Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Earthy roots

I've officially embraced my hippy side today. I went to a local co op called People's for the first time today. It's interesting how a co op works. It's owned by the customers, everything is super earthy, and you can even work there (not for pay, just for a discount).
They had a lot of bulk stuff. Anything from herbs, grains, soap, laundry detergent, herbal remedies, and lots of raw products.

I also got some dark chocolate chips, only because I needed to restock my supply and they carried the kind from Italy that I get. I was also a sucker for these raw dark chocolate coconut haystacks. It's just unsweetened coconut, maple syrup, and dark chocolate, OH MY!!!
I also found a great deal on coconut oil, crofter's all fruit spread in raspberry and apricot, and garlic gold. I was so excited to see garlic gold products. It's all the rage on all the blogs and I've been wanting to try it. It's olive oil and roasted garlic pieces. I hear it makes a great homemade salad dressing.

And to top off my hippy times I stopped at Laughing plant cafe for lunch. It's got a hippy vibe and everything is vegetarian and then you can add free range chicken, tofu, or tempeh to any dish.
I got the Cuban bowl: brown rice, black beans, sweet potatoes, plantains, and salsa. I added some free range chicken and a whole wheat tortilla on the side for making my own little burrito pieces. I got it to go so when I got home I added some lettuce on top for a dose of healthy leafy greens. I ate half of the bowl and half of the tortilla. I'm saving the other half for dinner.


  1. Really great foods. First one must be good snacks. Last picture of that food is looking great food.

  2. I loves dark chocolate chips. This homemade salad should has great health benefits. I am thinking about make it.