Posts Tagged ‘Food’

GO! Say it as it is….

Posted on January 26th, 2009 by Jim

Nearly time for lunch here in Dubai and quite fancy a what-do-you-call-it?,  as I’m rather hungry:

Do we know where all our processed for comes from? It’s for sale and consumed by others so it must be ok, right?

Food comments welcomed here – what are you having for lunch today and why? Do tell and save me a bit.

GO! Smell the root, veg – smelly.

Posted on December 19th, 2008 by Jim

Does eating veg make you smile or smell?

Are onions or garlic anti social or a real necessity?

Do tell and do take a mint.

Go! Play with raw foods…

Posted on December 11th, 2008 by angelastokes

Hello again flowers :)
I hope everyone is feeling perky and well in the garden… After introducing myself last week, I thought perhaps this week I’d give a little more of an intro to the idea of eating raw, for those who might be less familiar with this lifestyle. Let’s start with the common question: What does a raw foodist actually eat?

The majority of raw foodists in the current movement seem to be raw vegans. There are some, however who eat raw dairy, meat and so on. There are many different ways to eat raw; the main point is removing toxic, addictive, unnatural processed and/or cooked ‘foods’ from our intake. There is no ‘requirement’ or ‘necessity’ to eat 100% raw to be healthy – even eating just 50% of your intake as fresh raw food can help tip the balance in your favour…

Raw vegans tend to consume the following kind of foods:

The ‘staples’: fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, sprouts, herbs, spices, natural salt, seaweeds, oils, flowers, fermented foods.

The ‘extras’: raw carob powder, sweeteners like yacon, mesquite or lucuma, green powders and nutritionally dense ‘superfoods’ such as goji berries, maca and cacao….

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Go! Smell The Pop

Posted on December 4th, 2008 by taylorblue

The other day I was with the kids at the grocery store. We were walking down the aisles and I know I was just looking for something to buy. I had already blown my budget for the day so why not just make it worse? I saw the VitaminWater (which is new here in Canada, but really popular in the United States) … and then I saw it. The Pop Shoppe pop

It hasn’t been around for a long time. When I was a kid in a really small town in Ontario (Literally there was only 7000 people there.)  we had this store the Pop Shoppe. Now most of my childhood has been blocked from about the age of 3 up until about 13. But I can remember this place. It was a store that just had bottles of pop in it. You would bring your plastic containers and fill them up with the bottles. When you went back you would bring back the empty bottles and get a credit to spend in the store. I always liked to pick out my favorites.

I loved the lime flavour. And when I drank it I remembered. My daughter tried root beer and if I remember correctly, she said it tasted like sh*t. I laughed and told her that it wasn’t like the root beer they have around now.

It’s important to point out that I love pop. I can’t go a day without one…okay three. I know that I have to cut down and sometimes I do and drink just water but when I go back to the pop I can’t stop. I like to think it helps me with stress. And there is nothing like a cold Coke on a hot day. But it has to be fountain pop. (The kind you get at McDonald’s with your meal.) I know I am bad…but I’m not perfect and this is my vice.

What are you addicted to that you can’t go a day without eating?

GO! Smell our raw food guest writers & a wild flower!

Posted on December 2nd, 2008 by Jim

Hi from Dubai folks hot on the tale of the flower smeller video by Media guru Mike French. Another flower smelling announcement with two new red-badged guest writers joining us in the garden who share a passion with RAW FOOD! Welcome to the garden……

American Matt Monarch has been 100% raw vegan for 9 years. Matt dove head-first into this lifestyle after reading Norman Walker’s classic book ‘Become Younger’. He  didn’t go raw to relieve health issues; being raw simply made sense to him. After five years raw, Matt wrote the book ‘Raw Spirit’, covering various physical challenges and spiritual shifts that going raw can involve. Matt considers his second book, ‘Raw Success’, like his “Bible” for being raw. He travels worldwide teaching about eating healthily and healing degenerative diseases and runs a popular online store .

Award-winning British author Angela Stokes lost an amazing 160lbs with a raw lifestyle, reversing morbid obesity. 30-year-old Angela went raw in May 2002 and her life has since dramatically transformed. Her website, shares her amazing story of recovery, along with guidance and inspiration for others. She shares videos, before/after pictures at her rawreform blog.In February 2007, she completed a 92-Day Juice Feast and her juicing book inspires countless others into juicy journeys.

Finally, as we have plenty of requests from writers all over the world to plant their own seeds in here in the garden welcome our new WILDFLOWER badge, designed to let occasional writers share their knowledge under the pseudonym of wildflower. Who knows what will turn up here next ;-)
A bit of blue in the garden which will give us the flexibility for other bloggers to add their touch here at GO! Smell the flowers in addition to the the guest writers and founders – quite a crowd!
Welcome to the raw food flower smellers and feel free to make them welcome right here, right now and the with the addition of the wildflower things are blossoming nicely! Cheers.

Go! Smell the thanksgiving Turkey, flowers

Posted on November 24th, 2008 by Funkygirl012003

Hi All from Ohio,

I can’t believe another year has passed already, gosh, I think this will be my third Thanksgiving with GoSmell!  Since everyone on my end of the planet will be indulging in Turkey this thursday I thought I’d extole on it’s many health benefits for you.  

Turkey just happens to be an excellent sources of Selenium, which is essential to the body’s metabolism and immune system.  Plus, this little mineral seems to be an excellent cancer preventer by encouraging repair of damaged DNA and body cells.

It’s also got high levels of vitamin B3 and B6.  As you may already know, these two B vitamins not only aid the nervous system, they also help you maintain a healthy metabolism.

So, besides the Turkey being rich in Tryptophan, it’s also got plenty of good stuff too.  You can rest easy as you drift off into a turkey-incuded coma.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, what are you greatful for this holiday season? I’m greatful for all the things I’ve acheived through my own efforts and the aid of my friends, family and teachers.

Snails – They have it pretty tough, flowers

Posted on November 15th, 2008 by Purple13

Sometimes – the most bizarre thoughts just pop into your head don’t they? Here’s one that popped into mine earlier here in the U.K:

Snails have a pretty tough time of it don’t they? Especially if they live in France.

They can’t exactly run away from hunters and their defence mechanism is to hide in their shells, which they are promptly cooked in, with a little garlic & butter which nobody asked them if they like!

Tough life eh? So what little thought popped into your head today – funny, sad or just plain weird ‘where did that come from’ sort of weird. Do tell…..

Go!Researchers Unravel How Eating Red Meat Promotes Cancer

Posted on November 14th, 2008 by kathleenblanchardrn

Hello, from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, flower smellers. Are you interested in a healthier life? We do have alternatives for disease prevention. We all have an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of our planet in the process.

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Red meat has previously been implicated as cancer producing. Researchers have now unraveled how consuming red meat and milk contributes to tumor growth. According to the results of a new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), when we eat red meat, we’re introducing Neu5Gc (N-glycolylneuraminic acid) into our bodies – a type of sugar molecule. We don’t naturally produce Neu5Gc. The body tries to fight the foreign substance by producing antibodies. The response causes inflammation, in turn promoting cancerous tumor growth…….

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GO! Smell 2million hits & a CNN feature on raw food, flowers!

Posted on October 20th, 2008 by Jim

Remember back in May 2008 when we featured Raw Foodie Angela Stokes during our spell of flushing out in the Thai Spa that led to a 66 comment thread?

We awarded her a flowers smeller badge and are pleased to report that she recently featured on CNN AFTER we’d written up her Flower Smeller article! She lost 160 pounds in body weight in 2 years on a totally raw food diet!

TWO MILLION hits later Angela is now enjoying being the biggest health story of the year on CNN after her remarkable transformation. On the day it was released, it was THE most viewed story on CNN and also sent both her name and the search term ‘Raw Food Diet’ into the top ten ‘Hot Trend’ things that people were searching for on Google. Maybe we’ll be seeing more of her here?

We’ve linked her image & her flower smeller badge to her blog at the RawReform E-Journal. TWO MILLION HITS! ALL these curious new minds investigating raw foods – what could you cut out of your diet and would you consider going RAW?

Do tell, any opinions on raw food are welcome here and CONGRATULATIONS to flower smeller Angela Stokes!

GO! Smell the tainted baby milk….

Posted on October 19th, 2008 by Jim

Thanks to blogcatalog regular HelloAnnie for alerting GO! Smell the flowers on the dangers of Chinese milk products. Last month investigators believed dairy farmers added a dangerous chemical to milk that was linked to kidney stones in dozens of babies and 3 deaths in China’s latest product safety problem.

The government vowed ‘serious punishment’ last month after China’s biggest milk powder producer recalled 700 tonnes of baby formula. The official Xinhua News Agency said the power was tainted with melamine, a toxic chemical used in plastics that contaminated pet food in 2007.

Melamine has no nutritional value but is high in Nitrogen, making products with it appear higher in protein. Suppliers trying to cut costs are believed to have added the toxic chemical to watered down milk to cover up the resulting protein deficiency. Latest news is that Chinese milk imports are now under keener scrutiny but is it enough?

Only today I’ve heard of consignments of children’s sweets being held up at the Dubai Port as they ‘May contain traces of milk’ on the back of this recent news.

What can be done to protect consumers and are measured like banning chocolate taking this too far? Comments welcomed.

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