I took my daughter and her friend to New Jersey for the weekend to Playlist Live. Our route coincided with three Whole Foods stores, which was convenient, albeit a bit pricey. This was our last stop on the way home. I was happy to stretch and get a salad ~ at Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting PA.
I love cherimoya. And, it's rare to find them ripe and ready to eat around here. Our local store has had them on and off recently, so I've done this a few times in the last couple weeks... Definitely not budget-friendly raw food shopping, but it makes me happy and beats some of the other habits I could develop!
I spiralized a bunch of zucchini I had to use up and put it in the dehydrator for about an hour. After that, I just added a marinara sauce (soaked sundried tomatoes and dates, paprika, basil, a little fresh garlic, green onion, and a little Braggs apple cider vinegar) and a "creamy cheeze" sauce (soaked pumpkin & hemp seeds, a smidge of olive oil, a little nutritional yeast, sea salt and black pepper). Mixed it all up and yum... good! Easy, too!
Darren wanted something quick before heading out to pick up Flo from music lessons... Frozen bananas, coconut-almond milk, 1 tbsp carob powder, a couple dates, vanilla and a tbsp of spirulina... one of his favorites!
Every year around the holidays, I go through a phase where I like making raw chocolates. I always make the kids little "yum bowls" for our family meetings. Tonight I shared the love with these little chocolate hearts... filled with raw almond butter, sweetened with coconut nectar. Joe is allergic to nuts, and surprisingly, isn't a fan of chocolate, anyway, so he just got energetic love vibes... and popcorn! ♥
Flo and I headed down to DC today, to a potluck at our friend, Carla's, house. We stopped at Whole Foods Market in Rockville along the way. Around mid-trip, Flo started not feeling well, but thankfully pepped back up after a rest on Carla's couch and some good food. It was a long day, but we enjoyed visiting with some new veggie lovers and spending the day out together.
I brought along some salad with creamy dill dressing and this chia concoction... I made chia pudding with fresh coconut-almond milk, cinnamon and dried apples and layered it with a "caramel" I made from dates, coconut-almond milk, almond butter, vanilla and sea salt. Gotta' love chia!
I love to put nut/seed milk in my herbal teas sometimes to make a "latte." I make my own, as I prefer not to use the commercial kinds that are usually full of chemicals and stabilizers. So, I was so excited to see this new brand of fresh made almond milk from Udderly Nuts Almondmilk... I was just about to put a bottle in my cart, when an employee stopped me, saying they were sorry, but they didn't have a code for the product, and they weren't going to be able to sell it. Oh well, next time...