Something about food —— When was your last “eating” ?

These are some practical and interesting ideas for us, the eaters to think about or to follow when every time we want to savor the gift from the nature.

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Some quotes from “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual“, written by Michael Pollan

  • Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
  • Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
  • Eat mostly plants, especially leaves.
  • It’s not food if it’s called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.)
  • “Eating what stands on one leg [mushrooms and plant foods] is better than eating what stands on two legs [fowl], which is better than eating what stands on four legs [cows, pigs, and other mammals].”
  • Eat animals that have themselves eaten well.
  • Eat wild foods when you can.
  • Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.
  • Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks.
  • Eat slowly. Indian proverb that gets at this idea: “Drink your food, chew your drink.”
  • Do all your eating at a table. No, a desk is not a table.
  • Plant a vegetable garden if you have the space, a window box if you don’t.
  • Break the rules once in a while.

These are merely some suggestions about how to eat, above all, the most important rule is “with love”. Just as Anita Moorjani, the writer of “Dying To Be Me” say.

I also used to be very particular about everything I ate, not because of a love for myself or a caring for my body. It was because of fear of what these foods would do to me… I now realize that it’s the emotions I feel about the food that has more effect on me than the food itself…
Even if I eat a piece of chocolate or dessert, I eat it because I want to enjoy the sensation of eating it, and enjoy every bite.

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Four seasons, Five elemenst and Our Daily Bread 不時不吃

不時不吃 Nourishing ourselves with the seasons

Life flows with ease. The earth offers us different seasons with different texture, various flavors, smells and colours of natural resources to nurture us. If we choose what we eat according to what the nature provides us, both of us (man and the Cosmo) will be more nourishing.

Below is a glimpse at the relationships between four seasons (how the nature goes through its tides), five elements, the interactions between different internal organs and systems, according to traditional Chinese medicine and The Emperor’s Inner Canon (黃帝內經). 

sai kung french private kitchen healthy eating with the seasons

sai kung french Gaia private kitchen healthy eating with the seasons

Gratitude to Gaia, for offering us with all these magical food we had in different seasons in our Gaia Private Kitchen (西貢法式私房菜)’s private kitchen .

butter free egg free healthy snack

無麩質蕎麥朱古力曲奇餅食譜 gluten-free chocolate crispy cookie receipe

易製 可口 健康 (若你懂適可而止)
無麩質香脆朱古力曲奇餅乾食譜

vegetarian butter free egg free cookies

gluten free snack

可製份量: 10-12曲奇餅

材料:

1/2杯+2 湯匙 (約50克) 無麩質燕麥片
2 湯匙 蕎麥粉(除另外註明,一般的蕎麥粉是不含麩質的)
1/4茶匙 蘇打粉 (baking soda)
1/8茶匙 海鹽
1 1/2湯匙 有機原蔗糖 (sucanat)
1茶匙 無糖可可粉
1/2茶匙 天然雲呢拿香精 (natural vanilla extract)
1湯匙 蜂蜜
2湯匙 原巧克力片
1湯匙 初榨椰子油
1-2湯匙 杏仁奶
1-2湯匙 杏仁碎

healthy chocolate cookies

  1. 預熱焗爐至375度。
  2. 用攪拌機拌勻燕麥、蕎麥麵粉、蘇打粉、鹽、糖、無糖可可粉和雲呢拿香精。
  3. 將拌好的燕麥、蕎麥麵粉、蘇打粉、鹽、糖、和無糖可可粉和雲呢拿香精倒入碗中,並慢慢加入椰子油、蜂蜜和奶,拌勻,直到混為一團。
  4. 用手指捏麵團,如果麵團不夠粘,可再慢慢逐次加入奶,令粉團足以粘結揉成小團。
  5. 拌入巧克力片和杏仁碎。
  6. 用一個小勺或手,捏麵團成丸子,平均放在烘盤上的牛油紙上。
  7. 放進焗爐烘烤6分鐘,或直至曲奇四邊緣開始鬆脆。
  8. 讓香氣撲鼻的曲奇「冷靜」2-3分鐘,直到它們形狀固定和變得更鬆脆。healthy chocolate snack

Voilà ! Bon appetit!

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About Gaia Private Kitchen french cuisine

The Lotus Sutra mentions the name of a special bodhisattva: Dharanimdhara, or Earth Holder, someone who preserves and protects the earth.

Earth Holder is the energy that is holding us together as an organism. She is a kind of engineer or architect whose task is to create space for us to live in, to build bridges for us to cross from one side to the other, to construct roads so that we can to go to the people we love. Her task is to further communication between human beings and other species and to protect the Earth and the environment…Although the Earth Holder bodhisattva is mentioned in the Lotus Sutra, there is not a chapter devoted entirely to her.

quote from The World We Have, by Thich Nhat Hanh

《妙法蓮華經》裡提到一位很特別的菩薩──持地菩薩(Dharanimdhara),她是保存和保護大地的菩薩。持地菩薩是一種能量,能把世間萬物聯系在一起。她就像工程師或建筑師,為我們制造一個可以共存的空間,建造橋梁讓我們從此處到達彼處,建設道路讓我們走到所愛的人那裡。她的工作是加強人類和其他物種的溝通以及保護環境。……
雖然在《妙法蓮華經》中,沒有一個獨立的章節講述持地菩薩,但我們應該認識這位菩薩,從而協助她,為她寫下新的篇章,因為在全球化的年代,我們非常需要持地菩薩。

節錄自 『正念擁抱地球』一行禪師