So I made Nigella Lawson's "Antioxidant Salad" today.
I cut up some yummy mango, tackled my first pomengranate (did you know it's just all seeds?), threw in some blackberries and added a splash of lime juice.
All the bright colors and the delicious taste made me agree with Ms. Lawson's testimony. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and tea, and yes I did feel great and wholesome while eating it. The pomengranate, berries and mango are just packed with heart-disease fighting, cancer-ceasing antioxidants and I felt them surge throughout my body.
Then I felt a little sick. A bit dizzy and short of breath. And then my stomach screamed in protest. It went through me like a shot.
Fast forward to ten minutes ago. I just made myself a second bowl.
Once again, I can feel something surge through me. Kind of swirling through my veins, making my hands cold, my head float and my vision become just a tiny bit blurry.
So I just have to ask Ms. Lawson...What the Hell is in this salad?
Is it possible that I am allergic to pomengranates? Is it because I'm on a no-sugar health kick and the fruit sugar is surging through my body? Is it because I haven't eaten much today? Are antioxidants really related to marijuana?
Now I'm staring at the half-eaten bowl and too scared to eat the rest. I might just see pink elephants.
In related news, my health-kick might be slightly derailed. While traipsing through town today I stumbled upon these:
Yes, that's right, my mission to find Macarons in Vancouver has ended. My mission to eat them, however, has only just begun.