tger greenhaddock: Veggie burgers anyone?

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Veggie burgers anyone?

At work the other night I came across an online article about Soya, and about how it's added to many processed foods. It’s a good article and raises many questions. Personally I have been wondering for a few years now about the correlation between many of the increasing illnesses of the past few decades and lifestyles of modern man. This article seemed to fill in a few gaps for me in the overall puzzle. If interested you should read it, it does make you think.

At this time of the year with the hot summer weather we try and eat salad on an almost daily basis. Most of this we try and grow in our garden. The beauty of this (apart from the great taste) is knowing exactly where the food has come from. Lately I am also eating less meat. I am not turning vegetarian, I just feel I should eat less meat, and what meat I eat should be of a higher quality (Bio)

After years of abuse I guess it’s finally time to look after myself a bit more. But of course there will still always be time to throw a couple of steaks on the grill, and sup a few cold ones!

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14 Comments:

Blogger The Naked Nerd said...

Your not alone in your thinking Haddock. What worries me is genetically modified foods. Who knows what this stuff can do to man or the environment over the long term.

July 30, 2006 1:21 PM  
Blogger Maribeth said...

I try not to eat a lot of processed foods. I do like to cook, I have the time and since I am growing most of my own foods (veggies) this year I am coming up with some new and creative recipes.
Back in the days before chips, and all the processed crap out there, people were a bit healthier.
But, as you said, occassionly you just have to have that chip!

July 30, 2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Bob Gentry said...

yum...grilled steak!!!
make one for me ;)

July 30, 2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

I'd agree with being more aware. We just try to eat less processed foods. This helps much...

July 30, 2006 8:08 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

Thought you'd gone all crazy there for a minute whew lol Break out the steaks!

July 31, 2006 3:50 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Looks scrumptious! Having your own vegetables this time of year is one of the things that makes summer so wonderful!

Has Mrs. H. fully recovered?
If not, give her my "Get Well Soon" wishes :-)

July 31, 2006 6:55 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Naked Nerd - The genetically modified foods are scary. It can't be right to be splicing fish or frog genes into plant DNA. Who knows what the side effects might be!

Maribeth - Mrs H has been coming up with some creative ideas for zuchinni as we a have a lot agin this year :)

Bob - How do like your steak done? :)

Expat : I think eating less processed food is a very good idea! :)

Matt - There's always time for quality steaks! :)

Karen - Mrs H is now fully recoved and thanks you for your good wishes. Eating from the garden is definitely one of the advantages of summer. Mrs H made blackcurrant & strawberry ice cream yesterday and it was gorgeous! :)

July 31, 2006 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Jeremy said...

I don't usually worry too much about what I eat - but that article sure was an eye-opener about soy in processed foods.

I like my steak rare & beer cold.

July 31, 2006 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Red Baron said...

Yes it doesn't have to be black and white, one can care more about what one eats without turning one's back on the tasty treats of the Chateau Briand and the like.

The trouble with a lot of the food problems is that it ccan be traced to the commercialism of our food industry. BSE/CJD is a prime example. If we eat responsibly and naturally then we are less likely to have a problem after all fresh meat without bolstering, fresh fruit and vegetables etc. have been keeping humans going for some time now. And we can even have the odd beer or glass of vino from time to time!

August 01, 2006 2:55 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

I'm vegetarian. I have been that for almost 8 years now! It is awesome. I eat loads of non genetic modified soy products - especially say cocoa and tofu *yum*

Veggies from the backyard are the best ones! I agree.

August 01, 2006 3:31 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

haddock - I think any dessert christina makes turns to gold. ;-) But yes I thought it was store made cheesecake it was that incredible (From presentation to taste).

August 01, 2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Jeremy - I'm trying to eat more fresh veg but as you say the article isa bit of an eye opener :)

Red Baron - life with out the tasty treats would be too bland! :)

Nan - I am certainly eating less meat nowadays. The home grown veggies are always the best! :)

Expat - Christina certainly does seem to be a wizzette in the cooking department :)

August 01, 2006 6:40 PM  
Blogger Nordbank said...

Haddock, just saw this in the Gruniad, it puts an alternative view on Soya.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1839434,00.html

I personaly only consume products made with all natural products, eg, German Beer.

August 08, 2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Nordbank - I read the article and it makes you think. Ultimately everyone seems to have an axe to grind. I guess Churchill was right - moderation is the key (excluding beer of course! ) :)

August 08, 2006 12:08 PM  

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