Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Salty Tale

I'm unusually sensitive to salt. If I'm in a car and someone opens a bag of chips I can taste the salt in it. Driving down the road I can taste yesterday's road salt. I've asked other people and they say they don't notice it.

I nearly gagged on the salt in some instant mashed potatoes. Only later did I notice that according to the ingredient list, salt was the #2 ingredient. In instant mashed potatoes. As if I couldn't add my own salt. But I can't take it out. Thanks.

Then there's peanut butter.I started eating Smucker's Natural peanut butter a few years ago. If you like pb try a jar. You'll be shocked. Regular peanut butter tastes like cake frosting to me now.

But Smucker's, of course, adds a wee bit of salt (110mg/serving) to their otherwise natural peanut butter.

So I decided to make my own.

I've been considering the purchase of a food processor for a couple of years and now I had the excuse I needed. The recipe is simple enough for even me to get right. Put the contents of a 16 oz jar of unsalted peanuts in the food processor and turn it on until it turns into peanut butter.

Nom, nom. And no salt.

This is one of those things where I'm sure everybody knew about this all along but I'm feeling like I discovered the tenth planet.

But it's still a yay!

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