Thursday, September 04, 2008

in order to FLOG . . .

. . . one must grocery shop! But more on that in a bit.

Today . . .

a cup of black coffee, and
oatmeal made with almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, flax, sliced almonds, dried apricots, and a squirt of agave.

leftover half-burrito from last night
three pieces of black licorice

cup of red tea sweetened with honey

3:00 SNACK:
banana bread (I didn't get to the watermelon . . . those kids are BUSY!)

a pluot, and some "tempeh tarragon" salad from the co-op deli case. Yum!
(and one fig snuck from the carton . . . not quite ripe, though! Bah.)

another cup of red tea with honey


A different sort of grocery picture this evening:
Check out my new shopping cart! I wasn't thrilled with this at first, but I broke my old shopping cart a few months ago, and have been missing it ever since. The old cart was definitely more stylish, while the new cart has more grannie-like tendencies. However, after using the new one for the first time tonight, I'm hooked! Why? First, it holds a ton more than the old cart did -- I always ended up carrying a bag and pulling the cart, which is hard on my wonky back. Second, this shopping cart is set up to be pushed sort of like a stroller. Woo! Also much easier on the back (and shoulders) than dragging heavy groceries behind.

What's contained in all of those bags, you ask? Well . . .

1/2 pound organic chickpeas
3/4 pound raw organic almonds
1/2 pound organic walnuts
almost 3 pounds organic, local, whole wheat pastry flour
1 3/4 pounds organic, local rolled oats
3/4 pound organic quinoa
3 pounds organic, fair-trade sugar
dried cherries

local goat cheese

tempeh tarragon salad (see above)

organic orange juice concentrate

organic, local, ground coriander
organic, local brown mustard seeds

organic light brown sugar
sesame blues tortilla chips
organic millet puffs
organic light agave nectar
organic extra-virgin olive oil
2 cans organic, fire-roasted, crushed tomatoes
Republic of Tea "Get Relaxed" red tea
organic balsamic vinegar
organic, whole-wheat spaghettini
7th Generation kleenex
7th Generation TP (2 rolls)
recycled aluminum foil

organic celery
two organic carrots
organic, local cucumber
organic avocado
organic red grapes
two organic lemons
four organic crimson pears
two organic pluots
four organic Colorado peaches
organic ginger root
organic, local garlic
organic bulk spinach
oganic cilantro
organic, local parsley
two organic, local onions
organic, local green bell pepper
organic, local red bell pepper
organic red new potatoes
one organic sweet potato
organic, local tarragon
organic black mission figs

Earth Balance buttery sticks
organic, local low fat cottage cheese
organic, local low fat sour cream
organic, local plain yogurt

Not a ton of cooking planned this weekend, but I do have a few new recipes to try!


Rural Vegan said...

All that fit into your new cart? Impressive!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Your meals are always so vibrant - love it!!

Great new shopping cart!

Sarah said...

Ooooh that is a nice one. Im actually in the market for one of those. Where did you get yours? Cause that does look nice. Im going grocery shopping tomorrow and I have a feeling Im going to die when I have to walk home, lol.