Category: Laura (A)
I always warn people about the two percent rule. Basically the fact that if there is less than two percent of an ingredient in a food, the company is not required to put it on the label. So basically you could be eating some innocent crackers that are lace with 1.99% heroine and not know, why do you think they are so addictive to people, lol…..another reason to avoid processed food.
Unfortunately I didn’t know that the two percent rule applied to me as well. This is a good lesson in labeling everything you make and freeze very well. A few months ago I had a type O roommate (funny since she ate more grains than I did, which is not saying much since I don’t eat any, but I regress). I was trying to get her to embrace her O-ness and so I made her some yummy beef stew. She barely ate any of it, deciding to chomp on her rice pasta and drink her coffee with a spoonful of sugar (you are seeing why this living relationship did not work out, I’m sure). So I froze my beef stew to give to my parents when they came to visit.
A few days ago, I got out some turkey broth (which I have loads either fresh or frozen always on hand) and made a favorite little one serving soup of mine with it……..well, I was sick, sick sick, sick for two days afterwards. I couldn’t figure out what it was, what had made me so ill?
Unbeknownst to me I had accidentally pulled out some beef broth, the soup has other ingredients so I couldn’t necessarily tell that it wasn’t turkey broth I was using (plus all my turkey broths taste different because I make them with different things each time)
One serving of beef broth did me in. The moral of this story, label, label, label, label people…………or else!