I just invented this and it is jam-packed with healthy fat and carbs, low protein, lots of calories for those of us who need them and no added salt.
I cut up some veggies and put them in a pot. Bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions, those white round purplish tuber veggies (forget name), zucchini, garlic, and I don’t recall what else. I doused these in olive oil and let them cook a while.
Then I poured some shredded wheat into a bowl. Not the big kind of shredded wheat but the little mini-kind. I doused this with MHT oil. Yeah, MHT oil is all the rage but I think there’s some truth behind the rage. I poured some plain, organic, whole milk yogurt over the shredded wheat.
Now, I poured the entire pot of cooked, simmering hot veggies over all that, and spiked it all with fresh ground black pepper. I stirred it all together. It was very good.
What did you have for dinner?
I’ve been enjoying nuts lately. All kinds. I discovered unsalted pistachios. These are not easy to find since most are poisoned with salt and even dyed red. Ick. Real pistachios are seriously good.
Don’t eat more than two Brazil nuts a day. If you do, you will overdose on Selenium. Two is what you need! Two Brazil nuts is a perfect Selenium supplement, and is great for both your thyroid and your kidneys.
The cost of nuts is insane. Nutty. I think it’s best to mail order them rather than fight over the prices in the supermarkets. Go online and cost-compare. Maybe a food coop. If you’re lucky. Our local food coop, which is in the East End (not near here) is a snob store so I avoid it. I was really shocked when I discovered that upon my arrival in Pittsburgh. They cater to the same ole Whole Foods crowd. Fellowship Foods is even sadder. They jack up their prices way too high. $5 for a dozen eggs….. If you really want decent specialty foods you can go to the Strip and browse the Chinese shops and maybe luck out, but the last time I went to one of those, I noticed one of my items had rat bites in the package. (Later, they didn’t pass inspection, I heard.)
That said, I miss the food coop in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. That place didn’t cater to rich people. Their prices weren’t always perfectly low, but at least it wasn’t in a wealthy neighborhood and it was right in a great place to pick up the bus or subway. They bent over backwards for food stamp recipients. You could get all kinds of things in bulk. The clientele weren’t snobby and they didn’t turn up their noses at people they considered lesser than they were. I wasn’t too impressed with the produce section, but you can’t have everything you want, folks……
We don’t really have a real coop here, and I miss that about Boston. I’ve looked around and we really do not have one. We do not have one in this county at all…and if anyone thinks Fellowship Foods is a coop, they don’t know what a coop is. Fellowship Foods is a grossly overpriced food delivery service. I cannot stress more how overpricing of something as basic as food is a human rights abuse. It’s not true that good food should cost more, or that better parents should pay more to feed their kids. This is total bullshit elitist crap. Since when should a dozen eggs cost $5? Since when should chicken livers cost $6 per pound? No, it isn’t a mark of a better parent who is tricked into paying these prices. It is a mark of a fool. Especially when supermarket prices are much lower…..
We do have a good produce store so I go there whenever I can. I have noticed also those places called “Farmers Markets” are also overpriced. I don’t understand how they can get away with it. Maybe there are small fruit stands out in the country that don’t reflect the flashy farmer’s market prices, little holes in the wall places out of the way that I might find someday. I miss the places I used to go to in Uruguay, too. I used to fill up a bag full of veggies and bring that home. I miss that.