November 18, 2014


I started this blog in 2011, when I was in school and I felt like I was spinning my wheels. I needed an outlet that gave my soul meaning. Its three years later and I have finished school, but sometimes still feel like I am spinning my wheels. Obviously I have been working more, and crafting less. Which is okay for the bank account, a bit numbing to my soul. I find the opportunities to stay fulfilled in life, but have obviously gotten away from blogging.

Over the past few weeks I have been thinking of creating a new blog, calling it something like Passionate Ramblings, mostly because I don't really have a specific path that I want my blog to go in, so it would be just me rambling about. I signed into blogger today and saw that somehow this blog has still been getting traffic, with me MIA. So I am going to add to this blog because hobby gathering is something that I am still doing. I still experiment with cooking and art, and have gained some new interests like jewelry and writing and experimenting with different job opportunities.

November 16, 2014

Exploring New Foods

I love going into the grocery stores and not having a list of what I need, but going in thinking that I need to expand my food repertoire and I need to try new things.  I am a vegetarian and am also gluten intolerant (it gives me migraines, so I stay away from it as much as possible), which means there are several brands of prepackaged foods I eat on a regular basis, and am getting tired of them. So exploring new stores for unique food is pretty high on my to do list. 

On this particular trip I went into Whole Foods to explore, and overall the foods I tried lead to positive results.

I bought a Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip, that is pretty good. I was happy to see that it was lower in calories that many regular dips because it is made with greek yogurt, which is lower in fat.  There seems to be a lot of celery in this dip, so if you don't like celery steer clear of this product.  I like celery well enough, so it doesn't bother me.

I bought two bags of chips/crackers to accompany my Spinach & Kale dip.  These tortilla chips are not your average tortilla chips.  Each color is a different flavor so with each bite your taste-buds are excited.  I also got edamame chips.  The are on the hard side, and hard to use with a dip.

And finally dried peaches.  I bought these because they are a pretty unusual dried fruit.  You can't go into your regular grocery store and get them, so I was excited for something else to savor.