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Poll #1484149 Is this a snack?
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Is the processed horror in the picture above "snack-size"?

Heck, is it even food?

I'm about to start dinner, so I'm incredibly annoyed to see that he's a. eating this much, and b. eating this, this from the man who's been giving me shit about the carbohydrate in a tad more starchy veg than I am "allowed" of a meal. Some food warden he is.

In bread-related news, I've been baking again. I've modified the low-carb, low-sodium bread recipe (see link for basic recipe instructions) that I've been working on; the taste of the soy flour isn't as pronounced with the following ingredients (the addition of the vinegar also improves the taste for sodium-lovers; follow the previous recipe, but add the vinegar when combining the wet ingredients to the dry ones):

2 1/4 tsp Rapid Rise yeast (1 pkg)
1/2 tsp sugar (has no bearing on carbohydrate count)
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tsp Featherweight (no-sodium) baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp Splenda
1 cup vital wheat gluten flour
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup milled flax seed
1/4 cup coarse unprocessed wheat bran

In the initial recipe, I can't remember if I mentioned that I always whisk or sift together my dry ingredients. I do. It helps ensure that the baking powder, salt, and Splenda are consistently spread throughout the flours, meal, and bran, and it breaks up clumps.

This is low-carb bread attempt 3a. 3b will include one other modification: when I bake this loaf, I'm going to place a pan of water (about two cups) underneath the loaf pan in the stove while baking; this should help make the crust more chewy than hard. I like a chewy crust. (I may also need to tent the loaf pan with foil during the final 20 minutes of baking to prevent the crust from browning too much.)

Oh, and the new Wegmans rocks! I love it; I looked over every aisle today. And no, I'm not over-exerting—much. I'll let you know how the steamed bread comes out; wish me luck!

In other news, this slow loris (which is a kind of lemur, and the only poisonous mammal in existence—Luna would love him, I'm thinking) likes to be tickled (WS, cute).


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Nov. 11th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
It's not a healthy snack, but as long as he can eat his dinner (which, I'm going to assume that as a grown man he knows if he's able to do that), I'd say that's a snack. Just not a good one.
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
He doesn't know that. My objection is that he's been nagging me about eating healthily, but he's making no effort to take his own advice. Husbands. *snorts*
Nov. 11th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
*grins* It may be a snack...for two or three people?


Sometimes it's hard to resist the snacky sins...
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
For four, according to the packaging. ;) With Shog, snack-resistance is futile.
Nov. 11th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
That's Jeff's and the boys fav lunch. Not that they get it often.
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Hee! It's v. popular with husbands and children; my SiL despairs.
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
It's not so good for Jeff, but my boys are allowed stuff like that. I've got three boys who the doctors tell me to fatten up. I then ask them if they know of safe ways to strap them down so they aren't always bouncing all over the place.
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Virtual strapping is called playing computer/console games, isn't it? ;)
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
We tried that. The Wii lets them bounce all over the place still, and they don't like the Xbox. Only one has ADHD, but it seems like the other twoo feed off his energy as well.
Nov. 11th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
It is definitely a snack; I've had pizza rolls before. Neither of those facts rules out the third option on your poll, though. =P
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
*snerk* I just wish it hadn't been a snack for four that Shog was eating.
Nov. 11th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
I was going to call you on the "poisonous mammal" thing, and then found out all the others (platypus, shrews and such) are venomous rather than poisonous...
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I wasn't even thinking about those animals; Shog's the one who told me about the poison thing—but that's really interesting. *goes to Wikipedia*
Nov. 11th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Are those frozen mini egg rolls? Because they are delicious, but that's like a whole meal there. Of course, most boys can eat more food in a sitting than I can.

I love Wegman's. I wish we had one here, but the closest one is about an hour away and not new (still huge, but not quite as shiny and full of things like flatware and menorahs as the newly built ones are).
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
They're pizza rolls; I don't think that they contain anything nutritional at all. I suspect that Shog will not eat much dinner. *snorts*

Our "old" Wegmans has lost its shininess (the fish section has become sad), so I'm thrilled by the new one.

I sound complain-y; I don't feel that way. :D Wegmans rocks. :D
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
That many chunks of fruit or veg might be a snack, but if those are pizza rolls, that's way too many for a "snack."

Tell him that if he wants to be available to nag you about your nutrition, he has to take better care of himself.

Sad, but so many eebil snack "foods" are tempting. I know one person I know has actually been known to eat a whole bag of croutons just as nibbles. Imagine. ;)
Nov. 14th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Those are pizza rolls—and I haven't eaten an entire bag of croutons for some time. :P

I really need to get stronger; if I were on top of the cooking, he'd not be eating those nasty things.
Nov. 12th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
I couldn't even figure out what he was eating until I read the comments. That is very very sad.

So... did he manage to eat dinner?
Nov. 14th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Some, yes, but it's the fact that he managed dinner after all those pizza rolls that bugs me. *snorts; worries*
Nov. 12th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
May I ask what it is he's eating? Not something I recognise. :)

Saved the new updated bread recipe. :)
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
He's eating pizza rolls, snack food of low nutritional content and a great deal of badness. *annoyed*

I'm working on my bread recipe; I'll be posting results at iuls_kitchen. :)
Nov. 15th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Never heard of them, they sound like a 'great deal of badness' for sure. :)

Look forward to the bread results.
Dec. 2nd, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
I've updated the iuls_kitchen bread post with a new version of the recipe-in-development; I'm still not as happy with it as I want to be, but I'll get there.
Dec. 3rd, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
I'll check it out thanks for letting me know. :)
Nov. 12th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)
what is that? Honestly! Some kind of pizza thingies or mini spring rolls or what?
Greeting to your hubby, three or four of what ever it is would be a snack. A plate full of it is a dinner...ha.

That bread sounds good, but I wouldn't even know where to get some of the ingredients. lol
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Pizza rolls, nasty pizza rolls!

I go to the Wegmans, which is a chain grocer that carries some decent health food products. Organic grocers and health food stores should have the ingredients.
Nov. 12th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
The item itself is a snack food, yes; the quantity, on the other hand...
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
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