I am an Atheist. Everyone knows it, I don't proselytize
it. Rest assured, if someone gets in my face about their beliefs, I will defend myself to the same degree of their stupidity. Doesnt happen often, I focus my life more on my family and all the fun we have (as well as the frustating times too, but one needs bad to appreciate good)
Sooo, if I post on this beautiful site, it will most likely NOT be atheist related... probably, more than likely it will be food related. I am sure that when bees gather after a long days work, they dont talk about honey. Well, I am amongst a group of like thinkers, and I don't wanna talk shop... <grin>...
(Profound statement) Food is life. duh, right? Have you ever done the Master Cleanser? I have. Two times a year for the last three years and probably until I die, it is my form of...er...sabbatical to my body. The last one I did lasted for 33 days.
Until one stops eating and lives amonst eaters, one does not realize how profound a statement it is. While on the Cleanse, I sit amongs acquaintances at meals and they dont even realize that I am not partaking in this sacred act of eating. Leaving a restaurant, the guy sitting next to me commented, "how did you like the food"... I just said, "oh, it was great"... lol...
My boys hate when I cleanse. They want me to eat at the table with them, and enjoy the wonderful meals I make daily. Theres also some crazy synaps that clicks in my body that when cleansing, I create the most fascinating dishes... It got to where I write down what I created so when I off I can make it again... oh, the torture! hahaha...
Oh, I will read and enjoy all the stuff put here on our mindset; and probably get a lot of insight, and thank you, dear poster, for the enlightment...
Well.... back to the kitchen! lol... I'll post some pics of my latest master pieces! I am thinking Pate a Choux (fancy talk for cream puffs) lol...
A good chunk of our content here has nothing to do directly with religion or its absence. For most of us atheism is pretty much a given and we don't get a lot of contrarian visitors to debate faith with.
I had to look-up Master Cleanser.
For 33 days? Wow that's a tad radical isn't it? No doubt it must have all sorts of effects on your metabolism.
In any case it must be quite the lesson in self-control - eating is so central to living, culturally, socially and physiologically. You should have interesting tales on the tricks your mind plays with you on Master Cleanse =)
I had to look it up too. Wow! If I carried out that cleanse, I'd end up in the hospital. I spend way too many calories during my normal work days and my exercise intensive weekends, to make it on that diet. I have "fasted" for brief periods before, when I was young and convinced that I was "fat" (I was not anywhere near fat or even plump, but sometimes teenage girls have a very distorted image of themselves).
My younger told me that the MC is a bit of a fad with college age girls, when they want to quickly drop some weight (and water weight) for a party, graduation, vacation by the sea, etc.
If you mention the names of your dishes, could we be in for the recipes ?
We have a vegan/vegetarian group where we post recipes and other things but if you like, you can create your own food group for recipes or any other kind of food-related discussions! Check out all our groups, BTW. We discuss about a lot of things that are not directly-related to atheism.
I found good recipe of the Vegan Zucchini Bread
Ana if someone baked it for me, (I'm a terrible cook) I would love to try it.
There is a vegan/vegetarian recipe group here.
I used to fast for 36 hrs or 2 days a while back. By day 2 got over the hunger pangs - which really were merely the stomach shrinking making me think I was hungry when not at all. After all bio-evolutionary we were hunter food gatherers and didn't eat for days at a time. And survived-obviously haha. Today some ppl freak out after half a day. That is conditioning. I drank japanese Bancha tea which is excellent for minerals during the fast. tastes like the bark it is. but minerals are often forgotten as the propanganda focusses on vitamins. which we get anyway. it's another corporate health con like they all are. Now I simply only do a simply breakkie -no cereals-too much sugar and chemicals no matter what the propaganda, bread eggs cheese tea/coffee and a main meal around 3pm. [I'm retired yipee]. Thirty per cent meat. Not a fanatic but balanced. After all plants suffer when we eat them too. Vegans never mention the sentients of plant life. Plus too many vegetables can be problematic in that many flora of their own defensive chemicals to ward off insect attacks. That can get toxic of eaten too much. No vegans mention this either being hollier than everybody but themselves. Nature gave us a tongue to be discretionary in what we eat. if it tastes good - eat it - by that I don't mean factory produced garbage or take away chunder. The ethnics know what's good.