How does food come into play? Oh, it does. These past few weeks at my new job I've been going out and spending nearly $20 a day on food. It's been at Whole Foods and is nourishing and good, but that is a lot of money.
My goal with the move has been to take a reality check on that spending and start to make nourishing meals at home to take in to work.
|'Sausage' with avocado and peppered heirloom tomatoes.|
Look at those 'maters. They were very good and I was specific to MAKE myself eat them. I have a habit of buying what I 'think' I will eat and allowing it to reside at its leisure until I feel forced to eat it before it spoils then I don't.
This $5 carton lasted me all week and it was a good task for me. Glad I did it.
One of the splurges I made while I was downtown this past weekend was go to babycakes, the vegan bakery.
|Clockwise: Chocolate chip brownie cupcake, red velvet cupcake,|
maple glazed donut, and chocolate crumble roll.
I've gnashed on babycakes before, but I am rarely downtown, so I decided to splurge. That box of confections was just under $20! What I found sweet was the cashier asking me, "Are you okay with sugar?" I smiled and got my treats.
Out of them all, the donut was by far the best most complete experience. It was a thick donut and not too sweet. Just a great texture and flavor. The chocolate chip brownie cupcake was second. It was one of the first chocolate vegan delights that I have really, REALLY tasted the chocolate first above the cake. It's a real rich chocolate flavor that was not too sweet. The red velvet really has no taste, but the icing is great, and the crumble roll was so big I got two servings out of it! It was rich and very, very good with a cup of coffee.
I'm gonna have to learn how to make those donuts.
I got the vegan chili with a side of fries.
So in essence a big order of vegan chili fries. It was a great meal.
But starting Monday, it's back to home made lunches.