Friday, January 6, 2012

Job Food

Working steadily has really opened up venues of eating I was never able to take advantage of before.

Going into Whole Foods with my food stamp card made me feel like less of a person. That sounds harsh, I know. I also know that was just in my head, but this WAS Whole Foods. The bastion of hippie, local and organic everything!

Now, I go in there and just swipe my card on a regular basis. My bank card. During the day, many of us take that brake called lunch and track the 5 min car ride to this grocery establishment to partake in some of their more recently cooked fare. I don't know if you know this, but that place has quite the extraordinary food bar. Oh! It's a wonderland of vegan delights. I can go to their hot bar, or their sushi bar or their deli and get something fresh, yummy and knowingly vegan.

Their deli is one of my favorite places. They label all their stuff and I just skim what is vegan and what is not, point, and say, "That one, please."

This combo was udon noodles, tofu stroganoff (very good by the way), and a mushroom medly.
It was a lot of food and this lovely self picked basket was bit over $10. 

Ten dollar on lunch!? Oh, I have arrived. The greatness of eating and picking what you want at Whole Foods is that you often get leftovers. Or rather, I, often have leftovers.

Did someone say a nice evening snack.

Sesame tofu and some split pea soup courtesy Whole Foods.
**I thought I should say this now. That tofu, that firm luscious stuff in that soup up there, has got to be some of the most delicious tofu that I have ever had. I asked the deli worker where they get it or what brand they use, and alas, it's purchased wholesale and isn't available retail. Apparently a LOT of people ask about it. Hum...that should tell them something.**

Although Whole Foods, as I'm sure most of you all know is super expensive, I'm not yet up to the point where I can load up a cart with local grown virgin farmed organic soy marshmallows, so I shop at a more sensible establishment. One we all know and love, Trader Joe's.

Trader Joe's total: $49.87
This was my impulse haul this evening. Honestly, when I *do* have lunch at Whole Foods, which is not everyday,  it tends to be my only meal for the day. It's that filling and nourishing. Yet I don't want an empty fridge, so I stop up on stuff that I go through for the week.

Right now I'm eating in the rut of Tofurky sausages.

Junk food at its finest!!

I have not been baking a lot lately because of work and the fact I'm moving soon. So excited to be moving. I feel like the Jeffersons. I'm 'movin' on up'!

I do think I might make sugar cookies this weekend. We will see.

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