So far, my favorite part of having my own place is—no surprise here—I always get to choose what food I’m going to eat. For instance, if it’s lunchtime and I want a veggie burger*, then I can have a veggie burger! (*provided it’s in my freezer)
That’s one of the Gardenburger Veggie Medley burgers. It was my first time trying these particular ones, and I loved them. Carrots were popping out of the patty! I stuck it between a hummus-covered sammie thin and gobbled it down.
For dinner last night, I finally used some of the lettuce I bought and made a salad with nuts, grapes, raisins and bits of turkey.
I love the flavor nuts bring to a salad, especially when I use a balsamic dressing, or in this case a raspberry one. I also cut up and baked a sweet potato with cinnamon…finally! I’ve been craving these little guys ever since I moved in.
I also made some white chocolate coconut covered pretzels for the boyfriend, as a sort of thank-you for his amazingness in bringing me flowers and buying me baking/cooking tools at World Market.
I think he ate them all the next day, so I guess they were pretty good!
I got a treat too! My Holey Donuts! that I won in Erika’s giveaway came in the mail. I have wanted to try these things ever since they first popped up in the blog world months ago.
I got the Boston Cream Oreo Cookie, Low Fat Chocolate Crumb, Low Fat Original Glazed and the Coconut Cream Pie donuts. I stuck to the most basic donut to start: the LF Original Glazed.
I was so happy that this lived up to my expectations. It kind of tasted like my grandma’s stollen, but with a lot more sweetness. The best part was that it didn’t make my stomach feel gross afterwards, which is one of the reasons I normally don’t eat donuts. If I’m going to eat a donut, I definitely want a Holey Donut!
There was a coupon in my order letting me know you can get free 30 Low Fat Cinnamon Glazed Donut Holes with any online order. Just enter the promo code AWNY when you checkout. Thought I would share!
The boyfriend and I went to see Food, Inc. last night. How much of a geek am I that I dragged us both there on opening day? It was definitely more of a propaganda documentary than an unbiased documentary, but I didn’t mind because I agreed with the message. Plus, all of the multinational food companies discussed in the movie refused to be interviewed.
The boyfriend liked it too. We were both happy that it wasn’t extremely political, as it brought up the failures in Republican and Democratic administrations in monitoring the food industry. Also, it wasn’t completely knocking big business. Stonyfield Farm was a good example in the movie of an organic brand successfully being sold in Walmart, a multinational retail chain.
All in all, the movie did a great job of stirring up the audience’s emotions and explaining things in a way that was interesting and understandable. I think it’s an important film for people to see. But that’s just me. 😛 Click here to see what other people think about the movie.
Today, I woke up very excited because I had plans to go the local farmers market. It’s been open for about a month, and I was finally free this morning to go over and check it out.
The boyfriend joined me and ended up buying a loaf of nine-grain bread from Great Harvest’s stand (which by the way was handing out free slices of their bread :-)) and Key Lime Mango salsa. I bought some strawberries. Best $6 I spent all day.
We walked back to my apartment to make lunch and both had turkey and hummus on a TJ’s Whole Wheat Bagel with some of the strawberries I bought. I need to try to eat them fast before they go bad! I’m always wary of buying berries for just myself because I can never seem to eat them before they perish.
As for the Diana’s Banana Babies featured in my last post, I researched where they’re sold and found out you should be able to find them at Dominick’s, Jewel and Whole Foods. In doing this, I discovered there are Dark Chocolate ones too! I’m totally trying those out when I finish the Milk Chocolate ones.