So, what is amaranth?
- Amaranth is a grain used to make flour for baking. Amaranth allergy is uncommon but does happen. If you've been diagnosed with a grain allergy, you may be more prone to an amaranth allergy.
- It is commonly used as an alternative to wheat. Amaranth, a relative of pigweed, is a lesser-known wheat-free grain often sold as flour (though you can also find whole amaranth in some health food stores or by mail order). Amaranth is nutritious: It's high in protein and fiber, making it an especially useful choice for vegetarians with food allergies.
- It is also a food additive. An amaranth allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to a red food coloring called amaranth which is used in a number of foods and drinks.
I had a meeting with someone else and ended up crying again; she even gave me a hug. I went to lunch nearly right after that, and since I needed a run to the dry cleaner, I went to Babbo. They had my previous favorite for the lunch special--Italian sausage pasta. Well, you know what? That's what I had, with gluten-free pasta. I don't know what's in the sausage, I didn't ask, and I ate it. It was spicy yumminess.
This will seem completely unrelated, but just wait--it's not. I love the bloggess and occassionally will check out one of her commenters blogs. I don't know why I do this--so many of them are super awesome and then I have to follow their blogs and it's just more to read in my "spare" time. (where "spare" is defined as any time I can put off doing something else so that I can read the bloggess and her hilarious friends.) Today, I had to read the post about why she can't get any work done, so that I could also use that excuse. Alas, it is not useful in my office. They won't let me have cats or watch Dr. Who. It's terrible, right?
So one of the first comments had a link to his post about things he would rather do than eat light mayonnaise. How could I resist? While that post drew me in (I will not participate in that crazy scavenger hunt list), it was the bromance with a news anchor that has me atwitter. Really. Pun intended. (Am I having a bad
I keep thinking that I should be on Twitter, but I'm not, because it would be one more reason to not do any work. Not at the office, the other "work" I do outside of work, like taking care of my house and my health and shit. Literally shit--dogs and cat
Then he says "..and a Twittermance was born (trademark pending)". And I'm hooked. I must get a Twitter account now. (But am I funny enough, do I have anything interesting to say in less than 140 characters, will they like me?) How else will I ever have a Twittermance (patent pending) or a bramance (that, I assume, is the feminine of bromance; should I pend a patent?) without an account? I already have blog crushes, which I assume are like foreplay for a Twittermance. I need lots of bramance and/or Twittermance since my husband does not understand why I'm completely emotional about my food issues. (I think this is a man thing.) So maybe you'll see me on Twitter.