Flowering Saskatoon berry

What We Eat

We eat plant-based food. We are convinced herbivores, not principled vegans. We don't want to inflict suffering on animals through the industrial animal husbandry, dairy industry, fishing... But we are certainly not opposed to limited animal husbandry on a regenerative organic farm: a few cows and pigs, some sheep and chickens, having great degrees of freedom on a farm that focuses on growing plant-based food that goes directly to human stomachs, not through the stomachs of animals in industrial animal factories...

We buy our clothes secondhand, so in our wardrobe you will definitely find items made of wool and the occasional piece of leather. We also eat a teaspoon of organic honey and a small piece of chocolate every day, and we don't pay attention to the e-numbers on labels specifically to see if anything contains the shells of an aphid....

On the pages about reducing your ecological footprint, you can find more about how we handle food, among other things, here: food1, food2, food3.

Our daily menu consists of:

  • A breakfast of a warm millet-oat-buckwheat porridge with seeds, walnuts and fruit. An occasional bread meal (homemade bread) if we had a meal soup the day before.
  • A hot meal at noon with potatoes, pasta or a rice/lentil mixture as a base, supplemented with (mostlyn raw and often freshly cut 'weeds' from the grarden) vegetables and almost always a protein component (peas, beans, lentils, nuts,...). These meals I always cook in a quantity that goes on the same day, if there is a small leftover I eat it the same day in the evening.
Once a week for 2 days we eat a meal salad with couscous or lentils as a base. And almost always once a week we eat a meal soup with a hearty vegetable (for example beets) and lentils, beans or peas, accompanied by a homemade bread.
By the way, we don't have a set "weekly cycle," so often the said "once a week" is once every 8-9 days.
  • An evening meal of a bowl of nuts with raisins, followed by either a cracker with toppings (tahini or peanut butter with jam or sprinkles, for example), or a bowl of buckwheat porridge with some fruit.

Since we don't like to go to sleep with a full stomach, our evening meal is thus the smallest meal in a day.

Read more about eating Raw and Wild in this blogpost. And about drying and preserving here.


Photo: Flowering Saskatoon berry (Amelanchier Alnifolia 'Saskatoon Berry')

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