I’ve totally got you singing that song now.
Oh, just doin’ as I do, and breaking the law for breakfast.
And you think I’m kidding. This is where you expect me to be calling something gelato when it very clearly is quasi-gelato.
Naw. It’s really gelato.
After a sweaty barn sesh, I needed gas before I could get home, and stopped in a local gas-station that seems to be becoming more and more co-op like by the week. I stopped in there a couple days ago to get some half and half to have for coffee at work, and scoped it out a bit. And saw this gelato.
I’d never had gelato before, but the way my boss raves about it, I thought I should try it. The fact that I saw this coconut gelato I was sold.
And after being made into a sweaty, grimy, hot mess from barning it up, I was weak. And I caved. Sorry, Teddie, you can’t eat this week cause Mom had to have coconut gelato. (I kid, I kid.)
And when I woke up wanting sweet cherry overnight oats, I just had to have a little spoonful of coconut gelato to go along with everything.
Jiggy patiently waiting – name that tune again!
Except, he wasn’t really very patient.
I love free things. And I love free things even more when it’s of the food nature, and even more when it has to do with Sahale Snacks. I love this company.
Hannafords only has two flavors from these guys, so I was glad to receive a sample of one they don’t carry. I loved the snack-pack size (quite satisfying!) and the flavor was wonderful! You all know I tend to opt for more sweet kinds of snacks, but given my recent BBQ kick, these almonds were a welcome change of pace. I was relieved that they weren’t super spicy in the least – it was more of a very subtle heat that just grew as you ate more – but the ranch flavor was quite pronounced. In a good way!
I packed a simple sandwich with some farmer’s market romaine, garlic hummus, tomato paste, red pepper, mushrooms, and seitan.
This kept me full all afternoon – in all honesty, I probably would have been fine with just the yogurt! I ate that first and then ran out to pick up a loaf of bread and lunch for my boss. I had the sandwich a short while after getting back, but moreso because I wanted to eat while I had the chance, not because I was super hungry. As it was, I didn’t get hungry until it was time to leave – and since I wanted to run to Hannafords real quick, I snacked on a homemade granola bar to tide me.
Do you guys believe me when I say these loaves are huge?! I still cannot get over it. My mom went to a farmer’s market yesterday and picked up a loaf of bread half the size of this, but for the same price. And nowhere near as delicious.
This bread has changed my life. True story.
Due to my late snack I once again wasn’t super hungry for dinner, but ready for it nonetheless. I went for a salad with fresh local romaine, a black bean cutlet, red pepper, feta, pine nuts and Ragu Garden Veggie sauce. And half a slice of bread leftover from my last loaf with a bit of earth balance. Sarena talked about salads with pasta sauce as dressing and I’d never even thought to do that. Well, I don’t know why not – I am sold! I had it last night, too (but with quinoa and chickpeas over romaine) and it may be my new favorite. I always knew she was a master of the salad – but this is just beyond genius!
I’ve been loving Ragu sauce lately, too. Simple ingredients, and inexpensive. Score!
What’s your favorite “dressing” that isn’t necessarily intended to go on a salad?
I feel like I’ve been away from blogging for days, even though I haven’t actually missed a beat! I think just because I’ve been on a different sort of schedule (and loving it) so I haven’t been talking so much about Teddie and other happenings.
But – no fear – things with Mr. Pony are going great! I’ve sort of taken a step back and re-thought our “program,” and I haven’t been working him as much just because I don’t want him getting bored and hating work. It’s difficult to ride in the mornings lately since no one’s been there, so I’ve just been doing bonding-type things with him – brushing, hand-grazing, hand-walking outside, etc.
But – I figure anything is beneficial at this stage of the game. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends I’ve been going with my mom and we’ve both been working with him. I had her put a couple rides on him to get a “feel” for him – just to see what she thinks, too. It’s always helpful to get a second perspective, especially since we don’t know his background.
He’s been doing really well, and I’m excited to keep going with him 🙂