Tag Archives: vegetarian diet

Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans

Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut!

Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties of beans? Holy abundance! Continue reading


New recipe – quick Thai curry

Definitely looks very summery and perfect for our sunny mood, when it gets a bit colder in the evenings 🙂

Vegetable Thai yellow curry.

yellow curry

The ingeredients list looks a bit long, but it is extemaly easy recipe and you can be flexible with the ingredients and use subsitutes when necesary.

Can be served either with rice or naan bread.

Full recipe can be found in the Recipes section of Your Instinct.


Food growing – update

The weather is not too great lately, just barely warm enough for growing vegetables, so it takes a bit longer, but it’s still a great fun …

I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂

More than a month ago:

Apple tree Continue reading

New recipes – Aubergine (eggplant)

DCIM100MEDIAI’m sure many of us have heard number of times how good the aubergines are for you. However, I’m still on  a lookout for my favourite recipe.

Below are some ideas that I have tried and I was pleasantly surprised how good they turned out. The full recipes are, as always, in the Recipe‘s section of Your Instinct.

The second recipe takes a bit longer to cook, but it’s well worth the wait. Continue reading

You are what you eat…

It is encouraging to see some of the main stream scientists talking about things as they really are, without promoting anything or trying to deceive the public for personal gain. You probably won’t find it in your daily paper, therefore I translated the text to English for you.

An interview with Prof. Mark Naruszewicz PhD, one of the  leading Polish scientists, about a recent study on the effects of our diet on the body.

– What are the scientists from the Institute of Food and Nutrition working on ?
We work in the field of nutrigenomics. It is a knowledge which is very rapidly developing, dealing with the impact of nutrition on gene expression. Today we know that what we eat directly affects our genetic material.

immune-system– Can you explain that a bit more?
Each gene is a single protein. Human physiology is based on the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It turns out that the fatty acids regulate gene expression. In other words, the type of fatty acid consumed determines human growth, the development of the central nervous system and other defence mechanisms, including immunological functions. A factor that best stimulates our genetic material to develop properly are unsaturated fatty acids, derived from plants and fish. Hence a lot of pressure from all medical societies, to change our diet and started eating what is compatible with our physiology. Continue reading

New recipes – Celeriac

I’ve just added two new recipes to the Recipes section on Your Instinct:

Celeriac side salad

Celeriac cakes

Celeriac – one of the most underrated vegetables, perhaps just misunderstood…  As the winter this year is extremely and unusually long, I’m sure a lot of us is still using the supplies from last year.

celeriacThis versatile vegetable can be stored for around 5 months. Underneath the spiny roots and perhaps not the most attractive skin there is a soft, velvety flesh that, when mashed, has the creaminess of potato with the added subtle flavour of celery. Celeriac can be eaten roasted, cooked or raw and can replace parsnips in almost any recipe. Continue reading

Break the mould

Deep down a lot of us know already that there is something wrong with the way we live and what we eat. We wonder why we crave the things that are not good for us, things that make us ill or generally not well. When we don’t give our bodies the proper nutrients we are in a vicious circle, with the body always wanting more food, as it’s not properly nourished, so we consume yet another portion of ‘barren’ food. This so called ‘junk food’ affect our brains, leads to confusion, mood swings, low levels of energy and concentration.

Your_Instinct - Landing BIGThe very first question we all need to ask is ‘where does our food come from’, we really shouldn’t need another ‘horse meat scandal’ to open our eyes. We need to start thinking consciously and appreciate what process went into the food we have on our plate. Make an effort, visit a farmers’ market or a local farmer’s shop, talk to some real farmers. There is a lot of information on the internet too, including videos, there are no excuses nowadays for ‘not knowing’. If you are struggling to find time to do your research, think again, what can be more important that knowing about the food you consume which is used to rebuilt your whole body, cell by cell. If you are caring for somebody, do it for them, although if you are not looking after yourself properly, it may lead to your own illness. There is nothing more important for survival than the air, water and food. Give it the attention it deserves. Continue reading

Your Instinct – FAQ

FAQI’ve updated a Frequently Asked Questions‘  section on Your Instinct. There are currently just a few questions and answers there, but they will get updated.

As the whole site is about vegetarian food and its benefits to various aspects of life, so are the FAQs.

If you would like to add a specific question or make a suggestion, please get in touch via comments section below or on Your Instinct/FAQs.