So my latest project is figuring out how to stretch the grocery budget and trying to grow what I can in my apartment. I stumbled on growing oyster mushrooms in used coffee grinds and began looking into what else I could do.
I have always hated "mushrooms" - or at least what I grew up knowing as mushrooms according to the SAD diet. White button/portabella ...blech. Its weird they don't taste horrid or anything I just had that unidentifiable "meh ..ew.." feeling.
When I discovered the whole WORLD of other stuff out there it was a different story. I LOVE miatake, chanterelles etc. I recently found out that white button/portobellas are mildly carcinogenic and toxic. Awfully interesting...
I just wonder. The evidence seems to be piling up that we can "taste" when food isnt good for us. I am sure that during times of famine we ate WHATEVER we could for the calories. But lets say in times of "ok" or plenty when we could be more choosey.
I guess I just wonder why our standard food sources are full of mildly toxic things. What kind of veggies are available in large quantities year round at our grocery stores? White button mushrooms, eggplant, bell peppers and a few other notable nightshades. Everything is cooked in vegetable oil etc etc...Grains? hmm
Before paleo I used to think I was supposed to eat whole wheat everything. It gave me that same "blech" feeling... it didnt taste "horrid" it just made me feel like ugh I shouldnt be eating this. I did anyway thinking that health food was supposed to be gross. shakes head If I only knew.