|Typical Domican Meal: Lambi(A type of seafood native to this region),
Platanos Fritos(Fried Plantains),
So since I have been living in the DR (this is the start of month 3) I have learned a lot more about nature, therefore, I have learned to appreciate it more. Something magical happens when food comes right from the farm and goes straight to the table. You feel more confident in what you are eating, the food is prettier, it taste better, and your stomach can for sure tell the difference (say it with me REGULAR, but we’ll talk moe about that in the next post).
But today we’re not going to talk about the eating phase of food, we are going to talk about the growing phase, because in reality, food isn’t considered food until it’s meant to be eaten. Before that it’s merely a type of plant.
If you have been following the blog then you know that I HATE PROCESSED FOOD, like I am not here for it at all! I’m not here for how to expensive it is in America (my native country), the cancer it causes, and how it slowly breaks down your body over time. But the positive to all this is, I now live in a coutry where I know it is possible to feed an entire country without GMOs, pestecides, or whatever other letters they can put together to kill us.
AND…. You wanna know how I know? Well, because I eat here everyday, I grocery shop, and I also go to restaurants, and I would say out of all the things I have ingested, only about 10-15% (this is not a scientific number) have had additives (and it’s only that high because I love soda, I love the burn in the back of my throat, but I digress).
|In the DR they sell the bananas on that thick green stalk.|
“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money” (I tried to find who said that but couldn’t, sorry). I was first introduced to this quote in high school, but as I grow through life it means more and more. Yes malls, car dealerships, and industry is nice. But if we industrialize all of our open land, where are we going to grow our food that will eventually feed us and our families?