You may wonder what the deal is with all these snacks. Yes, Covid-19 stay-at-home did not help my waistline. But we eat dinner fairly late, since my wife usually cooks when she finishes work
(we both work at home due to Covid-19). So I need a snack to keep going. And so do the kids, who come home from school about 3.
Breakfast: Bagel with egg - and bacon. Hope it will not have any ill effects... And grapes.
Lunch: Rice, beans, kimchi, salad and a sandwich. These were fermented beans so they are even richer in purines than ordinary beans, but since it was leftovers there were not that much left over.
Snack: Konyakkujelly with peach taste, and apple sauce (in Costco pouches). Both very low in sugar, and supposedly very healthy.
Dinner: Vegetable tahine. You take this enormous tahine casserole that we bought at IKEA by mistake, line it with bacon (it has to be high quality), fill it with vegetables, and let it stew on slow flame until steam comes out at the edge. Then you give the bacon to the kids and eat the vegetables. They are perfect, at the verge of being burned, but infused with bacon flavor. You can do it in a dutch oven as well. Unfortunately we had a lot of mushrooms and asparagus, which are high in purines, but the kids ate those. I had three helpings.
Todays UA reading: 5.4 mg/dL, but it took two test strips to get it. The UASure meter indicated "low" at first, but that just meant I had not put in enough blood, even though it beeped - not that I had a concentration of less than 3 mg/dL as the manual says. So be aware of that.