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The Numbers Don't Lie
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:26:57 GMT
​It was on October 15, 2015 when I published my third eBook “The Foodie Guide To Farming Insects For Protein.” In the three years it has been available online, it has outsold all of my other eBooks combined. I currently have six titles published. In fact this month alone I sold more copies of it than any other month this year, other than March. I sold twice as many copies in October as I did in September. So, what makes this such a popular eBook for me? I’m just goin [...]
5 Things That Bug Me
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:59:21 GMT
​I thought it might be fun to turn the tables around slightly with this blog. This website is promoting my eBook on edible insects so I thought that since it is all about bugs, I would take that as my cue. So, this time around I am going to explore some of the things that actually bug me. If you know me at all, you probably think of me as an even-tempered, patient individual. In fact, I am but there are a few things that make me shake my head in disbelief. Here are a few of them.  [...]
Assorted Cricket Fun Facts
Sat, 01 Sep 2018 01:52:39 GMT
​If you have spent any time on this website you already know that I am fond of crickets. I am also a firm believer that insect protein is good for you and crickets happen to be my insect of choice. I have enjoyed a few products that include crickets as part of the ingredients and am always on the lookout for more interesting cricket laden products. If you know of any, let me know! Anyway, I thought it might be fun to look at some cricket fun facts this time around. 1 – The Chill [...]
Crickets Will Impact Your Blood Pressure
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:06:01 GMT
​Sure, for many, the mere thought of chomping down on an insect the size of a cricket can give the old blood pressure a tweak. However, what you are truly missing out on is that the manner in which these edible insects can affect your blood pressure is actually in a positive way. That’s correct. Eating crickets can help to lower your blood pressure. Here’s how they do it. Potassium Is Good For Your Heart Crickets happen to be high in protein and potassium. In fact, in [...]
Having Fun With Bug Puns
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 03:26:55 GMT
​You know, sometimes it’s a lot of fun to just play with words. I happen to enjoy puns and I have never really put too much thought into the kinds of puns that could come from the topic of edible insects…well, not until now. So let’s see where I end up going with this. 1 – Bee In Your Bonnet Hmmm, that was kind of an obvious choice, I think. Considering bees are one of many insects consumed as an alternative protein source. You could say that they have cr [...]
Top Bug Eating Countries
Thu, 31 May 2018 21:38:11 GMT
​I know I have written about bugs and the nutritional value that insects contain for some time now. I’ve even indicated that a large percentage of the world’s population dine on edible insects. However, I’ve never really indicated what some of those countries are other than to point out that insect protein is in many cases a vital part of many different cultures. So this time around my goal is to focus on the top bug eating countries in the world. 1 – Thailand& [...]
4 Top Cricket Recipes
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:01:46 GMT
​As you should know by now, I am a fan of cricket flour and cricket pasta. Although neither is readily available where we live in Canada, I am sure that once I am able to get my hands on a bag of cricket flour I’ll be able to convince my wife, Brenda to create something interesting in the kitchen with it. If you are not familiar with the term, cricket flour is essentially flour (white or whole wheat) that contains a mixture (often between 10 and 20-percent) of ground up crickets.&nbs [...]
7 Reasons To Eat Bugs
Sun, 01 Apr 2018 01:21:18 GMT
I know, eating insects may not appear to be the most appealing things to do with bugs, but there are some good reasons to at least consider the option. I’ve mentioned many of these before in previous blog posts but they bear repeating. Bugs and pretty good for you and here is a list of 7 reasons you should eat bugs. 1 – Protein Content The numbers fluctuate, depending on the actual source but crickets are higher in protein than beef. That is, if you are comparing one to the [...]
Top 8 Bugs To Eat
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:35:25 GMT
​You know you are onto something when the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization starts promoting the same topic. The topic I’m referring to here is edible insects. It isn’t a recent report, but the UNFAO put a nice, shiny light on the subject when they announced to the rest of the world that there are well over 1,900 edible insect species on our planet. They also noted that hundreds of those are already being dined on in several countries. While I have continued to p [...]
Top Reasons For Eating Insect Protein
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:12:00 GMT
Ever since I became interested in the possibilities that come from edible insects, I have seen the same basic lists that support this. In the research I did for my eBook on the topic, “The Foodie Guide to Farming Insects For Protein” I discovered verifications and much in the way of proof to support the lists. But what sort of things appear on these lists? Well, let’s take a look now. 1 – World Hunger This tends to be either the Number One reason or it is often [...]