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    , I'm struck with a dazzling kaleidoscope of a dozen delicious dishes: including roasted cauliflower and cherry tomatoes, spiced and herbed quinoa with green onions, shredded red beets in vinaigrette, garlicky hummus with raw vegetable batons, Asian-inspired snow pea salad, an assortment of fresh roasted nuts, plates of sliced melon and strawberries, and rich, toothsome gigante beans tossed with onions in extra-virgin olive oil.
    I think I have a different definition of delicious. Well, if it works for him, that's great.
    •  works for the rest of us too. livestock production (7+ / 0-)

      is one of the largest contributors to climate change..so he's become part of the solution to climate change with his new diet.

      Macca's Meatless Monday

      by VL Baker on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 09:58:18 AM PDT

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    •  Well, some of those sound delicious (4+ / 0-)

      but not even remotely filling. For me, that sort of diet is a recipe for "I'm stuffed but still hungry" syndrome.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 10:00:21 AM PDT

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      •  I understand what you mean, but additional years (1+ / 0-)
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        of active, healthy life might be worth some sacrifices... and you can start with just Mondays.

        •  I'm not sure how many more years (1+ / 0-)
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          of life I would get if I lost the amount of weight I would lose if I ate a diet like that even one day a week.

          Don't get me wrong, I would love to add a few bites of veggies/fruits in as snacks, and I do when I have the money, but they just don't have the energy density necessary to replace my usual foods. And they're really expensive when you're a single person who eats child-sized portions, because you end up throwing so much away.

          I could definitely eat more nuts. They're pretty horrifyingly expensive, though. And I could drink fruit juice, but it's supposedly not actually that good for you.

          "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

          by kyril on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 04:33:47 PM PDT

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          •  I spent some time recently with my kids (0+ / 0-)

            who are into those "green smoothies".  You can make them up out of all sorts of veggies and fruits, yoghurt etc. The green stuff can all be frozen and you just take out what you need for one smoothie. It tastes better than it looks and it's very healthful; they do it for one meal a day.

            Now, honestly, I'm not sure I'll take that up either. But there ARE ways of eating better without spending a lot or wasting stuff; a freezer is essential though.

            •  That kind of defeats the purpose (1+ / 0-)
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              of delicious fresh fruits and veggies :) Besides, a meal replacement is pretty much the absolute last thing I need.

              I'm working around a couple of limitations:

              - I can only eat about 1.5-2 cups of solid food a day, more or less. Smoothies count as 'solid,' as do ice cream, yoghurt, and most other semiliquid foods that contain a lot of suspended fat or fiber.

              - I need at least ~1500 calories/day to maintain my weight and energy levels. (That's for my current fairly sedentary lifestyle; I have to add more if I'm more active.)

              I really like fresh fruits and veggies, but it's really easy for me to let them displace too many calories. Any time I try to modify my diet to be 'healthier', I wind up not eating enough, losing weight, and feeling terrible.

              I would like to work on adding a few bites of fruits/veggies every day in addition to what I normally eat (I could probably snack a bit between meals), but that's where it gets expensive; I'd only eat them if I really liked them enough to overcome not being hungry, which means they'd need to be fresher and more varied than I can afford.

              "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

              by kyril on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 12:19:24 PM PDT

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    •  I have exactly that definition (2+ / 0-)
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      of delicious. ;)

      Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

      by Miniaussiefan on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 03:20:51 PM PDT

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    •  Once you go vegan... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...Umm, drawing a blank here :-)

      What I'm trying to say is that when yo go vegan, your taste buds change. It's almost like when you eat animal based foods, your taste buds are then biased towards the taste of meat protein. Conversely, when you become a vegan, your taste buds develop to encompass the taste of plant-based foods.

      Before, when we eat vegetables, we just taste vegetables, now we can distinguish the different crispyness, the different textures, the tartness, of different vegetables.

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