Saturday, August 22, 2015

Foggy Skies Ahead!

The last time I bought carrots, I bought a bag of multi colored carrots. It was really three colors, orange, light yellow, almost like a parsnip, and a deep reddish purple. When I made my orange carrot juice, the purple carrots made it so pretty, almost like ruby red grapefruit juice or something.
Hello gorgeous!
I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating. With all of the deep, beautiful colors found naturally in certain foods, how did we ever start letting all of these strange artificial colors into our food? I really don't understand. What an insane bunch we humans are!
It's day three of drinking only fluoride free water. No soapy taste yet. Since I discovered the horrible news that green tea has fluoride, I have been trying to learn of  fluoride free teas. It's easier said than done. Black and green tea have the highest levels of fluoride, with the cheapest teas being the worst. Of course. White tea has the lowest of the three, due to white tea being picked while young. The older the leaf, the more fluoride. I am gearing up to GASP! give up caffeine on a daily basis. I will still have coffee as a very occasional treat, and green tea as a little treat every now and again, but not on the daily. I have to have a warm beverage in the morning, as I cannot remember a time in my life when I haven't started my day with a warm cup of something. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear, as I don't know a whole lot about herbal teas.
I have to take a moment to let everyone know you should run, not walk to your nearest Trader Joe's, and stock up on their Sriracha BBQ sauce. It is tangy, and spicy, and everything I've ever dreamed of. I used it to glaze the top of a lentil loaf I made using this recipe. I made some changes to the recipe, but my loaf was loosely based on this recipe. And I threw out the notion of balsamic glaze in favor of this delicious BBQ sauce.

I have to say this is only my second attempt at a lentil loaf, the first try was a DISASTER! It was the consistency of cat food. It was so horrible, I swore off ever attempting any type of loaf again. I don't know what made me decide to try again, but I'm so glad I did! But enough about this loaf, go buy that SAUCE!
I'm hunting for herbal, fluoride free teas today, so if I'm slightly fuzzy for a few days, please be patient!
Here is a little update. Do not run to Trader Joe's for this BBQ sauce. I just re-read the ingredients, and this has Worcestershire sauce in it! I am so upset, I don't know how I missed this ingredient. This was a spontaneous purchase, and I think I skimmed the ingredient list for honey, and obviously missed this ingredient. I am so embarrassed because I so strongly recommended it! Well, I guess I needed to be reminded to be more focused when I am checking ingredients. Have you ever been so busy checking for one ingredient that you missed another? If the vegan police are out, I would get a ticket and fine for sure. Again, I apologize with a very red face, and promise that from now on when I recommend something, the ingredient list has been checked and checked again.


  1. I have missed both Anchovies (same as missing Worcestershire) and Pancetta in ingredient lists. Never forget those times.

    Have you tried this site? It has worked for me:

    1. I am going to have soooooooooo much fun with this site!!!

  2. It's so frustrating! I'm glad I'm not alone. Thanks for the info, I haven't checked that site, but I will now. Thanks!

  3. Oh! Now I see the BBQ incident! Oh My! I know for YEARS Gelatin was a BIG one that wasn't mentioned and then a bunch of cheeses all of a sudden had that in there so when I was Lacto/Lacot-ovo veg I was shocked to see that...eeek!

  4. I know! I shudder to think how much gelatin I ate as a vegetarian, without meaning to. It really is just safer to make everything yourself!