“Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.”
“Bad cooks — and the utter lack of reason in the kitchen — have delayed human development longest and impaired it most.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche (vegetarian philosopher)
I concur with both statements above, which is why I feel it important to share my own culinary discoveries & delights with others, so that they may also learn to prepare wonderful, delicious & sustainable meals in their own kitchens (without the use of heat, flesh, commercially manufactured or processed ingredients). It can be done, and can indeed be exquisite. Sadly, love, adeptness, and appreciation for nature’s simplest pleasures (in the form of plant-based edibles) have seemingly been values neither widely shared nor taught in modern society. I aim to change this, and to share these positive lessons with others so that they may also share similar knowledge & skills with future generations.
The following is a brief summary of my own idiosyncratic modus operandi:
I prepare food without recipes. In fact, my main goal behind creating this blog & contributing to Lorax Community Kitchen is to will myself to create more detailed guidelines & by recording a reasonably accurate archive for future purposes.
In the past, I have largely refrained from sharing my recipes & writings (despite my sheer enjoyment of sharing food from my own kitchen), mainly because I never really felt they were entirely finished projects.
I strongly believe in the value of putting love and gratitude into each moment of every activity, and strive to do so by putting myself into every moment as much as possible. I aim to do everything with intention. I believe that each experience we face is a valuable lesson from the Universe. It is my intention to find something useful and positive in each of these lessons, and make experiments into fun and playful experiences.
I strive to grow and wildcraft as much of my own food as possible. Gardening is a wonderful form of prayer offering, foraging my favourite means for meditation.
For any items I find myself unable to grow, I prefer to purchase either locally or grower-direct. Great pains are taken to ensure that all food purchases are organically grown, sustainably produced & obtained through fair labour.
I greatly enjoy meeting and personally interacting with growers and suppliers of food items selected for my kitchen.
I love Earth, our Sun, and the beautiful results of their miraculous symbiosis.
Respect for nature, her infinite knowledge & divine marriage with the Universe are wonders of which I find myself in awe each moment of every day.
I appreciate the gifts provided for us for healing, development, general well-being & strength. I believe in the medicinal value of organically grown fruit and other edible plants, especially in raw, whole forms.
I also believe that consciousness is ever-present, and highly transferable through internal consumption.
We truly are what we eat.