It was quite a food sampling day ! Food Comp test went great, and we got to start lab early – in time to eat it for lunch!
I had a carrot for a snack –
We were in charge of making a Tofu Quiche . It turned out quite good! The only unhealthy part is the store-bought crust, which had trans-fat in it, but the filling was broccoli, garlic, onion (eww) and a blended mixture of firm tofu, skim milk, mustard, nutmeg, cayanne, and Parmesan cheese. I might try to make this again sometime!
Today’s experiments all involved legumes – and unfortunately too many onions!! I could never go to culinary school because of my onion aversion. Luckily 2 of the 3 I could pick around –
Lentil Salad , Bean Burger (didn’t eat it b/c of undercooked onions), Tofu Quiche, MorningStar Soy Crumbes "taco" meat (really good!!).
And finally, Tofu Mocha Mousse ! It was a little grainy from instant coffee, but otherwise pretty good.
EarthFare Grand Opening!!
I was going to eat my nectarine and kashi crackers to round out lunch, but since we were done with lab around 1pm I decided it was perfect timing to check out the new EarthFare ACROSS THE STREET FROM WINTHROP (!!!) that opened today. I am more than ecstatic about the EF because I’ll have to eat lunch at Winthrop 3 days a week this fall and it’ll be the perfect place to go for wireless and a delicious lunch. The salad bar is a little smaller than my Charlotte EF, but the deli case of pre-made salads and salmon and all is huge. Yay!
Much to my unexpected delight , they had samples of tons of stuff!! I definitely ate too much, but what’s more "worth it" than a gourmet grocery store opening.
I found out quickly that cameras were banned from the store, but I managed to snap some quick shots. I’ll do a recap of the unphotographed stuff at the bottom….
I had two veggie chips
Clif Bar samples ! On pretzel "toothpicks" – so cute! I liked the chocolate chip but not the brownie.
Really good dutch cheese …
Curried Chicken salad –
I also ate (get ready…)
- 1 oz wine sample
- Another cheese cube
- 3 small crackers
- 2 pretzel samples
- 3 bread pieces
- A snickerdoodle cookie
- BBQ tofu cube
- Hot wing tofu cube
Whew!! It was a blast though
I was early for the CSA, which wasn’t supposed to be ready until 2pm. I got there at 1:40 and it wasn’t there yet (in someone’s garage.) I thought it would be hypocritical to be waiting for a CSA delivery in a running car so I turned it off and opened the windows. 25 minutes in 100* heat is H.O.T! I managed to get an assignment done, but was SO happy when the truck finally got there.
Here’s what’s supposed to be in there:
Soft Neck Garlic
Swiss Chard/Mesclun/Encore Lettuce Mix
Yellow Nugget Beans
Onions and Leeks for the MIL:
Going to try to write a paper . I am SO not ready for dinner in an hour. Le sigh. 2.5 weeks to go of this madness!