Wednesday, June 10, 2009

captain vegetable

Hubby is good at challenging me. In fact, it's one of the things he does best. Not merely challenging, but actually succeeding in changing my mind about something. My mother tried for years with very little payoff. Sorry, mom.

My mother now observes Andrew challenge me on THE EXACT SAME ISSUES as she has since I was in grade school - and get away with it - with a mix of delight and chagrin. I suspect it has something to do with his extreme hotness.

The latest has been regarding vegetables. We all know we should eat more, they're good for us, too much meat is bad, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, but it's been an uphill battle of convincing me since I consider myself to have carnivorousness (it's a word! I looked it up!) in common with our pets.

He explained to me the Hallelujah diet (it's OK to snicker):
The diet in its current form focuses on health and nutrition from a biblical standpoint. It follows vegan principles and consists of living (raw) foods, juices, and distilled remineralized water. A daily ratio of 85% raw and 15% cooked foods is followed.
Which neither of us are keen on following in its entirety, but it reminded Andrew of this scripture in Numbers:
The LORD heard you when you wailed, "If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!" Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the LORD, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?"
Hopefully he'll post more about this because it's interesting to hear the revelation that unfolded, re: nutrition in a desert climate, how meat would have tampered with digestion, and how God wasn't so much cursing the Israelites as much as informing them of the consequence of their demands.

Today, when packing my lunch for work, I added two grapefruits, four yogurts, and an apple. They should go down nicely with my chicken and rice. On a related note, I've had this song in my head since last night's discussion:


Andrew G said...


We eat pretty healthy to start with... It will be interesting to see where this leads us!

oh, and that vid was weird

Seth Kimberley Graham Hunter said...


coming out your nostrils...

possibly my favorite verse in the Bible.

Splurge Sisters said...

My dear friend, we did this diet for TWO ENTIRE YEARS!! We went raw vegan - yup! And lived to tell about it. Our Christian friends were the WORST about accepting it - but we loved it! Still love it - and it's not just about the veggies and fruit plain - but what you can do with them - and making your own chocolate can be raw!! Let me know if you want me to send you some blogs!!

Much Love from Victoria,