vrijdag 27 september 2013

Pescetarian Living

I have been a pescetarian for quite a while now (my diet includes seafood, but not the flesh of other animals) for mostly health reasons, based on that red meat contains high amounts of saturated fats, choline and carnitine (just google this jack). I'd abstain from all animal products, BUT eating fish raises HDL levels and are a source of omega-3 fatty acids and basically have numerous health benefits in one food variety. Cornering myself as a pescetarian, doesn't mean I don't try to live as vegan as I possibly can (and I try to force everyone surrounding me to do so as well.. sorry guys, its for your own good) and I can happily say that ever since I discarded all animal flesh from my diet, I haven't been ill once! Which is huge in my case. You know, mad skinny and all.

The thing that gets to me is when people ask me ''Then what do you eat??'' Just to be clear. I ended up expanding the palette of foods I ate, rather than restricting it. I ended up experimenting with new recipes and started eating foods I wouldn't have tried otherwise. I can tell you that my culinary life is more vivid and interesting than ever. Before, none of my friends would ever be interested in a Sander made dish, but thats far in the past. Food is so much more exciting to me now.

Although I try to refrain myself from too many dairy products like cheese or milk or too much seafood like tuna or salmon (I won't dwell on the ethical issue here... don't worry) I sometimes miss my Starbucks Tuna Sandwich. And today was the day when I randomly made one of the best sandwiches I've ever made, within maybe 5 minutes.

- 1 tuna can
- 1 hand of cranberries
- 1/2 apple
- mayonnaise
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread

1. Open the tuna can and drain it
2. Mix the cranberries with the tuna
3. Cut the apple in little pieces and mix it with the rest
4. Add a little bit of mayonnaise
5. Put it on the bread and slice it diagonally

EASY NO? And its pretty healthy, minus the mayonnaise..