I’m not a cooking enthusiast, but I do prefer making my own food to eating out. And I do my best to avoid fast food, processed food and complex carbohydrates… oh and I mostly cook vegan.
It’s not as difficult as it sounds.
Besides, with the modern western food system being so heavy on sugar and processed, it’s good to have some positive constraints against all the unhealthy fake food options.
20-30 mins is probably my daily cooking time for 2 or 3 meals. And here are some things I often make.
- Pumpkin soup
Basic: one pumpkin and a veggie broth cube. Boil. You can’t go wrong…
Can replace pumpkin with whatever squash.
If you are on a low carb diet and don’t want bread to go with the soup, add pre-soaked lentils to the soup.
- Chili beans
Bell peppers cut to small pieces, cook in canned tomato (very healthy food contrary to intuition), add canned kidney beans or black beans.
Fancier version would be adding onions, cilantro or hot peppers…
- Spinach soup
Spinach (frozen or fresh), lots of them plus soup seasoning.
- Potato and mushroom stew
Eat according to the season (ex: more root veggies in the winter).
Avoid beef and diary as much as possible. This is mostly an environmental thing as cows are craaaazy methane emitters.
The last of my Sustainable Brands 2016 Copenhagen blog posts. This is probably one of my favorite sessions that demonstrated how LCA can be used for real impact in the business environment with cases from big brands.
Plastic has become one of the most utilized materials since the 20th century. Its lightweight, durability and low cost has made it extremely useful to us, therefore we let it serve us in every aspect of life. However, the very properties that made plastic desirable also made it not only detrimental to the environment, but also eventually harmful to people’s wellbeing. The plastic soup in the ocean suffocates the marine life, and often ends up in the fish on our plates; moreover, extraction of fossil fuel (origin of plastic) causes greenhouse effect that makes our climate extreme and sea level rise.
We all know that it’s time to reconsider plastic’s role in our society, but the problem is: how can we live without the convenience it has accustomed us to for so long? Well, maybe if we could go back in time and get some inspirations from the people lived in the pre-plastic times…
I am at a global start-up summit, trying insect protein bars, getting my face 3D scanned by a camera watching VR videos… An hour before the final announcement of the winning team this year, my facebook news-feed dropped an announcement that’s much less entertaining: the Great Barrier Reef was just announced to be dead…
It wouldn’t have been a true conference on sustainability if “Circular Economy” didn’t make it as a major session. Last day of the event, a few companies moving towards the CE vision presented at one of the last breakout sessions, moderated by Andy Ridley (Circle Economy). Of course I cannot miss this one…
This article was published earlier on Sustainable Brands.