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Sunday, August 4, 2013

On a Scale of Edibility

 Near a construction site. Not sure if it's a graffiti tag or something for the workers. Edibility: 0/10.

Breakfast with a crossword, kinda similar to the graffiti. Iced coffee, banana. Why not? Edible level: 7/10

From Paradis. Raw corn, raw zucchini, baby spinach, sundried tomatoes, red cabbage, roasted sweet potato, olive oil croutons. Edibility: 9/10


 Overnight oats in a jar: almond butter, oats, cinnamon, raisins, water. Edibility: 7/10.

From the WF salad bar: raw bok choy in a spicy tahini dressing, Shanghai dumplings, mixed greens underneath, and completely obscured two pieces of spicy baked tofu. It's amazing how much stuff you can cram into those little boxes. 8/10

I used the cashew cheesy sauce for a totally trashy comfort meal. PBR, corn chips, salsa, cheese sauce, cilantro, and lime juice. If I had thought even slightly longer about this meal I'd have stopped and bought an avocado and some black beans but it is what it is. 7/10.

Not edible. Or maybe they are? But I wouldn't risk it. Edible level: 4/10.

30 comments:

  1. First, you're right about those WF boxes. I get the smallest box and $11 later... Also, my WF doesn't have the dumplings, and even though they're probably not GF, I'm feeling a little left out.

    Second, IMO, I have to say that nachos and PBR looks like a 10/10 to me.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing; how are my WF bar purchases always so much damn money?

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    2. Yeah, this box was a bit over 6, so not horrible but still.
      I wanted so much more for the nacho dish! The sauce wasn't my favorite and it really could have done with some beans, at least :( Next time.

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  2. Crosswords are the bestest thing in the world for a Sunday morning. Even though no crossword would have "bestest" as the answer to a clue.

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    1. True! I have a friend who tried to make his own. He said it was difficult but at least if you made yr own you can include the word bestest.

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  3. Yes, WF boxes are dangerous! Those dumplings look fantastic. I would have thought the overnight oats would have earned a higher score - just ok were they?

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    1. The raisins in the oats kinda skeeved me out, but I take it back - overall 8/10. Pretty good.

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    2. What can I say, I'm a tough grader. Hopefully you are easier on yr kids!

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  4. I always get the big WFs boxes to keep it all separated.

    Like that song by Offspring.

    You gotta keep 'em separated.

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    1. I'm guilty of the large box for the same reason. They it all gets mixed up on the way back to the office anyway. Boo.

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    2. I always tell the cashier that I'll just carry my box, so as to keep it level en route.

      Thank you for replying to my comment, Abby, since the owner of this blog is apparently too busy to respond to comments.

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    3. Yes I am aware of the Offspring song.

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    4. but are you aware of the Offspring song 'You Gotta Pile It All On Top Of Each Other Like A Big Mess'? I didn't think so.

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  5. I love your edibility scale! Your last pic + edibility scale made me laugh so hard. You are so right, those WFs boxes are definitely dangerous. I never realize how much I cram in until I get to the register! I am really craving some oatmeal right now.

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    1. I sorta forgot about overnight oats, but they're so easy and usually pretty delicious. Good for the summer too, though maybe you're eating differently these days.

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  6. I am usually able to keep my whole foods boxes under 5 dollars. usually $3-4 but the indian food is very heavy and usually costs around 7. If ya'll don't have indian at the hot bar you are missing out. also the union square whole foodss also has a new salad bar? haven't tried because the lines are crazy but I am dying for them to make a burrito bar.

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    1. Greg, have you spied the falafel bar in FiDi WF?

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  7. I am familiar with that dish: raw bok choy in a spicy tahini dressing, Shanghai dumplings, mixed greens. Did they come from a macrobiotic company? I remembered trying them in greater Boston area, and it was pretty tasty...but I prefer them warm!

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    1. I believe they're very similar (or even the same) as the macro company's, if we're thinking of the same one. I never have eaten them warm! Interesting.

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  8. on a readability scale: 10/10. Love the construction "grafitti." The WF box looks delicious but heavy — you can fit a lot in but then you have to pay for it at the register. Still, it's probably worth it if you don't want to cook all that stuff yourself. And the comfort meal? — sometimes you just need a meal full of chips. Why not.

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    1. A perfect ten! I am the Nadia Comaneci of blogging! Sweet.

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  9. Nachos ftw, obvs. I think the edibility scale on that ought to be a little higher. Just sayin. :)

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    1. Yeah, maybe it was unfair. The sauce could have been a little better but I guess it suffered overall because I felt like it was missing a couple ingredients that would have made it a lot better.

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  10. If that is trashy, I don't want to be classy. Now pass me a nosebag and some cashew cheese sauce and watch me be happy. Also, I read the message in the graffiti as 'leftovers rock'. Oh dear.

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    1. It's funny you say that, I thought at first it was graffiti for a punk band around here called Leftover Crack.

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  11. Love the edibility scale scores!
    Although all meals including almond butter would be an automatic 9/10 for me. I always get those dumplings at the WF bar, they seem to just be labeled as "vegan dumplings" though.
    And i guess you will just have to makes nachos and PBR dinner again so you can include the black beans and avocado!
    Ttrockwood

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    1. The oats were good; the soaked raisins always throw me off a bit.

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  12. Ooh! I love the graffiti image. I wonder what it is all about!

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