January 22nd, Tuesday:
- Gravy Stew (Pork, Potato, Onion, Carrot)
- Macaroni Salad (Macaroni, Cucumber, Tuna)
- Lemon Basil Baked Chicken
- Coppe Bread
- Kcal: 1123
Onions–with their three flavours of sweetness, spiciness, and savoriness–are a vegetable Western-style cooking cannot do without: to the point they are called the “katsuo-bushi of the West” (西洋のかつお節). They give their deliciousness to many dishes such as curry and beef stew.
I was in a “Japanese-style Western food” mood today, so I am happy that I could eat gravy stew and coppe pan today.
Today I was reflecting that it is good that (in Japan, at least) people eat much more pork than they do beef. Raising pork is better for the environment and less wasteful of resources than beef.
I don’t advocate for everyone to become vegetarian. But modern people eat far too much meat: beef, pork, and even too much chicken and fish. Really it’s gluttonous. That obesity is a problem is rather unbelievable. Here is a quote from the Swedish National Food Agency:
It is true that meat is one of our most important sources of iron and a good source of protein, but there is no need to eat as much meat as we do today, from a health perspective. On the contrary, it is beneficial to cut down on meat and meat products because that can reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer.