Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kettle Chips - Salt and Black Pepper - NOT CORN FREE!!!

You will see my post here: praising the Kettle company for allowing me one little glimmer of culinary happiness in an otherwise 'snackless' world. Salt and Black Pepper chips are nuggets of bliss - unfortunately, despite what lovely Janet has to say about the subject .. these chips do indeed have corn, likely in the form of citric acid or yeast extract.

I am sad, and pissed off and sick, sick, sick. Nausea, headache, weak, etc. Same old same old.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Definitely 'corned' list

  • Kangaroo Pita
  • Kashi Autumn Harvest Cereal
  • Starbuck's Christmas Blend
  • Starbuck's Pike Place
  • Kroger Brand Monterey Jack
  • Non-organic banana
  • Honey - multiple kinds *sigh*
  • Arnold's Potato Bread
  • Prairie Farms Half n' Half and Milk
  • Pita Chips (naked)
  • Kettle Chips, Salt and ground black pepper

There's more coming, I just wanted to get this list started ... some of these are obviously corny - some not so much.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Crunchy Granola Recipe

• 1 1/2 cup C&H Brown Sugar or Domino Light Brown Sugar
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• 8 cups Quaker Oatmeal
• 2 cup additional stuff
o Kroger Unsweetened Coconut
o Flax Seeds
o Kroger Raisins
o Sunsweet prunes
o Nuts still in the shell (shell before preparing, but buy in shell)


Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.
Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.

When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kettle Chips - Salt and Black Pepper - CORNY!!!

UPDATED 06.28.09 - THESE DO HAVE CORN. SUK! I'm nauseous, headachy and drunk feeling. The ingredients clearly indicate citric acid and yeast extract ... but I didn't listen to my gut, i trusted Janet (below). Dammit Janet!

These are my favorite! a little hearty tang of soy sauce, smidge of salt .. perfect. Alas, with the corn allergy I'm scared and haven't tried them. Then today, out of the blue, Dottie (an angel from above) posted the item below in the Delphi Avoiding Corn Forum:

My husband won a contest, for guessing how many bags of potato chips can fit into a VW bug--so he gets a year's supply of free chips!! When I was on the phone to the company rep today about that, I mentioned to her how I was allergic to corn and how helpful her company had been to me a few years ago in answering my questions. (Most of their products do contain it.) Right away she said, "Oh, so you can't have maltodextrin or ctiric acid in anything, " and I was so impressed that she knew that right off the top of her head. She went on to say that the plain unsalted, the lightly salted, and the salt and black pepper chips are definitely corn-free, and all the other flavors are not, unfortunately. I also can use their peanut butter, which is delicious. If you want more info, this very nice and helpful woman's name is Janet Wilson and her contact info is:
Janet Wilson
Consumer Affairs
Kettle Foods


It may not be clear to you how much I love these chips - or this forum. God bless Dottie!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

that's some cool shit!

Whenever I corn myself, I inevitably start poking about online to learn stuff. Here's the latest cool stuffs I've learned:

Reaction(s) Again...

Kashi - Autumn Wheat. I've eaten this every day for lunch since Monday (that's four days in case you don't want to look it up). Today: nausea, drop in blood sugar, thick tongue, tight throat, weepiness, weakness and lethargy. Kashi website says that they won't divulge the items included in the 'natural flavor' heading of their ingredients as it is proprietary. Screw you Kashi! You know what's proprietary and not available for your sad ass ... my MONEY!

Also, I had literally a smidge of honey on Sunday when it got on my finger after opening a honey stick for one of the kids ... hives. no shit.

Monday, June 1, 2009

what's for dinner? - Veggie Rice

In pressure cooker:
Brown 1lb ground beef
Add 1/2 onion
two bell peppers
celery seed
louisiana hot sauce

when browned and peppers tender, add 2 cups rice and brown rice in oil.

Blend together 2 med tomatoes, 1 green pepper, 2 hot peppers, 1/2 onion and 1 cup water in blender. Add to pressure cooker. Add 2 cans kroger brand pinto beans. Seal and cook for 20 mins after jiggle.

Kids each ate two servings, I ate 2.5 ... heavens!