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Really beginning to dislike processed foodstuffs 
16th-Dec-2009 11:32 am
Bettie Page elitist bitch
I find I'm having no trouble resisting most of the edible goodies that people have been bringing in to the office. This seems to be holding true even though today is the "holiday dessert faire".

The "chocolate" used in home-grade chocolate fountains? Nasty.
Commercial high fructose corn syrup-based marshmallows? Nasty.
Already-stale cookies full of hydrogenated fats and four different kinds of sweeteners? Nasty.
Overly-sweetened American chocolates? Nasty.

Even the Godiva chocolates that BossLady received (which are now open for sharing) are too sweet for the most part.


Honestly, right now what I'm craving is Brussels sprouts. Or maybe kale.
16th-Dec-2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
I was completely starved at 10:30 this morning. HR then announced: "We received a big(sic) of goodies from the building management".

I didn't even look at it, just headed out to my local Greek place (Basil Leaf) and got their vegetarian combo. Well worth it. (and sadly they won't be around for much longer, since they get very few customers)

Edit: HR person was in the kitchen when I went to refill my water. She was sampling one of the items, and someone asked if there was anything good in what was sent. Making a face and dropping the rest of her cracker into the trash, she said "not this!". Score!

Edited at 2009-12-16 11:52 pm (UTC)
16th-Dec-2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Hear that.

Wanted a snack yesterday. The cupboards here are FULL of 'food'. But it is NOT food. And, I didn't want to eat any of it. It's just... not food.
And, I can't eat fast food any more. Not just the awful taste, but the thought of it. None of it is 'real' anymore. I mean, it was always on the verge, I'd eat if if that is what folks got, and that was what was there. And, if there was nothing else, really.. but, am past that. It has thrown me into a bit of a funk.
Partly being here, and having not too much control over what is brought into the house. Partly, no garden food. It is all wrapped together.
I am looking again into the CSA's here, I was a member for a while, I just let it slide (more the ADD and forgetting to re-up) It means making room and time to go pick up the vegies, or meats or eggs, milk. Which, may not be hard for many folks, but for ME to pick up a new habit.. is very hard. But, I'll have to go there, or starve! lol! That may be incentive... but, getting back to your post.. it IS so odd to walk into a room full of 'food' by most people's standards, and realize that it is NOT food to you...
17th-Dec-2009 02:29 am (UTC)
I'm so with you. Today was the president's holiday reception. It's a nice thing in that it's an opportunity to socialize in a daytime environment (and no booze) with people from all over the campus. Sodexo is our on-site catering company, which says a lot... Anyway, I was heartened to see curried pumpkin soup and darn near skipped over to get some. Unfortunately, it was so salty that it was literally akin to dipping a spoon into miso--only I'm pretty sure that in this case it was MSG-laden soup base. Could barely taste curry, could not taste pumpkin.

The most interesting thing was observing other people who were talking about it being salty and eating it anyway. I think the "Clean Plate Club" of childhood did a lot of damage! :P

Kale? YES! Especially with so many different kinds to choose from.

As much as I want to love brussels sprouts, I'm sad to say that my childhood name for them continues to apply: briggle spots.


Now. Agave and sea salt and ginger coated organic cashews? That's a treat I can contemplate...
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