So I left work a few (coughcough60minutescoughcough) minutes early yesterday. I think my little Lily is depressed. Her leggie hurts and we’ve booked her for surgery on the 25th 🙁 She also needs to be practically immobile for 7-10 days, so she’ll be boarded at the vet that first week post-op. I know she would just crrrry being here with us and not able to come out of her crate. And plus, this surgery is costing a small fortune (the things we do for our “kids”…), and I don’t want her not healing properly.
ANYWAYS, Lily and I spent the early evening cooking a lasagna for tomorrow that came highly recommended by Holly. She talked it up, and I trust my bloggie friends’ taste in food! It smelled wooonderful, I can’t wait to try it! Recipe and pictures tomorrow 🙂 We also made homemade pizza for dinner, per Mr. Prevention’s request. I put pizza on the menu for the week because Biz posted a no-rise dough recipe that I just had to try!
No Rise Pizza Dough slightly adapted from The Biggest Diabetic Loser (AKA “Biz”)
2 cups flour whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup warm water
1 packet yeast
1 tsp salt
Mix well and roll it out – add up to 1/2 cup additional flour to get the right texture. Bake for 5 minutes before adding ingredients. Yield: 8 slices
Nutrition Information (for 1/8th crust): 110 calories; 0.5 g. fat; 288 mg. sodium; 22 g. carbohydrate; 3 g. fiber; 0 g. protein
Result: Mr. Prevention said this tasted “less whole wheat and healthy” than the store-bought whole wheat crust. I believe that’s a good thing coming from my pizza connoisseur extraordinaire 😉 But yes, easy and delicious! 😀
OIA(plastic)J: Safe or not?
[If you’re new to blogs, or not familiar with this fad…keep your eyes peeled, it won’t take long to surface]
I’ll be honest, I don’t get the whole OIAJ (oats in a jar) trend — plastic or glass. But microwaving my oats and throwing them in an empty nut butter jar seems like an added step to oats + nut butter…and potentially hazardous (if plastic). Not all plastics are safe to come into contact with food just heated in the microwave. And please, never ever ever microwave your oats IN the plastic nut butter jar. No, no, no.
“May be safe if marked “microwave safe”, although some recommend against food contact when microwaving.”
I think this could be interpreted several ways. Is it safe? Probably. But why risk it? My jar is NOT labeled “microwave safe”, and throwing steaming hot oats into it seems like a totally avoidable potential hazard. Call me crazy!
I’m sure OIAJ are tasty, but I’ve just always scratched my head at this trend. Maybe I’m too lazy or practical to dirty a bowl and then transfer it to a jar? Or maybe I’m just hypersensitive to possible dangers or plastics and heat? I don’t know…
Question: Are you on the OIAJ train? If not, why not? Have you ever worried about the potential hazards of plastics and heat?