|Pasta with pickled herring and caviar sauce|
Breakfast: Rolled oats with plums and sunflower seeds
Lunch: Pasta with pickled herring and caviar sauce, pickled carrot and apple salad
Dinner: Oat sourdough with cheese, pickled carrot and apple salad
Baking/sweets: Flaxseed Oatmeal Crackers, sweet crackers (recipe to follow)
This is the first time that I made Flaxseed Oatmeal Crackers and I halved the recipe. That was a mistake, in hindsight I wish I made the whole batch, or even doubled it. The crackers are absolutely delicious, nutritious and really addictive. Rolled oats and flaxseeds are good for you so you can eat them guilt free. These crackers are made with oil and water, not butter unlike many crackers. The recipe is available here
Pasta with herring and caviar was nice but perhaps caviar goes better with potatoes or blinis not pasta. It seems potatoes or blinis complement and enhance the flavor while pasta seems to have slightly muted it. It was still delicious. Lesson learnt.
|Flaxseed Oatmeal Crackers|
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The message is usually to avoid processed foods and eat whole foods. Now to add to confusion, Connie Weaver, head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University, says avoiding all processed foods is “ridiculous.” “You just have to be somewhat selective.” And her reasoning makes sense.
"Omitting processed, packaged foods can make it hard to meet your body’s dietary needs. And although not all processed foods are of equal quality, the best of them can deliver lots of nutrition without doing you any harm". Weaver says “It is not a good recommendation to think people can have ‘fresh’ and ‘local’ foods meet all their nutrient needs. Issues of seasonality and transportation make it impossible for all of us to access fresh and local foods all the time”.
This is great advise as long as consumers know which processed foods to select and which to avoid. A blanket advise to avoid processed foods is unrealistic. I read somewhere that the current food system will not be able to meet demand if everyone follows the nutritional guidelines on what we should eat. So while everyone is given advise on what to eat, if we all followed the advise there would not be enough food. Imagine if we all started eating 2-3 portions of wild caught salmon every week and avoided tuna?
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