Friday, July 21, 2006

Harmonias Midweek Munchies Meme
A Veg*n Meme

What wonderful foods did you bring home from the grocery store?

Midweek Munchies: What Freedom is contributing for the week

I am soo happy with my MwM list this week - I only bought two packaged items! One was my baby spinach and the other was the vanilla bean! Yay! I love being raw - I feel so incredible. I also have the best story to share from the wholefoods shop yesterday (where I did most of my shopping).Before I start, I'll just tell you that this is a total 'hippie' shop (probably all wholefoods places are) where I feel soo at home - I'm not big on labels but I'm a self-proclaimed hippie and I love it when my grandparents tell me I belong in the 1960s :-) Okay back to the story. There was a youngish couple and their cute little girl (about 4 or 5 I guess), all dressed in great 'hippie' outfits rather similar to mine and as they discussed whether to buy pumpkin or not, the little girl carefully chose a delicious looking organic mango and then stood clutching it and begging her Dad to buy it while he patiently explained that that one mango cost $6!!! and he was sorry but that was just too much. I missed the end of the conversation (although I'm pretty sure she didn't get the mango) but I just thought it was wonderful that here was a child who was pestering for not a chocolate bar or packet of chips (not even vegan chocolate or low fat corn chips) but simply one of natures most delicious foods, a fresh piece of fruit. It gave me some hope for the future of our society.
Now, after that let me tell you what lovely food I bought this week. It came from a variety of sources but I can't be bothered separating so it's all going into one big blob! Oh, and once again the $ next to a food means it's organic.

$apples (pink lady)$
$apples (granny smith)$
$apricots$ (dried)
basil (fresh)
black-eyed peas
brazil nuts
$coconut dates$
$dates (medjool, the big soft ones)$
figs (sunglazed - oh god these are incredible!!)
kiwi fruit
$macadamia nuts$
$oat groats$
$oranges$ (uncertified organic)
vanilla bean
watermelon (about 1/4 of one)

That was expensive but now that I look over it, not as bad as it could have been. Before I leave you for today, I'm going to tell you what I ate yesterday (still going for very low nut consumption - just a few in my breakfast):

Breakfast (6am): 1 Juliano oatmeal cookie, two cookies of my creation (recipes and pics on my other blog soon, I promise), one and a half oranges.

Lunch (12 noon): Another stunning fruit salad like the one I had on Wednesday.

Snack (3.45pm): 1 sun glazed fig (heaven), some raisins, 1 and 1/2 coconut dates (actually this was all heaven). I ate this standing under a bus shelter in the pouring rain while waiting for the bus after doing my shopping. Fun, but I wish I hadn't missed the earlier bus because it came seven minutes early. Why do they even have a timetable if they're not going to keep to it? GRrr.

Dinner (7.45pm): Superbly yummy salad - will post pics and more details tomorrow.

Bye everyone, happy midweek (end of week) munchies!

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PURPOSE of Midweek Munchies: Put together by a small group of Veg Women, we hope to spread the word about healthy vegetarianism while obtaining idea starters for meals, recipes, learn about new products, and meet other female veg*n bloggers. Visiting and commenting on other participants lists are encouraged but not required. Have fun and Go Veg!


At 1:38 pm, Blogger Vicki said...

only 2 packaged items - that is super impressive! i'm going to try some of your raw recipes - the goodness is contagious.

At 6:58 pm, Blogger KleoPatra said...

Nice going, Freedom. I like your buys, organic and raw! Good job, kiddo.

At 10:35 pm, Blogger Freedom said...

Hey Vicki, I'm so happy that you've caught the raw bug :-) I can't explain how wonderful I'm feeling since going raw - just all round happy and wonderful. I want as many people as possible to experience what I am.

Thanks Kleo!

At 7:03 am, Blogger kaivegan said...

Wow, great list!

I love going raw too, although I've never gone past day 2. But I try to do raw once a week at least.


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