Food is much more than a necessity to survive. It is a bond that keeps communities together, no matter how small. It is a huge aspect of any culture and for us, that live away from our homeland, it is a way to feel connected.
Preparing food for our loved ones is an act of kindness. It shows that we care, that we want to nurture them, please them, offer them a comforting, soulful experience in the form of a shared meal.
Our food choices have a great impact that we seldom realize. An impact on the environment, the well-being of other species, our own health. It is this impact that the posts in the “food” category of this site will be focused on. Here you can find posts about how a plant-based diet can have a positive impact on environmental, financial, health and other issues. You can also find information about nutrition. Is milk really good for you? And if not, where can you get your calcium from? Research about nutrition can be tricky, as many studies are funded by companies that produce certain products, thus are biased. We do our best to get our facts from more than one sources, so as to feel safe and comfortable with the decision we take when it comes to the food we invest in.
You can also find many recipes here. We write about what we eat and as we consume plant-based foods ourselves, you are most likely to find vegan recipes and some times gluten-free and soy free ones as well. As most people turn to a plant-based diet after years of consuming animal products, they feel that their diet will be limited. That is not the case at all. We ourselves have discovered many new tastes and explore new ingredients as often as we can get our hands on them. We will also post a number of articles about those ingredients that you might not be able to pronounce right now, but you might be craving soon! You will also find a number of articles about how to grow your own food. Biointensive farming, windowsill gardens, container gardening, aquaponics are just some of the topics.
If you have ideas or questions that you would like to see answered in the form of an article, we would be glad to do some research and write about it!
[Painting: Joachim Beuckelaer, “The Four Elements: Earth”, Oil on Canvas 157 X 214, 1569, National Gallery, London ]