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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sous Vide French Style Cooking and Desire Day 102 Food and the Mind: May 23 2013

We are going to look at My Fears and Desires 
When i ate the food i ate last May 23, 2013

2 Corns on the Cob
(small to medium)
I went to the Asian shop
and saw this 
I bought one and then 
bought another 1
at about 6 PM

The look of the Corn:
The Corn on the Cob was freshly Boiled with Husks on . The picture was taken after i removed the husks of the corn. This is how we normally eat corn it in the Philippines.
I connected this to a memory of when my mother boils corn in the afternoon and we all 
get some. We first remove the husks and then get salt and eat the corn with salt while talking and laughing on the table

*Fear - fear of not being able to experience that same positive energy when i ate corn on the cob in my country > fear of being sad
*Desire - desire to eat corn on the cob like how we eat it in our country  > desire to be happy

*1 Sous Vide Cage-Free Pork Chop (Thin cut)

Sous-vide (pron.: /sˈvd/; French for "under vacuum")[1] is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times—72 hours in some cases—at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 °C (131 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for meats and higher for vegetables. The intention is to cook the item evenly, and not to overcook the outside while still keeping the inside at the same "doneness", keeping the food juicier.

The meat is vacuum sealed in a plastic bag
and then cooked immersed in water or oil for 2 hours or more 

*Fear - fear of not being able to cook sous vide style > fear of not knowing how to do it
*Fear - fear of not being able to know how to cook in a stylish way > fear of being inferior 

*Desire - desire to cook sous vide style > desire to know how to cook the French way, which is an in thing
*Desire - desire to know how to cook in a stylish way > desire to be superior

*3 1/2 c cauliflower fried rice 
(with sweet potatoes, celery, mushrooms, garlic granules, braggs liquid aminos and olive oil)

*Fear - fear that the cauliflower rice will not taste as tasty as the real fried rice - fear of being sad
*Fear - fear of eating Carbohydrates

*Desire - desire to make the cauliflower rice as tasty as the real rice
*Desire - desire to eat tasty food without the calories in carbohydrates

*1 and 1/2 c grapes midday 
*1 c grapes while watching the movie at night

I soaked it in water and then rinsed it

*Fear - fear of eating food with pesticide > fear of getting sick
*Desire - desire to live longer > desire to not get sick/desire to be healthy

*1 c thin corn chips freshly cooked

My partner got some chips 'to go' and left it in the car
I saw it while in the car and ate the rest

*Fear of eating GMO corn > fear of being sick
*Fear of getting bored in the car > fear of not being entertained

*Desire - desire to eat non GMO corn > desire to be healthy
*Desire to eat something crunchy that will cover up the boredom > desire to be entertained

Note: In the next blog, i will look at fears and desires - the problem and the solution.


'The energy of fear takes the physical body and so ones beingness into a resonant state of stress and tension and when one move ones sound in the self-forgiveness as a gentle soft depth, assist and support with that change of energy and its consequence to self stability in the physical body... '
'What is fascinating about desire is also its often or frequent attachment to fear in that one will be in a desire but at the same time there will be a fear as well in how one get into that internal conflict for a moment - i want to but i don't but i can't stop myself, oh and there i go and then one give in to the particular specific desire...'
From the Interview: When Desire becomes Overwhelming 


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    Around 55 °C (131 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for meats and higher for vegetables -
    Vacuum Bags
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