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Vitamin B12

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Recently I’ve been getting nudges from my divine guidance (or so I believe) to look again at the B12 thing.

My partner-in-crime Kate of Unrefined wrote about how her boyfriend had come up deficient in B12 in a recent test. I’ve always been a bit gung-ho about veganism – I think in part out of rebellion against the guys who’d have you eat meat out of fear of getting sick – and wrote before in my blog that I don’t think you have to worry about it too much. So when I read that it was a bit of a wake up call to the fact that I have to be a bit responsible about what I write. Let alone what I do with myself… a sick vegan isn’t a great advocate of the cause as I’ve heard it said around the internet. 🙂

I actually have a mortal fear and intense hatred of doctors and the modern medical system in general due to them torturing me for years and coming close to killing me several times. (Yes, they did, and I hate people who try to convert me to their point of view on the matter too). A LOT of issues to work through there. Anyway bottom line is, I can’t go get a blood test; at least, I choose not to for now.

But from what I’ve been reading recently, I feel like it’s worth it to get a B12 supplement to be sure, especially since B12 absorption is often compromised by my current condition, Crohn’s disease. Interestingly on the highly comprehensive fact sheet I’ve been reading, most people (95%) with B12 deficiencies are meat-eaters, and it’s recommended by some agencies that ALL people over the age of 50 supplement.

Food for thought.

Check out Andrew’s other site, Lightworkers‘ Connection, if you consider yourself to be a highly conscious individual. You know there is more to life than meets the eye. You are not alone.

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Written by Princess

March 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

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Vegan sushi

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Today and yesterday I’ve been making sushi.

Day 1. Avocado, fried carrot slices with garlic, cucumber, black olive paté with spring onions, baby corn sliced lengthwise, capers with roasted red pepper (you buy it in jars ready cooked and peeled here).

Day 2. Asparagus, fried shitake mushroom with garlic, avocado.

Avocado was by far the most popular 🙂

This is an inspiration recipe more than anything, as there’s really nothing to it as I’ve been making it. I could have done more elaborate sushi, but I didn’t have nori sheets on hand.

You need to buy special sushi rice at an oriental food shop. To prepare, you wash it thoroughly before cooking with 1 and a half parts water to every part of rice. You leave it to cool and then mould the rice with your hands into bite- or at least chopstick- sized balls. Have a bowl of water on hand as you do this and wash your hands after every creation as the rice’ll stick to you otherwise.

Serve with wasabi sauce, soy sauce, and pickled ginger which you can all find in oriental food stores. And learn to use chopsticks if you can, it makes it more fun! 🙂

Enjoy!

Andrew

Check out Andrew’s other site, Lightworkers‘ Connection, if you consider yourself to be a highly conscious individual. You know there is more to life than meets the eye. You are not alone.

Written by Princess

March 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm

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