Hello everyone. I was in a quandary what to write on my blog until I went grocery shopping this morning. Actually, after I had grocery shopped and returned home. Remember... Tiffany and I are still rookies at this vegetarian thang.
After a pleasant breakfast at Panera Bread this morning on the way to drop Tiffany off at work, we stopped by Publix supermarket. We needed a few things and I wanted to make some biscuits for those mornings when grab 'n go work best. We weren't sure which to grab so we decided to buy both Bisquick and Jiffy brands mix.
Can you guess the biggest difference (other than fat and calories) of the following two mixes?
|HeartSmart Bisquick versus Jiffy Buttermilk Biscuit Mix|
OMG! The Jiffy mix is a no-go. It's not vegetarian!!! It violates the code of our new lifestyle choice. I could go to vegetarian violator jail. Or worse, I could be sentenced to a lifetime of artery clogging, hormone laden, steroid infested meat products!
|Jiffy Buttermilk Biscuit Mix|
It's not Halloween so I suppose I'll just offer up the Jiffy Mix to our carnivorous neighbors. They were more than happy to assist us in cleaning out our cupboard and freezers of meat products. Besides, Halloween is Michael Meyer's movie (gawd... I love the cheap pun).
The lesson learned here my fine friends? Carefully read each and every label until you become familiar with the product. Just because "it should be vegetarian" doesn't mean that it's necessarily so. The Bisquick? It uses canola oil.
Why couldn't Jiffy had done the same? Oh well... It's probably a recipe passed from generation to generation. But, it's no matter. As a vegetarian consumer, I have choices. Plenty of choices. I'll just let my wallet speak for me from now on. Thanks for a wonderful ride Jiffy but it's over.
Hi-dee hi-dee read-those-labels-carefully-ho my friends.