My mother told me when she was a kid they used to serve oatmeal with butter rather than sugar. I tried it that way and liked it so much I always served porridge that way. I turned out to be sensitive to oats, as many with gluten intolerance are.
I worked in a bakery for a while where we made giant muffins, which at the time was rather a new thing. People loved them. The most popular one was blueberry, which was pure cake. I forget how many the recipe made, but it had 4 pounds of butter in it. One variety we made was fat-free. It had whole wheat, oats, bran, chopped apples, raisins, carrots, "natural sweetener" like honey, and other stuff. I calculated the calorie count at 650 calories per each. They were like lead, they were so heavy. A stout middle-aged woman would come in daily to buy one because her doctor said she had to have fat-free. So she was probably getting half her calories for the day in what she undoubtedly thought was a healthy snack.
Another time a woman complained that the ham had a little strip of fat around the outside. It was real ham. After that I had to remove that fat. But I think what she was upset about was not that it had an infinitesimal amount of fat, but that it had structure, as meat does. She wanted something that looked like it was grown in a tank.
I lol'd so much working at that place.
^^pass the bacon!! I could have been the muffin lady! LOL
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One year I bought fresh sweet cherries, pitted them, coated them with fondant, and dipped them in chocolate to bring to a party. They were amazing.
I felt sorry for everybody else, huddling like refugees.
Holy cow...NPR is getting on board the paleo wagon:
Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs : The Salt : NPR
Ancient Chompers Were Healthier Than Ours : Shots - Health News : NPR
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill
"Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster
Just recently, I was eating a healthy clam chowder. It consisted of homemade chicken stock, clams, about a ton of miscellaneous vegetables and some bacon and coconut milk. A relative came up when I was noshing and asked me if it was healthy food. I said yes, and he said that healthy food never tastes any good. I was puzzled and said, "But this is delicious."
Healthy food doesn't taste bad when I'm Primal.