I’m in the USA, where Thanksgiving is a big thing each year, and I have had a doozy of a Thanksgiving week! With travel, work, health, and family stuff all happening at the same time, and still ongoing, I’m not quite recovered!
I’ve taken dozens of pictures from my adventures over the past couple of weeks especially for you all here at Veganish Dot World. I have plenty of blog posts or possibly some story posts in mind to share with you all. ￼
First, how about a picture of my easy leftovers breakfast this morning? Base was cilantro lime right rice, mixed with Indian chickpea rice that my husband had made. I topped it with a white bean, potato, spinach, sweet potato soup that my husband made, and also, the last of the Field Roast celebration roast that I had made with my relatives in Kansas City at Thanksgiving.
Right rice is a “processed so it’s evil” … LOL, not really, just kidding … product.
Right rice is made of lentil flour, chickpea flour, rice flour, and other things.
It’s not the same taste or texture as regular rice, but I would say that it is still good.
What I like about right rice is that it is higher in fiber, higher in protein, and lower in carbs than regular rice. What I don’t like about it is that it is more expensive than regular rice. However, with diabetes being a big deal in my family, and because I do have the disposable income to pay extra, I’m OK with paying more.
I understand completely that right rice is not an option for people who are counting their pennies, but since it is an option for me, I go for it where I can.
What I think is kind of sad is that some people vilify so-called processed foods. If they won’t eat anything processed, then they won’t eat a totally manufactured product like right rice. What a shame, because they’re missing out on something that is made with very wholesome ingredients ..: ironically, because they think that people should only be eating so-called “whole foods.”
Yes, foods like right rice, wheat germ, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu, tomato juice, and many more, are not “whole foods,” but they are certainly very nutritious and can be part of a wholesome diet.
You could even have a wholesome diet which never includes one whole anything. As an example, eating an entire apple is not required to get the nutrition you might want from the apple. Heck, most people don’t even eat the seeds and core of the apple so they’re not really getting the whole food when they eat the apple, anyway. LOL
I have plenty more to post later, but here is a picture of my delicious, totally vegan breakfast this morning. Very filling, lots of protein, very nutritious. But it also includes processed right rice and processed field roast celebration roast.
The celebration roast is essentially high protein wheat-based stuffing, based on the ingredients. It’s high in sodium, which is not the case for all processed foods, but it is the case for this particular one. Thankfully, I have very low blood pressure so sodium is not an issue for me.
Someone else could have high carbohydrate, high-sugar meals, and that wouldn’t be an issue for them, but it would be an issue for me.
Meanwhile, I can eat an entire salty field roast by myself over the course of a few days and be totally fine. However, that would put someone else over the limits for their sodium because sodium is an issue for them.
That being said, I do generally avoid sodium in my diet, I don’t eat a lot of salty foods, generally speaking. and I almost never add salt to my food. We do have people with high blood pressure in the family as well! ￼
My point is that people have different needs when it comes to their food, based on whatever medical issues that they currently have.
We would love to have different authors contributing here at Veganish Dot World, who have different medical needs for their food, including food allergies, celiac, high blood pressure, diabetes, gastric bypass, osteoporosis, frailty, anemia, lactose intolerance, and so on.
If you are interested in contributing your perspective, please reach out.