At the end of July I decided to radically change my diet. Well, maybe not that radically. I began eating a whole foods plant based diet after having been a vegetarian for more than 20 years. So while my current diet may seem extreme to some, for me it was a natural progression. Continue reading Four Months on a Plant Based Diet
Today I want to talk about food!
Yes, I know this is a site about minimalism, not nutrition. But I think eating well is a critical part of a simple life. Food is meant to nourish and heal our bodies. Since what we eat can effect us at our very core, I’ve decided to share my thoughts on diet. Continue reading Food Choices
One thing that can be said of our modern culture is that we cook less than ever before. The microwave has replaced the oven in many homes. And while prepackaged meals aren’t inherently bad, often they lack quality and add to the rushed pace that has become our norm. Continue reading On Cooking And The Dinner Table
Anyone close to me knows I’m a minimalist. It’s not to hard to figure out if you take a moment and look. I live in a 600 sq ft. condo, I don’t own a television or have cable, my vehicle is a 9 year old Honda Fit, my go to outfit is a black t-shirt, jeans and chunky clogs. If you visited me at home, you’d also find that I don’t have a lot of stuff, but the setting is still zen and inviting. If you dug a little deeper you’d also see that I don’t own a dresser and I have empty cabinets in my kitchen. Continue reading Meal Planning As A Strategy For Less
One month ago I decided to make a pretty drastic change to my diet. I gave up processed foods. What does that mean exactly? Well, for starters, anything with more than one ingredient is off the table unless I’ve prepared it myself. Since many canned items contain loads of salt, sugar and preservatives, my staples include mostly fresh and frozen foods. I buy my grains, legumes and pulses in bulk and am working on making the switch from canned to dried beans. Continue reading Thoughts On Whole Foods vs. Processed