Low carb trip to the health food shop…

24 Jan

For a treat (how much of a geek am I) I went to the health food shop this weekend.  It actually does feel like a treat though, because Earth Natural Foods in Kentish Town is like a palace to foods you read about in low carb recipes, but are impossible to find in everyday supermarkets – the only challenge is getting some great recipes to use them all up (and prove my investment worthwhile!).  All the staff and customers in there are all serene and zen and even going in there has a harmonising effect.  People in Kentish Town proudly bear their woven recyclable bags around the area with pride, like a badge of health and clean living.  Despite the fact I would actually quite love to buy and own one, I never get round to it, because in doing so you have to admit to the lovely and earnest till staff (and worse the queue) that you HAVEN’T BROUGHT YOUR OWN RECYCLABLE BAGS. I asked for a carrier bag the first time I went in there and never have since – draw your own conclusions!

Anyway, despite only going in for some herbal tea, I came out with these (and actually forgot the tea in my haste):

Low carb health food shop haul...

The sweetener I am investigating because I have come to the conclusion I can no longer do Splenda! I’m not normally a sweet toothed person, but have experimented with it in baking and have come to  dread the aftertaste.  So in the absence of being able to buy Stevia, this is the one I have selected from what was available.  The Soya Flour and Flaxseed I have been hearing about since I started on this diet and I want to see what all the fuss is about – right, am off to find some recipes to use them!  Any ideas most welcome….

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2 Responses to “Low carb trip to the health food shop…”

  1. TiGRe812 February 5, 2011 at 4:21 am #

    I avoid soy as there are issues with it. Read about it at westonaprice(dot)org if you’re not aware of the health concerns. You can grind your own flaxseed in a coffee grinder, as ground flax goes rancid quickly. The whole seed is probably cheaper, too!

  2. lowcarbnotnocarb February 5, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Thanks for the coffee grinder tip! Yes I have heard about some issues with soy, which confuses me somewhat as I have always previously heard about it being advocated for a low carb diet with no associated problems. I’m keen to read more – both for and against – to make up my mind, so thanks for pointing me in that direction. I may post on my thoughts about this issue soon!

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