Sunday, June 1, 2014

Star challenge #5 (updated)- The FOOD month!


Update! After it has been brought to our attention, and after having done a lot of new research, we have decided to only regulate beef to the once/week limit. Pork will be a choice along with poultry, lamb and game. Note! For beef that is feeding entirely off grass fields not suitable to grow any other food (Swedish: naturbetesk├Âtt), beef is allowed along with the other meet types more than once a week.

Food is essential and easy to get hold off. All that you need grows down on the shelves of your local supermarket. Just go and harvest what you need!! Well, no. Not really. I do think we in the western world show food far too little respect! We buy whatever we feel like, cheaply, and then throw half of it away later. We take good ingredients and mix them up with loads of crap and put it into colourful packaging with a cool brand and think that it is still food. Instead of eating the ingredients that were good to begin with! What jackasses.

Seriously though. It is time we make better choices. It is time to learn a thing or two about food. It is time to learn to cook, if that is your excuse. It is time to lower your food footprint on this earth.

This month's challenge is to choose food wisely and to make good use of it!

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Complete the following:

  1. Start by doing a food inventory. Get rid of (preferably through composting) any food that is not fit for eating any longer. Now, try to plan your dinners to use the food you have, before it goes bad.
  2. Choose one week this month to be a completely vegetarian week. For the rest of the weeks you shall eat vego at least twice/week.
  3. Look into what is in season and choose vegetables and fruits accordingly. First choice is organic, second choice is local produce.
  4. When it comes to the following 5, we ask you to buy organic or not at all: coffee, potatoes, grapes, bananas and cheese.
  5. For meat we want to limit the use of beef to once per week (except for the vego week, obviously, where it is zero). 
  6. Eat rice max once a week, unless you live in a part of the world where it is produced.


If you manage this, you'll receive a star and 10 points.

Good luck!

Note! If you are a newcomer who wishes to jump on board the Sew for a change challenge, then you'll start with 47 points instead of 75. Check out all the rules here. Welcome!!!

/Alexandra



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