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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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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Why eating meat can be bad for you

Hey there. I wanted to share a few thoughts on eating meat (read: Animals).

Some time ago I thought of an experiment I’d like to do. It was to stop eating meat and any products that are Animal derivatives as well as anything that is packaged for 30 days. This means I would be left with fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, grains nuts and seeds. And plenty of water but I don’t drink any fizzy drinks anyway. I decided to go for it and I’m very happy that I’ve done so.

There was a number of benefits from this and I plan to write an article about it later. As for the reasons that led me to the experiment, I’m going to cover these here.

Now to clear things up:

I’m NOT saying that eating meat is bad. That we, humans should not eat meat at all. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan. I don’t subscribe to anything like that.

What I’m trying to say, is that the methods with which we “produce” meat (and food in general) have to be looked at.

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