Orlando Family Magazine sent out a coupon for Freshfields Farm in their July issue. It's a well known fact that coupons for produce are rare. So, when you find this, grab it. The value is $5 off $25. It doesn't expire until August 31. (The magazine is well worth getting for its family-related stories, too.
Just before New Year's Amazon.com had a great sale on some organic berry-flavored apple sauce. A couple of weeks ago, we got Plum Organics Peaches. While previously I was not interested in such convenience foods, even as a working mom, I've learned that Nora enjoys them because sucking solids is a new action for her mouth. The packaging intrigues her, and its shelf stable for when I'm on the go.
Two weeks ago, Eat More Produce had organic, local bok choy for $1.49/lb. I had seen box choy before, but this stuff was the most beautiful I'd ever seen. There were no holes in the leaves or anything. I bought it and added it to our menu. We had it when Paul's mom was in town. I must say, it was so good I ate more than I should have. I was very full. Luckily, we left enough for Paul to take to work the following day.
This is one of those times when I feel like my iPhone photo app doesn't do the product justice. Course, it could be that I was just in too big of a hurry to get the pic taken before it melted and I needed to go deal with a child who has an increasingly louder scream when it comes to sudden onset of hunger.
Recipe for Upgraded Frozen Yogurt
1 cup strawberry yogurt, preferably frozen
3-4 Whole flash frozen strawberries
1/2 juice orange, like Tangelo, juiced
Whirl all ingredients until strawberries are chopped. Makes one serving.
The concierge at our hotel needed to direct us to a reasonably fast dinner location. Paul said Italian pizza sounded good, and she made a reservation for us at Salute! on Madison Ave. and then directed us on the best way to get a cab to Carnegie Hall for a beautiful, but long performance of Handel's Messiah. (In case you never knew, the Hallelujah Chorus is not the end of the program, only of Part 2.)
"Wasting" time before a concert that we were accidentally an hour early for thanks to the time change (and our not being diligent about changing all the clocks in our house) we took a side-trip to Whole Foods. We rarely shop at Whole Foods because a) of its reputation as "Whole Paycheck" and b) it really isn't near anywhere we go regularly. Strolling down one aisle just for kicks, we came across a few varieties of Joe's Oat's organic soy- and gluten-free burger mix. It was expensive. Over $1 a burger!
After typing my initial disconcerting post about the lack of vegetarian cheese, I have since done hours of research and am feeling more relieved. I'm sad that I failed to check (or have forgotten that I checked) nutrition information before buying products. At least now I know some ideas of how to continue on with my current menus--like burritos--without interruption.