I am about to complicate your life, unless you are content with eating awful stuff. I learned some really scary, icky facts about canned things we buy this week, and I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg, another reason to grow and process your own food, or at least buy fresh produce from a farmers market and use that.
First, how often do you open a can of tomato sauce and use it in soup, stew, recipes of some sort? Do you know the FDA allows 30 fruit fly eggs per one small can? To check this out go to http://communitydiscovery.com. If you just put fruit flys in tomato sauce in your search engine, you will find more sites.
Most of us keep canned mushrooms in the pantry, useful for all kinds of recipes. The FDA allows 20 maggots per small can, 3 ounces, of mushrooms. You can check this out at: http://www.nytimes.com. There are other sites for this yucky problem too .
Lastly for today, are you a fan of hard candy? The FDA allows anal juice from beaver glands to be added to candy for flavoring. I can purely do without that. You can check this out at: www.drozfans.cm, or: toyourgoodhealthradio.com.
It's plain to see you are better off to process your own food, and skip the pre processed grocery store stuff .If you can't grow your own, there are always farmer's markets, or places to buy fresh produce. I buy organic mushrooms, saute them in a little olive oil and freeze in containers for use when needed.
Lastly if you are a lover of cream of celery, mushroom, broccoli, chicken etc soup, here is an easy way to quickly make your own base.
Cream Soup Base
2 cups powdered milk
3/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup boullion powder
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon pepper(black)
Mix all together and store in jar in refrigerator. To use, mix 1/3 of a cup of mix with 1 and 1/4 cups of water, stir over medium heat til thickened, add 1 tablespoon of butter, then your choice of celery, chicken etc. This is a great, rich tasting base, and was one I used for my diabetic hubby to make soups he liked. It is neccesary to precook the additive, celery etc. Have a great week see ya soon.