Blessed Love Sister
Glad to hear the Livity is bringing the I so much joy. Live up =)
As Ras Ravin was pointing out recently, veganism and Ital eating are not exactly the same thing. Many vegans feel fine about eating frozen veggie burgers, tofu, imitation cheese or imitation meat made from soy, cashew, or other vegetables processed into different forms, soda pop or unnatural energy drinks, salt, and plenty of packaged and trend hyped "vegan" foods. Ital is getting to the essence of vitality in food, seeking the most natural, healthful, JAH provided plant foods. Leaving out anything from the plate and the I Livity that is taking away from the vitality of the I temple. We have to think about economics as well, if we are not growing the food and recycling the seeds, then the seeds or the food items that we buy from others have to be funding programs and companies that support I&I Livity.
What I said in the other thread about following the vegan rule about grains and beans was referring to the need for Ital eaters to get the full range of amino acids for the body to build proteins, which can be accomplished by eating a variety of grain and pea foods. The only grain or pea that I know of with the full range of amino acids is quinoa. Other than this grain, grains should be paired with peas. The reason I called this the vegan rule is that I learned it from vegans long before I knew about Ital eating. But it applies to Ital eating as well.
Grains: Black japanese rice (japonica), Kamut, Teff, Amaranth, Quinoa, Barley, Brown Rice, Wild long grain rice (black red or brown), Wheat, Buckwheat, Groat (the oat before it is flattened)
Peas: Black pea, Black eyed pea, Red kidney bean, Northern white bean, Lentil (green, brown, black, orange, yellow), Gungu bean, Mung bean, peanut, Garbanzo/chick pea, fresh green peas
Those are short lists, the types of grains and peas in the world will blow you away if you look into it! And yes these items tend to be the least expensive, especially if you have a market or store near you with the bulk bins.