Top 31 foods of all time, no bull, says Time Magazine.

6 Oct


Times Healthland says it’s putting an end to the confusion. Yeah, I know, you’ve probably been wondering. Paleo diet? Gluten free? That diet where brides-to-be were getting fed through an Nasogastric tube so they could fit into their tiny little dresses? (That’s got to be good for you).

Do you eat these foods on a regular basis? What do you think about them?

I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Black beans—heck yes! Made my own black bean soup. Lots of black bean soup.  Like, three times this week with the black bean soup.

Kale—well, it’s in the garden. Do collard greens count?

Wild salmon—very delicious. Can be cooked ona layer of kosher salt in a cast iron pan with a top on. Then you brush the salt off and it’s delicious. Also good with a sweet sauce.

Walnuts—I wish. Yum!

Pumpkin—English friend just said pumpkin was revolting. But I love it. In real pumpkin pie and also in those Afghan fritters that are so good you could cry. They suggest Pumpkin Oatmean with Yogurt and raisins. I dunno—sounds a bit ungepachket to me.

Apples—OMG! I’m sitting one foot away from a sliced apple.

Blueberries—getting expensive again. L

Bananas—I have some sliced banana next to me, too!!

Broccoli—Tuesday. Dinner. Broccoli at least twice a week. Including a little bit in the garden.

Spinach—I’ll watch Julie eat it at the ChitChat tomorrow. Good as salad or an ingredient, but plain, yuck.

Sweet potatoes—also on Tuesday (very good with black bean soup, too).

Kidney beans—very nice.

Lentils—delicious when they aren’t overcooked. Hate them mushy. They always say cook them 15 or 20 minutes. Try cooking them ten. Add the bay leaf.

Red beets—yuck

Eggplant—roasted some with zucchini and onions a few weeks ago. They always seem to soak up an inordinate amount of oil.

Brussels sprouts—a glorious treat when roasted properly. Glucosinolates

Tomatoes—hooray—beautiful tomatoes from the garden every day.

Whole wheat bread—or whole grain anything. Had quinoa and bulgar this week. Is gluten the evil killer everyone’s saying it is, or is that just to

Quinoa—seriously, if there’s one magic food, Quinoa has to be it. It’s good in a kind of sweet salad as well as a grain.

Steel cut oatmeal—oh hell yes, YUM!

Bulgur—You can cook it right INTO chili so it’s a one dish treat. Learned this trick from younger child who made it when he was sailing in Maine with Outward Bound. Delish.

Lean meat—the Mr. orders half a lamb and a fifth of a cow each year from some magical organic farm in Pennsylvania where happy grass-fed creatures gambol about until one day they get the axe—oops! And then are turned into tiny little paper-wrapped packages for th deep freeze. But meat certainly is a power food. And delicious. Can’t say it isn’t delicious.

Flaxseeds—a major source of guilt, as I have purchased a package of flaxseeds and a spice grinder to grind them up and release their inner goodness for a year. I also have a bottle of flaxseed I have not used. Oh so bad. But Dr. Oz says you still need fish oil for the best source of vitamin whatever it is. Oh yeah, Omega 3 fatty acid. Still need DHA from the fish.

Chia seeds—sorry, they belong on terra cotta puppies

Almonds—delicious, why have they been ignored?

Tuna—isn’t that shit full of chemicals? However, I did eat tuna sushi yesterday. Because it’s yummy.

Fat-free milk—husband has this thing after writing book about dairy where he thinks only full-fat milk is good. I do not understand his educated point of view but I’m sure he’s wrong.

Fat-free greek yogurt—Greek yogurt, food of the gods. From Aphrodite to Zeus, yogurt and honey surely must have been their treat #1

Dark chocolate—please don’t give me any more excuses.

Red wine—I think it’s a treat, but not a health food. That’s just me.

EVOO—I just had to say that to annoy husband because he loathes Rachael Ray. But yeah.

*Props to the lovely Rowyn K. for illustration idea.

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What do you think is missing from this list????

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