With this diet, I am, of course, very food conscious. I am generally eating good stuff. In fact, I am eating up all of my good stuff. Whether it's a container of blueberries, blackberries, or tomatoes or a bag of romaine or carrots, I am eating it all, not wasting fresh food like I used to.
Ex used to complain that I let bananas rot on the top of the fridge. Then he went to my mother's and found the same. Then he went to my grandmother's and found the same. He called me a Third Generation Banana Rotter. So true.
With this diet, I have not been buying bananas, but I have been buying apples. I used to be a champ at rotting apples, too. Part of the reason for that is that apples on an empty stomach are too rumbly for me and who wants to eat a filling, bulky apple on a full stomach?
I bought Fujis for years, liked them better than all others, even as I let them rot on the counter. Once I find something I like food wise, I tend to not stray much. With this diet, I eat several apples a week, but I make them a treat with cheese and crackers for dinner. Fujis are just so darn big, they translate to more cheese and more crackers. I don't like the texture of Red Delicious, so I decided to try Braeburn, a smaller variety. Those things are so tart, the cheese didn't even help. Last week, I got Cortland and was happily satisfied. It's a smaller apple with a mild, sweet taste.
Any suggestions? What do you think about apples? Do you have a favorite variety and why?