Okay - after two years of doing raw foods, I really thought I had this licked. I've treid three times to be "raw" and this last has seemed to be the easiest... until today. Having the weekend, I thought I would uncook some brussels sprouts in my dehydrator. I made a special marinade of Nama Shoyu and garlic and tossed my fresh brussels sprouts halves in it before letting them sit for a few hours in the dehydrator. Great! Couldn't wait to dive in...
So I am, sitting here with my plate of brussels sprouts, enjoying what seemed to be an easy meal. I love these little green cabbages! After eating one or two, I look down and - what do I see??? It's a tiny gray worm twitching about on the edge of one of these sprouts I am about to pop in my mouth!
I could not believe it! These were fresh from the market and I washed them before cutting them in half. I am oddly a mix of emotions right now. I could not eat any more of them and turned the whole batch out into the garbage can. I know it's only a little worm, and I have probably eaten worse without knowing it (or worse KNOWING it, like the days of chicken McNuggets or ground beef tacos). I am very disappointed with myself, mad at the worm(s) who came between me and what I thought would be a great meal, and just freaked-out by this. I'm not even hungry any more and don't think I want to eat anything for awhile.
Has anyone else ever had something like this happen? How did you move on?