Otherwise titled, “I’m about to throw this rice whip across the room. How are you?”.
I can be super-enlightened om-tastic girl the rest of the month, but immediately before and during this special time, it’s best to tread lightly. I *usually* know this, and *usually* will try to wall myself off as best I can. I should also say that in reality, I forget this a lot. Until after the fact. Sorry, honey!
On balance, I do things that I know will bring joy. Today, I went to the store. I hadn’t been to the cute little health food store in months. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve pretty much avoided the whole bulk section in the past because I’m allergic to everything. (Ok, I’m not allergic to everything, but a lot of things.) This time I read the labels on the bins, and it turns out, there’s only one aisle I need to veer away from. Unfortunately, that aisle is across from the cookies, but I’m sure they have their reasons. Actually, I can figure that out right now: nuts are snacks. So are cookies. Boy, am I smart.
Learning that I had a whole new world of bulk foods to enjoy was nice. I didn’t see what I really needed/wanted, which was crap what is it called you make seitan with it? See below for answer. Thanks, Frenchie! But, I did see some things that have a lot of potential. Like barley. I used to eat barley years ago, and just stopped. I don’t think there was ever a reason.
What I did get is pictured above. A couple of the purchases were inspired by bloggers. The rice whip came from a conversation over at The Cruelty Free Review. She got the soy whip. I’m allergic to soy, but she was nice enough to research the rice version. She didn’t have any trouble with the nozzle that I know of, so maybe the problem is specific to the rice version. Either way, it tasted great, and I was thrilled to find it, but now I need to get it out of the container. My can is now torn with little teeth marks from desperately trying to open the darn thing with a can opener because the nozzle stopped working right. Apparently, it’s the propellant that’s the problem, as in, there’s none left after that initial burst. Apparently, it is also good that my can opener couldn’t do this because of trapped aerosol that would be inside. *The More You Know*.
The Field Roast… um, roast (They call it a Celebration Roast) was inspired by a blogger, too, but I forget which one. Someone got it as a gift and liked it. They had it for Thanksgiving. I wish I could remember. Mystery blogger, who are you?… Oh! It was Turning Veganese! It was on sale, so I figured I’d try it. (I’ve enjoyed all of the Field Roast products I’ve tried, and though I’m not receiving any compensation for saying so, if they ever want to send some my way, I will not complain.) Speaking of which, I’d tried the Italian faux sausages while camping this summer, and loved them. They are best grilled, but I liked them fried, too.
I’ve had the chips before. I think. I know I’ve had sweet potato chips shaped like that in a spicyish flavor, so I figure they were probably the same ones. This was the first thing I opened… (Ahem.) I bought the rice cream to go with the rice whip why won’t you work right. This was the first nondairy faux ice cream I ever tried, and I still like the brand. I hadn’t yet tried this flavor, but what’s not to like? It was goooood. At least I got to put some of the whip on it before the can stopped working right. Propellant. Blargh.
The Quorn nuggets are a treat. I’ve had them before and have written about them. The chili is a first time try that was on sale. I’ve had their crumbles, so I figure crumbles with chili should be good.
Does anyone else get fuzzy-headed around that time of the month? It’s hard writing a post when you can’t remember half of the things you wanted to say. Writing this was also an experience because I started out all passion and fervor, and then in the process of writing went through each one of the stages of grief. Over rice whip. PMS, go figure…
Enjoy the rest of your week!