Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sugar detox, day seven

Have you ever found BUGS in your coconut milk? It happened to me this morning. I opened up a can of Thai Kitchen brand coconut milk and noticed lots of brown specks floating around. Carl took a close look and informed me that he thought the specks were some sort of insect. YUCK! Could they have been coconut husks? Maybe, but Carl seemed pretty convinced we were looking at bugs. So gross, and so much for my banana/coconut smoothie. No more Thai Kitchen coconut milk for me. That's OK, though. I like the Trader Joe's brand better, anyway.

Speaking of Trader Joe's, I have officially decided that it is the most efficient place to shop for paleo eats. They carry everything ... meat, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts, grass-fed butter, nut butter, etc. It is pretty much a one-stop shopping experience (unlike other stores I frequent). Even some of their packaged stuff is paleo-friendly (read the labels, though, because sugar hides in so many things!). The only downside: the produce isn't always local. Neither is the meat. In fact, I would say most of items in the store are not local. Bummer. Anyway, my point is we went there today and filled our cart with everything I need for another great sugar detox week! I even managed to get out of the store without buying chocolate (a first, I think!).

1 comment:

  1. Never seen specks of anything in any of the coconut milk I've ever bought. Gross! Hopefully they weren't actually bugs.

    We stopped buying Thai Kitchen because it always tends to be overly settled/separated and difficult to mix. Whole Foods' house brand coconut milk is really nice, and it's surprisingly inexpensive - $1 to $1.50 less than most other brands.

    Sure wish we had Trader Joe's here in Vancouver. We buy our grass-fed butter from there, but it's kind of an ordeal when it involves a border crossing and about an hour of driving each way.

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