Monday, May 2, 2011

A New Favorite

To begin, I would like to say that I actually meant to post this yesterday, but the pictures I took were accidentally taken without the memory card being IN the camera.  So I was forced to eat the same thing again today.  The things I do for this blog..

Anyway, I hope everyone had a good weekend!  Mine was great, I went to the gym and spent lots of quality time in the sun by the pool.  It was really relaxing and low key, just like I like it.  On Saturday, I forced asked a friend of mine to come with me to Trader Joe's because she always finds great stuff and I get overwhelmed by the small space and never really branch out and get different food.  She introduced me to a new mac and cheese, a truffle-mushroom flatbread, tofurkey, (and she isn't even the vegetarian so I will let you decide how wrong and backwards that is,) and a few other things.  In return, I introduced her to Sunflower Seed Butter and we went for fro-yo.  I'm nothing if not fair ;)  So far I haven't tried everything, but the one thing I did try was tofurkey.  And ohmygod, how did I go for 2.5 vegetarian years and never have this??

Let's start with breakfast.  She told me their English muffins were so much better than Thomas's, and she was correct.

There is an egg under that giant slice of cheese, I promise.

Egg and cheese on the best English muffin I've ever had in my life.  Sliced strawberries on the side.  What?  You figured that out on your own?  Oh ok.

Lunch was the masterpiece of the day.


This is a TJ's bagel with a melt of TJ's tofurkey, TJ's spinach, and TJ's muenster cheese.  On the side was a TJ's yogurt dip with chive and cilantro, TJ's carrots and TJ's sugar snap peas.  I'm not sure why I felt the need to specify that everything was from Trader Joe's, but now you know :)  First let's talk about the tofurkey: J walked in while I was making this and asked what smelled good.  Even though we are no longer dating, I'm nice to him every once in a while and let him have a piece of tofurkey.  He said he would never have known.  Coming from the most hardcore meat-eater I know, that's all I needed to know that this was legit stuff.  Second, let's talk about the dip.  I have never really been a veggies and dip person.  Chips and dip perhaps, but unless it's blended in a smoothie or mixed in a salad I don't tend to eat a lot of raw veggies just as is.  Until now.  I want to DRINK this dip.  I would probably eat any raw veggie thrown at me if I could only eat it with this dip.  I also dipped the sandwich in it.  The best news of all is that since it's a yogurt based dip, it's only 50 calories for 2 tablespoons!  Guilt free dip?  Pssh, DONE.  (PS I bought the dip and tofurkey on Saturday.  The tofurkey is already gone, and the dip isn't far behind.  Obsessed much??)  If you live near a Trader Joe's, go buy those two things immediately.  I would never steer you wrong.

I'm off to decide whether to watch 90210 or Bethany Ever After.  I have really hard decisions in life.  Have a great night everyone :) 


Will Burke said...

I feel the same about baba ganouj -- I'd eat it with a spoon if no one was watching.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I love 90210 ha!!! I want to go with you to TJ's!! I am jealous. The tofurkey sounds awesome!! Glad you had an amazing weekend and yay for fro-yo!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I love 90210 ha!!! I want to go with you to TJ's!! I am jealous. The tofurkey sounds awesome!! Glad you had an amazing weekend and yay for fro-yo!