I love watermelons! They are such a versatile fruit. Tonight before dinner I’m having a watermelon, beetroot and raspberry smoothie. I was going to eat a slice of watermelon but decided on this bad boy instead!
A gorgeous #rawtill4 lunch of 2.5 pints of smoothie followed by fruit.
I feel on top of the world when I remove cooked foods from my diet. My body responds so well to fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s been over 100 days since I stopped eating meat and dairy and my body has recovered twofold.
Never in my life have I not been ill, it’s been 109 days and counting. Proof that my diet used to effect my health!
It’s been soooo hot here in Belfast. All I wanted for dinner was a cold crisp salad. I’m lucky that I only provide for myself. I’m broke and unemployed but I still manage to eat healthy by forgoing any luxuries I may want and spending my money on fruits and vegetables.
I read a very interesting article today in the National Geographic ‘The New Face of Hunger’ by Tracie McMillan. A disturbing insight into the millions of americans that suffer from food shortages and live month to month with the addition of food stamps. Rising food prices and wage decreases are playing with people’s health. The food stamps which families rely heavily on predominantly favour cheaper to produce foods over healthy fruits and vegetables. I must admit to feeling shocked having read the article. It’s definitely worth a read!
'In 2012 (the American government) spent roughly $11 billion dollars to subsidize and insure commodity crops like corn and soy, with Iowa among the states receiving the highest subsidies. The government spends much less to bolster the production of the fruits and vegetables its own nutrition guides say should make up half the food on our plates. In 2011 it spent only $1.6 billion to subsidize and insure 'speciality crops' - the bureaucratic term for fruits and vegetables.
Those priorities are reflected at the grocery store, where the price of fresh food has risen steadily while the cost of sugary treats like soda has dropped. Since the early 1980s the real cost of fruits and vegetables has increased by 24 percent. Meanwhile the cost of nonalcoholic beverages - primarily soda, most sweetened with corn syrup - has dropped by 27 percent.’
Nan Goldin, The Hug (1980) New York
Falafel plate from Falafel Belfast
Carbs, carbs, carbs, carbs, carbs I do adore!
Wholewheat pasta, no fat potatoes and homemade pasta sauce.
Felicia, Marin, Ruins, c. 1971.