Monday, November 20, 2017

Food Log - Week 26

« Week 25 | Intro | Week 27 »

This week's food log with infrequent combinations and varieties are featured below. In log 25 we have decided to stop capturing usual items. Please visit our previous logs if you would like to see all.

Kheer:
Curry leaves kheer
Curry leaves kheer
Juice:
Pineapple juice
Pineapple juice
Fruits:
Muskmelon
Muskmelon
Custard apple
Custard apple
Guava
Guava
Salad:
Ridge gourd, Chickpea sprouts, Tomato, Onion, Ginger
Ridge gourd, Chickpea sprouts, Tomato, Onion, Ginger
Cooked foods:
Beaten Red rice, Neer Brahmi greens, Black eyed pea sundal
Beaten Red rice, Neer Brahmi greens, Black eyed pea sundal
Sorghum sweet dumplings, Cluster beans Carrot masala
Sorghum sweet dumplings, Cluster beans Carrot masala
Boiled Pearl millet sprouts, Carrot poriyal, Bottle gourd Lima bean sprouts curry
Sprouted Pearl millet rice, Carrot poriyal,
Bottle gourd Lima bean sprouts curry ⛔ has Chilli powder,
Mint chutney ⛔ has small piece of Green Chilli
Finger millet Moringa leaves roti, Radish Snake gourd curry, Moringa leaves poriyal
Finger millet Moringa leaves roti,
Radish Snake gourd curry, Moringa leaves poriyal
Maappillai Samba black gram sprouts dosa, Ash gourd kurma, Mint Cilantro chutney
Maappillai Samba black gram sprouts dosa,
Ash gourd kurma, Mint Cilantro chutney
Boiled Kodo millet rice, Amaranth greens green gram sprouts poriyal,  Pumpkin Ladies finger Life Natural sambhar
Boiled Kodo millet rice,
Amaranth greens green gram sprouts poriyal,
Pumpkin Ladies finger Life Natural sambhar
Notes:
  • Indicates that item is made with some ingredients which are not compatible with Life Natural concepts i.e. Wrong combination (Multiple sources of Carbohydrates/Proteins and Carbohydates and Proteins together, mixing of cooked and uncooked items), Milk or milk products, Oil, Tamarind, Chilli or Chilli powder.
« Week 25 | Intro | Week 27 »

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Food Log - Week 25

« Week 24 | Intro | Week 26»

We are on week 25 and we thank you for following.  We hope these logs would have been useful and interesting, whether you are on Life Natural life style or not.  At this juncture, we would like to share some of our thoughts and observations.

When we started of with this series, to prepare salads we have used hill vegetables like Carrots, Beetroots, Cabbage, etc., and local vegetables like gourds, cucumbers, etc.,  But of late you might have noticed that we have reduced or avoided hill vegetables and this is due to lack of organic hill vegetables in our area.  We tried few times like beetroots, but we could not withstand the chemical smell and taste.  But when it comes to local vegetables like the gourds and pumpkins they grow very well in our area and per our observation farmers don't pay so much attention in applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides.  One more important reason for reducing hill vegetables and increasing local vegetables is, most of the local vegetables we consume are either a climber or a creeper and per our understanding climbers and creepers are the best alkaline source and appropriate for consumption.  Like hill vegetables Coriander/Cilantro greens is too scarce to find without chemical inputs.  Other factor for favoring local veggies is cost.  An Ash gourd weighing 4.5Kg costs around 40 bucks which is more than enough for at least 2 days for us i.e. morning juice, salad and cooked food 😃.

Other trend we have observed and adapted in our salad preparation is to avoid chopping.  We did this for several reasons: 1) We like eating whole vegetables as we could savour and feel all subtle tastes of each individual vegetable 2) To reduce time 3) When chopping/shredding local vegetables like Ash gourd, so much juice gets out of it.  Though we don't waste the juice, we like the taste of Ash gourd when it is packed with all its juice.

One would have often noticed that some days we were completely on raw diet.  Yes, we do that for various reasons 1) when we don't have enough time to fire cook a meal 2) To amend the ill effects  of inappropriate food consumed, out of craving or unavoidable situations like a family function, etc., 3) To avoid wastage of overstocked fruits.

We believe these logs would have provided ample varieties, combinations and ideas around how our Life Natural life style's diet could be on a typical day.  These combinations, varieties and experiments are just the product of our interests and explorations. One could see completely different pattern with other Life Natural practitioners and when you do so, please share that with us.  Even though we believe we have captured so much varieties and combinations, we still believe there are many more combinations, ideas and experiments to be tried out.  Going forward, these logs will capture only such combinations and varieties.

Thanks again for following this series.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Food Log - Week 24

« Week 23 | Intro | Week 25 »
Monday:
Liquid Sunshine - Ash gourd
Liquid Sunshine - Ash gourd
Country Banana
Sun cooked breakfast - Country Banana
Guava
Sun cooked lunch - Guava
Hand pounded boiled rice, Ash Gourd curry, Amaranth greens with Green gram sprouts masiyal
Fire cooked dinner - Hand pounded boiled rice,
Ash Gourd curry,
Amaranth greens with Green gram sprouts masiyal

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Food Log - Week 23

« Week 22 | Intro | Week 24 »
Monday:
Liquid Sunshine - BlackNightShade
Liquid Sunshine - BlackNightShade
Papaya, Rasthaali banana, Coconut
Sun cooked breakfast - Papaya, Rasthaali banana, Coconut
Ash gourd, Dew gram sprouts, Coconut
Sun cooked lunch - Ash gourd, Dew gram sprouts, Coconut
Papaya, Rasthaali banana, Coconut
Sun cooked dinner - Papaya, Rasthaali banana, Coconut

Monday, October 23, 2017

Food Log - Week 22

« Week 21 | Intro | Week 23 »
Monday:
Liquid Sunshine - Ash gourd
Liquid Sunshine - Ash gourd
Sun cooked breakfast - Papaya, Custard Apple, Coconut
Sun cooked breakfast - Papaya, Custard Apple, Coconut
Fire cooked lunch - Beaten Kodo millet with Tomato Onion masala,  Ash gourd aviyal
Fire cooked lunch - Beaten Kodo millet with
Tomato Onion masala,
Ash gourd aviyal
Papaya
Sun cooked dinner - Papaya


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Food Log - Week 21

« Week 20 | Intro | Week 22 »
Monday:
Liquid Sunshine (Green Juice) -  BlackNightShade (Manathakkaali)
Liquid Sunshine (Green Juice) -
BlackNightShade (Manathakkaali)
Ridge gourd, Cucumber, Green gram sprouts, Tomato, Coconut
Sun cooked breakfast (salad) -
Ridge gourd, Cucumber, Green gram sprouts,
Tomato, Coconut
Sun cooked lunch (Fruits) - Banana Rasthaali
Sun cooked lunch (Fruits) - Banana Rasthaali
Veg Bhel - Cucumer, Tomato, Onion, Pepper, Cumin, Salt Pearl millet beaten rice (Kambu Aval), Dry roasted Groundnuts
Veg Bhel - Cucumer, Tomato, Onion, Pepper, Cumin, Salt
Pearl millet beaten rice (Kambu Aval), Dry roasted Groundnuts


Monday, October 9, 2017

Food Log - Week 20

« Week 19 | Intro | Week 21 »
Monday:
Liquid Sunshine (Green Juice) - Bermuda grass (Arugampul)
Liquid Sunshine (Green Juice) - Bermuda grass (Arugampul)
Sun cooked food (Fruits) - Papaya
Sun cooked breakfast (Fruits) - Papaya
Sun cooked food (Salad) - Dew gram sprouts, Coconut
Sun cooked lunch (Salad) - Dew gram sprouts, Coconut
Sun cooked dinner (Salad) - Tender pumpkin (Arasaanikkaai), Tomato, Onion, Coconut
Sun cooked dinner (Salad) - Tender pumpkin (Arasaanikkaai),
Tomato, Onion, Coconut