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My Lunch For My First Day Of Work

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I just started a new job, and they had a nice luncheon spread out for us, complete with a sundae bar later on. I knew I wouldn't be able to eat anything, so I brought broccoli/cauliflower in a pyrex for my lunch. 

 

And I made this discovery:

 

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EEEWWWWWWWWWWW!! I don't care that the worm is gluten free, I dunwantit!!!!  :( I got my money back after work, but man was I hungry all day :'( 


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Wow, what a bummer! I grew up as a farmer's daughter and I remember worms floating in our pot of broccoli and my mom skimming them off the top, so apparently worms really like broccoli. Did you get that from a regular store or a farmer's market?


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What you have to do with fresh broccoli is soak it in salt water for about a half hour. The worm will come out. Then rinse the broccoli and cook it. My Grandma always had a farm and/or garden and she told me every bunch has a worm in it. (I guess the stuff from the grocery store has usually been "de-wormed" already.)


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Due to my strict diet, and all of my limitations - I pretty much cook everything from scratch...so when I can save time and buy something that's easy to make (pretty much never - just frozen fruit/veggies), I grab it. I bought the Stop & Shop brand frozen broccoli/cauliflower blend that you steam right in the microwave. So needless to say I didn't wash it or inspect it, I just threw it right in. I've never had an issue before! 

 

Thanks for the tips though, since I apparently might need to start buying fresh broccoli if I want it. -sigh- I can't eat it raw, so I will need to learn how to cook it. I like it best when I steam it in the microwave first, then my bf grills it. I like it really mushy and soggy, and kind of burnt >_>

 

Blessedmommy - Omg. Lol. That sounds disgusting. I know worms are natural, and that there could be worse things...but it totally skeeves me out. Food in general grosses me out more and more. I wish I could go on a water diet for like a year and heal completely. What would you suggest in general - SHOULD I be going to a farmer's market to buy fresh broccoli?

 

bartfull - Dare I ask, but are you saying there are always worms in broccoli? -gulps-


Diagnosed via blood test: July 2013

Digestive Issues: Lactose Intolerance, Candidiasis, recurring hiatal hernia, possible SIBO

Skin Issues: Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor

Sleeping Issues: Idiopathic Central Nervous System Hypersomnia, Sleep Paralysis

Allergies: Severe Seasonal allergies,histamine intolerance (under control) sulpha drugs, Oral Allergy Syndrome

Other: TMJ, Gallstones, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysmennorhea, possible Adrenal Fatigue

Gluten Free - 07/13, Soy Free 05/14, Legume Free 05/14, Dairy Free 09/14, Grain Free 10/14

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I just figured that farmer's market veggies would be more likely to have worms, that's why I asked where you bought them. I'm shocked that frozen veggies had a worm in them!

 

I do get my produce from a farm a couple hours away via a weekly subscription box though, and the quality is awesome! If you have farmer's markets, CSA's, or similar things, it's an awesome way to get amazing veggies!


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^ Right? Eeeeeewwww. Hahaha


Diagnosed via blood test: July 2013

Digestive Issues: Lactose Intolerance, Candidiasis, recurring hiatal hernia, possible SIBO

Skin Issues: Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor

Sleeping Issues: Idiopathic Central Nervous System Hypersomnia, Sleep Paralysis

Allergies: Severe Seasonal allergies,histamine intolerance (under control) sulpha drugs, Oral Allergy Syndrome

Other: TMJ, Gallstones, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysmennorhea, possible Adrenal Fatigue

Gluten Free - 07/13, Soy Free 05/14, Legume Free 05/14, Dairy Free 09/14, Grain Free 10/14

"I am in control of my own health" - working on crossing everything off this list.

 

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I'll be looking at those stalks a bit more closely  :wacko:


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Ewwww... Makes that p-nut butter sandwich I have taken to work every day for going on two years look really yummy. 

 

I know they are harmless, and good protein but finding one of those guys in a half eaten bowl of frozen spinach has had me buying fresh and freezing myself for years now. You have ensured that I will be looking over my frozen broccoli very carefully from now on. 


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I am so easily grossed out. I wouldn't be able to eat broccoli for a while after that. Come to think of it...my gut still can't deal with broccoli...makes me sad because it's good stuff.


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oh my, I made broccoli yesterday, guess I should go look at it! 


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haha - i didn't even see it at first - i probably would have eaten it LOLZ  :lol:

 

i have grown broccoli before and never found worms.  of course, i wasn't looking for them, either!!!  once, when i was a kid, my mom cooked some frozen 'brick' chopped spinach (green giant) and there was a bug in it.  needless to say, no amount of 'but this is what popeye eats' could make me eat frozen spinach for a very long time.  i am still a little suspicious of it.... :ph34r:


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LOL Protein! :D  :P

 

 

Well.... The meal WAS a little light on protein..... Lol

 

What they said!  LOL

 

I wouldn't have eaten it, either.  But hey, nature brings all kinds of creatures to the veggie yard lol.


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