There were some leftovers in the fridge that I played around with to spice up my yolk only omelette. My better half had made tacos for herself the night before (I was fasting), so I took some taco meat, homemade salsa and manchego and folded it into my omelette. This was maybe the best omelette … Continue reading Omelette Odyssey Continues
We're at the end of the line folks. The final chapter is essentially how to follow a paleo-diet. This is not a surprise as both authors have advocated paleo elsewhere. The only real difference now is that "Many have used this type of diet [paleo] successfully but have failed to consider the importance of food-based … Continue reading Eat Like a Nutrivore
After another summary of the book's key arguments, which is really unnecessary, we get to this chapter's crux: can monocrop agriculture be replaced with regenerative systems and feed the planet's population (give or take a billion people)? The short answer is yes. However, our authors admit a problem: it takes more land to "produce well-managed … Continue reading Feeding the World
Long-time readers will know I have some hens in the back garden. Gerty, Ester, Rosebud and Ginger give us four eggs a day. That means I eat a lot more egg yolks (I'm allergic to the whites) than I ever did in the past. Egg yolks are one of the more nutrient dense foods out … Continue reading Egg Yolk Omelette with Tomato, Basil and Cheddar
This short chapter is a bit misleading. It is really just a review of the arguments made in preceding chapters rather than giving the chapter title much of treatment. Monocrop agriculture is not the way forward. Meat and animal products should be at centre stage when it comes to healthy diets and sustainable agriculture. Meatless … Continue reading Why Eat Animals If We Could Survive On Only Plants?
Our authors make the case that for many vegans and vegetarians meat is vilified in order to demonstrate their own moral superiority over barbaric, knuckle-dragging meat eaters. If it was only about personal health choices, then the vegan mobs wouldn't exist. It would be a case of live and let live. A fascinating aspect of … Continue reading Why Did Meat Become Taboo?
The Real Deal I said a couple of weeks ago that someone suggested I read Dr Fung's The Diabetes Code if I wanted to beat the dawn phenomenon. Well I finished the book. It helped with the dawn effect and a lot more. It's a gamechanger. I've been following his fasting programme for two weeks … Continue reading Diabetes Code Follow Up
I think readers can guess Rodgers and Wolf argue the answer is a emphatic no. How do they make their case? Oh, so many ways. Their approach is "death by a thousand cuts." Death to anti-meat arguments that is. Let's dig in. A lot of this chapter revolves round the idea of "least harm." Human … Continue reading Is Eating Animals Immoral?
The myth busting has come thick and fast in the last few chapters. Chapter 11 is no different. The truth is no, cattle do not take up too much land. What a surprise. Bring on the Documentary Our authors begin with the Meatless Mondays claim that livestock take up "75% of Earth's Agricultural Land." Given … Continue reading Don’t Cattle Take up Too Much Land?
The answer is yes...if you're a propagandist for vegetables or a shill for big-Agriculture. The answer is no if you have functioning brain cells and live on planet Earth. I know, this is a big ask for "anti-meaters". This is a short, punchy chapter that really debunks the idea that you have to put far … Continue reading Aren’t Cattle Inefficient with Feed?