Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Philosopher's Diet by Richard Watson

"None of the world's leaders today could do it. It would take a world revolution to change the system.
'Should you try to do something about it? Yes. This is a revolution I think we should all support. If anything is immoral, surely not trying to change a system of food production and distribution in which you are overfed while millions of others are starving is immoral. You can stop supporting the extravagance of the processed-food industries. You can eat less meat or even become vegetarian. (I don't want to get off on this tangent, but commercial beef, pork, lamb, and poultry are so full of steroids, hormones, and antibiotics that even some meat producers say we should think twice about eating them.)
'I have a colleague who used to say that his contribution to world civilization was in setting an example by living well. You can set an example by eating less meat and less food overall.
'Don't expect instant results. You've got to learn to control your own fat before you can change the world. I am being quite serious. Roughage is a sobering topic.
'Let's begin with water..." (excerpt page 38)

Bran Muffins:
1c bran
1/2c whole wheat flour
1/2c barley,rye, or buckwheat flour
1/2t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder

1 egg
2T oil or butter
1c milk or yogurt or buttermilk

mix till all is wet, bake @ 425F for 25 min. add dried fruit or banana. 150 calories each.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should read nietzsche's lost text 'thus ate zarathustra,' which was published in the new yorker earlier this year (byline: woody allen).

3:01 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

You should also refrain from eating bran muffins. They are gross.

2:59 AM  
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