It was so interesting to read all of your takes on energy, and letting yourselves free! I’d love to hear about things maybe some of you have noticed when you opened that bottle. Kelsey brought up something else I’d like to share with you all, “March is a wonderful month to really incorporate the practice of using our own energy to positively impact our lives and the lives of those we come in contact with…since after all, March is a month of birth and change and growth!” Spring is just around the corner so we can come out, come out wherever you are!
I finally got around to making the falafel burgers that LB has featured several times. To go with the falafels I made tzatziki. This tasted like a falafel pita sandwich that you’d get at one of those lunch-carts that always have cheap and tasty food. Sometimes better than anything you’d get at a sit-down restaurant.
These easy to chew biscuits are perfect for big babies.
These practically dissolved in mouth, and reminded me of those yummy Digestive biscuits.
I got a tiny bit of the things that interested me. Paying by weight adds up easily! My two favorite things were the a sweet potato dish (can’t remember what it was called) and the beet and goat cheese salad. I roasted some Gardein chipotle lime crispy fingers. They generously sent me some vouchers to try out their new products. These were similar to their seven grain crispy tenders, but had a spicy and tangy flavor. In case you’re interested here’s a $1.00 off coupon you can print off.
Protein from a garden!
I served it over Chinese egg noodles and a side of cabbage crunch salad. I looked up the recipe for the salad after seeing it at the Whole Foods hot bar, and reading that I had all of the ingredients at home I decided to make it myself.
Or maybe that’s because I haven’t had chicken in almost a decade. I usually don’t buy faux-meat products, but I like Gardein’s concept behind what they make. However, I did feel uneasy eating the mandarin orange chick’n because it had the texture and tasted a lot like, well, chicken. That could be a good thing depending on who’s eating it. I guess that’s the point of faux-meat products though, right? I remember once I tried a faux-chicken product, and I had to read the ingredients list over and over again because it was so similar to chicken.
I got an orange, but when I saw pink…
Grapefruits have never been up my alley. Then I found out that this was indeed an orange. A pink navel orange! Silly me.
I fell in love with this place the first time I stepped in. Transporting me back to another time, I couldn’t help but snap a photo. This shoe repair store has been around for 100 years, so I’m not surprised! The man always greets me with the happiest smile and sweetest charm, which is hard to come by these days.
Awhile ago I was contacted by Kookie Karma to try some of their raw and holistic products. When I looked at what they had to offer I became very excited and couldn’t wait to try them!
Like the idea behind the company: sweet and simple, the way life should be.
Inspires me to go and make some of my own! They strive to guarantee freshness and the best in their cookies so they actually make everything fresh each week. I don’t know why but something about using simple ingredients from this good earth always leaves me feeling happy. The feeling of being resourceful and partaking in the natural way of life makes me feel connected to my ancestors and everything around me. I get that especially with gardening. Do you guys get that feeling too?
Raw Cherry Cashew : The cashew flavor was prominent taste in this cookie, and the dried cherries added a nice burst of flavor and varied the texture as well. There was a certain satisfaction that I got from eating this cookie as well because of its denseness and chewiness. Not to mention, even with baked cookies ones with a chewy texture are always my favorite.
Raw Lemon Fig : I wasn’t a big fan of this flavor. It didn’t taste much like anything, but it still had that rich texture these cookies have. It mostly tasted like cashews, which isn’t odd since that is the first ingredient. But with the words lemon and fig I was expecting something tart and more reminiscent of these two foods.
Holistic Chocolate Chip : The holistic cookies are not raw, instead they are made using their very own “Holistic Dry Mix” (Almond Meal, Xylitol, Coconut*, Brown Rice*, Psyllium, Rice Protein, Sea Salt). The chocolate chips are non dairy, no soy, and no sugar. This tasted like a chocolate chip cookie, but with a hint of coconut. You all know how much I love coconut, so this just made it even better! I need a whole box of these cookies!
Holistic Choco Lot : I’d like a whole box of these as well! This was the first cookie I tried, and oh my gosh! Boy was it rich, decadent, and full of chocolate love. Imagine the richest brownie you could possibly have… that was this cookie.
I love how Kookie Karma has taken cookie recipes and redefined what they could be made out of. I imagine lots of experiments going on in their kitchen, and coming up with something new and delicious! All of these cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and high in protein. So if any of those things interest you, or the fact that you may love cookies is enough, then I suggest you check them out. They even have sampler packs you can purchase here. I’d also like to point out that they are truly gluten-free, since no gluten gets processed in their kitchen. Looking at all of the other flavors of their kookies, and other products like granolas and krackers I’d certainly pick them up if I saw them at the store. Not to mention I’m a sucker for packaging and these would catch my eye in an instant. I would definitely get the Holistic Chocolate Chip and Choco Lot kookies to have again. They tasted so good I can’t imagine only eating them once in my life.
Here’s a question for you. What fear would you most like to conquer?