Tikka tikka tikka.
The sound of little legs on your arm.
Compared to our house in Charlotte, this house has VERY VERY FEW bugs. Except for these guys:
For some reason I’ve been calling them “potato bugs” my whole life, but after some Tweeting this morning, I’m pretty sure that’s a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
Regardless, I am not very afraid of them (except when they fly – and perhaps I now should be since I found out they are stink and not food bugs!?)
But I did not like waking up to feel one on my arm and had to capture him and take him downstairs in the middle of the night because I kept thinking I could feel him on my arms from the whisps of the fan on my arm hairs!
Break the fast
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp Bob’s hot cereal
- Milk, water, vanilla, salt, chia, cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese, stirred in at end
- Justin’s AMAZING Hazelnut butter (I love this stuff not because of any Nutella connection [I didn't grow up eating Nutella] but because it 1) Tastes like that hazelnut butter I LOVED last year and 2) IT MELTS!)
- Tsp coconut butter
- Hail Merry Lemon Agave Grawnola!
Introducing….Hail Merry Treats!!
There are two “granolas” that are 100% raw real food ingredients made with nuts, seeds, flavorings. I am completely torn which of these two are my favorite:
Lemon Blue Agave or Cranberry Orange
The Lemon Blue Agave is chewy and only slightly lemony – it’s more of a lemon essence than a sour lemon flavor. So it’s still sweet! There are bits of buckwheat groats, almonds, sunflower seeds and little blue agave fruit balls.
The Cranberry Orange has a slightest hint of cinnamon that I have determined is what makes it so hearty – like a baked good. It’s also chewy, with a slight maple-orange flavor and has bits of dried fruit, pecans, walnuts and flax.
The Facts [click to enlarge]. One serving is about half a cup for 180/190 calories, 5 grams protein, 3/4 grams fiber, 9 grams sugar.
And then the sweets…
Blonde and Choco Macaroons are the best I’ve ever tasted. Because they are moist like a truffle and not dry at all. The coconut bits are small enough that they melt in your mouth. I really can’t decide which one I like more, but I think the secret is the Mexican vanilla. We used to have some of it in our pantry and it’s my very favorite vanilla on the earth. A single ball of these makes the perfect dessert! Keep them refrigerated so that they are cool to eat.
The Facts [click to enlarge] – each ball is about 65/70 calories with 1/1.5 grams fiber, 2/2.5 grams of sugar.
There are four flavors to taste. And the best part is I have worked out a sample pack so you can try them all instead of having to buy them in big sizes!
Hail Merry – Starter Kit
Try just the Cranberry Orange Grawnola and both macaroons for $20
Hail Merry – Grawnola & Macaroon Bundle + Hat
Try all FOUR flavors [and get a women's Hail Merry hat for free] for $37
As you can probably guess, I love them all as oatmeal toppings!!
Spot on coffee day #2!
Matt would like me to share that the kale and collards that he replanted in cups have sprouted!!
To quote me: “I can’t wait to juice all these plants when they’re big enough!”
- AM Blog Work
- Look at space for Karen to rent (she might have rented her condo, which means she’s movin’ on up!)
- Meeting for Great Harvest location – eeks!!