As you may have gathered, I’m back in NYC after over a month away! I think 5 weeks is a little too long if you’re like me and are too lazy to make many plans in advance. [[Side note: Laguardia airport needs a serious makeover – inside and out! There were air traffic control issues that delayed my flight nearly two hours. And the weather was perfect.]]
Anyway, it’s been a while since I shared my grocery haul – I used to love these! Well, still do, but during busy season (read: SCHOOL) I don’t care nearly enough to take the time to take pictures, and write about it. What better time to do it than when I need to fully restock my fridge? Oh, and if other people’s groceries don’t interest you, scroll down to the bottom for a recipe.
First up, Trader Joes:
- egg whites
- plain hummus (i like to mix in my own flavors and spices)
- nonfat organic (!) greek yogurt
- pre-cooked lentils
- coconut milk
- guacamole hummus (new discovery! really good, but in the future I’ll just mix avocado with my plain hummus and save a few dollars)
- sliced mushrooms
- cara cara oranges <– so good! like a cross between a blood orange and regular naval orange)
- organic english cucumber
- sweet potatoes
- snow peas (snack favorite!)
- brown rice tortillas (I’m not gluten free, but I (strangely) just really like these)
- 100% rye bread (brings back memories of Sweden – though not as good so I probably won’t buy again)
- sunflower seed butter
- smoked trout (if you eat fish, GET THIS NOW)
- ginger yogi tea (!!!)
Chocolate (which almost always makes it into the cart in some form or another), and a new (to me) grab-and-go salad for an easy lunch this week.
I mentioned that I get my produce from a local co-op, but their supply is rather low in the winter. Or maybe it’s just this season, but they don’t have a ton of local crop, so a lot of it is from Cali/Florida. However, it’s all organic, and always cheaper than Whole Foods. This shopping trip varies week to week depending on what the co-op has, but it always includes a couple bunches of greens, carrots, fruit and root veggies if they have, and any new and exciting vegetables.
- carrots (they are HUGE)
- crunchy sprouts
- giant bunch of collards (slightly hidden from view)
- shirataki (yam) noodles
- nori sheets
- maitake mushrooms
- bunashi mushrooms
I really only went there to get some nori, but I almost always walk out with a few other goodies as well. I was especially excited about the mushrooms! So excited that I created this delicious bowl for dinner – and I even wrote down the recipe for you.
This combination of ingredients might be odd to some (or totally new if you’ve never tried asian mushrooms or shirataki noodles), so I’m linking up with Laura’s #strangebutgood link party. If you like asian flavors and can find the ingredients for this dish, I highly recommend it!
Kale, seaweed, yam noodles, mushrooms, scrambled eggs. Strange? Delicious.
Some of my favorite things in a bowl.
Are you a fan of asian mushrooms?
Favorite #strangebutgood dish?