Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It was so beautiful, but I forgot to take a picture. I will describe it instead... it was a small mound of organic, gluten free cooked steel cut oats sitting in a periwinkle colored Fiestaware bowl covered in organic blueberries and sliced organic strawberries with a splash or two of coconut milk, organic of course. A pinch of salt made it perfect.
I sat next to my husband and thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast. He was having the same thing but he also brown sugar in his and a slice of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with Earth Balance melted on top. I noticed he was pushing a lot of his berries to one side of his bowl. I asked him why and he said it was because they weren't sweet and they were making him gag. What!? Mine were super sweet and I didn't have sugar in mine. I tasted his and it was sickeningly sweet to me. I was surprised at how much different our taste buds are.
I used to have a raging sweet tooth, but I have managed to completely kick that habit. I haven't enjoyed sugary things in several years simply by cutting them out and eventually adding fresh fruit back into my diet. I don't miss those things and have a very good relationship with sugar now.
Starch is completely different story...