A plant-based diet for health
Charles, thank you for recommending The China Study. I've bought a copy, have read the first three chapters and am already quite convinced of the science supporting the idea of a plant-based diet for health. I'm now giving it a try. This is quite a radical change for me, but I've spent years carefully ignoring such advice, various life events and lifestyle factors have influenced me and the penny had to drop, some time!
After a couple of days of radically reduced meat and dairy, I'm thoroughly enjoying experimenting in the kitchen. Today's breakfast was porridge made with a few raisins and apple juice and water, instead of milk and water, and a little homemade coconut sauce, to serve. Goldilocks, eat your heart out! (So to speak.)
Somehow, the term 'plant-based diet' is something I can get behind, whereas 'vegetarian' or 'vegan' has always been something that other people do. Naturally, I'm planning my crops for the year ahead with renewed enthusiasm and will no doubt relish the opportunity to prepare and serve my home-grown veg, salad and fruit in new ways, as the harvests come in.
I'm quite looking forward to a ripe old age, too!