A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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Cookies AND milk at Starbucks – it’s now possible for Big Guy
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Cookies AND milk at Starbucks – it’s now possible for Big Guy

It’s been Boots and my dirty little secret for the past few months.
Every time we go to Starbucks, just the two of us, we gorge. We order cake or brownies or cookies, turbo-charging our caffeine …

Epiblogue: Ordering organic for ‘that rat’
Thursday, 19 Nov, 2009 – 13:57 | 3 Comments
Epiblogue: Ordering organic for ‘that rat’

Yes, I’m paying $9 a bag for organic  hamster food – double the normal cost, and $9 was the sale price. Yes, I’m ordering it online because I can’t find it locally. And, yes, I’m …

Product review: Sunbutter Trail Mix
Saturday, 13 Dec, 2008 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Product review: Sunbutter Trail Mix

One of Big Guy’s saddest laments in life is that he’s sunflower-seed deprived.
This wouldn’t be a big deal for most kids, but he’s growing up around his Dad’s family of world-class sunflower seed munchers so …

Guittard offers peanut-free chocolate
Monday, 1 Dec, 2008 – 0:26 | Comments Off
Guittard offers peanut-free chocolate

Once in a while, my obsessive-compulsive label reading pays off. Saturday was one of those once in a whiles, when I found Guittard chocolate chips.
Baking chips have become a problem as late, as first Hershey …

Kids and Allergies: Peanut-free treats aplenty at Panhandle Premium
Tuesday, 7 Oct, 2008 – 1:03 | Comments Off
Kids and Allergies: Peanut-free treats aplenty at Panhandle Premium

I ran across Panhandle Premium two years ago during a particularly bad allergy spate.
Big Guy had just been diagnosed allergic to garlic, thus eliminating many favorite foods. He definitely mourned the loss. I eventually …

Product review: SunButter sunflower seed butter
Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2008 – 17:10 | Comments Off

PRODUCT: SunButter sunflower seed butter
PROBLEM IT SOLVES: Peanut butter substitute produced in a peanut-free, tree nut-free plant. It’s gluten-free as well.

COST: $5.14 to $10.05 for 16 ounces, according to a Google search. Available in …

Peanut butter substitutes
Sunday, 8 Jun, 2008 – 6:08 | Comments Off

PRODUCT: I.M. Healthy Soy Nut Butter
PROBLEM IT SOLVES: Peanut butter substitute. It’s also gluten-free.
COST: $5 or $6
REVIEW: Yuck, yuck, yuck. It comes in several varieties, none of which I like, though the crunchy version is almost palatable once you get used to it.
I tried I.M. Healthy because I haven’t been able to find my favorite faux peanut butter – the sunflower seed Sunbutter – locally. The first bite of Sunbutter feels a little funny in your mouth, but beyond that, it tastes dang close to the real deal. Looks like I’m going to be buying it online again, because I just cannot tolerate I.M. Healthy.

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