I didn't know Nancy was delivering dinner to you at work Andy
- Andrew=Wireless=SmugMug's Director of Operations - different Guy.
But, I'll tell you what, it sure helps to have a Chef as wife - Nancy makes the most amazing Vegan dishes. Truly :eat :eat :eat
Art Scott wrote:
Gotta watch these as some brands are OVERLOADED WITH SUGAR or chemical sweetners....BAAAAAAAAAD for ya.
What I really would like to know though is what kinda snack foods do you guys recommend that travel well, don't need refridgeration, and take little or no effort for me to prepare.
Next up, The China Study. Thank you for starting this thread. It's amazing what I learn here.
Lots of vegetarian foods are high in fat! That was a shock for me when I was looking into getting some frozen vegetarian foods. (I know, not good either, processed! )
When I saute vegetables (which I love to do), I use grapeseed oil and as little as possible. It has less saturated fat and the French love to cook with it because it's light.
I just finished reading Eat To Live.
I like grapeseed oil, too - and try tea oil. It's another light oil that also does well in salads. I happen to use it on my skin, too fabulous stuff.
I usually steam my veggies, but we stirfry (*COUGH* ahem D) often. My grandmother taught me to just use water to get the most flavor ... try a water saute, if you find it bland you can always add garlic or seasoning and never listen to me again .
Hey, are we missing this smilie at dgrin?
Mike Lane wrote:
Also my supermarket selection is drastically reduced from what it was in the US. First off, if we want to find anything at any reasonable price, we have to shop at the military commissary which is total crap. They have the "staples" but they don't have fancy grapeseed oil or sundried tomatoes or whatever. And if they do carry something, it's difficult to actually find it in stock on a given day. So for the fancy stuff I have to shop at the supermarket on the economy which costs lots more money (it's more expensive PLUS the pound is worth over $2 now so everything is more than twice the price). I guess there's not really a question in there. More of a gripe and a worry. I'm worried that it'll be too hard / expensive and we'll end up just throwing our hands up and going out for kebabs and chips.
Mike Lane wrote:
My first. We have a 10 month old baby. Obviously he needs mom's milk plus other foods. The good thing is that he eats absolutely everything we throw at him (which has only been fruits, veggies, grains like brown rice and quinoa and whole wheat bread, & small amounts of meat). Where does he fall in with all of this? How would his diet compare to ours? What are the pitfalls for him and how can I make sure that I am giving him everything he needs?
Mike Lane wrote:
My first. We have a 10 month old baby. Where does he fall in with all of this? How would his diet compare to ours? What are the pitfalls for him and how can I make sure that I am giving him everything he needs?
First off, if we want to find anything at any reasonable price, we have to shop at the military commissary which is total crap.
For some reason we fear for the health of slender young childen like these who eat no dairy or meat:
Then we fear the fat they carry over from infancy.
Right now he is getting everything he needs from breastmilk alone, the other stuff is extra
that said, it can be tricky to evolve from the Standard Western Diet and we never want to take chances with a child the way we'd take chances with our own health.
There are a few books on the market that discuss raising a veg*n child ... not all of them agree with one another, but you'll at least have a foundation to build from after you've read through one or two. Generally speaking, WRT any aspect of parenting you have to listen to your gut and trust it ... if something FEELS right, it's probably okay. If something feels OFF, it likely is. They always forget to cover that in these books
My eldest started on solids around 10 months, my youngest didn't show an interest until nearly 15 months - we just let them guide their own respective introductions into solids, and let them pretty much just grab from our plates. My kids selfwean so we we always had breastmilk as our fallback, even through the toddler years. Not everyone wants to or sees the benefit of nursing beyond a year ... in which case you'd need to definitely beware of nutritional pitfalls that would likely be discussed in aforementioned books. Lots of reading to do
I spent a few years in Korea, and I remember how miserable it was trying to find anything remotely 'exotic' at the commissary. And the economy out there was not only expensive but also iffy. That's definitely a hurdle, but even if you make minor changes now you'll see a difference and be doing yourself better - you won't be in the UK forever, no? We had friends and family in the States send us nonperishables that weren't available on post, and then just went a few years without very much good fresh fruit .
..... Did you know the two most common blood tests done on people who show signs of Dementia are -- syphilis and Vitamin B12.
We can prevent B12 deficiencies with a simple pill, but if we get Alzheimer's no pill will save us and the bummer is we won't even be able to remember how yummy the cheeseburgers, fries and shakes were that helped get us the disease.
When are we going to release the SmugMug Vegan Cookbook?
..., now with being pregnant, ...