Category: Jim (A)
Music: Depeche Mode ~ Playing The Angel (Awesoem new album. Very nicely crafted)
Mood: Nag Champa and Sage
G'day gang. Just spent the better part of the day accomplishing menial chores and reading up on the atrocities of our government, the Federal Reserve, and the AMA and Vaccine pushers... Really heartening stuff! Nothin' says lovin' like an all out expose of the moneyed vultures that control our lives! Anyway... How's about a good natured blog? Eh?
I'm continually adapting my eating style to my lifestyle... As of late I really haven't needed or wanted much of a breakfast... I do some Noni(unrated) juice mixed with other berry juices, a Tbsp. of the extra Virgin coconut oil (avoid), maybe a 'lil nutritional yeast, perhaps a bit of miso, always a big cup of tea. I've been using Collinsonia (Stone Root) Pau d'Arco, peppermint, green chai, green jasmine, Echinacea, ginseng (all types as well as Eleuthro)... Whatever floats my boat... Organic and Fair trade when it's available. If you're ever lookin' for obscure herbs like the ones I steep, try asking your health food store professional to order you some from a company like Frontier Herbs, or whoever else the order from... Good tea means good health... Right?
Lunches are usually really simple too. As of late I've been having the same things over and over, just rotating them up a bit... A can of organic pinto, black, or refried beans mixed with any good extra virgin oil, apple cider vinegar (avoid), some sorta seaweed (kombu, wakame, hijiki, kelp, dulse, etc. All full of iron, iodine, calcium, and VERY alkaline!), and a smattering of beneficial seasoning make a fine meal. I've been using Ghee, coconut (avoid), olive, hazelnut, toasted pumpkin seed, hi lignan flax, hemp seed (unrated), sesame and toasted sesame, and grape seed (unrated) oils... Good stuff. I need a LOT of fat in my diet to digest and "function" properly... Total Vata type if your in to Ayurveda.
Other days for lunch I'll do these cool Alp Snack Hemp seed Bars that have dried fruits and almond in them... One is made with dark chocolate. All the proceeds from these go to Hemp Advocacy. Something I'm VERY passionate about... If you've never researched the environmental and economic benefits of hemp, DO IT! I'm sure you'll run into all the horrid cover ups and conspiring done by major corporations (Big Oil, Du Pont, The US Government, etc.) to make it a crime to grow it too... Happy reading, and, if you vibe with it, join the good fight!
Oh yeah... I'm ranting again... So I take two of these delicious healthful bars, put some ghee and maybe some Herbamare on 'em (weird, aint I!?) and have those with some Imagine portabella mushroom soup or perhaps some Amy's or Walnut Acres Split Pea Soup. Good lunch. Occasionally I'll have the soup and instead of the bars have a bag of Pumpkorn toasted pumpkin seeds (fabulous and very beneficial!) the Original Variety have a bit of black pepper, but they make a mild variety with only garlic powder as a seasoning for us sticklers... Other days I like to jam on these awesome flax crackers by Glutino, they make an apple cinnamon, an original, and a tomato (avoid for secretors) onion kind... They're friggin' awesome and they'll rock your world when dressed properly. I like to smear them with almond butter, peanut butter, ghee, miso, or whatever else you have around... Or just use the things as a spoon to eat your dinner... Ha ha... Good stuff....
Of course some days I cook a bad ass vegetable stir fry or something else vegetable based, but the veggies usually dominate dinner and days off, when I actually have time to prepare them. I simply don't digest raw vegetables very well... For now... Gotta do more liver flushes... Been a long time. Too long. To make up for the lack of fresh produce, I used to juice, now, out of lethargy, I take about ten spirulina tabs a day, and have a piece of fruit at around 11am, an hour and a half or so before I eat lunch.
Oh yeah... These lunches I make? I usually just leave them in Tupperware in my car until I take my lunch break at about 12:30... Works for me... Ha ha... I'd rather eat lukewarm food than cold food (maybe not the safest according to your friendly local health inspector), and I'm sure as hell not using a cancer box... I mean... A microwave...
Dinner is a veritable rainbow of colors and flavors for me. I LOVE to cook, especially for other people. But... 'Tis a blog for another day.