I heart Flashdance

Tonight, was a very slow but nice night. Only three peeps at home for dinner. I went to our favorite pizza place and got takeout. I love pizza, well made pizza. And I have a weird love for tiny pepperoni and lots of cheese. Lots of cheese. Fresh basil, red house wine… I think it all goes back to 1989 when I got introduced to Pizza Hut, fake parmesan, lightning bugs, wine coolers and very warm North Carolina evenings. But after reading too many articles on heart health, age and other scary stuff I heard myself say a chopped salad when I ordered tonight. What? Salad?

Who eats watercress every day – raise your hand! I can’t say it happens very often. It happens, but only every now and then. Same thing with guava and Atlantic mackerel. I’m screwed. What’s going to happen to my heart? I just read it’s crucial for heart health. I’m ok with tomatoes, strawberries, flax, oats, broccoli, ginger and brown rice, that’s basically an everyday thing. I read an article this afternoon, waiting in the car, on my way to the gym. Food for your heart. And of course, my heart skipped a beat and I felt my heartbeat much more than usual. I eat well, I eat good. Lots of nutrients, lots of veggies, berries, seeds, not too much red meat, lots of fish and some good wine to go with it. Red and an occasional fizz. But still, my heart skipped a beat.

Artichokes, asparagus, almonds, chickpeas, bok choy, kale, kiwi, brazil nuts… I can’t remember the last time I ate brazil nuts. And I bought a big box of kiwis last week and I’m still waiting for them to ripe. Bok choy – boo ya. And everything else – yes sir. All this for strong bones. I have not broken a bone in… a few years.

Next article was about body goals. I don’t have any body goals. I’m way past that stage, I just want to stay alive and be healthy. Quinoa, chia seeds, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, kefir, chili peppers – all good, cottage cheese… There is not one thing I dislike more than cottage cheese. I’m screwed. Again.

Food for fertility came up next. OK, I’m way past that stage. Pomegranate, coffee, maca. What the heck is maca? Had to google it, it’s Peruvian ginger. Since I never had maca that I know, I should be very pleased that I already have three kids. But I drink a lot of coffee.

Sunflower seeds – check, rhubarb – check, yoghurt – check, mushrooms – check. (made beef tenderloin with butter fried chanterelles and prosciutto last week) tofu – fu** I hate tofu. I knew it.

Next article – Soundtracks every 80s kid loved. I’m covered. Top Gun, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Breakfast club…all the goodies. I knew them all. My heart will be fine.