Most weeks we order a basket from Bountiful Baskets. It’s great. All year long we get fresh fruits and veggies. It is also stretching our whole food eating as we often get foods we’ve never seen before and have no idea what they are.

This past week was no exception.  Does anyone know what this is?



It’s a very pretty veggie. It makes me think of Dr. Seuss trees though.  I tried searching on google images and found only similar veggies…broccoli.

For the past few months (well more than 6 really) I’ve been eating a more paleo diet. I just feel better when I eat better.  I was a veggie hater, I never met a veggie I liked. I would tolerate some, but if given a choice I’d quite happily choose none. Which is funny because I’m not all that fond of meat either.

Potatoes and cheese. I would have lived on those two foods quite happily my whole live life long. But then I had to realize that my body really was a temple and I was treating it like a ghetto.

And I felt horrible. Tired, cranky and tired of being cranky. I had a migraine more days than not in a month. In fact, when I was asked how my day was I would answer Great! on any day I didn’t have a headache (migraine or not).  Since starting this whole food diet, I’ve dropped from 30 headaches/migraines (some were, some weren’t) a month to one or two. And some months I’ve not had any. Unfortunately, I still have all my allergies.

I’m not super strict with my diet, I’ll eat pretty clean for a minimum of  month and then I’ll have a few foods I’ve not eaten and then it’s right back to strict.

In other news, I ate a cherry cheesecake type dessert for breakfast this morning.

It was so good. We had a small group at our house yesterday for lunch and one of the ladies brought it. And left the pan with us. I wasn’t going to have any at all. Then it was one piece. Then I needed seconds especially considering she was going to take them home with her.

Then she left the pan. And I had one last night because “it’s Sunday!”. Then I saw the pan in the fridge this morning when I was reaching for my yellow zucchini.

In short. my girls are eating the rest this morning because apparently I have no willpower anymore.


4 thoughts on “Manna?

  1. I have never seen that veggie before, and I am a veggie lover. I shouldn’t have read this before lunch. Now I really want cheese. And potatoes. And cheese spread all over potatoes and veggies. And some cherry cheesecake, too. Good thing it’s snowing and I don’t want to get out to go shop for those things!


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