A reader left a comment wondering what food I stock up on for winter. So I thought I would make it into a blog post.
Last winter I ate “super oats” every day. My “super oats” are: oatmeal, black-strap molasses, nuts, cut up apple, raisins, cinnamon, soy protein powder, iodized salt. I also had a grapefruit everyday.
Sometimes that is all I would eat but often I would also eat some spaghetti sauce, fresh lemon in my cal-mag fizz, a banana, broccoli and a carrot. That was pretty much my diet for the entire winter.
There is a little log cabin store that is a 2.5 mile walk through the woods where I can get some fresh food now that a couple of old hippies bought it. I like the experience of not seeing anyone, so I try to avoid going to the little store.
I’m kind of tired of oatmeal this year. This morning I made myself a pot of oats and I didn’t eat it. Probably because I had lots of other kinds of food besides oatmeal.
Here is what food I have for this winter:
Rice, beans, lentils, oats, pasta, peanut butter, canned beans, canned corn, lots of spaghetti sauce, salsa, nuts, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, fresh garlic and garlic powder, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes, black-strap molasses, lots of tea, potatoes, onions, multivitamins and some other supplements , cal-mag fizz, box of apples, grapefruits, lemons, “Better than bullion” chicken soup base, canned soup, raisins, eggs, soy protein powder, tuna. I also have a bunch of broccoli seeds that I thought I would try to sprout. I wanted some canned pineapple but I forgot it.
I have some other fruit and veggies but they will have to be replenished often because I don’t have any cold storage.
My son sent me a little lettuce growing kit last winter, everyday I would nibble on some lettuce, maybe I will get that planted again.
Last winter I didn’t eat from 12 noon till dawn the following day. It’s a Buddhist practice aimed at giving up your attachment to eating but if not done with the right might set can increase your attachment to eating. Even though I was working on my attachment to eating, I was really joyous when dawn rolled around and it was time to eat my oatmeal.
I kept that practice up until spring. This year I’d like to start it up again. It’s amazing how little food you need if don’t eat after 12 noon.
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