New gripe today (Christmas). We're at my in-law's house and my brother-in-law and his wife are here. Recently they took an interest in the Tim Ferriss book, the 4-Hour Chef, but they have ZERO interest in paleo (I know, I know). I just had scrambled eggs forced upon me. It took everything in me to not start screaming, "I DON'T CARE IF YOU LIKE IT, I DON'T WANT TO EAT IT." Seriously. And just because I'm paleo doesn't mean that I automatically want to read every book ever made on the subject, or that I even remotely care that the "recipes in this book are paleo friendly."
Also, the eggs just tasted like lemon so I'm really not sure what's so great about them.
Occasionally, the aroma of freshly baked bread will caress my brain like the velvet touch of a seductive woman.
And my boss, bless her heart. She objects to my diet because it's not Biblical. She says they eat grain in the Bible. Well, that may be true (and I am a Christian) but I'm pretty sure God is fine with me eating what makes me feel my best.
This stuff drives me nuts. People eat all kinds of things NOT in the Bible, or that the Bible specifically labels as "bad", and they don't have a problem with it. When they say "Well, they ate it in the Bible," it's like telling me that if the Bible said to have sex with a cow, or that horse shit was sent by Jesus as the greatest food on the planet, they'd do/eat it without shame.
I was just told a story by my boss. Her son is a cross country runner and he wants to run barefoot at the college level, but they won't let him. They went to buy some Vibrams on Christmas Eve, and the sales people were trying to discourage him from buying them. Mind you, he's done the research, he prefers to run barefoot, and they were telling him to try other shoes, and that people that wear Vibrams always come back complaining about stress fractures and such.
He bought them anyway, and has enjoyed them in just the couple days since. Seriously, trying to dissuade someone from a purchase that will help them run better, feel better while running, and feel better after running, by stating stories from people that were probably not accustomed to running barefoot and tried to go out and run planting heel first...
Working in a restaurant where I'm surrounded by fluffy homemade drop biscuits, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, handmade donuts, iced mochas, and custard-based dessert sauces 50 hours a week. The homefries would be a safe avenue...if they weren't drenched in canola.
Whoever said grains are just "flavorless glop" was wrong. So very wrong.