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2000 Kilometre Day!

2024 km so far. We both woke up tired after our 100 km plus ferry plus flat tire ride yesterday. But, with only 47 km to go to Pecs, we figured it would be an easy day. The room rate included breakfast, which is almost never a good thing. We’d much rather eat our homemade […]

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Should I Eat This? Part 7: Grains

We food-obsessed Westerners have spent much of the past decade freaking out about grains. Remember Atkins? There was a guy in my office who ate huge plates of bacon and sausage every morning, but would shudder in disgust at the sight of toast. South Beachers also said “no” to grains, but were at least a […]

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Caged Chickens In Syria

Should I Eat This? Part 6: Eggs & Dairy

Lots of people are quite happy to imagine going meatless. But when it comes to dairy products, they would rather lose an eye than lose eggs, cheese, and milk from their diets. True, eggs and dairy pack a nutritional punch; they are a great source of calcium and protein. They are also a great source […]

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5 More Reasons To Boycott Chick-fil-A

There’s been a lot of squawk this week about Chick-fil-A’s ties to homophobic hate groups. While this is an excellent reason to never eat there again, it’s not the only one. Not by a long shot. Here are 5 More Reasons To Boycott Chick-fil-A. #5: The Ingredients These are the ingredients in a Chick-fil-A Spicy […]

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No Antibiotics

Should I Eat This? Part 4.1: Meat & Your Health

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein said this long before our meat moved from pastures to factories, long before our meat was filled with hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics, long before pink slime and meat glue were ingredients in […]

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Pigs at a factory farm

Should I Eat This? Part 4.0: Meat & The Environment

Eating meat is a mind-bogglingly complex issue: emotions, culture, morality, religion and even a little logic are at stake. The facts are impossible to disentangle from the propaganda created by the astonishingly powerful and profitable meat industry on one side and the (underfunded) non-profits like Peta on the other. Yes, I am biased. You are […]

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