It is no secret that grocery shopping is one of my favorite pastimes; few activities in this world bring me as much joy as flouncing through the aisles of my local Trader Joe’s. Accordingly, when I stumbled upon this article from WalletPop listing the best and worst grocery stores in America, I was intrigued to say the least. While I did not recognize most of the chains mentioned, I heartily agree with their choices. I do most of my grocery shopping at Publix, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, largely due to their diverse and high quality produce sections. I also avoid Winn-Dixie like the plague; I refuse to patronize an establishment that devotes multiple aisles to cheap beer but cannot even manage to carry a single jar of natural peanut butter or carton of tofu. Do you agree with WalletPop’s list? Where do you do your grocery shopping?
Sadly, I did not visit any grocery stores today, but I did enjoy some tasty meals:
The texture of this smoothie was right on—thick and pillowy—but the flavor was not quite sweet enough.
Now that I am largely recovered from my flu symptoms, my sense of culinary adventure has returned. Hence, savory oats: the hummus-guac edition.
The inspiration for this sandwich came from a recipe found in the Peanut Butter and Company Cookbook: the Heat Is On sandwich. The recipe called for grilled chicken, pineapple preserves, and, of course, Heat Is On peanut butter. I omitted the chicken and substituted plain pineapple for the pineapple preserves. I threw it on the grill just for kicks, and I ended up with a fabulous sandwich. On the salad, I whipped up a very meh batch of Tofu Lime Salad dressing. The amazingness of the sandwich balanced it all out:)
On my most recent trip to Whole Foods, I picked out an acorn squash to prepare this week. It is quite possibly the cutest one I have ever selected:
I baked it up this evening and filled it with leftover Amy’s Lentil Vegetable Soup (leftovers from yesterday). FYI, I reduced down the soup a bit on the stovetop first to make it less liquidy and more suitable for stuffing.
Alright, off to do one of my favorite things: chat with mommy.
Good night all!
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