Daily Archives: May 28, 2013

Stop Right There!

Do you like fish?  Does this look like a good choice?

Do you like fish? Does this look like a good choice?

Yes, you!  I’m talking to you!
Do you know what you’re putting into your mouth?

Just a friendly reminder to read the back of any product you pick up and put into your cart.

I had a little mishap last week in regards to accidentally setting out some fish to thaw, and forgetting about them…  which made them – not so good to fix.

EMERGENCY!

I HAD TO have fish (it’s a whole other story), and we don’t have good options locally…  this was going to be a challenge.

I finally found some frozen USA fish that had the only ingredient on the package was the fish… 

But not before finding some shocking things that was a great reminder of why #1 – we rarely buy foods in packages, and #2 – what the government allows in food in the name of “safe to consume”.

Um.  Carbon Monoxide?  This is poison to inhale... so how about if you're cooking it and it's expelling from the fish?  Suddenly no longer harmful?  Yikes.

Um. Carbon Monoxide? This is poison to inhale… so how about if you’re cooking it and it’s expelling from the fish? Suddenly no longer harmful? Yikes.

Clearly disturbing.

Apparently they add the Carbon Monoxide to give the meat “color”…  If you’re interested – read more about it here.

Needless to say, I won’t be making that mistake – ever.

Thankfully my mother-in-law graciously shared some fresh water fish (from family who caught and cleaned) where we know the source instead.  She just happened to have some extra in the freezer!  H-yVee did have some store packaged fish that was also USA and no additives.  Read those labels!!

“Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise Him,
    my Savior and my God.”

Psalm 42:11

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