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Mood: Happy Relief
Music: Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart
(If you don't know it - what rock were you hiding under in 1986?)
Ahhh....nothing like overly dramatic 80's music to just put you in the mood.....What a good night. FINALLY went food shopping with one of my best friend's, Bernadette, and had a great time. My first trip ever to "Whole Foods." Marvelous store. Check out their website and see if there's one in a 45 min radius of your place; it's well worth it. Mine was only 8 miles away, whoo-hoo!!! It's more expensive than Trader Joe's but has a much wider selection for those of us really reading those ingredient labels on the diet. I'll still go to Joe's for basics that are the same quality but cheaper. At Whole Foods, I was very excited to find kamut and millet puffed organic cereal & raw millet and quinoa in their bulk grain section! And Amaranth!!! Carlos (the O) is psyched!!! I also found organic yogurt cheese, organic colby, low-fat kefir, low-fat goat's milk and lactose-free skim cow's milk. Lots of other good stuff too. All the soy milks still had carrenegan in them though, much to my chagrin, and I didn't see Ezekiel bread but I'll look harder tomorrow (I guess it's "today" at this hour, right?) We got there late and only had an hour and a half to look at the WHOLE store. (It's a lot to take in at first and get your bearings) The two of us agreed that our 4th of July should definately start off with more food shopping tomorrow @ 11am. Thank goodness for girlfriends, Carlos would have gone nuts after 35 minutes.....:-)
The organic basil was calling our name in the store. So fragrant, so beautiful, so....expensive. Worth the money. I had been meaning to make the cauliflour puree and it went so perfect with it. It's also excellent on pasta or on top of couscous.......I used it on a little bit of everything for dinner tonight :-) The only thing was, I ran out of walnuts so I took the soy nuts I had hanging around, used half of what they called for and it turned out great. So yummy.....definately check it out....it's on page 324 of Cook Right For Your Type.
Musical interlude: Natalie sings to herself...."bomp, bomp,.....I guess you're just what I needed! I needed someone to feed.....bomp, bomp....I guess you're just what I needed! I needed someone to please...." Listening to "The Cars" now and it's pretty appropriate. (as well as a favorite tune:-)
Anyways, very tired and hoping that we make it to the beach after food shopping. Carlos has been lovely lately. We had a nice long chat today and are working on making more of an effort to be there for each other. Ahhhh....I love a man who talks and tells me what's up. He called me while Bernadette and I were out and said he wanted to buy me flowers but was afraid they'd die by the time he got home. And then said some more romantic things. He sounded drunk, hence the strange logic, (family party....I love it when he doesn't make me go to those things! I swear they have one every other week.......too many cousins) but it's the thought that counts, right?