Recently circumstances in my life changed dramatically. For better or worse, is not really the issue of this blog, but the changes necessitated a very real desire to alter my lifestyle, from:
- What I eat
- To what I drink
- To how I perceive myself and
- To what really is of importance in this life
I like to call the first two points my physical realm and the last two my spiritual realm.
As regards my spiritual realm a serious journey of self observation through meditation began around 8 years ago.
As regards my physical realm I have embarked on a quest to eat as organically and ethically as possible understanding that
- “you are what you eat” or
- “what you put in is what you get out” and that
- “we can all make a difference to our world…however small the contribution”
Now, it is relatively easy to find organic or ethical retailers online (the quality and variety of produce in most supermarkets is laughable at this stage), but to find the ethical/organic restaurants and wine farms out there is a rather hit and miss affair!
There are many restaurants professing to trade ethically or that their ingredients are as organic or free range “as far as possible”, but:
- How far is possible?
- Do they include all ingredients in their quest for ethical produce?
- Do they include organic wine on the menu?
- Do their policies include just food or other ethical or community considerations as well?
I have taken it upon myself to research and then publish my findings on as many restaurants out there that are making an attempt to operate as ethically as possible.
The criteria that are being used can be found on the Rating Guide page.
Happy, healthy eating and enjoy the fruits of this labour of love!