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There’s Nothing Fishy About Sustination


by Dave & Anita  .  Tuesday 28 June 2011  .  0 Comments


In Chapter 16, Jack Of Hearts, Theresa got us to learn about fish, sustainable fish to be precise. Since my reading of this chapter – considering it’s challenge and the writing of this post are literally a month apart, I am a bit out of sorts in regards to discussion.

But I did learn a bit about sustainable fish. Or, relearned about it. It was actually right in front of me for years. You see, I used to own a Butcher Shop and sold a fair amount of farmed fish. I knew a lot about fish then, and was a firm proponent of farmed fish, for many reasons.  As Theresa writes, we need to eat more fish and I agree completely. I used to hate fish, if it weren’t ‘Fish n’ Chips’ that is but finally came around, opened my eyes and now myself and my family all enjoy fish of all kinds.

It’s not all health and perfection though. On occasion, I love the Halibut, or ‘Hali’  Buritto at Buritto Bandidos. In fact, it’s my current favourite food item. Deep fried Halibut health benefits aside, Halibut is not in abundance and not sustainable.

We are fans of Salmon though, and farmed Trout, among other sustainable fish so we are looking good that way and plan to keep them as a regular part of our meal plans – once a week at least. Anita unfortunately is allergic to shellfish, so we avoid all types even though the rest of us enjoy Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Crab etc. It’s too bad but that’s life.

In this chapter, Theresa includes a recipe for Small Fish. Not too appealing to us, but we will get to trying it out. All of her other recipes have been excellent so we’ll give it a go.

Dave & Anita

Dave & Anita

At age 43 and neither unfit, nor of perfect health, we have a lifestyle that requires constant focus. The “go, go, go” lifestyle of a being working parents gets the better of us. 5 years ago, we made major life decisions to quit smoking and get healthy, which for the most part has been successful. Anita, is an outstanding partner in our busy lifestyle and manages to be a dedicated mother. As a full time worker who travels regularly, she is no stranger to the dangers of living the life where meals are being fit into tiny windows of time each day. Together, we are making this journey even more interesting as we move through the Ace Your Health program and share how they apply it applies to our entire family. As a recreational runners, you can follow along to see how this quest of 'Ace Your Health' improves our marathon performances - click here to visit my running and fitness blog

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