Question, Can you eat almost 100% only what you can grow or forage here in the cold Black Mountains of Wales?
I recently saw a YouTube video of a man called Rob Greenfield who was only eating what he could grow and forage for a whole year! Wow I thought impressive. Hmmm. He lives in Florida. He is foraging coconuts, bananas, passion fruit and that’s just for starters! A bit different to here where you’re lucky to find dandelion leaves and some nettles! Also he is living on his own, not with a bunch of people eating only what the forage from Tesco and the pantry! But it made me ask the question,
Could I live on eating only what I can grow or forage here, whilst still working in my part time job ( in a chipshop!!!) and being full time mum, wife, taxi driver, cook, agony aunt, etc etc ( if you have kids you’ll understand).
I’ve decided to give it a go and just see how I get on. I quickly went against the whole year timescale, but thought a month a bit short, so came up with 100 days. As I’m not in Florida and to give myself a sporting chance I’m letting myself have sugar, that way I can make the most of things like rhubarb and gooseberries. I eat a plant based /vegan diet so unlike Rob I won’t be indulging in fish, squirrels or the like!
I have to say everyone thinks I’m a bit mad and doomed to failure! But I’m quite excited! Hopefully at the very least it might help me shift some of my very unwanted pounds – maybe I’m on to something- the dandelion leaf diet!
One last rule I’ve allowed myself is that I can drink water from anywhere. My water here at home is from the mountains and tastes amazing and I usually take a bottle with me. But with summer here and it gets very hot at work behind the fryers I’m not dehydrating for anyone!
So here’s to 100 days of good/ interesting food with no packaging or E numbers! Hopefully Rob will be proud.