Sunday, November 17, 2013

Unlimited Vegetables

Between the Vincent Price Cookalong and the Meat/Gelatin Guest Post extraordinaire, I almost forgot that we are supposed to be right smack dab in the middle of a full-blown overview of the Retro WW Rules. I apologize if it seemed I had lost my way. I think we are back on track now.

For those keeping score, we are now onto Rule #6 of the Retro Weight Watchers program guidelines overview. And I can't even contain my excitement about this one...


RULE #6 - Unlimited Vegetables. You may eat all you want of the following vegetables:

asparagus
broccoli
cabbage
cauliflower
celery
cucumber
endive
escarole
peppers
kohlrabi
lettuce
mung bean sprouts
mushrooms
pickles
pimentos
radishes
rhubarb
sauerkraut
spinach
squash (green)
string beans
water cress

I'm sorry. But when someone tells me I can "EAT ALL I WANT" of something, I just get really REALLY happy. I don't even care what it is. For example -- just the other night, I ate 2 entire bunches of celery just because I could. I am not even kidding. I have been known to polish off an entire jar of kosher pickles in one sitting. Seriously. Two-pound bag of frozen broccoli? Bring it. Gigantic vat of french green beans? No problem.

I am what the experts call a "volume eater". That is a label I wear with pride.

So my love for vegetables comes in really handy. In fact, one time I even wrote a blog post about my undying love for celery. Luckily my body is well-trained and can handle mass quantities of cruciferous vegetables and soluble fiber without any negative consequences. If you cannot say the same for yourself, I would recommend you tread lightly when it comes to this rule. It takes time to work up to the super-human level of digestive prowess which I have achieved.

To celebrate the joy of unlimited vegetable consumption, I made myself a heaping bowl of bean sprout soup today. You know, it's just chicken broth mixed with a can of bean sprouts. What's that you say? Oh you don't think that sounds very good?

COME ON! IT'S FREAKING UNLIMITED, PEOPLE!!!! 
YOU CAN EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!!! 
SUCK IT DOWN!!!!

Sorry. I got crazy excited for a second there. Anyway...Here is a super appetizing picture of my Bean Sprout Soup. You should totally try it!

That's a full pound of sprouts, baby.

I'm curious....What's your favorite "unlimited vegetable" on the list, and how will you prepare it this week?

5 comments:

Outsmart the Fat! said...

Hmm, on that list it's probably peppers. I like to snack on those raw (which I'm going to have in my lunches this week) but also love them sauteed in just about anything - Mexican, Italian, whatever.

Poppy Crocker said...

I love peppers and mushrooms. I put them in just about everything. One of my favorites is vegetarian pepper "steak"-- peppers, mushrooms, and Gardein "steak" tips. So good!

Shoes15 said...

I've been eating a lot of escarole and endive this time of year. I like the slight bitterness mixed with a sweet/salty dressing or sauteed in some olive oil

Carl P said...

I would go with string bean asparagus soup. WOW The things we used to come up with for unlimited items.

Marion Shaw said...

I love green beans so much!!!!