Good evening everyone!
Just came back home but couldn’t wait for tomorrow to post! I feel like a kid in an amusement park :). If you get easily excited in a food store like me then you would probably have loved a trip to Abazeer or your local organic health food store if you’re not in Jeddah.
In the shopping cart, I had quinoa, quinoa flakes, millet, buckwheat, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds , some organic fruits and vegetables, a whole wheat seeded loaf of bread, kudzu ( a thickener made from the Japanese tuber of the same name – will use instead of cornstarch or the high-fat roux made of butter and flour) and two products I haven’t seen here before and can’t wait to give them a try in a recipe. They are “rice cream” and “oat cream”!! They can be used instead of regular milk cream in recipes. They are 100% of vegetable source, lactose free, hydrogenated fat-free, and GMO free. The rice cream is also gluten-free. How cool is that? Let’s just hope the taste is as good as the health claim! The verdict will come out this week after a few test runs in the kitchen:).
However, while I was there, I tasted the “soy labneh” (strained yogurt). To tell you the truth, I didn’t appreciate the taste much. It was creamy but with a slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. Let me not stop you from trying it, maybe it’s an acquired taste. If you had already tasted it, what did you think of it?
For all of you going to work tomorrow, have a fruitful week; and for those of you who already started the weekend, enjoy it!!