Yes, I know “souping” isn’t a word, but if it were, I’d imagine only one “p” wouldn’t you?
Yesterday was a pretty mellow day food-wise (I was still feeling the Gyu Kaku BBQ from Wednesday night). Fun activities, though – a voiceover audition (my favorite kind in the world – no memorization and you get to just play), a trip to the library to pick up some children’s books for a volunteer job next week, and the clothing swap Christy mentioned in her post.
As usual lately, my first meal wasn’t consumed until around noon. I really wasn’t hungry and figured some probiotics couldn’t hurt the tummy situation. This is a container of Siggi’s Non-fat Grapefruit with about 1/4 cup of Vanilla Almond Galaxy Granola:
The yogurt was sour (from the grapefruit) – a little too tart for my taste.
Some fennel tea to further aid digestion:
I packed an Almond Butter and Honey Bonk Breaker (my husband’s favorite flavor) for the car…
…plus an organic gala – these were all consumed around 2:30pm, between my audition/library trips.
And about 2.5 hours later, I had a few strawberries to tide me over until the swap.
Food Should Taste Good has some new flavors out in stores and they were kind enough to send samples. This is the cheddar one, which tasted a lot like a Dorito – except without the MSG and other nastiness – take a look at these ingredients!
(Want to try some for yourself? There’s a $1 off coupon for anyone that signs up for their fan club.)
I tried to limit myself to a small handful so others could partake – the entire bowl was polished off pretty quickly. Here’s the swap spread:
Joy made two soups from the Jamie Oliver 20 Minute Meals App – first I tried a ladle of the Chili Corn Chowder with some salad and rye bread…
… followed by the Quick and Delicious Pea Soup and another piece of bread – maybe multigrain?
Both were yummy – I don’t know which one I liked more; they were so unique.
One two-bite brownie (silly name, I consumed it with a single chomp) …
… then it was time to get my swap on! I wound up leaving with 2 bags FULL of stuff. Here’s Julius surveying the booty back at home:
If you’re looking for an excuse to clean out your closet and need some new threads, swaps are the way to go. Since starting them a few years ago, my clothing bills have dropped quite significantly! Plus I got some jewelry and a candle too.
Around 10:30 pm my appetite finally came back in full force. I had some Truwhip and organic cherries (both frozen) …
… and caught up with computer work over a cup of hot chocolate made from Unsweetened Almond Breeze, 1/3 tsp. organic cocoa powder, and about 10 drops of Liquid Vanilla Stevia.
I’ve experimented a lot this winter with my nightly cup of hot chocolate – this is going to be my go-to recipe now. All I do is microwave the Almond Milk for about 1 minute and 45 seconds on high, then add the cocoa powder and the stevia. Simple, cheaper and less chemical than a mix, and just as tasty. But now that the weather is warming up again it may be the end of my heated “nightcap.” I’ll have to find a suitable, cooling/refreshing replacement. Any suggestions?