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I eat daily. I like what I eat. My menu tends to be set within chosen parameters.
Breakfast > Coffee
Lunchtime > soup packed with greenery
Dinner > 3 corn tacos + braise/salsa
... as well as milk, tea, filmjölk yogurt and kombucha.
Works for me.
Let's call it 'The Riley Diet'™.
I'm not a lifestylist so much as a diabetic and after many years of experimentation I'm getting a gutful...I can celebrate.
I share this food pyramid because my stomach begins in my kitchen garden.
With the yogurt, kombucha and cheese I'm eating live ferments.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 15, 2021 at 20:24

I entered a YouTube challenge called Shedwars21.  It's caused me to actually pay attention to what I produce for myself.  I'll find that silly game post I did trying to cost how much I was saving and put some results there at the end of the month.  Shedwars uses a pretty simple silly system of plain weights, but the list has actually surprised me.  

Comment by Dave Riley on January 15, 2021 at 14:47

Actually I created the pyramid as a joke -- for myself -- but looking at it, I see the substance.

Most of the greens and veg I grow myself -- and soon hope to start mushroom production as a Vetiver sideline (using the 'straw').

I can't convince my Missus of in-house meat production, but corn for hominy, grits and polenta is doable. Egg farming will have to do.

I reckon anchovies (and fish sauce) are the cheapest and most sustainable way to get your Omega-3 Fatty Acids --although you can get some from lamb (and I buy that as sides). I do grow black beans so maybe I should start growing enough to supply the larder's needs. Pigeon peas are not as versatile in my menu preferences.

While I do grow peanuts I don't grow enough to feed my addiction. But of late the peanut supply line is falling apart. Who would expect that? It is a cause of much angst.

Although I make my own yogurt my dairy product intake -- butter, milk and cheese -- is supermarket supplied. Add coffee, tea and sugar(for the kombucha: it needs sugar) and I'm satiated.

Comment by Dave Riley on January 14, 2021 at 10:31

I'm looking for a book deal.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 13, 2021 at 22:53

LOL.  I love that you TM'd the diet mate.  

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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