EarthFare, Carob Vegan Overnight Oats, Sushi, and Beer Review

EarthFare’s Bulk Section

If you’ve never been to EarthFare’s bulk section of grains, rice, nuts, barley, etc, you must go!!  After being referred to go there from Mariah , I felt so dumb for always walking right past the bulk section when I could’ve been saving $$ buying bulk goods there!  Here is my receipt from bulk shopping at EarthFare.

I picked up black chia seeds, rolled oats, tri-colored quinoa, and red wheatberries all at low prices by buying bulk.

Next I picked up some Zesty Nacho Kale Chips, because after making my own, I’ve been eager to try new flavors of this delcious and healthy treat!

I also picked up this yummy peanut sauce that I would like to add to a tofu or grilled chicken with veggies and brown rice.

And then picking up lunch from their salad bar, sounded like a great idea!  Look at what I got!  Yummy israeli couscous salad, sweet potatoes, broccoli salad, dolmas, and curry chicken salad.

While I was eating lunch, my little begger, Lacey, was jealous of me.  So I gave her one of her Blue Bars from the Blue Buffalo Company, which is an all natural, healthy and holistic dog food company.

Puppy Treat

Vegan Overnight Oats

Then I thought I’d whip up a batch of Carob Vegan Overnight Oats, also known as VOO.  These are all the ingredients you need for the delicious, healthy yummyness!

  • 1/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk, I use vanilla almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp carob powder (or sweetened protein powder)–optional

Ingredients for Vegan Overnight Oats=VOO

Directions: Mix together all ingredients in bowl and place in the fridge overnight.  Stir well in the morning & add maple syrup to taste.

I did not have any bananas at the time to create banana soft serve to implement this mixture, so I added a tbsp of almond butter and gave it a swirl around with the carob oats.  It was delicious and Lacey loved it too!!

Mmm--and healthy too!!

Check out these blogs to see more mouthwatering overnight oats pictures and recipes!

http://ohsheglows.com/2011/04/07/vegan-overnight-oat-parfaits-12-recipes-to-kick-off-the-season/

http://picturespupsandpies.blogspot.com/2011/06/blueberry-breakfast.html

Sushi Buffet

Now, I am a sushi lover and critic!!! So…eventhough it sounds skeptical to go to a sushi buffet, I promise this one at Rusan’s in Charlotte is award-winning!  For $9.99 you get an entire sushi buffet that is loaded with fresh sushi, all sashimi grade.  There are many types of different sushi rolls, maki, and nigiri.  Here are some pictures I want to share of my time at Rusan’s today.

Kirin Light and Low Sodium soy sauce

DELICIOUS!! and BEAUTIFUL!!

I do not use or need that much wasabi, FYI, I just accidently piled it on.

I met up with my good friend and co-worker at school, Genie and her 7 month son, Joseph.

Genie and Joseph

Joseph

Beer Review

Mud Slinger Spring Ale

Mud Slinger Spring Ale is a beer from Red Hook Brewery, located in Woodinville, WA (outside Seattle).  I’ve had the pleasure to visit this brewery and go on their brewery tour, so I’m partial to Red Hook.  This beer was my favorite of theirs on the tour.  Mud Slinger has a slightly sweet nutty taste and being that it’s medium brown in color, it’s a little heavier than a lager.  On the tour, I learned that this beer has just been created and gets it’s name from the slang term, mudslingers, or mountain bikers who ride around the Cascades, in the Seattle area.  Here are some more pics of when I visited this brewery.

Check out those copper kettles of beer behind me!! And Flat Stanley came along with me!

Me, Becky, and Brian at Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville, WA (April 2011)

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8 responses to “EarthFare, Carob Vegan Overnight Oats, Sushi, and Beer Review

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