a reply to: sekerofknowlege
Oh my gosh, how wonderful!! Are you still there in Nicaragua?
You know what's funny? I used to be vegan, organic vegan in the u.s. Slowly I returned to vegetarianism and later when I had these obtuse paranormal
experiences that were actually physically debilitating, I actually returned to eating red meat for the protein and physical power it offered. In
contrast to your (current?, ongoing?) experience, I began travelling in Europe, and for the sake of learning their culinary practices a bit, I chose
to begin to live by their menu to some degree and I began having, yes you guessed it: PORK. (I really do believe it's a Christian thing; pork that
) Sausage and ham is so incredibly popular and important here throughout Europe. (See Iberian ham: number one like no other in Europe and
In any case, When I was young, my family generally never really even had pork since a member of our family had allergies to it, and so for the most
part, I was generally raised on poultry, fortunately; Eventually when local organic grocery stores were easily accessible, I went to vegetariasm and
veganism as stated earlier, all with a seafood option.
Later I started following Judaic Kosher laws (that was before the paranormal attacks) and pork was entirely out of the question at that time also, and
so for me it's sort of interesting to find myself entertaining things like French boudin, or Iberian murcilla for the sake of learning about southern
european cooking and foods, very fun and tasty also, but I feel still a bit wrong about over entertaining animal meat consumption, since I know it's
not necessary, and I also know it's cruel to the animals. But being in the Pyrennes mountains where the winter snow strikes, warm foods are an
absolute must, and frequently those warm foods are meat based, although they do not have to be.
For me, it is incredibly refreshing to read that someone is in an entire other part of the world, and living comfortably with the water from fruits
virtually only-- that is fantastic!! The tomatoes are great over there too aren't they: tomatoes likewise as we all know, are fruit as well.
I wish I were with all of that fruit in the tropics though. Fortunately there is a huge amount of fruit eating in Iberia though, even as supper
especially in the summer (for the wise), so perhaps I should say that my nutritional suffering is benign. I do plan on returning to vegetarianism
though, but for now I'm learning about the importance of certain meats in European culture. I keep telling myself or nudging myself into thinking that
the relevance of pork in Europe may have something to do with Islam..hmm, I have to look into that though.
Legumes are plentiful here though: all types of beans, fortunately. Many vegetables are readily available as well: cucumber is very popular as are
eggplant and zuchinni. My favorite legumes are the lentils and cigrons..
I will be off of the pork again soon though, I think I have tasted most of the things I was curious about. What's quite expensive over here though
would be things like almonds, or nuts for trail mix-- peanuts are well priced (they actually have imported peanuts from California, packaged by Trader
Joe's!) Merely 70 us cents for a bag of 250g. And that little bag can take you a very long way, believe you me.
Bottled water is great here, and it is actually totally inexpensive, 20cents for 1.5L and I remember paying almost 3 times(!!) that in the U.S. at
Trader Joe's for comparable bottled water- I'll leave you with this: a neat statistic about water is that the greatest amount of water consumption and
water drinking is in Italy. There's alot of water drinking there: so kudos!
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