Game can only be shot at specific times of year, so here is a handy guide to when game is in season.
Some of the main principles of the Sustainable Food Revolution are covered here. If you can implement some or all of these points, you will reap the benefits. I have to admit, it is very difficult to change the way you eat, shop and think so dramatically, but even taking on a couple of these tips is a step in the good direction!
Avoid processed foods
Try to avoid processed foods and opt for natural whole foods instead. Generally, processed foods are more energy dense than fresh, natural foods. They tend to contain less water and fibre, and more added fat and sugar which makes them less filling and more fattening. The more processed the food, the less nutritious it typically is.
If you can maintain a diet of mainly unprocessed food, with a good variety of all the major food groups, you are pretty much on the track to eating well.
As June is drawing to a close, here is a brief run down of some of the great produce that is in season for July. I have also linked to some great recipes from some of my favourite food blogs. Check them out!
- Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries – Strawberry upside-down cake from Joy the Baker
- Broad beans
- Carrots – Carrot Cake Pancakes from Smitten Kitchen
- Peas – Spring Tabbouleh from 101 Cookbooks
- Beetroot – Farro and beetroot salad from The Forest Feast
- Jersey Royals
- Sweetcorn – Summer Corn Salad from 101 Cookbooks
- Watercress – Pea courgette and watercress soup from Cannelle et Vanille
I hope you enjoy looking at these beautiful food blogs, and give the recipes a go. Let us know how you get on!
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Much of the food in our shops is the product of an unsustainable food system. Sadly, these foods have become dependent on foreign oil, and we are literally biting a big chunk out of our carbon energy supply. Along with this, intensive agriculture attributes to 30% of the global CO2 emissions. All around the world water has become polluted from the use of pesticides and fertilisers from industrial scale farming.
The Sustainable Food Revolution website is here to provide information to help people choose a more sustainable way of eating, a new approach to our food, for a healthy planet, and a healthy you.
What is the problem, and should we care?
Over the last few decades we have become more and more detached from the production of food. It has become a commodity where we are demanding global sourcing, centralised distribution and high inputs of fossil fuels. It is clear that these methods are not sustainable.
It is important to consider the effects food production is having on our environment. Some of the issues are:
- Peak Oil
- Peak Water
- Healthier Soil
- Climate change
- Animal Welfare
- Food waste
- Industrial Farming Pollution
We are in an age that demands every fruit and vegetable, at any given time of the year, to be lined up in our supermarkets in uniform shapes and colours, at low prices without any regard for whether it is in season or how far it has travelled. We need to start thinking about our carbon foodprints!