Ever since the trusty husband read “In Defense of Food” he’s been on a health food kick.? Did you hear that?? That was my husband yelling at the computer screen that it’s not “health” food, it’s just food.? Real unadulterated food.? Now did you hear that?? That’s him doing his best Gordon Ramsay *Simple. Rustic. Food*? Couple Michael Pollan with Gordon Ramsay and I’m surprised we can eat anything.? In fact, my dear husband is doing his damnedest to get me to stop shopping in the grocery.? It’s hard this time of year with our significant lack of open farmers market and the closest one 40 minutes, expensive gas and parking away.? (We have to wait until May 15 for our local market to open.)
My trusty husband is not trying to save the planet, he’s just trying to save his body.? And mine and the boy’s.? He went to the grocery yesterday and said he nearly had a panic attack.? He started reading ingredients.? Have you ever done this?? I’m sure you have.? All of us have.? But how many times have you put something back simply because there were more than 5 ingredients listed?? I’ve put back things because I couldn’t pronounce the ingredients.? I’ve looked at a box of crackers and saw high fructose corn syrup and put that back.? But the trusty husband.? Won’t by anything with more than 5 things listed.? And those 5 ingredients must be pronounceable and real food.? (save that jar of peanut butter I just bought.)
So where does that leave Miss Gluten & Dairy Free? Well… reading “In Defense of Food.”? The husband assures me this book will give me plenty to write about.? We are doing our best to make sure this blog serves as a great public service.? If that means brow beating you into *gasp* not buying that 15th box of Girl Scout cookies then our job is done.? Really this is for your benefit.
Side note to this week’s menu… the crab rangoon are not gluten free because I don’t want to go to the asian market to find rice wrappers and we have extra crab from last night’s dinner that needs to be used up.? And the Pad Thai noodles… packaged.? But the tortillas for the fajitas, making those.? As well as the fajita seasoning.? Have you ever read the ingredients on the package of fajita mix?? I don’t know what half that shit is, but it sure isn’t food.