Thursday, August 21, 2008

Day 122 of our Green Year: Enjoying cold food

Layla and I have moved beyond eating meat for the most part. We still have bison burgers on occasion, but it is becoming rare. Well, after we stopped using our microwave because it was hooked up to a faulty breaker, we began to realize that we don't need to use it that much in reality.

It was through this that Layla and I discovered the joy of cold food. This is not to say that we will be eating cold steaks by any means, but that we are going to be planning some of our dinners, lunches and even breakfasts to be cold. Why you ask? To save energy.

Much of what we do here is to save energy. We want to be able to use as little energy as possible, which means that using no energy to make our food helps. We may go full steam ahead on the Raw Food Craze, but it is too soon to tell. Instead we will be looking at what we eat and determining if we can make something to eat that does not use energy.

Instead of porridge, we can have cold cereal, a grapefruit or fruit.
Instead of making soup for lunch, can have a sandwich.
Instead of cooking a large dinner, make a large platter with cold deli meat on it.

Of course, this does not mean we will always eat cold meals, but if we can commit to two or three days a week of cold food, that will help lower our energy costs and our carbon footprint as a result.
There is nothing wrong with cold food, especially when it is 38 Celsius where we live in the summer.

On a different note, Layla and I were recognized in the grocery store today because of our TV interview. It was a very cool experience, especially considering we were asked a bunch of green question. That is essentially the reason we do this, to help spread the word of going green!