Healthy foodies: tempeh

I could not do the personal interviews I planned, still, I want to introduce a few (progressive!) food manufacturers. Here comes the first: tempehguru

a local manufacturer
tempeh from tempehguru
my favourite way of preparing it, using little or no oil
roasted tempeh with rice
an ideal Buddha bowl: roasted tempeh with black rice and greens 

I just love tempeh, it is a super healthy thing. It is not popular enough, sadly. So what is tempeh?

Tempeh or tempe (/ˈtɛmpeɪ/Javanese: témpé, Javanese pronunciation: [tempe]) is a traditional Indonesian soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans.[1] It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form.[2] Here a special fungus is used, which has the Latin name Rhizopus oligosporus, usually marketed under the name tempeh starter.
Tempeh being sold in a traditional market in Indonesia
It is especially popular on the island of Java, where it is a staple source of protein. Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, but it is a whole soybean product with different nutritional characteristics and textural qualities. Tempeh’s fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of proteindietary fiber, and vitamins. It has a firm texture and an earthy flavor, which becomes more pronounced as it ages.[3][4]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Picture source: https://fullofplants.com/smoked-grilled-tempeh-bacon/

Summer report

Many many things happened during this summer. People showed lack of attention to infection danger and swarmed to beaches, events and popular sights. I saw this while we were on a holiday.

I attended a lovely and great event, the Turtle Symposium organized by the TSA, the Turtle Survival Association. The videos of each session are uploaded to Youtube so that anyone can see them. I really recommend watching them! 🙂 Check their page: https://turtlesurvival.org/2020-symposium/

In summertime the vegan activists did not rest. My friend, Pitt did a few videos. I truly appreciate his work and dedication for the good cause. God bless all the people who care about animal lives. Respect. See one his videos:

one of Pitt’s videos

The God and Goddess of the Ancestors

An amazed book series found me a few months ago. The title of the collection is Yotengrit and it consists of four volumes. It describes the ancient philosophy of our ancestors and of whole ancient Europe, probably. Wise old knowers faithfully preserved this knowledge successfully throughout the strict Christian rule and the storms of history. They kept it in secret for centuries and passed it on from master to disciple up until today. The reason why it was allowed to be shown to public: “if our nation is in the danger of ruin, the old wisdom should be brought to light as it can save us from destruction”. The books present surprisingly modern and pragmatic ideas about our world, about our relationships with others, about animals, about men and women. I would recommend it to everyone who can read Hungarian.

I am deeply grateful to meet this set of ideology, it is so rich and so beautiful. The books explain a lot of things I thought about Hungary and Hungarians – as a Hungarian – and proved me that I know too little. So far it is not translated to English but hopefully it will be done very soon. 🙂

Here is an except of its summary (translated by me, using Google Translate):

Yotengrit means “first deity” but also “first world sea”.
It is formed from the word tengri = god in the Altai languages. *Tengri also means sea (tenger).

In the world of our ancestors, Yotengrit, whose roots go back to the (ice) Stone Age, is the name of the all-encompassing ancient spirit, which is also a state of origin.

Yotengrit takes out evil from itself and manifests as a woman-god: UKKO and a man-god: GONUZ, creating a dualism of femininity and masculinity that is very different from the Chinese Yin-Yang dualism, but even more so from the old Iranian dualism, in which there is a good and bad balance, and their eternal struggle is the motor of existence.

In the Chinese philosophical system, femininity is passive and masculinity is active. In the Hungarian dualism, which our fathers preserved from the ideas of the Northern Eurasian-American Ice Age to the present day, both femininity and masculinity contain activity and passivity. Their features are not opposed, but complement each other on a deficit-surplus basis.

This basic approach defines everything, social doctrines, the legal system, but even the life-death relationship.

Yotengrit is all-encompassing but more feminine in nature. It throws out evil from itself, which settles into a harmful force but does not become part of the dual interaction. It is a disturbing factor: he is Arman, the evil, harmful, harmony-disturbing spirit.

Source: https://www.magyarmenedek.com/products/3770/Yotengrit_I-II-III-IV__egyutt_-_Mate_Imre.htm

Picture source: http://www.neplelek.hu/magyar-nemzet/ne-keresgeljuk-a-magyar-osvallast-hiszen-itt-van/

Another face of discrimination

I am working on a series of articles about discrimination. I do it a year ago and I am still not done, I am generally too busy. I need time to elaborate the topic, the research works take a lot of time.

What type of discrimination is it I want to talk about so much? Racism? Genders? No. An issue much less known: ethnicism. What is ethnicism? Discrimination based on a certain person’s place of origin, nation, county or language. As modern media and press is dominated by Western European and North American news-telling it is not a miracle that hardly anybody has heard of ethnicism as an issue. Though they should….

Ethnicism is strongly present in Western Europe against Eastern or Central Europeans (WE, EE, CE). Why? Because of their alleged poverty and alleged lack of human/cultural values. News of humiliation of CE/EE workforce in Western countries hit my ears from time to time. This unfair deal, these inequalities inspire me to dive deeper and do research.

Guesthouse & Sanctuary

I created a site to show and explain how – and why – I imagine to create a guesthouse and a turtle sanctuary. Here on my homepage one can already find a page dedicated to this but I wanted to create an introduction page without exposing myself so much – as my person is much less important now. Here it is:

https://sites.google.com/view/turtleguesthouseandsanctuary/guesthouse-turtle-sanctuary

I work on finding partners, financiers and supporters for the plan. Because I feel this is a really important issue. I just love turtles, I can’t help it. And I want to help them, giving them a good and safe life. <3

Turtle unwanted – video

This weekend I could finally finish the polishing of this lego stopmotion. We’re working on it since Christmas – then have been the photos taken (about 350 piece). I edited the story in PremierPro mostly, plus I did some work in Inkscape as well. It was laboursome but absolutely worth of the effort! 😀

After I learned how to make captions the Hungarian version was soon completed. Please, take a look and leave a like+comment! 🙂

Goodbye to 2019

The days keep flying by and we arrived again to the end of a year. Time had come to draw conclusions, to calculate the results, to count all the pros and cons, the successful and the sad moments.

Altogether I think this was a good year for me, though with no breakthrough events. I did not publish another book or sell a script, and I haven’t switched to a new job either.  But I learned a lot, so I feel, about myself and about human nature in general. I was building daring plans and though none of them was particularly successful so far I think things are not altogether lost (or any hopeless). I look at this period as though it was a kind of preparation.

The highlights of the year in a nutshell: the birth of my little nephew, visiting Rome,
battling with aquarium disaster, touring lavender fields near the Balaton, having a holiday in Poprad, getting flowers, completing puzzles, trying+buying Beyond Burger, making new friendships, seeing Transylvania, baking approved muffins.

I wrote a study about local turtle’s status (Emys orbicularis), plus drafted a project on how to save unwanted turtles and local turtles with one move. This was the most important thing I did, I guess. I do not have a firm yes or no from the interested association, but, whatever their reply would be, my plan is more expert now, more elaborated than it was. I keep working hard to make it come true – to build that turtle sanctuary with a vegan guesthouse. This is my goal for the next year.

Oh, well, I also want a house for myself where I will have enough room for my turtle daughters! 😀