A few weeks ago, Team UNITED (so, just me) took up a raw vegan challenge – basically five days of eating in line with a raw vegan lifestyle. According to the internet, “raw veganism” is also sometimes referred to as “absolutely awful”, which we found to be more accurate.
The back-story is that when it comes to food and nutrition, about the only things I am confident in are broccoli and water. Everything else seems to be the most amazing thing ever, and dangerous, at the same time depending on who is telling the story. With this in mind, for …
The first observation was how much preparation was required for each meal. The process of getting hungry and then eating something straight away has become a habit for me, so to actually plan ahead for every meal was a chore to begin with. I also established that without the aid of additives (oils, …
…for vegetarians in Brisbane’s inner South East. Yes that is very specific.
Intro and caveats
Over the course of the last two and a half years or so, Mrs UNITED and I (yes that’s right, I’m married, sorry ladies) have journeyed across the inner South Eastern suburbs of Brisbane doing breakfast on most Friday mornings at any new and exciting establishments that we can find (I’ll be the one wearing at UNITED shirt, not because I am peddling my own brand, but because I don’t really have any other clothes). We aren’t “foodies”, so we certainly don’t have any credibility …
Each year, my mum whips up her famous trifle. Though each year it is becoming more and more like a bowl of brandy that some cake pieces fell into. With that in mind, here are five highly unusual Christmas foods that you may care to avoid.
The unusual Christmas foods list
1. Fried Mopane (fried caterpillars), South Africa
Mopane caterpillars are large thick worms that live on the Mopane trees in South Africa. Mopane are black in colour with green and yellow bands wrapped around their bodies. They are scaly, and use short black or red spines as protection. The …
UNITEDFive unusual Christmas foods that are quite… unusual
Across the next two Monday’s (including the one we are currently enjoying), we identify 12 (yep, twelve!) dietary tribes and outline what makes them what the are. We have left Paleo out largely because we covered it here.
Who makes the 12 tribes?
Most of us know the main ones – veganism and vegetarianism for example, but there are a few which you may not know so well:
a. Flexitarian or semi-vegetarian
d. Ovo-lacto vegetarian
Everyone loves banana bread, and EVERYONE can love this one! Sugar free, gluten free, meat free, and paleo. Everyone’s a winner. Be advised that we have successfully executed this recipe on numerous occasions, though we have had a couple of failures for reasons we can’t be sure. If you experience failure, remember that banana bread makes a great gift.
A couple of weeks ago, a colleague of ours who is not currently in the greatest of shape emailed us with a product he was considering substituting into his diet to replace a few meals in order to lose weight. He had heard about meal replacement shakes and regular protein shakes and thought it may be worth investing in a few serves to help him achieve his desired size. The truth is that weight control and general food health had always been an issue for this colleague and despite trying numerous regimes, had never been able to establish a consistently …