Tuesday, May 19, 2009
No, not the kind you might be thinking. It's the name of a new health food store around the corner from us. Nice people. Well stocked store. Had a good look around.
I used the No GMO Challenge suggestion and bought only organic, looking specifically for non-genetically modified. I noticed how much packaging offered statements on being GMO-free ---- less than I would have guessed. I also saw that adding that info (should it become mandatory) will put some of them in direct competition with ol' Doc Bronner for most words on a package, lol!
Although understandable, it really is a shame there is such a price difference on organic products. That exempts a bunch of consumers, no doubt. When money is short, other prices being paid become easy to ignore. That is understandable too. As it is, I will be fudging on the No GMO Challenge and undoubtedly using stuff at home we already have that is probably genetically modified; it is tough to be certain given how foods are labeled.
Because I have a lot to learn about the vegan end of the vegetarian pool, I bought something new (nutritional yeast) that I've never used before. I plan to do that periodically so I can ease my way into the deep end. It was fortunate they sold it bulk so I could buy an experimental amount. This way the compost pile is only fed a lovely hor d'oeuvre, should we not like it. This keeps the pocketbook happy too.
I can't wait to give my wandering hubby a tasting tour -- he'll be home Wednesday. Michael has been raving about his own "tomater samwiches" he's been making on board. "As long as it's decent bread and good tomatoes, no need for anything else" he said. I am still amazed at him. Now if I can pull off a halfway decent vegan low fat mac and cheese, he'll be in trucker heaven. Anyone with a tasty recipe?