thanx for ur input, but it wasn’t too helpful for me. salads are blah-boring-crunchy rabbit food. i said no salads for a reason. also, getting a side like rice has quite a bit of phe in it as well. the only reason it’s less than pasta is because of the portion size. if i bring my own pasta to a restaurant, is the restaurant going to charge me for the pasta I BRING?? that’s an arguement waiting to happen. the same thing already happens to me when i order a taco with guacomole at amigos. i get charged extra for the guac EVEN THOUGH i’m not getting any meat or cheese.