Wednesday, March 11, 2009

129 - Overly healthful kitchen

Ever since my aunt, Ph.D in clinical therapy, moved back to Hong Kong, I have had almost nothing to eat in the kitchen. She specializes in geriatrics (the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people) and nutrition most of all. Because I live with my grandparents, who have problems with their blood sugar and liver, our household has become very mindful about what we have in our kitchen and what we eat. I totally support a healthy diet for my grandparents. I don't want them to be diagnosed with diabetes. But I would like to go to the kitchen and find something that isn't healthful, and just tastes good.

Everything in my kitchen is either vegetarian, fresh, organic, unsalted, unprocessed, unflavored, low-fat, low sugar, low calorie, low cholesterol, non-alcoholic, decaffeinated, soy, skimmed, steamed, whole wheat, and/or high in protein, glycogen, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, B, C, D, E and K, and/or potassium, iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium and/or iodine.

Do you see something wrong with that?

The first thing in that list is what bugs me the most usually. No meat. No chicken wings, burgers, ribs, steaks, hot dogs, pork chops, bacon, minced meat to go with lasagna or spaghetti, luncheon/corned meat (like SPAM), pastrami, salami, or ham. It's meat. I want to come home and eat some meat! But there isn't any, and that's what makes me sad.

Everything is just too nutritious. I know it's for my grandparents...

But please add something to the grocery list for me.

10 comments:

J.J. in L.A. said...

You could go to the store and get your own stash of goodies. My problem here is that there's not enough healthy food. Mom loves to snack so there's always cookies, chips, pudding, etc. around. I don't like to snack but if it's here, I'm gonna eat it.

Hail To The Thief said...

My kitchen is like this as well. Not only is my Mum a health freak, I'm a vegetarian, so she insists on stocking up on nutritious foods.

It's only occasionally that I'm able to pig out on savoury foods like crisps and so forth.

Madame DeFarge said...

Michael - you need ice-cream, without it life is nothing.

And I've tagged you here http://bateaudebanane.blogspot.com/2009/03/lets-talk-about-six-baby.html

goodness knows if the link will work, but I felt like adding you :)

Zyem Ahmedarino said...

I love colorful food... LOl

LittleJ said...

When can I move in?

Liz Sedai said...

Sounds like a good kitchen to me. I wish my kitchen were like that...no meat, organic food *sigh* I wish...

Vivienne said...

wow, if they make you eat like that you'll grow to be 100.

Marcy said...

This would bother me, too. I don't like to have a lot of junk food around but sometimes we really crave Oreos and ice cream and chocolate.

No matter how healthy you are, it's always good to indulge every once in awhile.

gaf85 said...

Michael, On a recent visit to my physician for my yearly checkup my lag work revealed my cholesterol was slightly elevated so now I have to eat all those things that you listed. No more hamburgers, I probably cheat anyway.

Michael said...

J.J.: I don't think I would ever complain about a kitchen that's not healthy enough.

Sophie: Ooo, health freak. I still need to meet one of those.

Madame DeFarge: I'll do it soon. I could use some ice-cream.

Zyem: I do, too!

Sarah: ......

Liz Sedai: You can get a mini-fridge and stash all your healthy stuff in there. :)

Vivienne: I want to live happily, not well, and not for long.

Marcy: You make me want to make an Oreo and chocolate ice-cream.

gaf85: I know vegetarians who have cheated. You won't be alone, I'm sure.