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Boy do I love the Wedge. So many wonderful groceries came out of that place today! I can hardly contain myself and that's bad because I need to get to bed.
I got a shot of wheatgrass and an almond milk maple latte. Oh yeah baby!
Also picked up a great standby, lemon mint basmati. Now that fall has come, they have a great butternut squash rice (wild and brown rice mixed with said squash, pumpkin seeds, tamari, scallions, etc). Just got done eating that one. YUM!
Hmmmm....also ate a DELICIOUS sandwich, custom made by these great Wedgies, haha. Yes, this sandwich was just delightful. Spelt bread with (drum roll please)......herbed tofu steak, portabella mushrooms, stoned mustard, basil walnut pesto, spinach, red onions, and avocado. Jennifer (fellow blogger), if you are reading this, run, do not walk to get a sandwich at the Wedge!
This is the first time I've ever taken advantage of the sandwich-making process in the deli. And now, I'm thinking to myself: why didn't I do this before???
It's kind of like bicycling. Grubster has told me all summer long that he wants to build me a bicycle for Christmas. We went to a used bike shop to check out the bikes. There was this funky old Schwinn. Haven't riden a bike in like two years! This was so refreshing!!! Then I got on a Biria and thought, man, I'm really missing out on life. These bikes are so cool!
Anyway, sorry for the tangent but despite being sick with a cold, it felt wonderful to ride a bike again. I remember riding a bike around my neighborhood as a kid. Every little bike path taken was like a new adventure. And then even the old bike paths were special. Watch out for that crack in the aspalt! Uh huh, it's that curb again! And then that all familiar sound of the gears click-click-clicking as I cruised down a hill. (Of course in north central Iowa, you folks in more mountainous areas would be laughing your butts off at what are considered "hills" here in my neck of the woods. But you know, that's the way it goes! What can I say? It's flat farmland!)
Back to the Wedge. Tofu peanut butter/chocolate dessert. Haven't eaten it yet. Also yet to be eaten: palak dal (red lentils in mustard-type sauce over brown rice), Swiss chard with garlic, and halva.
On the way out, there is always this fun poster series they have on display. Once it was about edible mushrooms, another was about different apples. This time it was about Garlics of the world. There are SO many types of garlic. I couldn't believe how many varieties!
If you live in a big city, I strongly encourage you to join a co-op. There are so many benefits to joining. The good wholesome food being probably the number one reason!