Friday, February 4, 2011

Food Flops

I'm so excited for another weekend- no big plans but the Superbowl, weekend yoga, and spending time at home will be fun. 

3 Week Lifestyle Update
This week marks week 3 of my new lifestyle and I'm still doing fine.  I can't say I love it 100% but I seem to be craving sugary treats a lot less since I know I would have to try to make them myself or spend a ton of money on packaged treats and that kind of misses the whole point.  I have screwed up food combining a couple of times with food order (see example of eats below) but I still say as long as I do it most of the time, my head won't spontaneously combust.  My big milestone is February 28 and I'll probably have a big chunk of chocolate that day.  A BIG chunk of chocolate.  My coworkers are probably more excited about this than I am.  At this point, I think I may implement this permanently and live happily ever after as long as it includes some occasional treats, just ask me again in a couple more weeks.

Food Flops
Not everything I have been eating is fabulous.  I made amaranth and found the texture absolutely foul.  It tasted like something people eat in jail, so I had to camouflage it a LOT to not throw it all out.  I am guessing I did something wrong when cooking it.  Here is how I ended up eating it:

Amaranth in a jar- amaranth mixed with goat milk yogurt, chia seeds, squirt of agave nectar, almond butter, and raspberries.  Between the presentation, the actual food substance, and the combination, it wasn't bad, but very mediocre.
The other flop is the juice I bought from Safeway's Organics line.  There is nothing wrong with fruit juice, but the label said it was a pomegranate juice- apparently it's a pomegranate juice blend.  It tasted like grape juice and that is just wrong.  When I see a picture of a pomegranate I expect it to kinda taste like the juice it needs to be.  This one was my fault for not reading the label more carefully.  I still drank it, but diluted it with a gallon of water.
Things I Love
Enough whining on a Friday!  Here are the things I am loving right now:

Artisana Raw Organic Coconut Butter (picture source)
White watches (picture source)

Millet Bread from Food For Life (picture source)

What are you loving right now?


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I could learn a lot from you and your eating habits! So clean!!

MelissaNibbles said...

I want a white watch too! I've never owned a watch in my life though so I know it's not something I actually need to have. I never buy things for myself. I should though...
The amaranth looks foul. Sorry you didn't like it, but it doesn't look good anyway :)

Anonymous said...

Ever since I decided to go healthy, I haven't craved sweets as much, and for the same reasons, it's sometimes too much of a hassle. And it's expensive. But hey, it works out then, right?

Simply Life said...

i have yet to try coconut butter but now I'm intrigued!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love that watch! I want a wrap watch really bad. I am loving banana oat cakes right now. I had a couple last week, and want another right now!

Alyson said...

I am totally loving this blog! That's what I'm loving right now! ;) But really, I love am currently loving chocolate anything. A girl has gotta have her chocolate, am I right? I also really REALLY have to test that coconut butter!!! :( I am so behind in the world of food!

Eden said...

Bah, not all "health" foods taste great, and I dont force myself to like them.
I dont remember the last time I wore a watch! I m a chef so I would need to take it off a lot as its a bit annoying when your rolling out dough or doing dishes.
hmmm...what am i loving??
oo you know those frozen garlic cubes? they come in ginger and cilantro! I'm never chopping herbs again!

All Things Yummy said...

I'm loving Vermont maple syrup from Trader Joes. I finally broke down and bought some. It's delicious. I could eat it on anything. yum!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I'm scared that coconut butter will upset my stomach, but I think it would taste great in a granola bar or just in granola.

Love the watch, very trendy. I need a new look on my wrist, so maybe I'll go white next!

Mo Diva said...

How do you know what jail food tastes like miss missy! LOL

i really love your dedicatioN! im so inspired! xoxox

Michelle @ Housewife in the Raw said...

Ooh - I want a white watch too. I'm loving Oolong tea, steel cut oats and grapefruit.

I just found your blog and love it.