Skip to main content
October 3 - October 24, 2018
Dawnette Hale's avatar

Dawnette Hale

Daimler-DTNA Portland

"To honor the connectedness of our beautiful Earth and all the inhabitants from trees to rocks and flowers to fish"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 379 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    58
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    26
    whole food meals
    consumed

Dawnette's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Dawnette Hale's avatar
    Dawnette Hale 10/24/2018 1:20 PM
    I have enjoyed the challenge; it has helped me become aware of amount of meat I consume.  It has also helped me see that I eat many locally sourced meals.  I have been baking my own bread and trying new recipes with spices and herbs.  My next personal goal is to eat no more than one meal a day with meat and then reduce the numbers of times I eat meat during a week.  I need to develop more recipes.  I am relying on things I know that are quick and easy and many contain meat.  I also need to work with the people in my household on meal coordination.  It would be better to agree on meatless days, rather than having very disappointed people.  Feeling inspired.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Dawnette Hale's avatar
    Dawnette Hale 10/07/2018 3:46 PM
    I am not certain.  I do not yet fully understand all the energy and resources required to create from farm to plate.  Less meat is always a safe choice.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Dawnette Hale's avatar
    Dawnette Hale 10/05/2018 6:40 PM
    Availability of meat at a low cost created the increase in consumption.  Unfortunately, the quality is not always there with mass production.  Plus, there is a cost to the living creatures; they do not have a wonderful life.  Being mindful and expressing gratitude for their sacrifices would help reduce consumption.  It would be helpful if we created recipes that are delicious and do not rely upon meat for texture, taste, and scent.  Learning about spices can change the world.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    Dawnette Hale's avatar
    Dawnette Hale 10/04/2018 11:57 AM
    If you are healthy - absolutely!  Perhaps people can also grow there own food. Very therapeutic to work with soil, sunshine, and water.  A small window garden can help decrease stress and provide some lovely herbs.   If not interested in growing some items, then a trip to a farmer's market is a feast for the senses.  Plenty to see and do and taste.   I love gardening and grow many of the food I enjoy.  I canned some grape
    juice last night and it is ready to store as beautiful liquid sunshine over the winter.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest for you to give up?

    Dawnette Hale's avatar
    Dawnette Hale 10/03/2018 3:45 PM
    The first thing that came to mind was potato chips.  I would need to make sure my root cellar was stocked with enough potatoes to overt a crisis.  The other item I would miss would be citrus.  I am going to see if I can grow lemons indoors this year.

  • Dawnette Hale's avatar
    Dawnette Hale 10/03/2018 3:41 PM
    I am enjoying the local, fresh, organic foods of fall.  I will be making Leek and Potato Soup tonight.  Wish me luck - never tried cooking with leeks before.