Is it only Wednesday? This week is dragging but at least the food I’ve been munching on has been tasty. I am on week two of my local foods challenge and so far it’s going really well. I’m at about 47% local due to picking up a few treat items the other night but I have no fear that I’ll be back up to 50%+ next week with my organics box delivery which is almost all locally sourced produce.
Now onto the food!
Breakfast: Love Grown Foods Oatmeal with a local juicy peach, Forage cashew milk, Date Lady syrup and cinnamon.
The internet buzz about Love Grown Foods oatmeal won and I picked up a packaged of their oats this week. The verdict? It was so good! I picked up the Super Oats Nuts & Seeds and it is filled with Gluten-free oats, chia seeds, almonds, quinoa flakes, amaranth flakes, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and flaxseed. I topped it with a local juicy peach from our organics box and a few of my other favorite toppings. It was a simply, filling and delicious breakfast.
Lunch: Loaded Baked Potato Fries with Shiitake Mushroom Bacon
I made Neil and I these loaded baked french fry bowls for lunch on Sunday. All of the produce which included potatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, tomato and shiitake mushrooms were all locally sourced. To make the shiitake bacon I sauteed them with coconut aminos and a little (vegan) bacon salt. I also topped our fries with tahini sauce and za’taar.
My favorite snack right now is Nu Culture “cheese” (based in The Dalles, OR) on stoned wheat crackers and a seltzer. These cheeses are so good! If you follow me on instagram you might remember the bacon chipotle flavor I tried a few weeks ago. This time we tried the garden herbs and it was also super good. It’s creamy, tangy and just a nice treat.
Dessert (why yes I did skip dinner because it was too ugly to share)
Lastly, it’s all about the coconut ice cream. We were in Sellwood (PDX) yesterday for a doctors appointment and dinner. We came across a new ice cream cart at the Sellwood food cart pod and not only did it have sorbet but they also had coconut “ice cream”. We sampled each flavor and decided to share the coconut and strawberry coconut between the four of us. It was super creamy and flavorful. Edith has declared that she doesn’t want to share again that she needs to have her own of the “white one”. Check it out of you are in Sellwood or honestly head down and make a special trip.
What have you been eating this week? Any fun new food finds or recipes?