We had plans to work on our garden today, but other things kept coming up!

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I woke up a little late and made a rushed breakfast of Power Toast and hot tea.

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LOVE the amber color! In the mix: mate vana and rooibos macadamia – from Teavana.

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Spelt Power Toast with Barney Butter, chia seeds and sesame seeds.

Then, I went to church solo. Hubby was out fishing with a friend.

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Post church snack – Galaxy Granola (*) with vanilla almond milk.

Then, I went on a massive grocery re-stocking trip to Earthfare.

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But first I hit up the cafe area for lunch. I got a nice sized salad with baby spinach, romaine, cucumber, grape tomatoes, sprouts, celery, purple cabbage, carrots, and some macaroni salad on the side. I topped the salad with a raspberry chipotle dressing. I thought I read the bottle wrong but it definitely tasted like smoky, spicy raspberries. Very interesting.

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I also got some vegan veggie soup.

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Plus a yerba mate lemon tea to drink.

I ate my lunch in full sun on the patio and it was wonderous!

As for the groceries, I didn’t feel like taking pictures of everything, but here are some notable purchases:

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Old-fashioned butter from Homestead Creamery.

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Organic minneolas. I was going to pick up some conventional clementines but these were cheaper, organic, and (per the produce guy) more in season. Score!

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A trial size box of Green Genius biodegradable plastic kitchen bags.

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Earth Friendly Products Wave Auto Dishwasher Gel.

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Citradish Mango Tangerine Natural Dish Soap.

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Clearbrook Farms bitter-sweet orange marmalade.

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Amaranth (ok, I bought this from the bulk bins a week or so ago but I forgot to show you!)

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Hempmilk in Vanilla. I’m working my way through all the non-dairy milks and I’ve been wanting to try hemp milk for awhile. Today it was on sale, so I decided to give it a go. Can’t wait to try it!

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Coconut water – only $0.98 each. I swear these are more like $2 at other stores. I’ve been working on getting “things” from more natural sources, whether the “things” I’m looking for are vitamins, protein, etc. I bought the coconut water for the natural electrolytes.

While I was grocery shopping, hubby was furniture shopping. We found some stuff to buy on Craigslist and had it delivered today!

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We got this vintage buffet – built in the 1940s.

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A leather sectional for the basement.

And, my favorite purchase….

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…a PATIO TABLE! I think we will be using this piece of furniture veeery soon.

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While hubby was moving stuff, I also worked on a dessert for later.

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Mini fruit tarts! These are vegan and gluten free and perfect for spring/summer! Recipe to be posted later. Recipe up – click to view!

I made the tarts for a little get together for our friends Justin + Amanda, aka the Hungry Wanderers, who are moving to Las Vegas.

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There were tons of great eats.

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Veggie and bean salad and quinoa.

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Roasted broccoli and green beans.

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Salad.

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Beef brisket.

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I got a little bit of everything. Literally!

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Plus water to drink. Love these cups!

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There were plenty of sweets, too!

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Two layer chocolate-chocolate birthday cake.

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Oatmeal raisin cookies.

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My mini fruit tarts.

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Serving the cake.

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Just like dinner…I had a little bit of everything.

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Justin and Amanda recently went to Australia and they brought back a little taste of their adventure – the infamous Vegemite. My sister, who did an exchange to Australia, said she didn’t care for the vegemite and I’ve heard from most Americans that it’s not very good.

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I was a little nervous to try it, but too curious to say no.

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I picked a little corner, plus another fruit tart to chase the vegemite. 😆

Surprisingly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was pretty good and good for you with lots of B vitamins (which can be difficult for most vegetarians and vegans to get). The flavor had a lot more bite than I expected, but it was tolerable. I can see why people really like it.

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Next, we got to try something else really cool.

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Homemade root beer! I’m a big root beer fan, so I was really excited about this.

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It was really awesome. Maybe the best root beer I’ve ever had – nice and not too sweet. It would make the perfect root beer float.

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A wise friend once told me “Later” means I’ll see you again, but “Goodbye” is forever.

See you later Amanda + Justin! We’re going to miss you guys! Best of luck in Vegas. We’ll have to visit sometime soon! 🙂