I feel like I’ve been gone forever again! LOL My blogging “schedule” has certainly become anything but routine. I just can’t seem to bring myself to sit down with my laptop when the weather’s been so nice! To be honest, I use to prepare most of my posts from work, but extra responsibilities (which were obviously needed) have prevented me from doing that. I do have a few things I wanted to update you all on, though. Like some new (to me) eats! Last Sunday we made the hour long trip to Whole Foods (and Lululemon) where I picked up a few gems.
These 365 coconut frozen fruit bars are officially my favourite summer treat! Not only are they pure coconutty goodness, but they’re chalk full of coconut pulp! YUMMY!! I know some may dislike pulp, but I dig the texture of it….always have.
I L-O-V-E SOL burgers and these rice & mushrooms patties are no exception. Jason actually found these and put them in the cart. A year ago that NEVER would’ve happened! LOL These Green Cuisine tempeh burgers were also a find at Whole Foods. I love the texture that tempeh has! I mostly enjoyed these done up on the BBQ then served on an Ezekiel English muffin with goat gouda, spicy mustard and lettuce. These Gardein Tucson breasts were a HIT with Jason and myself. I’ve wanted to try Gardein for some time now, but just can’t justify the cost. When I caught these on sale a few weeks ago, I snatched them up. I served the “breasts” over a bed of WW couscous for a quick, delicious meal. Even Jason, who is a total meat & potato kinda of guy, gave them a thumb up. We’ve really been minding our plates lately. Lots of fresh fruit (and veg), salmon, meat “alternatives” or poultry (the sausages in the following photos are all turkey sausages), quinoa and couscous perked up with various veggies and cheese. We’re slowly moving to a “diet” (HATE that word) that is as local and fresh as possible which is SO much easier to do in the summer months.
The beans you see ^^^ there are fresh from my garden. As in, pick’em, wash’em gently steamed’em, ate’em!
Here’s a look at how my other plants are getting on: Everything is later than usual due to cold, wet weather in May & June, but things are starting to pick up!
We have been enjoying some treats, too! Noah was at a sleep over last weekend so Jason, Sarah and I tried out a local “hole in the wall” type Italian restaurant. I find restaurants that are very unassuming usually have the BEST food and Pauli’s was no exception! We loved our meal!
Sarah’s Orangina brought me right back to Italy and my roasted onion, goat cheese, prosciutto pizza was to die for! Jason ordered a chicken parm dish with a side of pasta which he inhaled. All their sauces, dough’s, pasta, etc are homemade, on site. The way it should be, right? ;)
On to some non food goodies! I wanted to show you a shirt and pair of shoes that I snagged at 50% off this past weekend! LURVE!!! The shoes are super cute and very comfortable and the shirt is in my fave colour! SCORE! And last week Jason and I attended an awards assembly at the school to see Noah receive a HEART award for cross county: Sarah also got a Win It award which is given for having a good attitude. I think they got the wrong kid. ;) LOL So proud of them both!
So I think I’ll stop here. I have a few other fun posts planned and a review coming later this week, so you’ll be seeing me more frequently….I promise!!
Bye for now!!