What I thought of immediately when I read that article 10 or so days ago, was my friend, the sprout hater (she thought they tasted like hair) who would take them off her sandwich and deposit them in the ashtray. Looked like a Chia Pet.
I was surprised to read of the health concerns as well. I’ve grown my own for years without issue.
My fave veggie version:
Cream cheese Cukes (if you got 'em) Avocado (if you can afford it)
When I was in college - close to half a century ago - I could get a sandwich at the campus deli with the first four toppings (no cukes, no avo) on whole wheat for 25 cents. I ate a lot of those sandwiches.
I was at the grocery store today - avocados were $1 each while a 1 lb. package of Romaine lettuce hearts was $8. EIGHT DOLLARS A POUND FOR LETTUCE. I remarked to my husband that Caesar salads are about to become the new avocado toast…