Saturday, August 21, 2010


I love butter. Maybe not as much as Julia Child does. But I do love butter. I have to spread butter onto each corner of my piece of toast. Oh no, you can't just halfheartedly spread it around the center. You know how it gives a nice crispy finish when you add a piece of butter at the very end of cooking a steak?

Actually, I gave up butter a long time ago. I can't recall my specific reasons why.. Probably to reduce the saturated fat in my diet. Who needs it, right? I think it may be one of the easiest grocery items to switch to a less fatty version. The grocery store shelves are full of options like "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter".

My favorite has been "Fleischmann's" for many reasons. It's available at a regular grocery store. It's lower in calories, fat and sodium than some of the other stuff on the shelf. It's very spreadable which makes it perfect for spreading over a piece of bread. I like the twin retro green container that it comes in. They didn't used to have logos on these containers and they looked great on dinner table. Unfortunately, they currently have logos on these containers, but they are not as obnoxious as some other brands.

I always save the empty containers because its one-cup-size is perfect for freezing leftover ingredients from cooking. Whenever I make broth/stock, tomato sauce, etc, I make a big batch and freeze in those containers. Next time when your recipe calls for 1 cup of vegetable broth, you can just take one of those out from your freezer and don't even have to measure it!

I will have to find something different once I'm done with the one I have at home now because it has soybean oil as a main ingredient, and also contains buttermilk and some other stuff I don't want to put  in my body anymore. I will keep you updated as I try to find a better option. Any suggestions?


  1. This is a fav of mine. I also love Brummel and Brown Natural Yogurt. Not sure you can have that though because of the dairy.

  2. Probably not. But thank you for the suggestion!

  3. earth balance makes a soy-free natural buttery spread. it's a bit pricey but very good. have you tried it?

  4. I'll check it out! Thanks, Kelli.