For a much longer time than I’d like to admit, my dietary advice to patients was squarely in the “Do as I say, not as I do” department.
I’ve never liked fruits or vegetables. Oh, I’d eat salads, but not with tomatoes. I can’t stand tomatoes. I love cucumbers, but not the seeds. Once I discovered the seedless ones, though, I couldn’t get enough. Potatoes, of course. Onions were okay, but only cooked. That was about it.
Over the years, though, I can’t tell if I’ve become more adventurous, or just less rigid. I started adding red peppers to my salads. Then I found a magnificent recipe for a Watermelo Gazpacho, which I now eat for lunch every day.
Just to prove it to my family (ie pix or it didn’t happen) here’s my grocery cart last time I went shopping:
Watermelon Gazpacho recipe available upon request.