read carefully

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I seem to sometimes forget how to read. Rarely do I forget to check if even a commonly purchased food has a hescher (kosher symbol) on it. Rarely, however, do I remember that I now have to read the ingredient list carefully.

I’ve been having some gi distress lately and I thought perhaps it might be some dairy sneaking in that I wasn’t aware of. As I’ve become more addicted to coffee I heard that using soy milk was a sweet addition and I hoped it would allow me to lessen the amount of highly processed sugar I consume.

I thought also that the soy would be beter for me.

On Thursday afternoon as I was about to open a new box of vanilla soy when something made me stop to read the label. Here are the ingredients:

Purified Water, Organic Soybeans, Naturally Malted Organic Wheat and Barley Extract, Vanilla Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Kombu Seaweed, Sea Salt, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B-12

See it? I’ve done some research and it seems that only this brand is special in this manner. My mum is getting a very special gift of the gluten rejects from my pantry to either use or donate as she sees fit. Including cream of (anything) soup. I thought perhaps if I kept it among enough gf foods it might change (ya know like a switch in fruit flies). Not that I should be eating the canned stuff anyway. Thursday night I made a French Onion can of soup and remarked to E that I felt I was eating pure salt. And I like salt (thanks daddy). It was nasty. ANYWAY…

Onward to something much more pleasant and enjoyable. Having nothing more pressing to do, on Monday afternoon I made BREAD!

It was the “easy bread” by a perfect lunchOrgran Natural Foods and yes it’s quite easier (even more so if you have a hand mixer). I think it was best still hot out of the oven, and after that only when nicely fried for grilled cheese. For this first run I only added a very small bit of sugar so that it might brown (it did, very lightly). Next time I might add an egg to see what that does to it, but I am very excited that out of the box will come something enjoyable that I want to eat. My lunch on Tuesday was pure perfection and I stil have happy memories over it…

I must report that E an I are unorthodox — hah! — on Tuesday we did not partake in a movie, nor did we have chinese food. E made tacos (aka make some rice and heat up a can a vege beans).. It hit the spot and was good enough for us.

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One Reply to “read carefully”

  1. Yea, but you did the “ethnic” thing. ;-)

    Congrats on the bread! Good luck making it even better.

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