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Posted on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 12:38

So there was big story in the news today about beef burgers being sold in supermarkets were found to have 30 % horse meat in and traces of pig DNA too. Gross! So glad I don't eat burgers.

 

 

 

I am forever reading labels. I don't eat pork and I had this chicken one time with a white wine sauce and found out on the ingredients it contained pork gelatine. So that made me really scrutinise labels. Some foods that claim to be healthy are not really when you look at the label properly.

 

 

 

It is best to cook from scratch when you can although now it seems we can't even trust the labels on meat products. There is also the issue of supermarkets pumping meats with water to bring up the weight. Or takeaway chicken having pork  gelatine or something added to it.  Its like stop messing with our food!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah



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Posted on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:54

Sorry I've not had a chance to get back to this blog.

This story seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Seems that horse meat has been going into our mince even in upmarket supermarkets. So I'm just not eating mince or any processed stuff anymore. I mainly eat fish and chicken in any case and mostly vegetarian stuff.

Yeah I think if you choose to be a vegetarian you do need to be careful as you need to supplement your diet so your body functions properly.

Makes you realise how serious this is though. If horse meat is entering the food chain unknowingly, anything could be going into our foods. So if products are not being properly tested on a regular basis, we could be eating anything not just in meat but in any products. Very worrying for those who may have allergies to certain foods.

 

I don't like the thought of meat products being sourced from Eastern Europe as I bet the animal welfare at slaughter houses over there are way under par.

Sarah

 



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Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 20:29

Quoting MissMonteCarlo:

So there was big story in the news today about beef burgers being sold in supermarkets were found to have 30 % horse meat in and traces of pig DNA too. Gross! So glad I don't eat burgers.

 

 

 

I am forever reading labels. I don't eat pork and I had this chicken one time with a white wine sauce and found out on the ingredients it contained pork gelatine. So that made me really scrutinise labels. Some foods that claim to be healthy are not really when you look at the label properly.

 

 

 

It is best to cook from scratch when you can although now it seems we can't even trust the labels on meat products. There is also the issue of supermarkets pumping meats with water to bring up the weight. Or takeaway chicken having pork  gelatine or something added to it.  Its like stop messing with our food!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah


Great Blog Sarah,

 

I have enjoyed all the comments.  I was almost a vegetarian for about two years, until last year when I noticed my hair falling out.  (Mostly living off of veggies, salads, nuts and feta cheese)  I mean, I would brush my hair and the whole brush would be loaded with hair.  The drain in my shower even became clogged with hair.  Now I'm not sure if it was a lack of protein or the fact that I was continually wearing my hair in a ponytail, but that's why I cut my hair short last March.  I thought the weight of my hair in the pony tail might be causing it.  It helped some....but not completely.  Well I started eating meat again....every day a serving of meat: tuna steaks, chicken or at least weekly a steak.  It stopped falling out!  Even the texture and softness is improving.  Not sure what all this means....just happy I'm not going bald anymore!! lol

 

I have serious concerns re: genetically engineered produce as well. 

 

 


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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 20:39

Miss M.... Yeah, I feel the same way. I've been a vegetarian for over 20 years, and I rarely eat processessed foods. Did you know processed foods are not only bad for health, but they will make one age faster?

 

Windrider.... Never thought to dehydrate things like soups, cassaroles and mashed potatoes. Thanks for the tip! Will have to dust my dehydrator off and give it a try. ;-D

.............. BeWell.... ;-D



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 19:12

Hi Sarah,

 

Yeah I heard the news and then a friend pointed out a hilarious YouTube video of 2 young men who joined themselves together in a horse costume, made walking, talking, crying horse, then they stormed the supermarket in question, it was hilarious!

 

I always, always cook from scratch, but even then you can't be certain, but at least it is a little safer.



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Posted on Sun, Jan 20, 2013 16:47

Hello People and thank-you Windrider for your tips :)

 

I am so bummed, i was finishing a lengthy posts on some of the things Windrider mentioned and i lost the whole thing. My electric cable came out of my laptop :(  Maybe i will type more later but i will say that a dehydrator is something i would like to have. I could not have animals and then kill them for food, i just couldn't but i don't judge anyone who has cattle,etc. I wouldn't mind having my chicken for eggs and goats for goat milk. Good for anyone who can maintain a well balanced vegetarian diet, it's too much of a challenge for me these days.

 

Worldmind was talking about salt. A little salt goes far in my household.  Sometimes with the processed food i feel like i might as well had a salt-lick! The sodium level is way too high, there is not too much flavor in the food except the sodium!

 

I'm renting right now so i'm limited as to what I can do but if at all possible in the future i want to start an aquaponics system.  It's farming fish along with the plants you choose all with a recycled watering system. There are a few different ways to do it and you have to choose the right fish and plants for you. My choice of fish will probably be tilapia.



Here is are 2 short videos on produce and aquaponics in case anyone is interested.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_mb14Szsw     Amazing produce video!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfScfxkmWw4

The second video shows Aquaponics on a big level. I chose this one because you can see what can be accomplished and could help to feed several people.  I wish more communities or small neisghborhoods would do this.  Pass along the info!

 

 



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Posted on Sun, Jan 20, 2013 15:50

It doesnt surprise me... even with chicken the amount of hormones that are pumped into them to make a chickens grow faster and bigger in half the time is gross to me (Tyson does this). 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVyxMXHbTio

 



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Posted on Sat, Jan 19, 2013 09:21

Jen...
 
It never ceases to amaze me that people who live in cities and have homes will spend hundreds of dollars a year on fertilizers, fuel for mowers and water, yet it never dawns on them to replace some of their lawns and flower beds with vegetable gardens. Well kept, these gardens can be just as beautiful and supply bushels of quality produce at a fraction of the cost you pay in a supermarket. Plant or replace some trees with fruit trees that are zone-friendly. There are so many things people can do that they don't simply because they don't want to be bothered with the work it takes to produce your own food. People living in apartments with patios can container grow the same things..right down to fruit trees (dwarf).
 
Invest in a dehydrator and preserve what you grow for soups, casseroles, etc. and even leftover mashed potatoes can be dehydrated, powdered in a blender, and stored in sealed containers for instant meals with no additives. Even soups and stews with meat can be safely dehydrated for quick meals at a later date...just be sure you make yourself aware how to do this correctly. Freezing and canning are other methods of preserving home-grown food.
 
I was raised, and am, a vegetarian. Went the carnivore route for a few years but, although I liked the taste, I didn't like the idea. I have no problem about cooking meat for friends when I have them over to dinner...it's just not something I can eat myself. That's the reason I ended up selling my beef herd. I couldn't justify to myself loving my cows so much and sending their children to slaughter. People who think animals don't form close family bonds have never really observed them for any length of time. The way we eat is a personal choice...there is no right or wrong...just preference. 
 
Hint...find out the numbers on the fertilizers you use, both on house plants and for your lawns and gardens...then go to a farm supply and buy it in bulk. It keeps well if stored properly, and costs a fraction of what you pay in garden shops and retail stores for small bags. Want manure for tilth in your gardens? Call a farmer who runs livestock. I don't know of any who don't have piles of manure in the spring waiting to be spread on the fields who wouldn't sell you a truckload. May will even load it for you. Face it...if you want to save money you usually have to get down and get dirty!


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Posted on Sat, Jan 19, 2013 07:51

Hello Sarah, I like your blog! Thanks..nice subject.

 

Totally agree that food should be more pured, organic....we try purchasing organic foods all the time over here...although Its very interesting, when going to some "poorer" countries, I have many times found their produce much more "pure" than ours..I truly admire farmers in general and thank them for holding up the worlds survival on their shoulders...but its is sad that the marketpressure have manipulated some of the core of living ie food and beverage.

 

I also think that one should know and care about what is put into the food, the best way is either having a private chef or cooking on ones own....so every ingredient is known beyond all possible doubt.

 

Also really agree about salt being a what i would call "food-villain"..as one never knows where such clogging subtstance is hidden...I personally dont use general salt, and havent for at least 15 years...so when I taste "general" salt it feels superstrongish...we have a salt here which is more of the herbal nature...so I use such...and some "small" stuff many dont think about is for example the BPA in plastic water bottles etc..I just bought a new workout water bottle from Nike which has no BPA and that feels better..also there are some very good bottles with filters..but then Ive been thinking..filtered water...the substances used to filter it might also have some issues in the long run...so in the long go we cannot avoid some "bad" stuff entering...


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Posted on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 21:37

There is so much about eating meat that is disgusting but i still do. I limit it but i'm not a vegetarian anymore ( i was for 8 years).  It's hard to control what we have to eat besides the cost of organic, free-range, etc. is much more expensive.  GMO's are prevalent, I was really hoping the bill would get passed where they have to be labeled.

 

Between the water that is used to the insecticide INSIDE the plants, to the chemtrails that spray on everything besides the pesticides, it seems we are fighting a losing battle but yes, there are a few you can do to lesson the effects and avoid what you can.

 

It makes me sick that China has killed babies and our pets with their tainted formula and food. Manufactoring jewerly and baby toys with toxins.  On a smaller but still sick level, there are still restaurants in the U.S. that see sharkfin soup.

 

Signed, Jenny Downer



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Posted on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 10:27

Hi Sarah,

 

That's were farmers have it made...we eat the best and sell the rest. What we don't raise we can get from a neighbor who does, and using on-the-farm butchers guarantees you get nothing but the finest quality with no additives.

 

You might go online and get a list of companies who don't add things you don't want...which will make your shopping much faster and easier...and find a butcher in a smaller shop who does his/her own buying. Those are much more reliable, as a general rule, than large chains or huge markets. Or you can just buy a large freezer and buy right off the farm. Don't know exactly where you are, but around here you can just go out to a farm and pick your beef or chickens or whatever you're in the market for and the farmer will either have it done on the farm or have his/her own butcher take care of the cutting and wrapping. Again, if the farmer trusts the butcher, chances are very slim you'll get taken for a ride. 



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Posted on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 09:11

Sarah, Thankfully I do not really eat burgers any more. I use to eat them a lot. I always have to be careful with foods because I have bad allergies.



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