I didn't get the produce haul I had hoped yesterday. It was a super rainy day, and I just didn't want to get soaked, so I went to the grocery that's easiest to get to by bus, which is Safeway. I don't buy too much produce there because it's kind of expensive for not the best quality. Every now and then they have a good deal, but not anything on the regular. But, I am playing the Monopoly game they have going on. I am very close to winning several of the big prizes. I've never in my life participated in any kind of ongoing thing like this,but for some reason this year I had a strong sense that I should play. And, the palms of my hands have been itching like crazy! It all adds up to the obvious, I'm going to WIN!! Luckily for me, several kitty related items give you extra tickets, so I have about nine million tickets to play, and to be honest it's as tedious as the board game version, but here I am only one ticket away from a million dollars! Today is going to be a little nicer, so I will be getting some greens back in my life. Side note, Trader Joe's is the only grocery including Whole Foods where I can find organic baby spinach in a bag, not a plastic tub. I find it very disturbing how organic greens are sold almost exclusively in plastic tubs. It drives me insane to be honest.
booch, beet juice, orange juice, and frozen strawberries
I had never seen the OCHO candy bars before. They aren't all vegan, but the dark chocolate covered coconut bar is vegan, and it is really, really good. Like I wish I would have gotten more good!
I cooked some of the straight cut Alexia fries for dinner. I have to be honest, they aren't my favorite. Like, I wish I would have only gotten one bag. When they started cooking, I was wondering why it kind of smelled a little vinegar-y. I love malt vinegar on my fries, so I wasn't too worried, just thought it was a strange thing to smell. I noticed a somewhat sweet taste when I was eating them, but I though I was imagining it. Turns out since these are a lower oil fry, they use apple juice to help with browning.(?!) So, the taste is very faint, but it is there, a kind of sweet, kind of vinegar-y smell and taste. I make low oil oven fries almost daily, and I have no problem with browning minus the apple juice. I feel like I would rather have the oil. Anyway, just beware. Hats off to Alexia for using natural ingredients to achieve results, I just didn't care for these fries. If you ever try these, you want to have a dipping sauce for sure.