So let’s talk about the dentist… I grew up going to the dentist. A dentist the whole family could trust. This was the workplace of my aunt, Tia Neany (Lala’s mom)—let’s not get sidetracked on my family tree—as she was and still is a dental hygienist in that dental office. I loved going to the dentist because I knew they were all honest there. Nobody would lie to me about what was going on in my mouth: no matter how little or how small I was. Sometimes I helped out around the office however I could lend a helping hand. They even gave me my first job to shred old documents that were no longer needed to be kept in the file room. Heck, I had good teeth!
I don’t necessarily have the best teeth in the world but they are kinda messed up right now. I did not really take the initiative to care when I was eating shit as a young idiot. I didn’t brush, I didn’t floss, I didn’t go to MY dentist, and I certainly didn’t care. My insurance no longer covered my family dentist so I went to one with great reviews who would diagnose me with hell in my mouth. Nothing could have prepared me for adulthood more than when I went in to get my teeth examined once I snapped out of the crap I was in and became an actual adult. I had about 40 cavities and 4 impacted wisdom teeth eating away at my jaw. Oh, what great news! I spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on repairing these cavities without my aunt holding my hand like she usually did. Too much money, too much pain, and bad fillings about a year later. I saw my aunt for dental purposes and was told I had a bad job done. Isn’t that lovely?
Just yesterday (Saturday – remember I am writing this ahead of time and currently am travelling), I went to our new dentist using our new dental care plan covered by Marylex’s job. She has perfect teeth and has never had a cavity in her life so her appointment was routine. Mine…not so much. More like hell on a dental care treatment plan paper that I have as proof that American dentistry is a fucking sham! Sorry for the foul language but I am pissed. I was told I needed to crown my 4 front teeth before they fall off or temporarily get veneers. WHAT?! That is heinous and should be illegal. I just have a few cavities left. Moreover, they are cavities that were simply poorly filled. I am going to report them to the insurance because they are trying to charge me $8K out of pocket for the procedure bypassing the insurance. Sure, Bob. It’s never going to happen.
Now, in summary for this post, my advice to you is as follows: brush your teeth several times a day, oil pull, don’t use fluoride (it’s already pumped into our water against our will), floss daily, go to a good/trustworthy dentist, and EAT THESE MUSHROOMS!
Stuffed Mushrooms: Ham + Swiss
Ham + Swiss cheese together in a mushroom cap means an immediate fiesta. They melt together better than a grilled sandwich in this Stuffed Mushrooms appetizer.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Pulse ham and cheese in the food processor until crumbly.
Remove stem from mushrooms. Pack each mushroom with ham and cheese mixture.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with coconut oil. Place mushrooms on baking sheet with about an inch distance from each other. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Serve on a nice platter.