanted to take a minute to talk about what we've been eating lately. We've been mostly-local eaters for some time now, but with the help of my dear friend B and her little family, a new fire has been lit. We're actually partnering up and sourcing out things, buying things in bulk for both our families, and together we're developing some guidelines for just how we should be eating this year. It's so nice to be in this with another family- it's newly motivating and makes us feel a little more purposeful.… Continue Reading...

Wednesday food post: Food as a Healer (Part 1)

I’ve been thinking about food and all its healing properties. It brings people together- bonding them in a really simple, tangible way. It can provide you with the strength you need to conquer illness (let’s hear it for chicken soup!). It can help prevent illness and build your immune system, and there are herbs that can make powerful medicines, etc. It’s pretty amazing stuff. I’ve been reading articles lately about people who have used food/supplements to cure their own cancer and other diseases- and I believe it. I think the healing power of food is somewhat untapped and overlooked. I’m sure there’s so much more to discover. 

I started thinking about the ways in which food has healed me, and I could think of one really concrete example.… Continue Reading...

Thoughts on food: Part 2 (Thinking about turkeys lately…)

I recently read this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/22/opinion/22steiner.html

I frequently read things like this. I’m going along, so SO agreeing to some things, and yet drawing such a very different conclusion. I preface the rest of this post by saying that I do not mean to offend anyone- I’m just long confused by this issue and am thirsty for some answers- primarily from my vegetarian/vegan friends, and anyone else who has any thoughts on this matter.

For those who don’t want to read the article (although it’s an easy, short read), it’s basically a guy who makes the case that it is morally wrong to kill/use animals for human ends- regardless of the way that they were raised and slaughtered. He talks about how animals are able to feel suffering, also whether or not humans have the moral right to use animals for their pleasure, etc.… Continue Reading...

Thoughts on food. Part 1.

This is in response to an LJ friend who is vegan for ethical reasons. I wrote a novel of a response to her, and I thought I’d copy it here, as part one of my "thoughts on food" series. Here goes, let me know your thoughts. I’d also like to say that there is no judgment here- well, alright, a little judgment, but I believe people do the best they can with the tools they have, so my goal is really to learn and just try to find truth here.

Oh, for some background, she cites that it takes 16 pounds of grain to produce a pound of beef, and also that vegan diets can help reduce the risk of heart disease etc. She also talks a little about CO2 emissions, which I sort of just respond to in terms of overall environmental impact.… Continue Reading...