Farmers market today.
Anonymous said: You're really inspiring. You make me want to change my life, but I don't know where to start. But anyway I just thought I'd tell you how great I think you are.
Awww what a lovely person. Thank you for kind words. My advice is to just follow your intuition. My intuition tells me to be vegan, to create, to write, to love.
This was last night’s dinner!
Indian lentil and swiss chard curry over rice. I made the lentils, chard, and rice, and bought a jar of curry sauce that was labeled vegan and fairly low in fat. This is only some of it.
Today’s Asian market find:
Today is a historic day in my life… the day I get to try mangosteen. Also on the list is longan, lychee and durian.
I bought a box of organic bananas and a box of dates. Bananas were $29 and dates were $28. The bananas are far from being ripe.
Oh my gosh I just watched the Portlandia durian sketch
The 801010 tag on tumblr is probably half cooked stuff. Those poor raw people having to look at our cooked food. I guess they’re just going to have to come up with a new name for themselves because we totally took their tag.
A beautiful documentary about an eccentric fruitarian couple.
Included is a discussion with Durianrider and Freelee
odyssey2fit said: do you think it's possible to be 801010 on a $300 monthly budget
Let me do some math:
Say your diet is based on bananas.
An average banana is about .25 pounds. Conventional bananas are usually about 50 cents a pound where I shop (in the US). That means bananas are about 12.5 cents a piece. Say you eat 30 bananas a day (more if you are bigger) for 30 days.
$ .125 x 30bananas x 30days = $112.50 or $1.25 per meal.
Thats cheap. Now if you were to replace a banana meal with a rice meal, it could be even cheaper. A meal of plain white rice comes out to be under 50 cents per meal.
That leaves you plenty of room to add on some leafy greens, replace some banana meals with some more interesting fruit meals, and even have some more complicated high carb vegan meals.
If you base your diet on bananas, this lifestyle is CHEAP!!!!!!
reblogging my math post
Three of my Haitian mangos were ripe today when I woke up. I had those for breakfast, but since only three were ripe, I also had five bananas.
The mangos are really good! They are sweet and juicy, but they are really stringy, which I don’t mind. I like sucking the juice out of the stringiness (this is getting kind of sensual). I loved that every mango tastes slightly different.
If you find them, make sure to wait until they are soft and have little black spots before you eat them.
Anonymous said: Where did you get all these fruits??? Those look amazing! Did you buy them at a store or did you import them? I'm just curious.
There are a few great Asian markets in Grand Rapids where I live. Try googleing Asian markets in the area you live. Thai or Vietnamese markets are usually good bets. Korean, Chinese and Japanese markets often have less fruit, but often still have some cool things to try.
Exotic fruits can be expensive, but I got the durian for $12, the little mangos for $5 and the big box for $17.
I am so excited about what I got today:
1. A durian. Its still defrosting.
2. Baby mangos. These are smaller than typical yellow ataulfo mangos, about two inches long.
3. HAITIAN MANGOS. I hear these are the greatest mangos on the planet (according to Handy Man Bananas, who has tasted mangos in Thailand). Just waiting for these puppies to ripen.