Hello friends! This morning I embark on a beautiful, beautiful thing… 2 DAYS OFF!!!!
My little feet need it, like whoa! GF Guy did give me a foot massage last nigth, which was awesome. That definitely helped. Before moving on to my somewhat boring meals from yesterday and an exciting new product review, I have 2 questions/thoughts to share.
1) What is your opinion of buying produce local vs. organic. Is it better to leave a smaller carbon footprint, but buy non-organically grown local produce? Or, is it better to buy organic, no matter where it came from?
I posed this question to my Guru the other day. His answer: It is always better to buy organic. Even if your organic fruit is coming from New Zealand, it is shipped in such bulk that your part of that carbon footprint is really quite small. Non-organic, locally grown produce releases all sorts of toxins and chemicals into the air, soil, and water supply of your area. Yes, the carbon footprint, in reference to distance, is smaller. But, the negative impact of non-organic farming on your area and community far outweighs the benefits of its proximity.
What are your thoughts? I am not judging either way. I am merely curious and still trying to form my own opinion.
2) Yesterday, I saw a little boy running through the store. His flight was immediately followed by the booming voice of his father commanding him to “Stop running!” I understood the father’s reasons for shouting: safety, propriety, etc…. However, it got me thinking. When was the last time someone had to tell me to “stop running”? Why and when do we lose that joy and exuberance for our daily lives? When was the last time you saw an adult to excited that he/she just had to run? I challenge you to find that inner child. Run just for the joy of being alive. Your body is an amazing gift that can accomplish amazing things. Don’t waste it by sitting on the couch. Get out and run!
New Product Review time! I recently received a $1.00 off coupon from Turtle Mountain in honor of their nomination for the 2009 VeggieAwards. I have been wanting to try their newest product, So Delicious Refrigerated Coconut Milk, since I saw it in the refrigerator at work. This was the perfect excuse! I happily bought the Unsweetened flavor and trotted on home with plans to make ice cream (which you will see later). The actual flavor of the coconut milk was very mild and smooth. Each cup has only 50 calories, so it is definitely “light” coconut milk. It was A-MAZING in my bowl of cereal before bed!
Pros: Dairy and Gluten Free; Taste; Nutritional Data; Handy Resealable Container; 3 Different Flavors
The Verdict: on a scale of 1 to 5 YUMS; 5 YUMS; I absolutely love this product and highly recommend it to any of my readers.
Breakfast: GF Oats with Banana Puree, PB2, Cinnamon, and Light Coconut Milk = YUM-TAST-IC GOODNESS!
Dinner: Quinoa Pasta topped with steamed Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts, Marinara Sauce, and Nutritional Yeast (aka Nooch) Here I am preparing everything in my tiny little kitchen. GF Guy like to take random shots of me when I’m not looking.
I also had some cereal with coconut milk before bed. 😉
Did anyone else watch So You Think You Can Dance last night? I want Kayla or Ade to win! LOVES IT!
Moving on… My plans for these next two days include getting a hair cut and going on a date with my husband. Both are very needed! I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday! Look forward to a fun, new recipe in my next post!