Reading My Labels!
byon 08-03-2009 at 03:26 PM (492 Views)
I have just learned that shredded cheeses have potato starch in them. I did not know this. Since I rarely buy shredded cheeses it would not be a problem normally. But I just canned 23 half pints of cheddar cheese and I bought shredded. I will have to use these and just use them very sparingly for my food.
It seems that if you are not very careful with every single food you purchase there will be something hidden in it that you don't want. My husband does not like many vegetables and I have to check every thing I buy that it does not have one of the hated ones in it. Like onions....now that's the big one and the one he especially hates! But also green peppers, cabbage, mushrooms, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, etc. Wow, it's amazing I find anything to feed him! I eat what I like anyway. I just don't put those in his dishes.
Trying to find foods that are simple and not full of all that stuff like preservatives is not easy either. But I try. Sugar is one of the ones I am on the outlook for. I really don't care for it anymore. I don't care for all the sugar substitutes either. I like certain ones and will not buy foods that have the others in them. I do admit though that I like the sugar free chocolate candy. I just eat them very rarely and only one piece in a day.
I am really getting into making my own condiments in small batches. Refrigeration is a problem here so I am making small amounts for only one or two meals. Works for me. Plus, they are so much better. I have found so many recipes that are so easy to make that it seems crazy for me to buy the ones in the store. At least I know what is in them and I can adjust them for variety.
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