The Spectacular Plant Based Runner

I am living proof that a plant based diet is orders of magnitude better than one that includes meat or dairy.

I took up running when I was 43 years old. It was a not too terrible transition from cycling.

I excelled at distance running. Increasing my mileage up to about 10 miles for long runs.

The thing is, I drink 4 beers most every night. Yet, still, I'm able to achieve this higher level of fitness.

I"m not fast. But I have endurance.

I've been running a couple years now. There's been some decline as I surpassed age 45, but overall, I'm still doing okay.

I've never been a stellar athlete. Even when I was young and sober. But I'm stronger now, even as I age, even as I drink. It says a lot about how our choice of diet affects our overall health.

I should stop drinking. If I did, I'd probably be superhuman.

So what could a plant based diet do for those who are already young and sober? It would probably be spectacular.

Kitchens of India Chick Peas Curry Vegan

The other day I encountered a new food in the supermarket. Kitchens of India pouches. They were all vegetarian. There were several styles and flavors, but I got the Chick Peas Curry because I like curry, but don't like to make it myself.

It has really simple and wholesome ingredients. Which thrilled me. Chick peas, potatoes, tomatoes, some spices. The ingredient list was only maybe eight things and all of which I'd heard of, could pronouse and were not found in laboratories.

The package said authentic india food made in India. Exciting!

I made my pouch this evening. I first made some jasmine rice. Then when the rice was nearly done I add my authentic indian chick peas curry to the pot of rice. It had a mild spicy flavor. A wonderful aroma. The only thing that disappointed me was that the packet contents were kinda small. Not too small, but a little skimpy in my opinion.

It certainly makes curry easy to make at home. It's vegetarian. Actually, it's vegan. There are no milk or eggs in it either. It's super easy to make. Tastes pretty darn good too.

I can see adding some vegetables to it in the future. Leafy greens would probably go nicely. I can also see adding some garlic and maybe additional indian spices. Or even chili powder. Chili powder goes with everything!

All in all, a very nice tasting, authentic ethnic meal with no muss, some very respectable nutritional values and entirely vegan to boot. Wonderful product.