Monday, April 27, 2009

Oh, Alfalfa!

I just saw on the news that no one should eat raw alfalfa sprouts because of salmonella contamination.

Please know that I didn't need to see this news story. There was never a chance that I was going to get all crazy in the produce section and throw some sprouts into my cart. I'm not even sure what you're supposed to do with them anyway. Does anyone eat raw alfalfa sprouts? Or for that matter, does anyone eat them cooked?

Also, this is why I'm not really into the veggies. Every time I think that I'm going to start paying attention to my diet and start a healthy lifestyle...(yes, I occasionally have these thoughts, but I just start chanting: resist the veggies and flee) a recall notice starts crawling across the bottom of my TV screen saying the tomatoes, lettuce, onions or alfalfa is contaminated with salmonella.

So, if I'm going to take risks with my food products, rest assured, I'm going to risk it on a nitrate filled coney dog, Pancho's artery clogging cheese dip or a partially hydrogenated swiss cake roll. Because I don't want anyone to say at my funeral, "Yeah, she ate those alfalfa sprouts and died."

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Me said...

Nope, it's one of the few veggies I don't eat. They creep me out a bit and taste just like grass. I even order my pad thai with no sprouts.


Ashley said...

HA HA HA! I have had them on some kind of turkey/avalcado/sprout thing I got once about 7 years ago. Not sure if I have eaten them since... but the sandwich was so good I still think about it... SAD!

Me said...

When it doubt, eat a cow....

Me said...

Ashley, that's the avocado sandwich from Atlanta Bread is good, but minus the sprouts it's even better

Kari said...

I fully support your decision not to eat sprouts. I think one might eat them on a sandwich, although I can't see a reason as to why you'd want to. I know presentation isn't everything, but they just look too weird for me to eat.