Gem Magazine January issue: Golden opinions

“I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people.”

– William Shakespeare Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 7

The first Gem Magazine of the year 2022 is about opinions. About assumptions we people tend to make.

As master Shakespeare said it; nowadays it’s about buying golden opinions of from the media, of from the news and of from the social media. The list goes on…

Then we believe them and make them our truths, dissmissing every other opinion along the way.

The trouble is, however, that one person believes in an opinion, then the other person believes in an opinion with the same issue. Opinions of the same thing clashing is what’s going to happen.

We should regard the opinions of the opinions of one person. Not the full truth of the Universe. Just one opinion. Are you being loud with your own opinions? Now I’m going through them..surely those are there, only people are just being nice around.

Now, assumptions are quite funny actually!

Personally, people just bomb you with assuming stuff. See, they have made Your Story up, like a dream, in their minds and then assume that it’s correct. This has happened to me thirteen times out of twelve. As I said, it is much easier just to say ‘yes, you’re (absolutely) right.’. And then shake your head later.

X Johanna

GEM Kitchen: Dinner example

Packed with vegetables (=hello vitamins), this full plate will keep a hunger away (for 2,3,4,5 hrs I don’t know how often you need to eat!).

If you absolutely cannot have potatoes, then no one is forcing you not to get creative. Change them to rice f.e. Et voila!

Keeping ingredients as organic as possible is the best for..well you.

Cucumbers

Carrots

Rice noodle salad: glass rice noodles,(biodynamic) lettuce, sweet pepper, cucumber, lemon, vegan mustard sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, a pinch of cayenne pepper…this can infact be full of flavour, because it’s not going to be eaten as such. So be generous in the use of everything but the cayenne.

Potatoes, skins off (after boiling ofc, to keep more nutrients in)

Vegan sausages, however you’ll like to eat them. Here cut up perhaps 1st 1/4 and then half. Mix with potatoes.

Again add some veggie mustard sauce+lemon on top, hit for the noodle salad.

Rosemary: goes well especially with the potato-sausage one, so I’d recommend focusing on that!

X Johanna