Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wanted a Chicken, Never Bargained for You

I love broccoli rabe or rapini, another name.  There is something so bitter green about that vegetable that really makes you feel strong afterwards.  Strong like bull. 
And the edamame is also very instantly gratifying as far as soybeans go.   Normally I love steaming them in garlic water, putting a bit of soy and then some good sesame seed oil, a squirt of lemon.  Are they genetically modified?  I'm afraid to find out.  Probably.  If I can afford them, they're probably all mucked up.
And more chicken breasts....yawn.  But with the right spices and swimming in this Sriracha sauce, not bad at all.  At least it's a clean feeling, like no bloat or discomfort.  Yep... it's all just good for you and so delicious.  Ho hum...
Egg white scramble with herbs and zucchini for breakfast.  Kinda broke my heart to throw those yolks down the sink.  Little golden silky pillows of soft rich goodness.  Sniff*sniff.
It's an adjustment to eat without oils and fat, sugars.  Did you know even broccoli has 2 grams of sugar?  Sure, it's the good kind and all of that but kinda odd huh?  Then you have tomatoes that have 5 grams in just 1/2 cup of a sliced one but then no calories.   Better compared to other fruits.  1/2 cup of grapes has 12 grams of sugar although you get more nutrition from eating real fruit.  It comes down to what's your poison?  Is it calories, carbohydrates, fat, salt, pesticides, genetic engineering, sugar, wheat, dairy, glutten?  Are you trying to eat more leafy greens?  Well you better be sure they're organically grown.  Are you trying for more whole grains?  Well you better be checking those labels twice because the ingredient lists are full of lies!  It's all a big cluster.  Gone are the days when you could just 'eat'.
I am actually loving all the extra oil, fat and cheese-free vegetables but man I just wish they'd quit playing that Pizza Hut 3 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza ad for only $12 commercial on T.V.!  Especially cruel since we don't even have Pizza Huts in NYC except I think in the outskirts of Queens or something.  I haven't had Pizza Hut pizza I believe in about 25 years.  As I recall I loved it.  They had a great salad bar with those great fake bacon bits and an especially tasty ranch dressing back when you could eat a salad topped with all the fattening bits and still believe in your heart it was healthy for you.  Knowledge is not all its cracked up to be.  My sister M fell in a Pizza Hut parking lot and I believe broke her leg or fractured it.

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