Lunchtime at work regularly tends to bring up various discussions about food. I find these conversations very insightful, as I regard my coworkers as “Average Americans”, and I like to analyze their perspectives. I also like to help them see food in a new way, which unfortunately tends to fall on deaf ears.
During one memorable lunchtime discussion, a coworker said that he feeds his dog this expensive dog food because his veterinarian said it’s better for him. But while he is saying this, he is feeding himself $1 Campbell’s soup! Probably because his doctor doesn’t recommend anything different. Isn’t that strange?
So many humans think we are not animals and therefore we have different rules to live by, which is not true.
On a different day, another coworker made a reference to the few of us in the lunchroom who were eating “rabbit food” (referring to fruits and vegetables) and I wanted to say “This is just called food. We are animals just like rabbits.” Or something like that, but I couldn’t find the right words.
On my Dad’s birthday, I brought in my Black Bean & Avocado Brownies. I received 2 positive comments, and the rest were a varying degree of negative, including: “I took one bite and then slam dunked it into the garbage”, and “I ate the whole thing, I’ll eat anything”, etc.
This was by far my favourite remark:
“I wish all desserts tasted like this, because then I wouldn’t want to eat as many.”
How insightful! Desserts ARE supposed to taste like this! And we AREN’T wired to want to eat them in excess! What a revelation.
By the way, this month I am celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my blog. I would love to post more often, so please tell me, what kinds of things do you wish to see? Recipes? Musings? Anything in particular?
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