The shredded wheat thread begun by one of our friends in New Zealand (
sorry didn't keep the original message) talks about the blandness of
shredded wheat. I found that it had enough of its own sweetness that after
I gave up sugar, it was just fine right out of the box. I now often make a
meal of shredded wheat eaten dry and a glass of unsweetened grapefruit
juice. Just give yourself some time, get used to the dryness and the
natural sweetness will eventually become evident.
Fatfree margarine - ick. I'm not a purist, but I simply gave up trying to
find substitutes for my old SAD foods. Toast gets mashed bananas on it or
berries. If I'm treating myself, I'll use some soynut butter. Usually, I
just dip my toast in a cup of miso broth.
As for Just Veggies, when I first found this product in the Fresh Fields
stores in the east, I noticed that it had an oily feel. Sure enough, the
veggies were sprayed probably to help keep them from clumping together.
Secondly, I have dried vegetables before and they never, ever remained as
colorful as the ones in the Just Veggies containers. Wonder how they do
that? Sulfides? I admit it has been a while since I even gave these a