sexta-feira, 20 de junho de 2014

Vianda - The healtiest of breakfasts

With that said, I must explain why am I calling my morning cereals "Vianda".
I learned this word from my grandmother. My grandparents used to have a farm, and their farm had loads of things, and naturally lots of animals. Cows, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, gee
se, ducks, chickens. I remember at one time having a horse and a donkey, and some swans. That was an happy farm, and that was an happy childhood. 
In my grandmothers kitchen there used to be a big white bucket, that was used has a garbage bin, what would be today's organic waist bin, where all sort of things when, like scraps, peels and leftovers of everything.
I remember my grandmother saying "go give the 'vianda' to the pigs", and in my mind, the word "vianda" was filed has - pig's food.
Later on, when on my vacations in France, the word "viande" came up has the meaning of meat.
And now, that I fluently speak English, I learned that viand means any kind of food.
As a student of languages, I had to go check the etymology of this one out, and it obviously comes from the Latin "To live" -> vivere>vivanda>vivenda

So, when my mother saw my morning cereal, she said "what the heck of 'vianda' is this?", because I prepare it on a big white bucket, with a bunch of different things:
- Wholegrain wheat cereals
- Puffed wheat cereal
- Puffed rice cereal
- Integral Corn flakes
- Muesli with dried fruits
- Wheat bran
- Sesame seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Chia seeds
- Flaxseeds (Linseeds)
- Oatmeal
- Dark chocolate curls (cause so much bird food needs some flavor).

This "vianda" sure is healthy! And that is why I have it everyday, doesn't matter if is Wednesday or Sunday, if its summer or winter, if I'm getting up at 6am or at 11am. No matter what I always have it.

Even if I don't feel like it, or if I want to eat a different thing, like croissants or yogurt or banana or wtv. If I feel like eating yogurt, I just mix them in the yogurt, and if I want a croissant or a banana or a bread or a boiled egg or beans or wtv, I have them anyway, after my cereals.
No need for extra-vitamins and "Centrum" and "Danacol" and bullocks, if you Seed it up, you Soul it up. And since you're at it, Soil it up too. ;)
The SSS 

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