Friday, July 12, 2013

Past the Age of Miracles: Facing a Post-Antibiotic Age

Unless you are eating organic meat and dairy, or at least labeled no antibiotics given, you are getting a cocktail of residue, from fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides from livestock feed, as well as a "hard selection" of germs and evil critters immune to medicine.  And one more thing, your getting residue of those medicines as well, along with growth hormones.  As I wrote years ago, we had cattle with the father-in-law, one day the vet advised him not to butcher one but sell it due to the drugs and growth hormones, dad called me and said hell we can't be part of this.  Over the next 18 months we ended our cattle business, and over the next few years he, and we became "almost" vegans, in the last year I ate pork one time, just a little beef maybe 5 or 6 times, I would bet it wouldn't be a pound.
Yesterday I had 1/3 chicken breast, most days it's no meat, 2 times a week I have fish.  Dairy is only yogurt 3 or 4 times a week.
Yesterday I had:
1/2 grapefruit, 2 banana, a few blueberries, raisins, 1 peach, 1 nectarine, 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries on strawberry yogurt with wheatgerm, 2 prunes, 2 really big slice of water melon, 2 small pieces of dried sugared ginger, 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice.
A bowl of Kashi cereal with Silk soy milk.
About 12 almonds, 12 pistachios, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 2 peanut butter whole grain toast 1 with added honey 1 with berry jelly, 2 big squares of cornbread with honey, a few little organic cookies.
2 bowls of chicken chili (thats the 1/3 breast), with 3 kinds of beans, onion, yellow pepper, red pepper, jalapeño.
2 lettuce salad with red onion, radish, cucumber.
Indian potato salad (potato with green pesto of parsley basil and tahini, garlic).
Sauted vegi dish, succini, 2 kinds of yellow squash, garlic, onion, celery with garma masala (Indian spices).
And, a small piece of dark chocolate and a few really salty vinegar potato chips and a few blue corn chips, 2 olives, 1 natural pickle (you have to hunt for these pickles, they are not made with vinegar, but with salt, water and natures own enzymes gramma made saurkraut, like Korean Kimchi, it has live cultures in it like yogurt, the process takes weeks unlike factory pickles made in a couple days with heat and vinegar.
2 cups coffee when I got up, 2 cups of green tea in the afternoon, a bottle of ale with dinner.

Clean up bonus: when your not cooking meat and cheese, pans practically wash themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Darrel,
    I have moved Mom and me from soup and sandwichs for lunch to salads. Now, she wants me to take her out for breakfast in the morning.
    Maybe Golden Corral across the bridges...

    Good post!

    I think red beans and rice with andouille sausage for tonight...



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