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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Liquid morning, Later haul, etc, etc

                                        Warm water with lemon juice and goji berries.

Collard, banana, molasses, tahini, spirulina, protein powder smoothie and coffee. I no longer know if this is a Rising Sun smoothie or not.
Trader Joe's trip:

raw almonds, unsulphered dried apricots, almond butter, apricot preserves, tofu, tempeh, canned tomatoes, soy milk, Israeli couscous, dark chocolate covered cherries, baby spinach, and GF Brown rice bread. $42.61. Am curious as to how much other people's hauls usually comes to. I stuck pretty much to my list this time but it was still more than I hoped to spend. I think the nuts and almond butter were the most expensive items.

Quick lunch salad: baby spinach, raw cabbage, red bell pepper, avocado, millet, and turmeric-tahini dressing.

Snack. For Lent I gave up unnecessary snack items (more processed stuff, just boredom food, food I buy even though I have other food to eat) so this may be the last one for a while.


Haxan was agitated the other morning and pawed her water bowl over and then tore through the house leaving wet paw prints on the floor.
Haven't yet had dinner but I'm willing to bet it's the Ethiopian stew.

24 comments:

  1. This is really making me think I need to go to Trader Joe's and get ALL THE TEMPEH and sear it and put it in some salads immediately.

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  2. Warm Lemon Water sounds like a great wake-up drink.

    Yes, that is still a Rising Sun (minus the Collards & Molasses).

    I actually wondered what you were giving up for lent this year....cuz I don't have a lot going on....

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    1. Are you suuuuure there's no molasses in there? I'm trying to be more vigilant of my iron intake recently, so I might leave it out of a smoothie but I will probably be taking it by the spoonful on the side.

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  3. Your haul and salad look so good and healthy.

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  4. The smoothies sounds like a great combo! I don't go to TJs often so when i do its to stock up on favorites (like that tempeh) so it gets expensive yet saves me money in the long run- their almond milk, puffins, edamame, temeph, etc are much cheaper than my nearby store. I don't "do" lent, but that sounds like a good resolve - and more realistic than those crazies who give up alchohol!! Haha.
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I try not to go much either but certain things are really cheap there and then I just get sucked in to buying nonsense.
      I've given up alcohol for Lent before but it never really stuck :)

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  5. I usually spend a lot more than that because I tend to do my weekly grocery shopping at Whole Foods... they have a lot more organic produce I think. I do need to cut my spending though so I'll actually probably be going to Trader Joe's for the next few weeks. I think they have great prices. Your haul looks really great and the smoothie sounds so good.

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    1. my produce I usually get locally from small green grocers, WF is for products I can't find elsewhere, and TJ is for fancier stuff that I don't want to spend a ton of money on....
      Thanks, the smoothie turned out very well!

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  6. $42 sounds amazingly cheap for all that to me. But needs more boredon snack foods. ;)

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  7. Lemon juice and water is such a great way to start the day, but sometimes I'm just too damn lazy to squeeze the lemon. Tsk. It's been too long since I've made tahini dressing — time to fix that.

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    1. Yeah, I usually only do the lemon drink on my days off. It's hard to remember to squeeze (pun intended) into the day otherwise.

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  8. I love the idea of adding goji berries to your lemon water. It looks really pretty and springy too. : )

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  9. Great way to start the morning and I love the salad...yummy.

    http://nuestracena-vegancuisine.blogspot.com

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  10. No kimchi?!

    So, last night I spilled 89's small water bowl and there was so much water you would have thought a dam broke somewhere. While I went to get a towel, she insisted on drinking from the immense puddle...and then dragged her wet whiskers across the floor. What I'm trying to say is: solidarity.

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    1. Haha, I saw it and resisted. It would just have meant buying other groceries to make it a meal, rather than just cramming kimchi into my mouth.
      Solidarity, sister.

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  11. My grocery hauls are always ok until I add the booze. Oh delicious downfall. Maybe one day I'll budget and cull in my drinking habits....maybe. :)

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    1. I had to stop that, yeah. Budget over booze.

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  12. $42 sounds bargainous when you translate it into £. Sigh. Food is outrageous over here, decent food more so.
    Still, that smoothie looks like health in a jar. I'm feeling better just looking at it. Can you get willpower in a jar? Because I would need some to get through a month without random snack crap. I blame the smoked almonds.

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  13. Nice beverage to start off the morning - I like the idea of using goji berries in lemon water, I should try that! Trader Joe’s a fun grocery store to shop at - I love Israeli cous cous! Ethiopian stew sounds yummy!

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