Michael is allergic to dairy products, and soy products.
But like any being with bones, he needs his calcium. The preferred delivery vehicle for this is milk. This has posed a problem, as illustrated below:
Wonderful! Rice milk may not be as rich in protein as some others, but it tastes good and provides him the nutrients he needs.
Lately we’ve heard some bad reports in the news about arsenic. It’s that poisonous substance that was made famous by a particular play about a murderous family. Turns out it’s in a lot of the food we eat, to some degree.
And unfortunately, it has shown up to a large degree in that staple enjoyed by millions, rice. And in all products derived from rice. This presents us with a troublesome quandary, as illustrated in this second infographic:
“But there’s almond milk! You should try that!” you say.
“BLECH!” Michael says. You see, we’ve already tried almond milk and he has rejected it flatly.
There are a few other options… coconut milk being one of them. We’ve tried it once before and found it to be acceptable, just more difficult to find in quantities that we need.
I hope the neighbors don’t mind if I replace the front lawn with a grove of coconut trees.