I Want Pancakes...but hold the Poison
This past weekend I decided I was in a mood for pancakes, so I went to the store to pick up a few ingredients. I generally keep the pantry well stocked, and have all the basics for cooking and baking. I needed some fresh fruit, juice, and milk. I saw a box of organic buttermilk pancake mix. I glanced at the giant box of Bisquick pancake mix nearby, and my mind imagined that it was teeming with chemicals and bad things, and with that my mind was made up. My hand gravitated toward the box of organic pancake mix, which I rationalized when I saw it was also on sale! Excellent, I thought, organic AND on sale. I already had a bag of organic flour back home, but for some reason I wanted to use the mix. My mind was made up- this seemed like a much easier option for me.
Back home I assembled all my organic ingredients: soy milk, eggs and vegetable oil. I had my secret plan to make the world's healthiest pancakes...
Drawing on my skills back from childhood chemistry class, I carefully mixed everything, precisely as indicated by the instructions.
OK they weren't perfectly shaped, but who cares, that made them more charming, I thought. Soon they were done-just in time to quell my gurgling stomach.