How Do We Treat Others…

We have created the World in which the reality of it is often hidden from the view. We are being fed one version of this reality, while consuming something totally different.

I think that one of the most important things in this Life is the quality of relationships we have with others.

How do we treat the other?
The other, who is weaker than us?
The other, who does not speak our language?
The other, who can’t stand up for himself?

How we treat the others say’s a lot about who we are.

Today I wanted to share a documentary that shows how do we treat some of those weaker ones among us… Non-human animals.

If I’m not mistaken the general idea is that we, the Humans, are intelligent and we have have the ability to self reflect. Unlike the other animals.

I ask you then to use your intelligence, I ask you to self reflect, look into your heart.

Have you ever tried to look into their eyes? To see who they are?

When I look into their eyes I see intelligence. I see emotions like joy or fear. I see a living being valuing their own live like I value mine. I see so much of myself in them.

We decide upon their live and death, yet have no right to do so. Not only we decide when they die, but we also decide how will they live their lives.
Isn’t that slavery?
In those extremely horrible conditions, isn’t that extreme cruelty?

We so much value our freedom… Shouldn’t we then be able to respect the freedom of others?

On Growing Food

When I was still renting a room in Midlands in 2016, I wanted to experience how it would be to grow some food. I always wanted to do it but somehow allowed myself to get distracted from it.

Ideally I would want to grow majority of my food, which would be possible on a piece of land since I don’t consume dead animals or any of their excretions.

But for now, since I didn’t even have a garden to myself, I wanted to plant some vegetables and see what can be done in a few pots and a growing bag.

On my previous visit to Poland I bought some seeds so they were ready to go. Next I needed the potting soil to raise my seedlings. I went for Canna Terra 50L Professional Soil Mix. It turned out to be really good soil and I highly recommend it. I ended up buying two more bags.

It was all an experiment… 😉

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A Very Inspiring Food Production Garden

I have been a fan of Charles Dowding for a while and been following his work at Homeacres with great interest.  He’s got a fantastic library of videos on his YouTube channel where he shares his wisdom and praises the NO DIG method (and rightfully so in my humble opinion).

If you’re new to “no dig” it’s basically a way of growing food without digging up or ploughing the soil, which by the way is a highly employed activity in agriculture, which greatly disturbs the soil, damages the life within it (like earthworms, mycelium, etc.) compacts it and brings all the weed seeds to the surface so they can germinate.

Homeacres

Homeacres is the name of Charles’s current where he’s been growing and selling produce for 5 years now using the “no dig” method all along while conducting many experiments to demonstrate how “no dig” compares to conventional, digging up the soil.

He does that by planting the same variety and quantity of plants in both dug and un-dug bed and compares the growth and finally the yield from both beds. I’ve seen the results of many different vegetables and “no dig” always seems to be giving better results.

Homeacres is also a great educational places where Charles teaches a number or courses.

Recently Charles uploaded one of his amazing videos giving a tour of his Homecres garden which is in its fifth season. I highly recommend watching it. It’s an amazing learning source and a great inspiration.

I hope you’ll enjoy it… (it’s a 24 mins long)

Sweet Potato Wedges (around 900kcal)

Hey guys I wanted to share an amazing, nutrient dense meal I truly love and eat every day.

Calories: 900kcal, Carbs: 180g, Protein: 27g, Fat 4-18g, Prep Time: 10min, Cooking Time: 40min

It’s packed with Vitamins A, C, E, K and Vitamins from B family as well as vital minerals like Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus. It has around 180g of carbs, 27g of protein and around 18g of fat (which you can reduce to about 4g by eliminating Walnut Oil).

The cooking time is 40 minutes, so while you wedges are roasting in the oven, you can do your planks, push-ups, dips and squats (that’s what I do) to break some sweat before this nourishing gift to your body.

It feels like a cheat meal to me, but it’s a healthy, nutritious and very satisfying meal.

Most of all: no animals get harmed in preparation of this meal!

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium/large sweet potatoes
  • 1 large sweet pointed pepper (use any pepper you like)
  • 1 courgette (also known as zucchini)
  • 1 stalk of leeks
  • 1 red onion
  • ground Cayenne pepper (as much as you like )
  • Smoked paprika (as much as you like )
  • Walnut oil

Bonus ingredient: 250g Asparagus!

Let’s prepare this meal:

Start with preheating the oven to 190°C (mine has a fan, if yours hasn’t then your cooking time could be little bit longer)

Wash all the veggies and cut them up (leave asparagus to the side). I always leave the skin on, but you feel free to peel the potatoes and courgette if you so desire. Spread the veggies on a baking tray (I use glass Pyrex roaster). Drizzle some Walnut oil and add seasoning.

Before

Your oven should’ve reached the temperature by now, so get them veggies roastin’. It should take about 40 minutes to cook but it all depends on the oven so keep an eye on it from time to time.

What you can do is at around 30 minutes mark take out your veggies, spread the asparagus on top, add some more seasoning if you wish and put the veggies back in the oven for another 10-12 minutes.

Enjoooooooooy!!

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