I said I was going to keep challenging myself to take pictures in public, and I'm super proud of these two pictures. This is right on Market Street, which is a very happening street in Ballard. I've been wanting to take a picture of this for so long, because no matter how many times I see this, from across the street I always think it's a really sad looking dog, and i wonder if I can pet it. I never take a picture because of all the people, and today I took about four or five pictures, and look, I lived to tell!
That's my Trader Joe's bag in the background in the top picture! The sheep is in front of like a fancy super artisanal store that seems to sell furniture and such. I don't know, it looks super expensive and super uninviting. I wonder why they made him look so sad?
Here's my Trader Joe's haul framed by Chunk and Animal. They assume every haul is for them, and this was a rare time when everything was for me! It was confusing. Trader Joe's was out of frozen pineapple! Weird right? So, I got frozen mango, and discovered a new amazing smoothie. Spinach, pineapple juice and frozen mango. I would have added banana but they aren't ripe. Last week I was doing banana, frozen pineapple and baby kale. Very tropical. The frozen mango adds a creaminess similar to frozen bananas. Trader Joe's has some really good pineapple juice too.
I attempted to make a vegan Shepard's pie. It turned out like a million times uglier than the picture with the recipe, but it tasted pretty good. It had lentils and mushrooms as the base, and I added about a fourth of a bag of soy curls that were lurking in my cupboard. I forget which recipe I used. Honestly, I probably won't make this again. I think I prefer mashed potatoes as they are. I think I would have preferred to just make a lentil mushroom gravy to serve over the potatoes.
I had a little more Peanut butter and cookie Ben&Jerry's. It has the salty and sweet thing that I really enjoy.
I also saw these new to me flavors of Kevita kombucha. I grabbed the citrus to try, although I looooove spicy food, I don't know how I feel about a spicy drink. I feel a little scared to be completely honest. Well, I just tried the citrus flavor, and wow, it tastes a lot like sprite. Not exactly sprite, but like a lemon lime soda. It's really refreshing, and will be wonderful on a hot summer day. It's really crisp. I also like Kevita because it isn't super sweet, but also not super dry which I don't care for. Anyway, all the thumbs up for this one! Kevita is definitely the kombucha that I buy the most. It's almost always the cheapest, and all of their flavors are delicious. Maybe next time I'll be brave and try the Mango Habanero!