Mango cheese cake (raw, vegan, paleo and OMG yummy) #foodie friday

As much as it seems to annoy some people, I do like tweeting what I’m up to in the kitchen. Sometimes people ask me for recipes. I generally don’t use recipes. I throw things together on the fly based on whims. Sometimes that works out real well. It did this time. So I patched together a recipe of sorts below. Clearly it’s not totally precise but if you like to experiment in the kitchen it’s enough to do that with. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The Secrets of Food Marketing #foodie friday

The power of willful ignorance. You think you’re immune? Think again.

Think you aren’t being fooled by advertising tricks?

Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing’s secret weapon.

It’s really easy to always blame others about the ills in the world. The fact is we’re complicit in hundreds of ways. As we become conscious we feel the pain and spread ideas and the hope for a better way. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Mamma earth in action and my big brother

otherwise titled
“I Actually Woke up This Morning Thinking I’d Arrived, I’m Well . . .”
I actually woke up this morning thinking I’d arrived. I’m well…even if still sick in some regards.

Perhaps from the outside looking in I’d be perceived as still ill in many regards. I have many practical limitations. I remain unable to make most commitments that most people take for granted, for example.

But from my standpoint I’m well. I’m in touch with what I need to do to live and thrive and be happy…that is being well as far as I’m concerned. I know what I need and I know what sort of boundaries and limits I need to make for myself. This is good stuff. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The toxic assault on our children

People may wonder sometimes why posts about food and the environment etc. are on a mental health blog. It’s because everything matters in our environment. Everything in our environment impacts our health and wellbeing. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The Natural Effect #foodie friday

If you thought you were doing the right thing by buying products labeled “natural,” you’re not alone. Which is why it may surprise you to learn that by law this label means absolutely nothing. It carries no definition, the FDA has never defined it, and it is simply used by the food industry to sell product, charge premiums and mislead you. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Eat anything you want…

Eat anything you want. Just cook it YOURSELF! (says Michael Pollan)

I can’t eat anything I want in the broad sense given my food intolerances, but I really like this way of thinking. I do cook all my food and I do not eat anything out of a box, can or jar. (with some very few exceptions) It really does change the way you eat in very deep and meaningful ways. And it changes the way you think about food as well. It’s been a really great education for me to consider how food comes to my table. … [click on title for the rest of the post]