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Salt-free Potato Chips -- No Canola & No Cottonseed Oil

I found some! Gibble's Potato Chips cooked in LARD with NO SALT!

Hallelujah!

The boys will be so happy!

Apr 04, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Salt-free Potato Chips -- No Canola & No Cottonseed Oil

cstr,
The chips are really a treat for my parrots. And, I too have come to prefer the taste of no-salt potato chips. They are much better than flavor and oil-less rice cakes. I am still looking.

Apr 04, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Salt-free Potato Chips -- No Canola & No Cottonseed Oil

I used to eat salt-free Kettle chips but they started making them with CANOLA oil, so I am looking for salt-free potato chips made with sunflower oil.

Oils I will not consume are CANOLA and COTTONSEED OIL, any other oils are fine. Thanks!

Apr 04, 2014
chezron in General Topics

Source for organic pork in San Diego Grocery Stores

I mistakenly bought Beeler's Bacon thinking the pigs were raised with non-GMO feed, but they are not. I contacted the company and they feed their pigs GMO feed. I will not be buying Beeler's Bacon again. I will look into Solana Beach Sprouts. The Sprouts in La Mesa is REALLY BAD and sells almost NOTHING organic!

Mar 21, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Source for organic pork in San Diego Grocery Stores

I am having a difficult time finding organic pork at San Diego grocery stores. I have been to Whole Foods and Jimbos and they do not carry organic pork. Most pigs are fed gmo corn and consequently are sick animals. I want to stay away from sick meat. Do you know a source for organic pork in the San Diego area?

Mar 13, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Why is Trader Joe's Sushi so off-putting?

It is not you Grant! TJ sushi is totally disgusting! It RESEMBLES sushi. The rice is gloppy and pasty. The fillings are cheap and heavily processed and fake. The seaweed is wet and slimy.

I HATE TJ SUSHI!

I have been passing it by like a black hole in the store for YEARS!

Mar 04, 2014
chezron in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

It is wide rice noodles and tofu, and vegetables with a soy-based sauce. I usually have some homemade grass-fed beef bone broth and tallow I use instead of the sauce. The sodium listed on the package is 390 with 5 servings. No way do you get 5 servings! I DO add sliced beef sometimes.

Mar 04, 2014
chezron in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

I love the Chinese Broccoli in the Pad See Ew.

Do you know what is IN Fake Krab? The pulverized, rubbery remains of a bunch of random fish and a bunch of chemicals, plus MSG, injection-molded into a crab leg shape and dyed red. "Alaska Pollock, Water, Egg Whites, Wheat Starch, Sugar, Corn Starch, Sorbitol, Contains 2% or Less of the Following: King Crab Meat, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Extracts of Crab, Oyster, Scallop, Lobster and Fish (Salmon, Anchovy, Bonito, Cutlasfish), Refined Fish Oil (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat) (Anchovy, Sardine), Rice Wine (Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast, Salt), Sea Salt, Modified Tapioca Starch, Carrageenan, Yam Flour, Hydrolyzed Soy, Corn, and Wheat Proteins, Potassium Chloride, Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Carmine, Paprika."

It is basically fish garbage, colored and flavored, with MSG and other chemicals added.

Mar 04, 2014
chezron in Chains

I HATE My Kitchenaide Mixer! Here's Why

Thanks Sherri! Hmm -- instruction manual. I think I will see if it is online and LOOK AT IT. What an idea!

Mar 02, 2014
chezron in Cookware

I HATE My Kitchenaide Mixer! Here's Why

Thanks so much! I ordered a flex edge beater! That should help.

Mar 02, 2014
chezron in Cookware

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? - 2014

1) Organic Corn Chip Dippers (no canola-yeah!)
2) Unpasteurized Orange Juice
3) Raw Milk Parmesan Cheese
4) Raw Milk Emmentaler Cheese
5) Grass fed Organic Ground Beef

Mar 02, 2014
chezron in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

Yay
1) Organic Polenta
2) Unpasteurized Orange Juice
3) Raw Milk Parmesan Cheese
4) Any Raw Milk Cheese
5) Organic Relish
6) Frozen food Pad See Ew
7) Unfiltered Olive Oil
8) Organic Corn Chip Dippers - OMG they are so good!

Nay - Anything made with Canola Oil

Mar 02, 2014
chezron in Chains
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I HATE My Kitchenaide Mixer! Here's Why

I have a tilt KA. I don't know that much about mixers, so I thought I would find out if maybe I am just missing something before I buy a new one.

Mar 02, 2014
chezron in Cookware

I HATE My Kitchenaide Mixer! Here's Why

I have the "classic" Kitchenaide Mixer and I HATE it. There I said it!
Unless I am missing something, this is why I hate it:
1) You cannot mix and scrape down the bowl at the same time. I have to stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl and resume mixing.
2) It doesn't thoroughly mix EVERYTHING in the bowl. It leaves areas the beater does not reach unmixed.
3) I hate one beater - I need two- the action between the beaters is lacking in a Kitchenaide
4) It is messy, liquid goes flying everywhere when it operates

I wish I still had the two-beater stand mixer I grew up with. It thoroughly mixed everything and you could operate it and scrape it at the same time. Can anyone suggest an excellent stand mixer that is metal? NO Plastic! Even a good vintage model because I can get it on Ebay. Thanks

Mar 02, 2014
chezron in Cookware

Source for ORGANIC Sourdough bread?

Thanks Honkman!

I went to their website and they do not list sourdough in their offerings. I emailed them though to see if they make sourdough. Hope so!

Feb 23, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Source for ORGANIC Sourdough bread?

Thanks Phee!

Feb 22, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Source for ORGANIC Sourdough bread?

I LOVE sourdough bread (I am from SF). I really like Bread et Cie sourdough bread, but it is not organic. Does anyone know a good sourdough that is organic?

Feb 22, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Are all Nutmeats sterilized in CA?

Hi Honkman,

What are "nuts" then. If almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios are not nuts then what are they and why?

Feb 12, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Casual Dining with 5 Guests - What to Make? [moved from San Diego]

I am having 5 neighbors over for a casual dinner. I am looking for suggestions on what to make. Grilling is probably a given. We eat everything. Tasty yet simple is desirable.

Feb 11, 2014
chezron in Home Cooking

Are all Nutmeats sterilized in CA?

Well that's good to know. I buy organic almonds from Italy at Jimbo's. Nice to know when it says "raw" organic cashews, walnuts, and pecans, they probably are. I will never buy sterilized, heat-or chemically- treated almonds!

Jan 14, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Are all Nutmeats sterilized in CA?

I am aware that all almonds in CA except, small batches from local farmers, and almonds from other countries, are sterilized, either with heat or by using chemicals. Someone mentioned they thought ALL nutmeats in CA were now not truly raw but sterilized. Is this true? My question is are all nutmeats sterilized in CA?

Jan 12, 2014
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Thanks Lisa!

Aug 31, 2013
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

I don't mind frozen fish IF it stays frozen until I prepare it, But freezing and thawing, and left to sit behind a glass is not good.

Aug 21, 2013
chezron in San Diego
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Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Whole Foods Hillcrest usually thaws their frozen fish. They also have some fresh fish but sometimes they have been sitting there quite awhile. They also sell WAY too much farmed fish. I want good fresh fish. I want to go where they care that the fish is wild caught and abhor farmed fish.

Aug 21, 2013
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Duh! sorry

Aug 21, 2013
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Where is Cathy's post?

Aug 21, 2013
chezron in San Diego

Where is the best fishmonger in San Diego?

Where can I buy the freshest fish in San Diego? I want the best wild caught, fresh fish. Fish at grocery stores is usually frozen and thawed and it looks like its been frozen and thawed. Want to find a fishmonger that makes it a priority to sell a wide assortment of fresh, wild caught fish.

Aug 21, 2013
chezron in San Diego
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GMO-free Restaurants in San Diego

I don't eat out anymore because I can be pretty certain there is GMO corn, soy, sugar or something else in my food. It is not worth risking my health for that, so I eat organic food at home. Does anyone know of a restaurant that is GMO-free but has MEAT (not vegetarian)?

Apr 13, 2013
chezron in San Diego

Raw Almonds Aren't Really Raw

There is some nutrient loss in steam-heated almonds that is unwanted, and, in the case of many almonds, also unnecessary. There is propylene oxide residues in almonds that are gassed to reduce Salmonella concentrations, and this will be a bad thing because propylene oxide is classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen.
In the long run, I believe that the only solution to the Salmonella-and-almonds predicament will be to understand the underlying reasons why Salmonella bacteria become present in certain batches of almonds and to correct these underlying problems, which I believe have most likely evolved due to non-sustainable approaches to almond growing and inappropriate post-harvest processing.

Jan 16, 2013
chezron in General Topics

Raw Almonds Aren't Really Raw

I am in San Diego.

Jan 11, 2013
chezron in General Topics