If you know me, you know I
often forget to post reviews on products I’ve received like to really use a product I’ve been sent to review consistently, and in various culinary creations, before I commit to recommending it or not.
I don’t just want to take a nibble, say, “Oh, it is SO GOOD!” and then shove it into my pantry, fridge, or freezer where it languishes, neglected.
Luckily for you, I have now eaten my way through an entire loaf of Food for Life’s new Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread.
And I can now report my archeological* findings.
*OK. Perhaps they are more…anthropological? Or really just culinary. Whatever. Go with it. The thought of delving myself into biblical bread makes me feel like I should be an extra in Indiana Jones’ The Temple of Doom or something. So at this moment I am envisioning myself knee deep in sand, wearing a pith helmet, and dusting off artifacts with an oversized paintbrush. In case you were wondering.
Yes, Jenn, this week, The Smart Kitchen‘s contribution to the What I Ate Wednesday shenanigans is a plunge into the biblical world where believers were instructed to:
And now Food for Life has taken it one step further and added flax.
Speaking of contributing to one’s health, I could spend a whole post rambling on and on about the benefits of this bread, including the fact that–most importantly to a fluctuating vegan with benefits like me, the Ezekiel 4:9 breads are complete proteins, containing all 9 essential amino acids (and 18 in all).
There are no refined sugars or preservatives added to the bread…
…meaning the company would go out of business if it didn’t freeze well.
(And good thing for me, it does, since I am a single lady who has taken MONTHS to work my way through just one loaf. )
In fact, when you let it thaw, it is thick and sturdy enough to almost be toast.*
Of course, when you actually do toast it, it’s even more divine.
(Another good thing, considering it was the T(oast) in my B.R.A.T. diet last week…)
Yes, all those grains do make for a rather hearty, dry bread.
It’s not going to make a perfectly squishy PB&Jor Fluffernutter.
*Dry bread just soaks up soup so well.
Miss Smart loves (Ezekiel) bread, this you (now) know
For the (Smart Kitchen) Bible tells you so.