|chopped greens mixed with tasty vinaigrette|
Question: Why am I doing this?
|composte 'salad' for local farm|
|trimmings to local farm: animal edible 'salad'|
|When in doubt, just add Chicken!|
2) Because of the new age of digital advancement going way past the molecular level, it is evident that the body works on micro-nutrients: phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and we have design past cuisines with the information and products from those eras that target general macro nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates and fats and now we are overly concerned with dead calories from these when we should be concerned with nutrition from more efficient micro-nutrients as out bodies would be more healthy.
3) Because of modern lifestyle we have turned out foods over to manufacturers and this 'processed food'
is causing severe damage to soil, water, air quality with industrialization and severe damage to our bodies in diseases.
4) Because further research has shown clearly that when minimum amounts of exercise are combined with better nutrition the results confirm weight control, better overall health and extended life, which seems a good use of all the new knowledge which should be the start of a new base line, or developing a food/energy to body more responsive modern cuisine. The largest practiced traditional are: Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Island Styles and now American. All steeped in meat and poultry proteins.
Vegetable Alchemy as a concept is almost 20 years old in my research. It all started when I worked at Moosewood in upper state New York as a student at Cornell and realized that having come from meat based meals of my family, the plant based diet I was cooking, serving and eating ( we each did a bit of everything at Moosewood) left me feeling light, with lots of energy. As of today definition of Vegetable Alchemy is applying nutritionally dense plants to a plant based diet. And from last night's Salade du Garbage I can safely say, a clear part of the goal is to produce results that you WANT to eat, that taste is king. But these are only details, details.
It took Edison over 900 attempts to perfect his light bulb. Well that gives me a lot of opportunity to press forward as I am way under a few hundred experiments and date keeps getting stronger. Consider the light bulb when it became commercial. Think about how many more improvements have been added for efficiency that have had lasting impact. The light bulb benefits our lives and makes living a whole lot better. Vegetable Alchemy will too. Just need patience, time, a few more dollars, your interest and dedication to a vision. The Vegetable Alchemist.