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an organic post

March 17, 2005

Angie??? GAHH!!! Noooooooooo!

After scrubbing approximately a half-inch of wax off of my apple this morning I decided that tonight I’d go by Whole Foods and see about that organic food the hippies talk about.

It was…pretty interesting. As soon as I walked in, I smelled fresh produce. It was stacked up very neatly and looked so…good! I immediately went for the apples. No waxiness! I also picked up some tomatoes, strawberries, baby carrots, mixed greens and sliced portabella mushrooms. All organic.

Confession: I have no idea what to do with sliced portabello mushrooms. (nor can I spell them, apparently) Any ideas?

Whole Foods is like bizarro Genuaridi’s. Lots of all-natural things. Lots of vegan things. Aisles of homeopathic remedies (something I’m getting more into as I get older). Nothing familiar! I bought some meat, chips, salsa and spaghetti sauce – all organic. I wonder if it’ll taste better? There was a pet food aisle, so I bought some organic rawhide rings for Max.

Yes, let me type that again so it sinks in. I bought organic rawhide rings for Max.

As in, I bought dried cowskin pieces with the word “organic” on them for my dog, who drinks from the toilet and occasionally partakes of the Litter Box Buffet. Sometimes I don’t know if I need a shrink or a slap.

Proactiv update: It seems to be working. My skin texture has vastly improved – very soft! I still break out on occasion, but the blemishes are smaller and go away quickly. And I don’t break out as much. It’s much more like the occasional zit that normal people get than the red and bumpy stuff that I used to get. The downside: It’s pricy, time consuming (5 products in the am, 3 in the pm), and it’s bleaching my pillowcase as I sleep.

Weight: 157.4. Down 1.4 from 2/24, and about 8 from where I was in December/January. It’s painfully slow, but now that I’ve added some Bowflexing to my life, business should pick up. I just want to be in size 10 shorts. Soon. Because one never knows when one will be jetting off to someplace warm, hm?

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  • ani March 17, 2005 at 7:19 am

    I don’t know if it necessarily has to do with Hippidum but buying the best food a person can. Whole Foods is like the Disneyworld of Supermarkets. I’ll give you a good recipe for Portabello mushrooms. I don’t think I can spell them either.

  • Brian Z March 17, 2005 at 9:14 am

    For what it’s worth, Miss Marilyn and I have been buying organic mac ‘n’ cheese in a box! Although we don’t have a whole foods store, just overpriced “neighborhood groceries” in midtown Manhattan ($4 for a chocolate bar?!) And we wonder about the “organic apples” we’ve bought — they’re unnaturally enormous…

  • dr. dave March 17, 2005 at 9:17 am

    AACK! Homeopathy is BIZARRE VOODOO NONSENSE!! The whole premise of it is that there is NOTHING AT ALL IN IT!!

    Stay far away from that aisle.

    Doctor’s orders!

  • Tommy March 17, 2005 at 8:23 pm

    I’ve been going there for years for lunch. (My office is located off Route 73 in Mt Laurel, NJ). They got great stuff.

  • Brian March 18, 2005 at 12:10 am

    Surprisingly, I’ve found Whole Foods’ produce to be quite bland. Could it be the pesticides that make fruit good?

  • David March 30, 2005 at 12:51 pm

    Whole Foods is great… in moderation. The produce is better (a.k.a. no silly food grade wax to make it all shiny) but much of the other stuff is just more expensive versions of the mass produced food chain stuff. Best use for Whole Foods is for supplemental shopping. Oh, and everyone is spelling Portabello correctly. 🙂