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“A Thanksgiving Day meal with intentional insect ingredients is hardly the norm for most Americans, but it could be our future due to the cost, nutritional and environmental benefits of edible bugs.”—“I’ll grab another slice of the Pumpkin Pie With Crickets!” Um, yum?
“If anything, I find that [Michael] Pollan’s critiques, especially, do not go far enough since they don’t effectively challenge inequality in the food system. Eating local, organic, seasonal food that you prepared yourself may be pleasurable but it is not universally so, nor is it tantamount to effecting social justice. Of course, Pollan is echoing what many in the alternative-food movement for years have asked us to do: buy sustainably produced food, so that the market will respond and the food system will eventually transform to provide food that is grown with attention to agroecological principles. Not only is that logic highly aspirational but … the alternative-food movement’s embrace of, well, alternatives that are in seeming opposition to what is bad in the food system works against broader transformation. This is because the creation of alternatives simultaneously produces places and people that for various reasons cannot be served by an alternative and therefore are put beyond consideration.”—Julie Guthman, in Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism
Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted here, but I have the BEST excuse.
I started med school! And not just any kind of med school—I am now proudly enrolled in a dual degree program in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine in Portland, Oregon.* I will be in the program for six years, which is the longest commitment I’ve ever made.
You catch me, dear blogoverse, exactly one term into this adventure, so, lucky you, you’ve missed some of the more riveting what-do-I-really-want-to-do-with-my-life and what-will-become-of-my-beloved-Portland-youth-lifestyle discussions. It took some thorough internal examination and has led me to a really good place, literally and emotionally. What you have here is a very excited, yet grounded and hopefully, humble student of natural medicine.
So along with a name change from NewMessyDelicious.tumblr to DeliciousMedicine.tumblr this blog shifts its focus to include not only “the tastiest ideas from Portland’s alternative food cultures” but also:
• tidbits that I’m learning in school and how they apply to nutrition, delicious food, massage and herbalism
• what naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine are
• the process of learning these medicines
Thanks for reading. Let’s get started.
* Come see me in Portland, Oregon for massage therapy starting summer of 2013. By summer of 2017, I’ll be seeing clients for primary care, specializing in metabolic syndrome, nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
Chocolate cake made of Beans
What you need:
200g boiled black beans
100g 70% chocolate
100g suger (if you are insulin resistant as I am or just want it to without sugar, just use 10g of Stevia or another kind of sweetner)
0,5dl cacao (just plain cacao without sugar)
1 fingertip of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
What you do:
- Blend the beans, the butter and the sugar or the sweetner in a foodprocessor
- melt the chocolate and then put it in the rest
- Add the cacao, baking powder and soda
- put one egg in a time
- put them in muffin forms and then bake them in 20-35 min at 185 degrees celsius
And then you can put on whatever topping you like! :-)
Food for thought!
We came across these works of food art that put you off eating- ideal for those toning up their bikini body ready for summer!
We all like a bit of cake once in a while (Daily if inclined) with a nice cup of tea but these just take the biscuit…. or should that be cake!?
These creative cakes are from Nevie-Pie Cakes, in Berkhamstead You’d never think this was a cake!
If you’re looking for something different or you don’t want your guests to eat your party cake this seams to be the way to go! Blood, guts and gore- they do it all.
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I Can't Believe It's Not Pasta!
Mom made me spaghetti and noodles today. Except it wasn’t spaghetti, it was squash, and it was wonderful. It tasted just like spaghetti, and it’s ten times healthier for me. I have to admit at first I was a little hesitant to try it, but I had heard word from another friend, and I was convinced to try it. It’s really good. I recommend it. Tomorrow I think we are gonna try and add cheese to it, to make a sort of macaroni and cheese deal. Hmm.
STILLFAVS: Love for Thug Kitchen
Summer is around the corner and that naturally means that everyone is in a scramble to get fit for the sunshine weather. And why not? Look good, feel good! Obviously, exercise in whichever way suits you best is very crucial and eating healthy is just as important. Diets aren’t for everyone but why not just consult Thug Kitchen for some nutritional solutions to replace those frozen pizzas. They’re always on sale! We know! But this blog is hilarious and offers some really tasty ideas. In the words of Thug Kitchen, start eating like you give a fuck! They also have Twitter, take a look.