There is a Korean market right across the street from my office. Since becoming a raw vegan, I have a whole new appreciation for the place ... their produce section is huge, including a significant organic section. In addition, their prices are unbelievable. Sunday morning I was able to get a get blackberries for 99 cents a pint, and I got a pineapple for just $1.99!!!
Monday morning I stopped by before work to get some more blackberries, and wouldn't you know it, they were out. But yesterday they had blackberries and raspberries 2 for $3. I got 2 pints of blackberries and 2 pints of raspberries.
I also bought something new. Korean melon. It looks like this:
I wish I'd taken some pictures of what it looks like inside. It's actually similar to any other melon, but lighter in color - sort of like an apple. The flesh is also firmer and slightly less sweet than other melons. Very tasty though!! I'll definitely buy one again.
I have been super busy lately with gardening projects with the nice weather so I haven't had quite as much time to spend in the kitchen, so I've been keeping things pretty simple but supplementing with some prepared raw food snacks. I loved the Rawbundant sun-dried tomato flax crackers so much that I picked up the "Two Moms in the Raw" brand sun-dried tomato flax crackers at Whole Foods. They were okay, but not nearly as flavorful as the Rawbundant variety.
Of all the Rawbundant products I bought, the sun-dried tomato flax crackers were by far my favorite. I liked the grawnola a lot ... but it still seems so pricey for such a small amount. I had some for dinner one night this week with almond milk. I'm not a fan of the Rosemary Raisin Buckwheat crackers at all. I've had about two of them, and they are not calling my name to finish the bag. They'll do for a snack in a pinch, but I didn't really care much for them so won't order them again.
I've had two of my sunburgers. I had the first one on my onion bread with the tomato "ketchup" that I made from my leftover marinara sauce and the second one I added to my lunch salad at work to make it a little more substantial. The burgers were pretty tasty and I have the last two in my freezer to have later.
I also have tried a couple new products I found at Whole Foods. I was really surprised (and delighted!) to see two new raw food lines carried at my local Whole Foods.
The first that I tried was Hyacinth's Macaroons. I believe this is the same Hyacinth that leads the raw food meet-up in Montclair, NJ. I'm a member of that meet-up but have never gone, but her new product line was mentioned in the last invite. Anyway, here's a picture of a half empty bag of the chocolate macaroons:
Anyway, first thing I noticed is the price is right - they are $9.99 for 9 macaroons. If you're not a raw foodist, this may seem pricey, but it's actually a pretty good deal. I think the Rawbundant ones are more like 3 for $4 - so Hyacinth's are a good deal for 9 pieces.
They are pretty good but the first thing I noticed is they are salty. I've never had salty macaroons before. That said, as you can see, the bag is half gone. I guess I like salty macaroons ... the sweet and salty flavor is a bit remincent of chocolate covered pretzels (one of my favorites ....). These macaroons do seem a bit drier than ones I've had before. Not a problem really but they fall apart as you take the last couple of bites.
The next thing I found were New York Natural's Kale Chips. Whole Foods had about 30 boxes of these by the express lane - but no price on the shelf so I went to customer service to check. They were $7.99, same as Brad's Raw chips, but they had a Bombay Ranch flavor. I've had every variety of Brad's cheesy kale chips, so I decided to go ahead and give thes a try to. Here's what they looked like:
It's hard to believe that in less than a week I'll be driving to Martha's Vineyard for the raw Bed and Breakfast. I've got a lot I want to do this weekend to get ready for the trip so if I don't write anything for a week or so that's why. I'll definitely post when I get back from Martha's Vineyard. I can't wait. :-)