Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lotsa Good Stuff

Yesterday we we had to go to Lowes to return stuff, and since Lowes Foods is across the street, and I'm still searching for my millet and amaranth, I asked mom if we could go look. Now I rarely shop there because they are so over-prized, but they do have some things a normal grocery store doesn't have. Well they didn't have the millet or amaranth, but I did find 2 other items.

This is Polaners All Fruit Blueberry Jam. It is so good, I was actually looking for fig jam, and there was some, but it had sugar, and HFCS (High fructose corn syrup), and truthfully, that stuff kinda scares me lol. So since the Blueberry Jam is sweetened with only fruit juice, I got that (and it was on sale). I was really eager to try it, so when I got home I just tried some straight. It's awesome, and it really has little pieces of blueberries in it!

Next is
Sunbutter What is sunbutter? Sunflower seed butter! I got a book from the Library called The Food Bible by Judith Wills (awesome book, it even has a full section of vegetarianism, and mentions veganism), and it talks about sunflower seeds/sunflower butter in the back of the book as being very good for you because of it's high vitamin E continent (27%), it also has high levels of copper & magnesium. And lucky for me I found it at Lowes! I checked their website, and I'm going to try and find the organic if I can, because that has even more vitamin E then the kind I got it (40%). It taste like a combo of Peanut butter, and cashew butter. Yum-O.

Now for the other food (besides jam):

For breakfast was a small Stonyfield Soy Yogurt (strawberry), 1 slice of Ener-g Tapocia Bread with 1/2 TBS of my new blueberry jam, and 1 large pink grapefruit dusted with stevia. Very yummy and the perfect mix of protein (yogurt), carbs (yogurt, bread, jam, grapefruit) and fat (bread, yogurt).

For a few days I've been thinking up a bean salad. I wanted something for when people go (Well where do you get your protein?) you can say: This! With 30g protein I think I did a good job. It also is lower in fat (10g) and very high in fiber (30g, more than 117% of your daily value)

It's made out of edamame, chickpeas, small red beans, grated carrots, scallions, sunflower seed butter, red pepper flakes, lime juice (I used a little orange juice because I had no limes) and soy sauce. The grated carrot looks like noodles doesn't it? I need to keep adjusting it though, It needed a little less soy sauce, and something was missing...I'll keep working on it!

Oh and look at this gorgeous plate I got! We walked next door to the dollar store (A little ways down from Lowes Foods) because mom needed some more reading glasses, and I always walk down the cooking-ware aisle, and I saw it! Only a dollar. You'll definitely be seeing it a lot (I ate my breakfast and lunch on it, see)

Sorry I can't get it to let me put the link for the Sunbutter. The website is Sunbutter.com

Oh and Lola still hasn't had her babies :( Though she looks like she's about to pop.


Webly said...

Those carrots look like noodles - Beautiful bean salad!

Just call me Orangie said...

That's what I thought when I was uploading the pictures to my computer. I think I may take my veggie peeler next time and use that, then they'll really look like noodles.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Sunbutter Yum! Thanks for the website. Your salad does look like it has noodles in it. Cool!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I meant to include this in my last post. You can get millet and amaranth from WWW.Bobsredmill.com. For millet, 28oz $2.49, organic amaranth 24oz $5.65. Hope this helps.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Hi, me again. I was at work when I left my last comment so I didn't have the information of another place I get items.

www.sunorganic.com has good prices and more organic than bobs redmill. They carry both organic amaranth and millet. Once again I hope this helps.