Sunday, May 28, 2017

Vegan Hauls and Stuff I Love!

Yesterday was grocery day and it wasn't as bad as I feared. I was scared that the Saturday of a three day holiday weekend would be too much to handle, but it was better than other Saturdays! It really is the small pleasures in life!
First I hit Sprouts because they had five pound bags of organic potatoes on sale for $1.98. And they had sweet onions three pounds for one dollar! I also got a few oranges for orange carrot juice. Buying fifteen pounds of cheap organic potatoes seemed like such a great idea until the reality of lugging them around hit me. Oh well, I'm really getting some upper body strength!
Romaine hearts, red lentils,tofu,lemons,green dragon sauce,carrots,Jasmine rice,single large lemon,green olives,coconut milk

The usual Trader Joe's stuff. Have you guys tried the handful of olives they have in the little packets? They're so, so good. I'm going to be making a lemon-y olive pasta salad this week where they will be featured if I can stop myself from eating them right out of the package!!
At Smith's I just got bananas, strawberries on sale, and I got these salted dark chocolate bars on a woohoo sale for ninety nine cents! It's fancy chocolate too!
This is organic, fair trade all the stuff chocolate that's usually four or five dollars a bar so I really scored! I had a few squares last night and it is GOOD. It's definitely dark chocolate, but somehow the salt balances the dark/bitter.
I know I mentioned this book the other day, but I'm now more than halfway done with it, and I can't say enough good things about it. It's written by Cat Marnell who was a beauty editor for Lucky magazine, interned at Glamour and Teen Vogue, was one of the founders of XO Jane with Jane Pratt who I love, and also wrote for Vice magazine. All while being severely addicted to various pills, and also while suffering from bulimia. She is brutally honest and it is just so refreshing. Even though it's about addiction and dysfunction, it's somehow light and airy, and laugh out loud funny in some parts to balance out the heartbreak in other parts. A lot of it is really hitting home for me. She also talks a lot about the inner workings of the beauty world and New York City nightlife which I find fascinating. In today's world of people wanting to only show the perfect side of life, reading about someone so imperfect and owning it and admitting to it all is just really refreshing. I'm sure I'll be done with this book today or tomorrow. It's so good I've been reading it on the bus which normally I can't read in public because there are too many distractions. If you have ever dealt with addiction, or self destructive behavior, or know someone who has, or are just curious about addiction you should seek out this book. It's definitely a book I would like to own and read again and again. She has a breezy way of writing that I really appreciate. I can't recommend it enough!
I got this cute picture the other day and I caught Etta with her little tongue out! So cute!
And here is a close up of Afro's super furry toes. Her little tootsies get me every time. I'm so in love with my girls!





11 comments:

  1. Just looking at that photo makes my arms sore! XD

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    1. My arms and shoulders are still a little sore! I'm going to have killer upper body strength if I keep this up!

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  2. Fuzz toes!!

    Wow, that is a serious amount to haul around. You are going to be so strong!!!!

    I will keep an eye out for that book.

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    1. Aren't fuzz toes the best?
      I seriously am going to have such great upper body strength! I've always been weak in the upper body department so in the end it's really helping me!
      The book is so so good. I seriously can't recommend it enough.

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  3. Connecting with an author's words, especially words that you've felt but have never been able to articulate, is like striking gold. So glad you like it and I keep forgetting to pick up those darn olives!

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    1. It's so true. It's like you've made a new friend, and suddenly you're not so alone in how you feel. It's magical really.
      The olives are so, so delicious! It's hard to use them for recipes because I just want to shove them all in my mouth!

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  4. That chocolate looks so good! What a great find. I really like the sound of that book too. I love biographies and although it's way back in the past I had some addiction issues. I had a look online if my library service has it and my local branch doesn't but two libraries do so I've put in a request. Just waiting for my text to say it's arrived. If we all read it it'll be like a vegan food bloggers book club, haha x

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    1. The chocolate is really, really good. It has the perfect amount of sea salt.
      I'm almost done with the book, and I'm so sad. I both want to finish it and don't want to finish it because it's just so good. I've read a few interviews with her, and apparently she is still using so hopefully there will be a follow up. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!!
      I love the idea of a vegan food bloggers book club!

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  5. I am simply jealous of the Salazon chocolate! I have never ever seen it priced that low. And the dark chocolate with sea salt is my absolute favorite.

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