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TL:DR Soy Rant plus No Egg Waffle Recipe?

February 21st, 2019 at 08:31 am

Why do they have to put soy in everything? I mean, they are putting it in things like ice cream now. Even Alden's Organic Ice Cream has soy lecithin. When I pay that much for ice cream, I want it to be real ice cream. They are putting it in french fries. I am glad I found a french fry slicer at Value Village (thrift store) the last time I was there. I'll be making our fries from now on since both the store brand and the Ore Ida brand have soy.

It is in almost every convenience food. I am just so happy that the TJ's fish nuggets don't have soy. But a lot of TJ's food does, so I have to very carefully read the labels even there now. I think their fries are clean, but they are expensive and you don't get a lot. It's much cheaper to buy the 5 lb bags of russets and make my own. As long as I have DS's manpower to push them through the little machine.

It is frustrating to deal with an allergy in a grocery climate that seems to have gone soy mad. Products that were previously safe, like Lay's plain potato chips, now have soybean oil. It used to be sunflower or safflower oil. And yes, we don't need potato chips, but sometimes you just want to snack on a chip and I do get sick of it just being tortilla chips.

Nearly every bread has soybean oil in it. We have found Naked bread and Dave's bread which are clean of it, and of course I make our own bread often, but some days I just can't knead dough due to my RA. There's a lot I can't do on a daily basis anymore because of my RA. Crackers are ridiculous. And yes, I can make those, too, but some days I can't roll dough and I just want something for my soup.

I do cook 90% of stuff from scratch, but I like my 10% of processed foods for those days I can't, and it is looking more and more like it will have to be 98% if we are avoiding soy. Plus DD can't eat eggs, which is not quite as hard to avoid, but it does put a limit on what I can bake that she can eat, too.

Does anyone have a good waffle or pancake recipe (or both) that doesn't have eggs in it? And that actually tastes good without anything on it. Because I have made some that are virtually tasteless without egg. I don't want to have to dump a ton of sugar in the batter, although that may be the way I have to go.

7 Responses to “TL:DR Soy Rant plus No Egg Waffle Recipe?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry I have no recipes to share. I will agree that Dave's Bread is good, but lately we've been avoiding any breads and crackers and chips. We feel so much better without the processed carbs.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I totally agree about soy in food. I can't tolerate any grains anymore. I went gluten and grain free years ago. Like you, I still like to eat chips, but know that regular chips are a no-no. I have Inka Chips to be both tasty and both egg and soy free. I found them at Big Lots, but you might find them other places also. As far as pancake recipes, the only recipe I have has eggs in it. However, I do remember I used to make vegan bean burgers and that recipe got around the egg issue by using a vegan egg using flaxseed meal and warm water.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    Here are some ideas for replacing eggs in food.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    CCF--We have a Big Lots. I haven't been in it in years, but we have one. I'll check for those chips.

  5. Jenn Says:

    I'm with you on the soy. Even if there's not an allergy or intolerance, it's one of the 5 major crops in the US that's laden with pesticides - poisons. It's best to read labels and eat organic.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    It seems like the food industry finds a new sweetheart and then puts it in everything. I imagine soy is the new sweetheart since we have so much of it and it is cheaper than other things. So sorry!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    A pancake recipe w/o eggs:

    1 cup rolled oats
    1 banana (or 1/2 cup applesauce)
    1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/8 tsp baking powder

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