Since hubby is working 60 hours a week for the next month or so, I have been tasked with doing the shopping for the two of us. I am a Personal Chef and shop three to four days a week for clients. I have boycotted doing my own personal grocery shopping. This is for two reasons. One, I am already in a grocery store more than the average housewife. Two, it takes me forever to shop. I get so distracted that I leave with either too much stuff or not enough. I find a new thing and focus on that. I get so excited about it, I have to pay and leave immediately so I can go home and either make something with it or eat it in the car before leaving the parking lot. I know that I am not the only one out there eating new things in the parking lot. Come you guys all know who you are...
Today true to form I got distracted and couldn't focus. I was in the produce section on my way to the deli counter and there they were...little plastic neatly wrapped boxes of Sushi. Now I am a beginner at eating Sushi. I am a Certified ServSafe Instructor and I teach the horrors of foodborne illnesses. I just couldn't make myself eat that raw fish. I know I have heard it a million times how the fish is frozenit kills any worm, and blah, blah, blah. Okay, so I have begun to cave. I have eaten California Rolls and have eaten a few tuna rolls, but today I found something that I could actually wrap my head around. They were labeled Avacado Salad Roll. Yummy. I snatched that package up so hard I got a plastic box cut on my finger! Never shop when you are hungry. $292.85 later I left the store. I could not stop thinking about that healthy stuff in the brown bag calling my name. I got home, unloaded the car and made a beeline for the plates. I read the label and I wilted a bit. Tapioca paper (tapioca, salt, water), Avocado, Cucumber, Carrots, Red Cabbage, Leaf Lettuce. Okay, I understand these so far...now...(Pepper, Spices, Caramel Color, Acetic Acid, FD&C Red NO.40, Dehydrated Onion, Roasted Peanuts) Chili Sauce (Water, Red Chili, Sugar, Salt, Vinegar)
Was this really all that healthy? If you leave off the sauce packet that came in the box it would be healthier. Okay, I ate the stuff anyway. It was really good and that makes me sad because I have been trying to eat healthier and I think soy sauce with ginger and scallions would have made a better choice. So live and learn. Eat the lovely rolls, make your own dipping sauce and throw the packet away.