Monday, August 17, 2015

Sleepy Fixin's

Well, I had to go to several stores to find all of the supplies, but I have all that I need to make some delicious sushi and spring rolls. It's going to be a delicious week!
Sushi and spring rolls!
I just realized this picture is upside down, and I don't know why(or how to fix it!) I managed to find nori, rice noodles, sushi rice, wasabi(!), rice wrappers, sweet chili sauce, cucumber, carrots, cilantro, lime, sweet potato, and avocado. The video I watched that inspired my sushi dreams included some sweet potato sushi rolls that looked good.
She's got legs!
Along with sushi stuff, I decided to try these Portobello mushroom fries, which are just slices of portobellos breaded and ready to go. Sounds like a classed up version of a deep fried mushroom. I also got dried jackfruit, vegan shreds, a huge papaya, a new to me variety of mango(I can't remember the name) some organic peaches and nectarines, some more plum hybrids, garbanzo bean flour, and a new to me tofurkey product, Tofurky slow roasted chicken. I chose the bbq flavor. I just love the constant stream of new vegan products!  If you've never tried dried jackfruit, it's a real treat. I will never eat another banana chip in my life! The taste like if all the fruits made the sweetest baby, and then someone dried it to concentrate the sweetness. I just can't get enough jackfruit in my life!
Is this good or bad?
I finally found these cotton candy grapes! I have been looking for these things for almost a year now. I kind of thought that they would always be a mystery to me, but there they were yesterday, staring at me, begging me to try them. Although these are non GMO, it seems strange to me how they did this. They really do taste like cotton candy. I really don't know if it's good or bad. Are we that unhealthy that we need to fruit to be sweeter, to taste like candy? What did they do to make these grapes so sweet? Will grapes be the next jelly belly, tasting like everything? Am I over thinking a simple grape? I don't know, but I probably won't but these again. They are really delicious, but $3.99 a pound is not worth it to me, especially for something I feel iffy about. I think I sound like a curmudgeon again!
For some reason the one thing that I've struggled with in Seattle is sleep. I have been finding it impossible to sleep straight through the night. I fall asleep no problem, but I wake up a million times, to the point where sometimes I just get out of bed at like two or three in the morning. At first I chalked it up to hotel/motel living, the stress of Dylan, and the move and such. But the problem has persisted, and I'm going nuts. I even got some sleepy herb stuff, with melatonin and valerian root. It knocks me out, but it doesn't help me stay down. I just don't feel connected with my bedroom yet. I do miss my old apartment, and my old bed. I think tonight I'm going to skip the supplement, since it isn't helping with my problem. I hope I figure it out soon, I'm starting to feel like a zombie! I know some people who can function with little to no sleep, and I am not one of them. Hopefully it's just one of those little hiccups we all go through. One thing I know is my first full night of sleep is going to be the BEST night ever!
Happy Monday!


  1. The cotton candy grape is a natural hybrid: its sweet flavor is achieved through plant breeding. Here's an early article on these grapes when they were priced at $6/lb.:

    Maybe the sushi rolls will help out with the insomnia bouts. I've heard of similar situations where falling asleep and then waking up multiple times is the body's defense mechanism to protect a person from some unconsciously perceived fear or fears. Interestingly, Whitney is having sleep issues now, as well. I hope you both can find solutions.

  2. I know. I've been watching her videos to see how she handles it. She seems to be trying various herbs to no avail too. The sleep issues did start in Seattle, so I wonder if some of my fears are coming out in this way. It's driving me insane.
    I fear the cotton candy grapes in the same way I have some doubts about seedless watermelon, plucots, pleaches, and all other tinkered with fruits and vegetables. Once man gets involved, that's usually where things go badly.
    A handful of cotton candy grapes made a very strong green juice i made very delicious and sweet though!

  3. I first learned about Cotton Candy Grapes from Christine over at The Raw Project a few years ago and had been on the hunt for them even since. Last summer Wegman's in Lakewood/Jamestown, NY had them and I drove up as soon as I heard and grabbed some!!! I can't wait to hear more about your sushi adventures!

  4. Tonight I'm dabbling in spring/summer roll territory!