Friday, November 4, 2016

Haul Time

I needed to get groceries yesterday and I usually get a few things at Natural Grocers, and the bulk at Trader Joe's. That seems to be the cheapest route. However yesterday was a hard day for me. I was having a hard time pulling myself together. Like I couldn't go five minutes without crying. I usually do my shopping early in the morning, but yesterday I was getting a late start. There's only one Trader Joe's in Salt Lake City, so it can get crowded easily. I am not one for crowds on my very best day, so yesterday it just wasn't possible. So, I went to basic old Smith's. Since it's a big superstore, it feels safer to walk down the aisles sobbing if need be. That store sees worse, trust me!
Bananas, flour tortillas, tortilla chips, kale
Tofu, frozen mango,spaghetti,potatoes,crushed tomato,salsa verde, green curry paste,bulk spices (crushed red pepper. oregano, chili powder
green onion, tomatillos,coconut milk,gardein chicken strips, frozen blueberries,cilantro, and Yves veggie burgers
Jasmine rice, onion,lemons, chocolate, lentils and one crab apple
I also got a grapefruit kombucha and frozen crinkle cut fries. Not sure how they missed the camera. I've never had a crab apple, and I was asking the produce person about them, and she let me have one to try. Has anyone had them? I don't think you're supposed to chomp on it like a regular apple.
I had a coupon for both Gardein, and a coupon for a free Yves product, so I really lucked out!
These Endangered Species chocolate bars have been on sale at Smiths for $1.50. Last time I tried the blackberry sage which was really really good. So good that I almost got it again, but I decided to try this flavor. I love citrus and chocolate so why not. Oh my gourd, I want these all the time. It is DELICIOUS. They added the perfect amount of lemon. It balances with the smooth dark chocolate perfectly. And the poppy seeds add a fun little texture. I am totally obsessed and in love with this bar. And if I were the marrying type, I would marry it!
Deep in thought
Doesn't Roxy look so very pretty and thoughtful in this picture? I love the way the sun is hitting just her little crossed paws!
Happy Friday!

10 comments:

  1. I hate to hear that you're so sad. Perhaps I'm too much of an "Emma" but I'm still pushing for you to go to that annual Compassionate Feast on November 12 and maybe mingle with a few kind animal lovers. I just checked the website again and they have a limited number of "scholarships" available for anyone undergoing financial stress, so you might be able to get in at less than than $27 (possibly even free?). See link with info:

    https://www.evensi.us/18-annual-compassionate-thanksgiving-dinner-wasatch/189205097

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    1. I've definitely been thinking about it.

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  3. Sorry to hear you were having a tough day, but it looks like you got a pretty good haul! The lemon poppy seed chocolate is so good! :)

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    1. I loved it! I think it might be my new favorite chocolate! The blackberry sage is also really good, but it really can't compete with the lemon poppy seed.

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  4. I hope your days will be lovelier, my friend! Cuddle with your dear kitties and enjoy your impressive haul of goodies. <3

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    1. Thank you so much. I seriously don't know what I'd do without them!

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  5. Roxy is very pretty!
    I love Endangered Species chocolate. I wish we could get it here. I will definitely be stocking up on it next time I am in the US!
    I am sorry you had a hard morning, though I am glad you were able to get yourself out to get food. *hugs*

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  6. I got my mom that Blackberry Sage chocolate bar for her stocking since she is the adventurous type. I am a little jealous that I didn't get one for myself. XD

    Yes, Trader Joe's can be AWFUL! I remember the one in Philly was (and still is) a nightmare. I do not envy people in NYC and seeing photos of the line snaking around all the aisles. I had a similar experience last weekend, not thinking about the holiday season, and I got some sweet deals from Homegoods (some PB powder for $3, a small bag of hemp protein and a protein mix for $5 each) I got a few other things, but the line took 20 minutes get through >.<

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    1. You should have gotten one for yourself, they are soooo amazing!! They also make a lemon poppyseed bar which is out of this world!!
      I swear Holiday season is a great time to find randome food sales, and also a great time to stock up on baking supplies. PB powder for three dollars is awesome!!!

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