Posts Tagged ‘health’

Bitchin’

So there have been some changes for the duo recently. Enter Skinny Bitch book.

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Read what they had to say in there. Didn’t really feel like eating meat ever again. But to be sure about the fact, they asked The Rent (she is a veterinarian).

Everything in there is true. Except for the slaughterhouse cruelty part. That generally doesn’t happen in South Africa because they don’t super-mass produce meat.

Now to put this in perspective. GennaVIVA LITERALY grew up in an abattoir. Yes, you hear right, and abattoir. The Rent worked there as resident vet since GennaVIVA was born till she was 15 years old. She has never felt bad about what she saw there. The place was her own personal playground! The duo still has bottles of preserved animal parts and foetuses that they removed themselves during the slaughter process. NEVER felt bad about meat.

What more bothers them now is that I realise the conditions these animals have to live in. The unnatural drugs they are given for production purposes. The fact that eating meat is literally killing humans with toxins that should never have been allowed by the administrations, and that it constitutes animal and planet abuse is not acceptable.

Now don’t go and think they are about to turn full on vegetarian or vegan. Not much hope of that. Too much foodie-blood in GennaVIVA’s heart and too much food lust in Domo’s.

BUT.

They are going to be slowly converting to a 90% Vegetarian/Vegan diet. On Special Cooking Sunday and special occasion, meat will be consumed, as well as dairy products.

And they will not be preaching to anyone about it. It’s a personal choice.

In celebration of this Get-GennaVIVA-Green initiative, the duo made a

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Whole-wheat Veggie Pizza

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Pizza Base

1 cup whole-wheat flour

30ml olive oil

½ cup water

Liberal pinch salt

Toppings

50g tomato puree

2 cups broccoli

Cup diced bell peppers

1 ½ cup chopped pineapple

Seasonings

Cumin Seeds

Fennel Seeds

Salt

Italian Mix herbs

Heat oven to 250C.

For the base

  1. Place whole-wheat flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly had the oil and water. Mix with a fork till it forms a firm, elastic dough. Knead the dough on a floured work surface for about 10 minutes till it becomes highly elastic.
  3. Roll out dough into desire shape and place in pan. Spread with the tomato puree.

For the toppings

  1. Place all toppings in a microwavable bowl with water. And cover with cling wrap.
  2. Microwave on high till tender. Usually around 6 minutes.
  3. Place toppings on pizza base, and sprinkle generously with seasonings.
  4. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes.

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Domo just couldn’t wait for it to come out the oven!

TADA! No meat pizza.

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K, given, The Rent said she would never give up dairy to any extent and put mozzarella on her side. It looked good.

Bento Day

Bento Day

By Friday things were looking vaguely up for Domo and GennaVIVA. Except for the part where GennaVIVA seems to have a touch of flu, since she is coughing a lot. It doesn’t really help that she freezes her butt off at work, and the only form of heat she can get is sadly by taking a hot water bottle to work.

On the up, at least she is working on some things at work. Check out this Website she’s been working on:

http://www.rockofages.co.za/

And just to prove how bright this week has been GennaVIVA has been working on Tombstone advertisements. How does one even advertise tombstones?!

It’s Bento box day!

Domo wanted to go with the piggy theme, but for a beginner GennaVIVA thought it best if they just start with decorating fruit.

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Cute panda cookies!

Stars!

Stars!

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In the lower half is Tuna quiche with a cute panda on it. In the upper left hand corner is star fruit and pomegranate seeds. In the upper right hand corner is a cute strawberry patterned cupcake mold with panda print cookies in them for pudding!

If you want some awesome Bento Lunch Ideas I would go check out this site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuteobento/

She makes the most incredible Bento’s, and is regularly featured in magazines and books.

Domo has been sneaking a lot of food into himself during the day. He just never seems to stop being hungry!!! Or sleepy for that matter. But it’s supposed to be his job to kick GennaVIVA to gym. So the game plan is to pack in the gym bag in the morning, and to go straight after work. Otherwise she just goes to sleep once she sets foot in the house! So Monday: GYM


eragon-jacket-coverDomo is currently enjoying reading Eragon again. He needs to get back into the story before he starts the second novel. Christopher Paolini began writing Eragon when he was just 15 years old!!! Christopher’s love of science fiction and fantasy shines through and will encourage all fantasy readers to pick up this hefty sized book. Just don’t ever attempt to watch the movie. What a disgrace that was.

Even though there were some not too happy reviews for the novel, as many see Eragon as just another Lord of the Rings and not too original in plot or characters, it doesn’t make reading it any less exciting. And isn’t that what reading is all about?…

In Project-Get-GennaVIVA-green there has been some energy saving progress in the household. Every morning Domo makes sure that GennaVIVA switches off all the lights, switches off the computer, switches off plugs, and switches off the geyser for the day. This might even help a lot with the energy bill. Electricity’s price has gone up so much thanks to Koeberg and its production issues.

SAVE POWER - Unplug your electronics.

SAVE POWER - Unplug your electronics.

POWER DOWN - Shut down your computer.

POWER DOWN - Shut down your computer.

SHUT OFF - Turn of your lights.

SHUT OFF - Turn of your lights.