Those are the only green exceptions. Green bell peppers are never okay. Not even a tiny sliver on the opposite side of a huge pizza. For your information, NO, I can’t just take a slice without green peppers on it. One piece of pepper anywhere in the vicinity taints the entire pizza and renders it inedible.
I’m well aware that this is a lot to process and to deal with, especially at mealtime. (Did I mention I eat every three hours? I either have a hollow leg or a tapeworm.) But my fiancé and I have struck a deal. I will taste any food once, as long as I’m not allergic to it, and in return he will not be offended if I don’t like it, never eat it again, and complain loudly whenever it gets mentioned.
Recently he brought home Jack LaLanne’s JLSS Power Juicer Deluxe Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer and as I made my fresh orange-apple juice, convinced me to add a carrot. Just for fun.
Carrots aren’t on the no-fly list, so I agreed. Shockingly, it was good. I enjoyed the orange-apple-carrot juice so much that I made a second glass later that evening. In one evening I consumed four oranges, three apples, and two carrots. Normally I’d be lucky if I had that many fruits and veggies over the span of two or three weeks. It’s incredible. I’ve been on the juice so much this week, the citric acid has actually made the inside of my mouth a little sore.
I feel healthier, I have more energy, and it’s not even costing me $6 per 20 oz. corn-syrup-laden smoothie, either. I’m starting to think those dietary guidelines aren’t just a load of BS after all. Together with his buddy Jack LaLanne, my fiancé managed to do what my mother couldn’t in 24 years. For the first time in my life, I’m eating right. Screw you, allergies! I’m making juice.