Food Favorites

I’m sure you’ve figured out from the title of this post what we will be talking about! I love food and my favorites change all the time so let’s start talking about these before I move on 🙂

Both the hubs and I love a good gummy candy, but it’s super hard to find one that has no pork gelatin. AND if they don’t have it they tend to be super hard and not enjoyable at all. That is, until now! Trader Joe’s has these Scandinavian Swimmers (a knock off Swedish Fish). These are sooooo soft and the flavors are tasty! Try them if you love gummy candies!

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This is one amazing hot sauce. It’s not just any hot sauce though it’s Peri Peri sauce. It’s spicy and tangy and so yummy! I dip my quesadillas in these all the time and it’s the perfect acid component. NOMS!

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Okay, so my go to bread is usually sourdough, but I don’t like making PBJs with it. I really wanted some white bread, but still wanted some nutrients of whole grain. I found this in the grocery store and had to pick it up! It’s been really making my PBJs super yummy!

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I love hummus (who doesn’t) and this Everything Hummus is everything. If you like everything bagels you will love this! I dip carrots, pita chips, crackers…whatever I can find in this. I bet it would make a pretty snazzy sandwich too 😋

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That is all for my food favorites (for now)! Tell me what you’ve found at your grocery store and been loving!

Meals with Friends: Sage

This is a little mini series I am currently doing that has to do with some fun eating we’ve been doing with friends. Here is post one and post two.

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Out of the three restaurants that we had been to this one may have been my favorite! It was all vegan errything and it was amazing.

This restaurant was picked by the friends we went to lunch with and hats off to them because Sage was everything I wanted/needed and more.

They had kombucha on tap so we got a glass to share between the hubs and I.

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We also ordered some nachos for the table so we could munch over the menu. These nachos were made with delicious, fresh tortilla chips, jackfruit (as the meat), pickled veggies, guac, and cashew cheese. Everything about this was incredible and delicious and so satisfying.

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It was crunchy, creamy, spicy-ugh I want another plate now!

For our main we shared the breakfast burrito which came with beans, rice, tofu scramble, avocado, and potatoes. This was seriously so hearty and filling and perfect.

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Again, we did not have dessert here…this seems to be a common theme with us! But due to the heat we had a cone and Mcflurry from Mickey D’s! Also somehow didn’t get a pic of this…bad blogger!

What are some of your favorite vegan spots?

Let’s talk Arugula

I think it might be the summer heat that’s left me craving fresh salads all the time-including breakfast 😀

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I’ve been loving mixing up greens and a particular green I’ve been enjoying throwing in is arugula. It goes great with some eggs for breakfast or into a salad for some extra flavor in your greens.

This peppery leaf can be a little underrated though. I feel like kale and spinach get a lot of the glory, but arugula is still a dark(ish) leafy green. It’s filled with antioxidants and who couldn’t use more of those?

It’s also got some vitamin C to help with boosting your immune system. It’s hard to imagine now with it being so hot, but when cold and flu season come up this might be a good mix-in for soups, omelettes, and other warm dishes.

Arugula contains vitamin A which is great for your eyes since it helps protect the surface of your eyes.

Did you know it also contains some calcium for strong and healthy bones? I don’t do dairy milk so getting in calcium wherever and however is pretty important to me and I know my bones will thank me later on.

There are so many different types of greens out there and they all have so much good nutrition in them so if arugula is not your thing that’s totally okay. I just wanted to highlight it because I think it’s a fun change up!

Do you like arugula? How do you use it?

Random Foods I’m Loving

I’ve been loving a lot lately and I know from this blog you know how much I love food so here are some foods I’ve been really enjoying!

These snap pea crisps are light, crunchy and delicious. I like that they have a little bit of protein in them and they really satisfy my crunch tooth 😉

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Speaking of crunchy things these plantain chips are not filled with protein, but they are savory and delicious. These have been my favorite flavor recently!

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This jackfruit curry from Trader Joe’s has been hitting the spot when I need a meal I don’t need to think about. It is spicy and flavorful!

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I just can’t seem to get enough of s’mores this summer and so I keep eating them and eating them…

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Last, but not least the roasted potatoes from TJ’s has been my go to for breakfasts. I’ve been making breakfast burritos every morning and these are the perfect addition to them!

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Obviously this isn’t all the food I’ve been eating or enjoying, but these are some of my more recent favorite finds (minus the s’mores) so I wanted to share! I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what foods you’ve been enjoying this summer!

 

PSA: Potatoes Do Not Kill

I think the title is pretty self explanatory, but the reason I am bringing up my love for spuds is because I feel like they have such a bad rep.

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Listen, potatoes are not all bad. They are a good source of potassium which can help in regulating BP. If you’re eating them as fries maybe not so much, but a few fries here and there never hurt anybody either.

I preach and try to live moderation the best I can and I don’t believe in good or bad foods. I feel like there’s a cycle for all foods-one day it’s healthy and in 10 years from now it’ll be the worst possible thing for you according to some study.

I love potatoes and they help add some bulk to my breakfasts and help with satiety, but they also just make me happy. I don’t eat a huge pan of them, but having some thrown into a taco makes me smile.

Have a baked potato, eat a few fries…I promise they aren’t out to get ya!

Cauliflower Tacos

Soon…I love roasted cauliflower and I love tacos so I combined my two loves to make some cauliflower tacos 🙂

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The truth is I had some cauliflower that needed to be used up and some corn tortillas that were on their last leg so this was my solution!

If you want to make these just know it’s super simple and easy. I cut up my cauli into even chunks and placed them on a greased pan and threw some taco seasoning on it. I was being lazy and didn’t mix it together-I highly recommend you rub the taco seasoning on so it sticks! Roast at 425 till nice and golden (40-45 minutes)!

I heated up my tortillas and smushed in some avocado for healthy fats. I served it with some massaged kale and called it lunch.

Although I did have to wait for the cauli to roast I was able to do other things so this was a pretty easy meal to prep even in the middle of the day.

If you make these let me know how you like them!

Meatless Wednesday

We hadn’t been to Veggie Grill in a minute, but we stopped in to try the spring menu and went a little gaga over how yummy it was!

After the many fried chicken sandwiches how could we not try their version of the Nashville hot chicken sandwich? Between two sesame buns was the chickin’ patty, Nashville hot sauce, cole slaw, charred scallion ranch, and bread and butter pickles.

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This was not that spicy, but flavorful. I loved the crisp factor! I would give this a 5/5!

We also got the Wunderbrat which is a bratwurst from Beyond Meat. It had good snap and flavor! I would get this over a real hot dog any day! It came with a side of cabbage, spicy mustard, and cheese sauce. We added the cabbage and spicy mustard (plus ketchup), but neither of us were fans of the cheese sauce. Shmurp!

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I would also give this a 5/5 🙂

Have you tried Veggie Grill’s spring menu?

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Hole Foods

I thought it would be fun to share snaps from this weekend of eating! If you’re about that clean eating life donut worry because we ate so many colors 😅

Morning coffee in this adorable new Target mug

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Workout and breakfast at the gym! This breakfast burrito had scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, and potatoes. So, so good.

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After showers we headed out to Colorado Donuts and indulged in these babies:

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Later on we split some tacos from our favorite vegan joint-Organix. It was so good I 🍩 have the words to 🌮 about it!

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I ended up having some unpictured T-Bell and we shared some macarons and ‘buch for dessert #health

We did some grocery shopping Sunday and found these delicious honey mangos at Sprout’s and bought some. They were so sweet and yummy!

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We ended up going to the Grove and I had my first beignet…

This beautiful, doughy, pillowy glazed creation 😍

And some treats from Dominque Ansel bakery. We got the DKA which is a flaky, caramelized croissant creation. The green and white thing is this matcha and passion fruit mousse thing which was amazing in all it’s flavors and textures. They were passing out madeleines to sample so we had one of those too!

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Donut judge 😂, but we kept the hole food eating going by swinging through California Donuts

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We ended up holding on to the donuts until after dinner…we had Vito’s pizza which was incredible as always!

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If you’ve made it through this many puns than share with me some of your favorite food puns in the comments below! Thanks for sticking it out, you donut know how much it means 😁

A Vegan Lunch

It may be hard to tell from my posts, but when at home I tend to eat vegetarian for the most part. I enjoy eating lots of veggies and I find that my body does pretty well on it 🙂 We also enjoy our fish and burgers (as you may know if you’ve been reading my posts), but I think it’s all about balance.

All of this to say that I may have stumbled upon one of the best vegan joints I have ever been to.

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Let me start from the beginning…like every good story, this one starts with doughnuts. There has been this vegan doughnut place I have been wanting to try and so we set out to do just that, but we also wanted to grab some lunch.

We came across a place on Yelp called Organix. It’s a little vegan grocery store/vegan restaurant (kombucha shot for overtime I say vegan?). It has 3 wooden picnic type tables and benches to sit down and eat (you order at the register).

We ended up wanting everything on the menu, but went with the Chicken Bacon Ranch, Jesse’s Taco, and the Barbacoa Taco.

We also ended up getting some vegan jerky to try out while we waited. The flavor was like jerky, but the texture was very soft-the hubs seemed to like it.

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Now on to the rest of the food ( insert all of the heart eye emojis here)

The CBR had vegan chicken, coconut bacon, vegan ranch, grilled onions, lettuce and tomato on sourdough.

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And a side shot so you can see all the yummy vegan layers (and yes, I did put the word vegan in there so you would take a shot 😀 )

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The Jesse’s Taco was a corn tortilla filled with mushrooms, grilled onions, bell pepper, cabbage, salsa, and chipotle aioli.

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Jesse’s on the left and barbacoa on the right

The Barbacoa (my fave) was slow cooked shredded jack fruit, cabbage, crema and pico also on a corn tortilla.

The food was incredible…I only wish we lived closer! That’s all for this post, but that doughnut post will be coming soon so keep an eye out 😀