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parody of health food choices

 
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Get ready for this one.

The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater at Northwest Edible Life blog.

Here are some choice snippets:

Soon you learn that even vegetables are trying to kill you. Many are completely out unless they are pre-fermented with live cultures in a specialized $79 imported pickling crock. Legumes and nightshades absolutely cause problems. Even fermentation can’t make those healthy.



It’s okay, though. You don’t need a deli sandwich or a po’boy. You have a saute of Russian Kale and Tuscan Kale and Scotch Kale (because you love international foods). It’s delicious. No, really. You cooked the kale in a half-pound of butter that had more raw culture than a black-tie soiree at Le Bernardin.



Eventually your doctor tells you that the incredible pain you’ve been experiencing is kidney stones caused by the high oxalic acid in the kale. You are instructed to cut out all dark leafy greens from your diet, including kale, beet greens, spinach, and swiss chard and eat a ton of low-fat dairy.



And I didn't even quote the parts about the seal liver, whale blubber and attempting to raise bland rabbit meat until the mama rabbit ate her kits.

Originally found it as a send-up on grist, which is also a fun read.

 
Stinging nettles are edible. But I really want to see you try to eat this tiny ad:
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