Category: Erika (A)
OK, well, this was a fun food day so I figured I'll tell ya....
Woke up in the early am and had to drive 4+ hours thru the upper midwest snowy weather. So I bought a Tropicana Pina Colada smoothie the night before to drink on the way. Whoa those things are way too sugary!!!! Please can I have some more high fructose corn syrup with my yogurt?
But when I got back to the cities, I ate at a great hole in the wall restaurant called Addis Ababa. It's Ethiopian and IT IS GOOOOOOODDDD...........for anyone in the Twin Cities area, just drive to 25th and Riverside, across from Fairview Riverside hospital.
They serve all their family style dishes on a big piece of injera bread (it's like a big pancake made of teff) and they give you more to use to scoop up the rest of the food. I opted for my favorite type A combination: Red lentils (which are called Missir Wat) and collard greens. And then they always add a little bit of split yellow peas for good measure. This cuisine, if you're not used to it, will give you enough gas to kill a small animal but boy it's worth it (well, anyone around you might disagree with that statement).
So I keep seeing all these funny low carb commercials. My favorite has to be the lean cuisine one. OK, and then at Kowalski's today, I stumbled upon their own bakery's latest creation: LOW CARB BREAD!!!!!!!!
And so I was curious and went up to it....hmmm....contains wheat gluten, partially hydrogenated soybean oil,,,,,,,,,,and about 50 other questionable ingredients.
As so many lovers often do, the boyfriend and I were simultaneously (within days) thinking about how the low-carb phenomenon will affect the bakery business. Then he asked it out loud.
Well, kids, here's the answer to the baker's dilemma apparently: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
Too bad, it's still not real food.
I wonder what our ancestors would think if they saw the crazy stuff we eat. Long live preservatives!!! (no pun intended)
They say our bodies decay so much more slowly due to all the preservatives we eat. That's some eerie stuff!
Well, back to the diet....soy latte before work. Followed by a Reese's Peanut butter heart (couldn't resist, hey, at least it contains, peanuts, haha).
After work, Ethiopian leftovers followed by Stonyfield Farm whole milk wild blueberry yogurt. AHHH....it doesn't get better than this. If I don't show up to work the next day, call 911. I may suffered self-induced methane suffocation. Nah, really it's not that bad. Just don't forget your beano when you eat the Missir Wat.