around here at the Manor - we like us some good eats. so i am starting a new series about some of our good eats. i am also going to start a new series entitled "good eats that we had at the river this past summer". there's going to be some good eats there, too - but for now - we will just focus on ordinary, every day, good eats.
me and jambaloney eat like kings. we ate like kings back in the city as we had a farmer's market less than 2km away from our house. here in Framboise, we have a lot of locally-sourced food available to us. we are not vegans - ick - makes me shiver - but we eat a lot of veggies and fruits. like a lot. we eat a lot of meat. and fish. we love eggs. we love dairy. we eat everything.
but over the past few years i have been combining a bunch of different diets into the "Framboise Manor Diet". this diet is based on a combination of my knowledge and experience as a gymnast and the way that we were taught to eat, the Blood-Type diet (we are both O negative!), ayurvedic medicinal eating, Qi Gong, the raw food diet, the fermentation diet, etc., as well as stuff that we just like to eat!
so now we keep a food diary. and we write in it daily. in order to assess what we are eating and if we are eating correctly. from all of my combined research, i have decided that we should eat daily: raw food, cooked or steamed food and fermented food. and that is what we try to eat daily. but of course, sometimes mess up. we are not strict with our diet - we have just tried to incorporate good, healthy eating into our normal routine. we have been doing this for years. and because we support and help each other AND do all of our food-preparation together AND love doing so - it makes the routine easy to follow.
pictured below is an example of one of our delicious salads:
featuring raw mixed lettuce, raw spinach, raw pomegranate seeds, raw grapes, fermented (pickled) hearts of palm, fermented (pickled) artichoke hearts, fermented black olives (pickled) fermented beets (pickled), goat's cheese (fermented) and a dressing made of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar (with the mother), honey, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, sea salt and pepper.
absolutely delicious! we try to have one of these, or something closely resembling it, every few days.
next up - home-made mushroom soup. i fry the lcally-sourced mushrooms in a ton of locally-sourced butter. the dairy here is to die for and i think i mentioned that in a previous post - teehee. then i remove half of the mushrooms to run through the food processor. in the pan of fried mushrooms i add 18% percent cream and either home-made beef or chicken stock. i'll explain how we make each of those in a later post. i let the stock and cream heat up with the mushrooms still in the pan, run the other mushrooms through the food processor, add that back to the soup, give it a good stir, let it slowly heat and then serve the soup with one-year old-aged cheddar. as can be seen below. and home-made bread.
here is some of the delicious bread that we chow down on at the Manor. home-made bread is a wonderful thing...and very easy to make. and delicious! have a peek:
and oh yum...is there anything better after a long, hard day of work than a juicy steak? i like mine grilled into boot leather - but jambaloney likes his bloody. no matter. some nice, juicy meat is a good way to get your protein!
especially if it is served beside grilled peppers and raw strawberries. with a nice glass of delicious water.
that's some good eats there i tell ya!
more good eats coming up soon!
and try to remember to include raw, steamed and/or cooked, and fermented food in your daily diet. your body will love you for it!