I used to love fall when I was a kid. Playing in leaves, ironing leaves in wax paper, apple cider, apple picking, hot chocolate, the whole deal. Somewhere along the way fall has lost it's shine. I assume it's because fall leads us into winter which I loathe and detest. But meditation is kind of showing me that I need to live in the moment more. And appreciate the moment more. After losing everything, I can think of so many moments I should have valued and appreciated. There is a blustery energy and beauty that comes with fall, and I'm really working on accepting it, and being grateful for the beauty.
And when you are seeing the leaves finally starting to turn, and then you stumble across roses that are still blooming, it's hard not to give Mother Nature a high five.This little patch of street is my favorite because there are some of the cutest houses EVER, and one of the houses has concord grapes growing on their fence, and it smells so amazing when you walk by. And then you see roses!
I always look at these onion chips when I'm at Natural Grocers. They're made by dang, who makes coconut bacon and other flavored coconut chips. These onion chips look good, but are a little pricey, and I always would rather have vegan cheese if I'm splurging. Well, my spidey senses told me to check the clearance bin, and look what I found! Patience is a virtue after all!
These are intense. Like you do not want to eat these before a date, or really any kind of social situation. They are slices of onion with some seasoning, and that's it. They are fried at a very low temperature to retain nutrients. So it's an intense onion flavor. They are really tasty. One of my first thoughts when I tasted them was that they would be AHMAZING on a Beast or Gardein burger.
Kanye is my assistant
I've also been enjoying this Teeccino chicory tea. When the mornings are cooler, I tend to drink more tea, and I want to keep my caffeine intake at a lower level, so this helps. It tastes so rich like coffee, and it really fills that void. And it has a really wonderful flavor. I love it soooooo much. If you love coffee but want to cut back, I really think this would help. I wish I knew about it when I quit coffee, it would have made the transition so much easier!
I saw a picture of this last week, maybe on instagram and knew I had to try it. I'm down to my last spoonful of Just Mayo, and I still haven't braved finding a Target. After reading the ingredients, I think it is Just Mayo with the new label. I am making chickpea salad, and also a no tuna salad with raw sunflower seeds, so I'll definitely report on the flavor. I was actually hoarding the last spoonful of my Just Mayo because I didn't know how to get more, so thanks again Joe!
This is how I found Joan and Roxie yesterday. Roxy just flings her leg anywhere! They like to get super comfy and cozy on my side of the bed. But I guess that's what I get for thinking that any side of the bed is mine!