Monday, January 23, 2006

robert wagner has nothing to do with this post

this morning i had a cup of cereal. the cleanliness of the bowls in the office is suspect, so i used a coffee cup that seemed to be made out of packing peanut material. it was the first time i've had cold cereal for breakfast in at least 5 years, maybe even more. during college i went on a brief kellogg's smart start kick, but i mostly liked eating it out of the box dry. usually what happens is that about halfway through a box, i get bored of the morning repitition.

however i was grocery shopping yesterday afternoon and decided to buy a box of kashi heart to heart. i might have been influenced by the recent new york times article about alternative cereals. i also decided i need to be healthier and getting donuts and brioches from balthazar bakery doesn't help my arteries or my wallet.

the key for me is the proper milk-to-cereal ratio. i think i might be mildly lactose intolerant. sometimes eating dairy products upsets my stomach or makes me very phlegmy. in fact i am kind of phlegmy now. i used a tiny bit of 1% milk - just enough to coat the cereal but not make it a soggy mess. the cereal retained its shape (circles and hearts) and the centers remained somewhat crunchy. we'll see how the week progresses.

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Blogger youthlarge said...

i can't believe how lame this post is. sorry.

January 23, 2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger weasel said...

Not lame: "dairy products upsets my stomach or makes me very phlegmy. in fact i am kind of phlegmy now" saves the whole thing.

January 24, 2006 9:22 AM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

the fact that handwashings hasn't yet commented on this post is quite odd, huh?

January 24, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger planbreaker said...

We're a Kashi "Good Friends" household---flakes and barrel-shaped items and raisins. I can see this being a long time addition to the pantry, even though I sing Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" in my head every morning when I pour my cereal and that might eventually drive me crazy.

I'm a big sucker for Kashi right now, especially the granola bars and TLC (tasty little crackers, of course) b/c they don't use corn syrup.

January 26, 2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

i inhaled half a box of their cheddar TLCs the other day. i also have the peanut butter granola bars in my desk at work. i'd like to try the honey ones, but i haven't been able to find them. i hate raisins so the trail mix option is out.

January 26, 2006 11:06 AM  
Blogger mas said...

I've never tried the Kashi cereals after a bad experience with some off-brand organic granola a few years ago (the cardboard box tasted better than the cereal) - but you've inspired me to give it a try.

January 26, 2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger Clockwatcher said...

Kashi Go Lean Crunch for me. It's the best!

February 07, 2006 1:03 PM  

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