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OK, I don't have much time so I'll probably have to write this long, long blog in segments. I've been aching to write this for DAYS!!!!
First off, thank you to Jennifer (fellow blogger) for recommending Rice Paper in the Linden Hills neighborhood. Not only did I fall in love with the food, but also the fantastic community. Oh, those homes are SO cute!!!!!
At Rice paper last Saturday, I had the chicken spring rolls (with peanut dipping sauce. These are perhaps the best spring rolls I've ever tasted! Very type A appropriate! Also had the coconut tofu with the jasmine rice and some clear dipping sauce. Also very good! Walked out with a canned guava drink, though it wasn't pure guava, but had some nasty unhealthful stuff in it, too.
Walked over to the Linden Hills co-op. Very tidy little place. Very quiet, though it was a Saturday night in a quiet neighbhorhood so that was to be expected. Didn't buy much since most of the stock is similar to any other co-op or health food store, BUT did purchase some wild salmon and get this, EZEKIAL 4:9 TORTILLAS!!!
I have no clue these were available now. I really dig them especially since they aren't frozen and you can eat them right out of the bag!
Last but not least, another item from their deli case....Tofu Oat burger. Now, this was a nice little type A non-secretor-friendly food, BUT when I was eating it at work on Sunday I notice that the label on the parchment paper actually read TOFU OAT BUGER!!! Not BuRger, BUGER. It was my civic duty to call them and let them know about the typo in hopes that I'm not eating boogers. I mean, what would the health inspectors say?
Well, it's like they say, you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.
OK, so then after work on Sunday, I did NOT go to Mass. Something of seemingly greater importance to World's well-being was calling me. Perhaps by God? I don't know...but instead of listening to Father O preach the gospel, I watched to the acclaimed documentary that everyone must see: SUPER SIZE ME!!!!!!
If you have not seen this, please go. You will hopefully never set foot in another fast food chain again. A brief synopsis (if this has already been explained in someone else's blog, sorry, I haven't been cross-reading lately so an advanced apology for the duplication):
Morgan, a healthy 6'2", 182 lb male decides to eat nothing but McDonald's three times daily for 30 days. If he is asked to super-size, he will supersize. He will quit exercising and only walk as much the Average fast-food eating American walks. He will eat every item on the menu at least once. He enlists the scientific help of three physicians: a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, and a general practitioner. He also enlists the help of a dietician at a health club as well as the reluctant support of his vegan chef girlfriend.
All his labs are normal at the beginning of the study. Halfway through his AST and ALT levels sky-rocket, meaning he is damaging his liver. His total cholesterol goes from 165 to 212. His doctors advise him to quit the diet immediately, but he is determined to see what happens in a month to him as millions of Americans eat this diet on a daily basis.
After thirty days his weight goes from 182 to 211. He takes in an average of 5,000 calories per day. He feels like crap, not even being able to walk up the stairs. According to his girlfriend, their sex life even suffers. He not being able to perform nor sustain a normal erection!
If this film does not illustrate (read:give major wake-up call) to millions of Americans that these nasty over-processed, fried fake foods, are harming themselves and their children (those who don't think their diet is the main culprit of their illnesses), our country is heading one place: to the crapper.
I have a couple more significant meals to report, but at this time, I need to log off and do some yoga. Take care and quit eating stuff that'll kill you if you haven't already!