It's all Organic, you will not gain an ounce

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My main thing going back home was to take my daughter to visit with my mum and, I wanted to eat, eat, eat and eat. My friend Agnes laughed the whole time because she could not believe how food was on my mind all day long. So I ate food - I did not gain an ounce, lol! The food was so good, fresh, leafy, meaty, tasty, flavorful and above all ORGANIC, lol! I had a balanced diet everyday and desert was laughter. Something that the doctors will not tell you very often is that laughter can be so much relief and a digestive especially after eating (of course it has not been scientifically proven), but my Mom has never been wrong.

I loved making the road side stops to pick up milk, bananas, tomatoes, green plantains (Matooke) and many other food items, it gave me a chance to negotiate. I forgot the art of negotiation because here in the United States everything is clearly marked and that is it.

Green bananas - Matooke
An open market happens once a year, for example here in Tucson the flee market and the Gem show take place once a year - these are the only times you find yourself negotiating at all. No guarantees are given even then fancy a yard sale with all items marked as well he-he!.

Grocery stores have fruits measured by the pound: well in Uganda we have copied so much of the western culture it's not even funny. The bananas are not measured by the pound, but I found that some markets counted the bananas on each batch - imagine that!

 

The food markets are quite something to see when one visits Uganda, one of the most popular food markets well known as Nakasero Market was closed down and re-located. It used to be a tourist attraction for visitors who could not believe the amount of fruits and vegetables to choose from, let alone how fresh.

 

 

Africancrab says:
I must agree, processed foods are not good.
Posted on: Aug 25, 2008
alicegourmet says:
Honestly, fresh vegetables and fruits really make your body and mind feel great! People put on a lot of weight usually due to unhealthy processed food. :)
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
pearcetoyou says:
I loved all the fresh fruits and veggies in Africa!
Posted on: Jun 17, 2008
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Green bananas - Matooke
Green bananas - Matooke
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and …
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and…
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and …
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and…
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and …
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and…
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and …
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and…
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and …
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and…
Me and Mum at the market
Me and Mum at the market
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and …
Sun dried & salted Nile patch and…
Fresh tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes
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