Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crispy Rice with Smoked Duck and Oceana fish statistics

Eggplant in spicy tomato sauce with spaghetti
Food Diary (May 25, 2011)
Breakfast: Polenta porridge with raisins, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds
Lunch: Eggplant in spicy tomato sauce with spaghetti
Dinner: Vegetable soup with rye bread, polenta porridge with raisins and coconut
Baking/sweets: ginger cookies

I just hit a blank when I started to write this. Unfortunately today I don’t have much to say! But I did summarise an interesting blog below.

Today's Favourite Photo
Crispy Rice with Smoked Duck and Medley Confit

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Care2
Care2 lists the following 5 shocking fish related statistics from the book called Oceana:
1. Since 1988, commercial fishing’s catch has declined by 500,000 tons per year. No it is not a typo, there has been a decline
2. For every pound of shrimp caught, 10 pounds of other marine life are killed and thrown away. Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall started the fish fight campaign. His documentary which was shot on fishing vessels shows fish being discarded because fisherman are not allowed to keep the fish due to the quota system
3. In 2000, the world’s fisheries had burned 13 billion gallons of fuel to catch 80 million tons of fish.
4. The world’s factory-farmed pigs and chickens consume twice the amount of seafood in one year than the Japanese people consume as a nation, and six times the amount Americans eat. Those animals were not meant to eat fish obviously since they can’t go fishing!
5. A lot of fish is “faked.” One cannot be sure that the snapper is really snapper, or the more expensive wild-caught really is wild-caught. Unless of course you have a well developed palate


  1. I've been liking your pasta lately. You make very good pasta!! I now have a craving of eggplant and tomato dish. You are very good at updating everyday of what you eat. I wish I am trained to be disciplined like you! :-)

  2. Smoked duck sounds awesome. I would love to try this one out.

  3. Your spaghetti looks soooo yummy!
    very interesting fish and seafood facts! I am relieved, because 1) apparently from the two evils it's better to buy farmed shrimp and that is what I do, since the wild ones I can buy here are very tough and not good; 2) I only buy organic meat (it takes me a lot of time to get organic pig, but it's worth it tastewise and consciousness wise) 3) I have already discovered a long time ago my big fish shop sells certain fish labelled as "sole" but not resembling soles at all... (and suspiciously cheap). Pigs can't fish!! You are absolutely right (it made me laugh, even though the subject is not funny at all).

  4. Nami: thank you. Yes it takes some discipline. Lets see how long I can continue!
    Angela: thank you for visiting!
    Sonia: thank you
    Sissi: pigs can't fish but they can fly:) I am surprised that shops can sell cheaper fish labelled as sole - thats misleading. However the price is low, it would be worse if they sold at a higher price.

  5. Good looking pasta dish....I'm now seriously craving some spaghetti....must add it into the rotation this week.

  6. Wow that shrimp info makes me think lessen my shirmp intake. 1 pound compared to 10 pounds of marine life sounds so absurd!