My sister is fixing a divine beef tenderloin with roasted root vegetables for dinner tonight. Two of her friends are joining us and niece Tahlia.
Ordinarily this wouldn't seem like anything blog worthy. Janet and Jonathan both eat to live, rather than my philosophy of living to EAT! For years they were vegan (before it was popular). The past 20+ years vegetarians who also eat fish. Tahlia who is now 21 has NEVER ever had meat or fish.
The family enjoys fruits and vegetables that I have only looked at and wondered "who on earth would eat that?"
Rambutan was the latest test taste on my part. Dr J peeled them for us. I tried one but it is pretty tasteless and the texture was like a lychee. Personally, I don't bother to go through the work. I'm sure this fruit has special magic powers but I'm not there yet. I still think pomegranates are too much work for too little taste. (Who eats just the seeds of a fruit???)
I digress. About a year ago Dr. J had some medical issues similar to Crohn's Disease which his father had and his son does have. Horrible stuff. My sister set herself on an internet search to see how life might be altered by diet and other natural means. Their plan is called Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). VERY strict with no grains. But after just two months, they both noticed a big difference in how they felt and their energy level. And they made the conscious decision to add flesh to the menu. Still mostly fish but for Thanksgiving she baked a turkey!
And tonight a giant piece of beef.
I love how they change their lifestyles to better their health.