A Food-Based Solution for Sustainable Living: Part 1

My Second post revealing my proposal of diet change!

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So, what is this change of diet that I mentioned about in my previous post?

No need to worry, my suggestion will not cost you hundreds of dollars (in fact, it will actually save you hundreds). It will also not make you go hungry or deficient in nutrients, and will not make you give up many of your tasty, favourite foods. It can also be done stepwise, and how far you want to take it is up to you.

I am suggesting you to go vegetarian.

The first reaction to my suggestion I get most commonly is “but I love meat!” But I want to ask you the following four questions:

  1. Do you really like “meat,” or is it the texture, fat, and salty sauces that you like?
  2. Do you crave meat, or is it the nostalgia of spending your dinner time with your family that you…

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Feeding Humanity

My First post (few weeks back) on Sustainab.ly Blog!

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What exactly is food? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word is defined as:

“Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.”

Most people have two to three meals a day to serve the purpose of providing our body with both macro and micronutrients, to “maintain life and growth.” Unlike most of the species in the animal kingdom, however, food for humans is more than just a substance for energy. Food is deeply embedded in our culture, and is often the centre of many social and ceremonial gatherings, such as BBQ parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and going out for coffee or alcohol with other people. Food is, in itself, inherently communal.

The fact that food dominates so much of our day-to-day lives is exactly why I believe that changes in our diet can have one of the greatest, if not the

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Korean Mineral-Rich Salad

WOW, long time no see, blog!

This is a short post about a really awesome recipe that I’ve been enjoying lately – It’s incredibly high in micronutrients (vitamins, and especially minerals) and absolutely delicious. Perhaps some of these ingredients are new to you, but it’s easy to find in Americas if you go to a decently large Asian grocery, Asian grocery, or online.

Honestly, it’s not even a recipe… LOL

Ingredients you need for 1 mega size, or 2 fairly large salads:

  • a small handful of daikon radish (~30g?)
  • 1 tbsp of dried wakame seaweed/miyuk (it doesn’t seem a lot, but it expands once you soak it. You can also use fresh, or ones preserved in salt)
  • a small~medium head of green leaf or red leaf lettuce (or any other type of soft greens)
  • 1.5 tbsp of GOCHUJANG (Korean red pepper paste)
  • black peppper
  • optional: gochugaru (red pepper flakes) or stuff like paprika, cayenne

Photo 2-11-2014, 9 02 31 PM (1)Korean (organic) dried radish above, and cut wakames below

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Instructions:

1. Soak the daikon radish and wakame in separate containers in warm water for ~15 minutes. You can use cold, but it’s just going to take longer.

2. Meanwhile prepare (wash & cut) your lettuce

3. Drain the dried daikon and seaweed and mix with rest of seasoning.

4. Add gochugaru, and some vinegar to taste.

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Enjoy!