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"After spending several years trying to answer the supposedly incredibly complicated question of how we should eat in order to be maximally healthy, I discovered the answer was shockingly simple: eat real food, not too much of it, and more plants than meat."
from here

It really is that easy.


Written by Alexandra

5 January 2010 at 12:43 am

fuud dayz.

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Starting with December 28 (Aunt’s birthday) and up until January 14th are complete and total days of gluttony and over-eating in the world of yukinos.

New Year’s feast:

The Russian salads of doom.  Also, I’d like you to know that I was the one to inhale all the olives.  Mmm.

And here’s the second course.  Nearly finished.

Some close-ups of all the horrible, evil, awfully nicely smelling meat.  And potatoes.

Jolie approves.  Also, I’m not sure why the first picture is darker than the others.  What can I say, I suck at this photoshop thing.  And, well, taking pictures too.  They’re all rather blurry, aren’t they?  In my defense, Jolie never sits still.  EVER.

And here’s our tree!  I can’t decide if it’s bigger or smaller than the one we got last year.  About the same, maybe.

And, yeah, this is uhh…  It’s a picture I took of the fireworks.  You can’t see the fireworks, of course.  Because I hadn’t had the time to open the window, because they were so short, those fireworks, so the lamp reflects off of the glass.  Yeah.  YOU CAN LAUGH, OKAY.  I know I did.

It was a low-key New Year for the Family folk and I.  Mother & I sang karaoke until about 4 am, then Grandmother shooed us away, because she wanted to sleep.  By that time Father & Brother were already asleep ten times.

I got gifts!  Cousin gave me a beautiful candle, which I’ll take a picture of later.  One of those days.  Brother gave me a Dove gift-set:  Cream Oil, a deodorant, and a loofah.  V. happy for body wash (haven’t had one in… years.  Soap FTW) and loofah, will have to give deodorant to someone, because my headaches are very fond of its scent, it seems.

So, yay.  New year, new decade, all that motherjazz.

Written by Alexandra

2 January 2010 at 12:39 am

the propaganda.

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"Becoming a vegetarian will certainly help you towards achieving your 10:10 goal, but going vegan is the only cast-iron guarantee. Any diet that relies greatly on dairy produce will still carry a heavy carbon burden. Hard cheese, for example, which takes a lot of milk to produce, can have a higher carbon intensity by weight than beef."
— from 10:10 food

I’ve consumed considerably less dairy & eggs during the last couple of months (especially December).  I think I’ll do something even more drastic with it in 2010.  Between Orthodox fasts and my own measures, I’m hoping to become a borderline vegan by the end of this year.

Oh, and 1010 is a brilliant thing.  I haven’t signed up as I’m not in UK (yet? can it be? pretty please? this post isn’t about my relocation aspirations though), but I’ll stick with the challenge unofficially, so to say.  I mean, come on.  It’s easy.  Switch the lights off as you leave the room, fix your leaking taps, put on another layer instead of cranking the temps up, and BY GOD, have a meatless Friday, or something.  Or a Fish Thursday, at least, as they did in USSR:

"The Soviet government also ran campaigns aimed at boosting fish consumption. Among them was the introduction of Rybny Den (Fish Day) every Thursday at all public catering institutions, when only fish dishes, as opposed to meat, were served."
— from Telegraph

Happy New Year.

[ETA] 10:10 Global!

Written by Alexandra

1 January 2010 at 12:38 am

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