Grocery Store Shuffle
Here’s a snapshot of my
running in circles errands yesterday.
The grocery store + TJ’s parking lot
I find green beans are one such item
Yes, I eat them raw. I personally don’t think they’re toxic. I’ve discussed raw green beans and the toxicity issue before. I’d be dead already if they were toxic to eat raw as I’ve eaten
boatloads beanloads of them that way.
I love to eat raw green beans, or I throw them into whatever I’m whipping up, such as Caribbean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies
The peanut butter in this one-pot 20 minute meal just adds some extra oomph and another layer of flavor. I love peanut butter in just about anything!
And vine-ripened tomatoes are cheaper and usually better looking at the grocery store.
Must feed my daily tomato habit. For some people it’s an apple a day. For me it’s a tomato per day.
And I also stocked up on baking supplies!
As I mentioned on Instagram, I feel like baking! Not sure what I’m making yet.
I have some ideas, nothing definitive. But figured those ingredients were good starting points.
And I discovered they do not sell white chocolate chips at TJ’s other than seasonally.
So, I paid for my Ralph’s grocery store order.
Went to TJs and figured out there are no white choc chips this time of year and paid for that order.
Then, went back to Ralph’s for white choc chips and stood in line, again, to pay for that order.
But white chocolate chips are worth it!
Case in point: No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites
I also have an entire White Chocolate Recipes compilation post, too.
You’ll find recipes like PB Cups with Half White Chocolate/Half Dark Chocolate Outside with Chocolate PB Center in that post
The winner of the Strawesome Glass Straw Giveaway is
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons July 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm
I need one of these so so so badly! I cant bring myself to pay so much for them online =/ and paul thinks i’m nutso for wanting one! hehe but i’m not nuts — they rock =)
I would slurp up my green smoothies! yum!
And thanks for all the wonderful comments on my last post, Included No Longer. Many of you wrote that even though you’re not “allergic to” or “test negative” for gluten issues and intolerances, you don’t eat much gluten anymore or you notice that when you do eat it, you are cranky, bloated, irritable, have overall inflammation, headaches, skin breakouts, GI upset, and so forth, and so you avoid it. Good for you!
In my opinion, I think most people will find this to be true since it is hard for our bodies to process gluten, even in those people who have “no issues” with it. If you have no issues with it, awesome.
If you do, or you notice “nagging” type symptoms or after effects, no sense eating something that bothers you, even if “the tests” come back negative. The gold standard test for food allergy testing is food trial/elimination, watching for signs and symptoms, repeating the experiment, and then coming to conclusions on your own. Real life experience, trial and error, is worth more than what the tests say, in my not so humble opinion.
Many of you also mentioned your issues with meat and animal products and why you are a vegetarian or vegan and what you no longer include in your diet.
1. How many grocery stores do you go to?
I just go to Ralph’s and TJ’s.
Thankfully the two stores are side by side. But the lines were still long on my white chocolate chip mission and shuffle.
I don’t shop at WF’s.
The regular grocery store, TJ’s, and WF’s are only 3 blocks apart for me, but I avoid WF’s because I can’t afford it. And don’t need to be tempted by venturing in there! Someone always tells me that it’s not more expensive for them to shop at WFs, there are deals, etc etc. and yes, maybe for you, there are. For me? Not so much.
I also buy some produce at the farmer’s market
But as I’ve mentioned, farmer’s markets are not necessarily cheaper
And I also order everything from nutritional yeast to stevia to probiotoics, bulk cinnamon, vitamins and more from iHerb.com
If you use code: AVE630 you will save $5 on your order
Their nooch, for example, is 40% cheaper than what you’d pay at WF’s. Most everything is at least 20% to 40% cheaper than retail prices plus shipping is free on orders over $40.
I highly recommend iHerb
Plus having things show up at your doorstep and not having to venture out is great!
2. Weekend plans?
I am working and have all the normal life stuff, errands, working out, and so forth to do. But I also want to bake!