Today, I have been home sick. Lots of sleeping, and watching several documentaries about food on Netflix. There are so many and they range from disheartening to terrifying.
About a year ago I significantly reduced the amount of wheat I eat and added a lot more rice, mostly organic. Now, there is a report about arsenic in rice, even organic rice. What next? What food can you trust anymore?
We’ll work harder at growing more of our own. We just planted our fall-winter crops and put cold frames over some of the squash in hopes of bringing a few to edible size. If you have a Vitamix, you can take almost any greens from the garden, add a few things and make a soup. I’ve been doing that a lot lately.
The fruit triumph: This photo represents the complete harvest from the Honeycrisp apple tree this year. One apple but it’s perfect!
I can’t really save money on couponing because so many of the coupons are for proccessed foods, the kind of foods we are trying to reduce our consumption of. I do trust the Bob’s Red Mill company and buy a fair amount of their products. I came upon a great deal through Vitacost. I had never heard of Vitacost before but the offer of $10.00 off on my first order got my attention. They carry a lot of brands, foods and supplements. Bob’s was the only brand I ordered this time. Their prices are already discounted significantly from the grocery stores and the $10.00 off just sweetened the deal, so I ordered. In less than a week, the pantry was refilled with rice flour, gluten-free pancake mix and more.
I’m sharing that link here. If you do order, I would really appreciate it if you go thru this link. (They throw a little my way for the referral.) It’s really a great deal! I will certainly order from them again, probably quite regularly.
Give it a try!
- High Levels Of Arsenic Found In Rice: Consumer Reports (chicago.cbslocal.com)