We all have things that we’re picky about. Some of us have a few things (myself included), and that’s totally okay and normal. As long as we know what our weirdness is, and we recognize it, own it, and deal with it. Whether it’s that you can’t function before nine without that venti Starbucks specialty drink (you know, the one that costs you more than your first hour of pay everyday?), or you only use skin products made from the purest of minerals that are chemical free, paraben free, nitrate free, BPA free, gluten free, rBST free–probably matter free–but definitely not free ($$$), or maybe you just can’t even have the radio on a volume setting that’s an odd number (trust me, there’s more of us than you think). Whatever your little ‘ism’ is, just know that we all have our quirks (or two, or three).
My weird fad at the moment? Yogurt. And not just any yogurt: Icelandic yogurt. Did you know that was a thing? Because before I started eating it, I definitely didn’t know that was a thing. But apparently it’s definitely a thing. You thought you became trendy and all-LA healthy when you started buying nonfat Greek yogurt, but this Icelandic yogurt takes snooty dairy products to a whole new level–a whole different latitude. Literally.
But before you judge me and my live cultures, just know that I didn’t choose this bougie and expensive yogurt life: this life chose me.
I’d like to give a shout out to all of my lactose intolerant friends out there. I’ve officially joined that club as of late, and there’s no going back. There’s nothing worse than realizing that you’ve self-induced your unstoppable ailment and that you are personally responsible for the incineration of your insides; that’s putting it lightly.
So if I’m lactose intolerant, then why in the world am I spending my entire month’s allotment of cash on the Maybach of yogurts? Well my friends, strained yogurt is lactose free! The process that it goes through to become Greek (or Icelandic, in my case) yogurt takes out almost all of the lactose, and most people who are lactose intolerant can consume it with absolutely no problems. I know, I know. This is completely life changing. You’re welcome.
So with my body’s recent rejection of dairy (which I am not too pleased about; don’t worry I filed a complaint with the Big Guy) I’ve decided: if I’m going to be eating some kind of dairy product, then it better be the highest quality. Thus, I went to Whole Paycheck and spent, well, my whole paycheck on yogurt. Icelandic yogurt, actually. If I haven’t mentioned that already.
And thus far, it’s delish. I’m not 100% sure if it’s actually delicious or if it’s because it’s ultra bougie (and pricey) and I’m being brainwashed into thinking it’s delicious (probably that one), but either way, I’m lovin’ it.
bless í bili
(bye for now)