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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 4, 2015 at 3:44pm

Good to know Joan.  I was happy to see Kroger chocolate powder on the good list.  I've started buying Kroger Ice Cream at Fred Meyers because it tastes good and is very low priced.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 3:06pm

I love raw, unsalted, organic nuts and buy about eight varieties. I mix them on a cookie sheet and roast them for two hours at 150 degrees F. I let them cool, put them in quart jars to freeze. They make delicious snacks. 

Another treat is to melt Ghirardelli Chocolate  and mix in a cup of roasted nuts. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet and make little tidbits about the size of a single bite. Let them cool. I take the nuts and chocolate to Michelle's house, and the kids help me make them. Lots of chocolate faces and fingers when we get done. 

Oh! I just found out that these companies use child labor and other factors, such as the use of slaves. I will no longer use these brands:

 Food Empowerment Project’s Cannot recommend list
– Hershey’s
– Scharffen Berger (owned by Hershey)

– Lindt (Ghirardelli Chocolate)

Food Empowerment Project’s Chocolate List

I'll have to check with Rosauer's Grocery store to see if they have Free Trade chocolate. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 4, 2015 at 8:42am

Lucky you, Patricia!  While I'll buy any chocolate, I do try to eat one piece of dark chocolate every day. If I decide to stop eating sugar, I'll still eat dark chocolate because of the anti-oxidant benefit.

Comment by Plinius on January 3, 2015 at 8:32am

Randall, it helps when you start the day with fruit. For chocolate choose dark chocolate with 90 or 100% cacao.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 3, 2015 at 7:35am

Speaking of blood sugar levels, mine is good. And I'm far from being overweight. However, I'm reading a book titled Year of No Sugar (Eve Schaub), and despite my love of sugar, chocolate, etc., I'm considering going cold turkey. It's so "poisonous" and addictive. Can I do without? Do I want to do without? I may attempt a trial run of a week or so. First, I have to eat up my brownies and honey laced breakfast bars I made last week!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 2, 2015 at 3:44pm

Good news about your blood sugar levels Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2015 at 3:37pm

This morning I finally got my blood sugar back within a healthy range after all the wonderful foods of the Yule tables. I don't seem to be able to say "No" to the colors, textures, and flavors of a holiday table. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2015 at 3:32pm

Spud, good news about the "no-touch restrooms at WinCo. 

Patricia, I did the same thing when I was going through chemo. With all the superbugs developing, it provides an easy proactive response. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2015 at 3:29pm

Randy, I like that tradition. Cabbage on New Year's Day! I made a cabbage, carrot, onion salad with a vinegar and oil dressing to go with Cary's pork chops. We had a most delightful day!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 2, 2015 at 3:26pm

One thing that WinCo does not do is have disinfectant towels to wipe the shopping cart with.  Both Fred Meyers and WalMart have them.

Every time I go there, I try to remind myself to carry my own with me, but I always forget.  I just wrote that on my shopping list, so I won't forget next time.


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