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'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.