Hello my lovelies! I am blogging while laying on the couch in utter exhaustion after getting home from the Natural Food Products Expo West. Don’t even doubt that walking around all day carry bags of samples isn’t a workout, I definitely broke a sweat (or two today). I plan on doing a FULL recap highlighting all the excitement that took place this weekend but until then I have some discoveries on the food front to share!
Wine Infused Whipped Cream
Yes it exists! This was gifted to a friend of mine for her big 2-1! I’ve seen wine ice cream on pinterest (swoon) but never in stores. So if you are wondering, the slums of California, also known as the lovely city I inhibit called Isla Vista carries this wonderful product.
Yes, this happened for my friends said 21st birthday. And she took a shot of cake vodka before eating this. What a champ.
I’m in the process of making my own vanilla extract! I followed Jessica’s DIY tutorial and in about 7 more weeks I should have my very own vanilla extract.
Artisana Blue Algae Nut Butter
I know, I know. WHAT is this stuff?!?!? I spotted it at my local food co-op and HAD to grab a packet. It’s really just cashew butter with algae. Weird? Maybe a little. It definitely has an interesting taste and I couldn’t quite out my finger on what EXACTLY I tasted in there. But nevertheless, I was intrigued and want to try it again.
Homemade Log Seitan
I followed Elise’s recipe during my marathon food prep. The results? WIN. I do love tofu and tempeh but don’t want to rely too heavily on soy products while I’m on my Lenten meat-free kick. So seitan has been the perfect alternative. I love the chewiness of this stuff and how you can easily slice it to make a quick sammie to-go. Also, this stuff is killer on a fresh piece on homemade bread with avocado, a dippy egg, and ketchup.
Shout-out to my gurrrl KShort. There is truly nothing like eating legitimate mexican straight from some hole-in-the-wall place in LA. I dominated the rice + beans mixed them some tofu taco meat then put it on top of kale, peppers, and avocado. Lots of salsa too.
This is the way to go.
I missed WIAW this week but my lululunches are still going strong. However, I am sad to report they aren’t nearly as fun when the weather is dreary But I got fancy with my mustard skills and packed a salad of spinach, sweet potatoes, BBQ tofu, roasted broccoli, red onions, avocado, and apple cider vinegar.