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day at the market

10 Jul

There are only 2 days left in my chia seed giveaway.  There will be two winners, and currently the entries are low, so get over there quick ’cause you have a great chance of scoring some seeds!  I’ve also posted the amazing benefits of chias and here are some posts with ideas of how to use them if you’re interested.

What a lovely Saturday morning we’ve had here at CSM headquarters:)

We managed to rise and shine this morning in time to hit up the Farmer’s Market.  We haven’t been in awhile for various reasons, and it was much more impressive today than ever before!  I was in heaven!

We made up a little early morning to-go snack before heading out the door

repeat from yesterday – brown rice cake with natural pb and sliced banana.  With a sprinkle of chia of course!

There’s nothing like the Farmer’s Market to get a person excited about eating healthy and fresh!  Everything is just so beautiful and natural.

swiss chard!  I’ve been dying for some swiss chard, but none of our grocery stores have it. This one is huge!

Thai basil- I feel a stir-fry comin’ on:) muahahaha

eggplant in the back.  in the front is a variation of squash called Patty Pan Squash – have you heard of it?

lemon cucumber.  The word on the street market is that it tastes just like cucumberwe shall see!!

fresh tomatoes in the sunlight

giant squash:)

tiny red bell peppers

best find of the day – sunflower sprouts!

Here is what I actually came home withsunflower sprouts, cabbage, patty pan squash, swiss chard, blackberries, red potatoes, giant zucchini, lemon cucumber, Thai basil and regular basil.

I am most excited about the sunflower sprouts!  Here is some info from the farmer

Amazing little guys!  I’m dreaming of putting them in green monsters, wraps, salads….the possibilities are endless!!!

Two years ago I never would have believed you if you’d have told me I’d be so excited over a plant. lol.

After the market, we stopped for some coffee at one of our little local coffee shops.  Actually, I was a barista here for a summer in college, so I have a special affinity for it.

iced decaf americano with a splash of soy

I’ve become obsessed with iced americanos lately.  I’m not sure why I had them add soy today because I really like it better straight up.  It just wasn’t quite strong enough today.

We drove around, scoping out garage sales for awhile, but didn’t find anything good:(  Now I’m off to clean clean clean!  Our house is way overdue for a deep cleaning, and I’m just the girl to do it:)  See ya later!

What is something that is true about you now that you wouldn’t have believed had someone told you in the past? Spill it!

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off to the market…

10 Apr

Sorry I’ve been MIA all day!  I’ve just had a lot going on…trying to make decisions and work on some things.  Hopefully I’ll be able to share more about them sometime soon. In the meantime, let’s get to the good stuff – food!

Unfortunately, I came out seriously lacking in the veggie department today.  I did start off well, though!  Jon and I slept in, then got up and went for a 3.5 mile run.  Upon arriving back home, Jon made me an awesome green smoothie.  That’s not all, though:)  Check this out:

Green Smoothie: 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop Amazing Grass, 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1/2 frozen banana and ice

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2 shots of espresso

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Cafe Green Smoothie…yahoo!

Jon and I are lucky to have the best barista in the world as one of our good friends.  Ginger owns one of the local coffee shops in town, The Daily Grind.  Jon worked there for about 5 years, thoughout the course of college, and we still love to stop by and visit and get our coffee fix whenever we can.  Ginger was a bit skeptical when I showed up with my smoothie, requesting that she add espresso to it, but she gave it a whirl too and loved it!  It as pretty tasty, if I say so myself:)

After leaving the coffe shop, we decided to hit up the little Farmer’s Market in our town.  I LOVE the Farmer’s Market, but unfortunately I don’t get to go too often.  We had a great time!  Here’s our loot:

Locally made peanut butter dog treats!

Pepperjack goat cheese – I’ve been wanting to try goat cheese for a long time.  As you guys know, I aim to eat 90% vegan.  I feel better when I don’t eat meat or dairy, plus I have a serious problem with the way dairy is produced in our country.  However, I know that Goat’s milk is easier to digest as well as lower in fat than cow’s milk.  If I’m going to eat cheese, I definitely want it to be produced locally.  So, I got really excited when I found this, and I was so excited to try it.

On a Ryvita cracker.  It was quite tasty.  I probably won’t be buying any kind of cheese on a regular basis, but if I ever eat any it would defnitely be goat cheese.  Huge fan!

Fresh salsa made by this friendly man:

Not a great pic, but I love photographing people!  Especially real people in their everday lives:)

Fresh eggs for Jon

Lunch wasn’t quite as fresh unfortunately.  I finished off leftover cheeseless pizza from the other night.  It was pretty tasty, but I was a bit disappointed with the lack of veggies, and I honestly didn’t feel to great afterwards.  o’well.  I’ll get ’em next time;)

Midafternoon snack was this fruit strip.  These are all natural with no added sugar, and you can pick them up at your local Walmart.  They’re a nice sweet treat to have on hand.

Do you go to a local Farmer’s Market?  Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or whatever, how do you feel about buying non local food products?  Do you feel strongly about trying to buy local?

We spent the rest of the day working on projects and cleaning the house.  I can’t believe that Saturday is already over…it has seriously flown by.  I’m off to bed, so I can get up for early service in the morning!  We haven’t been to church in several weeks because we’ve been out of town etc., so I’m really looking forward to it.  G’night ya’ll:)