notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Open Challenge

I hate my current diet. My problem is that I have no idea how to eat the foods I want to eat without breaking my bank. Keeping in mind that I'm single, one wonders whether it might be more economical for me to eat out every meal than to buy large quantities of food at the supermarket, most of which will go bad before I can eat it. My goal is to stick to a nutritionally sound lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, with an eye towards full on veganism some day in the future. Currently I eat small amounts of fish (per the advice of a doctor), but I'd rather not.

In addition, I'm presently over the idea of food as entertainment. I work in an industry that pays for my meals and I'm sick and tired of over-priced, over-stuffed, and over-hyped restaurant platters. At least for the time being, I am. I would love nothing more than to go to the grocery store and buy the same five items every Sunday, eat the same meals every day, all the while balancing my nutritional needs with my food ethics and cash flow.

I'm reading about traditional Chinese diets and am considering stocking up on frozen vegetables, rice, noodles, and green tea. I take vitamins so perhaps I could get by without fruit, which I love to eat but hate to buy. I have to be in the mood for fruit, which means that most of the fruit I buy turns rotten.

Can anyone help me brainstorm some solutions?