Wine & Cheese Wednesday

Hello! Welcome to Beyond Soy!

About this time last year, Ashley and I decided to try something new. We wanted to spend more intentional time with each other (and we also knew that we liked wine and cheese). So, we began a weekly tradition that we called Wine & Cheese Wednesday: every Wednesday we open a bottle of wine and enjoy some cheese and crackers. We take time out of our day to have a conversation while we try new types of cheeses and new varieties of wine.

 IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

IMAGE VIA PIXABAY

Wine and cheese are both easy foods for us. They are always soy-free and, since we’ve never had a problem with them, we feel comfortable experimenting and trying new varieties. Finding soy-free crackers was a little more challenging, but still doable. While most crackers contain soy, soy-free options can be found with a little persistence -- which means reading through lots of ingredient labels in the grocery store. We tend to buy a variety of different crackers week-to-week, but Carr’s and Wellington are some of our favorites. We also regularly check the imports section of our grocery store to check for new soy-free varieties because European crackers tend to use canola oil instead of the soybean oil commonly found in crackers in the US.

Over the last year Ashley and I have tried some great wine and some not-great wine, and we’ve eaten some tasty cheese... and some pretty bad cheese. Through it all, we’ve had a chance to relax with each other in an easily soy-free environment.  As we approach the winter season, I encourage you to take time to slow down. Start your own Wine & Cheese Wednesday tradition to spend intentional time with a friend or loved one.