I once read that most people think their diet is more varied than they think. We fall back on what we like more often than we think. As a corollary, we tend to see others’ diets as less varied.
(I couldn’t find the research on diet variety, but Most people think their diet is healthier than it is: U.S. adults commonly overestimate the quality of their diet, study shows, which found “Out of over 9,700 participants, about 8,000 (roughly 85%) inaccurately assessed their diet quality. Of those, almost all (99%) overrated the healthfulness of their diet.”)
Yesterday someone asked me if I get bored of my stews. To my discredit, I talk about stews and salads as single things, but they vary from batch to batch.
Below are ingredients I’ve eaten in the last twenty-four hours, at least that I remember, all whole, no fiber removed. It wasn’t a special twenty-four hours. This amount of ingredients is typical, I’d say, though the mix changes from month to month depending on what’s in season.
I’m curious how others’ compare. Since I count prepared things like bread, tamari sauce, and paprika as one ingredient, I suggest counting a dish at a restaurant as one ingredient. I think those ingredients were the only prepared ones I used, unless you count the flours. As usual, no refined oils or sugar.
I don’t have time or money to order takeout or buy prepackaged dishes or eat out. For some reason people think ordering out or eating out saves time or money, mainly rich people who spend more time and money on food than I do and project their privilege everywhere they can. Not knowing how to cook does.
grapes, green and red
whole wheat sourdough bread
chutney, home made from orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit
wheat gluten flour
seitan (home made)
defatted peanut flour
apple cider vinegar, home made
apply kombucha, home made
Within the next day, I expect to add cabbage sauerkraut (home made), kale sauerkraut (home made), orange, basil (home grown), and probably a few more things I haven’t thought of.
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