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The Leash Dance + New Finds at Trader Joe’s!

By Lilveggiepatch @Lilveggiepatch

Somebody got a haircut!


He’s about half his normal, mop-dog size now. We’re having a heat wave, so there couldn’t have been a better time for him to get groomed. Charley always gets so excited when it’s time for his walk; his “leash dance” always makes me laugh. And he always tries to walk himself!


Just a fuzzy little blur with a pom-pom tail.


Can we go now? Pleasepleaseplease?


The other day, during my bi-monthly grocery shop at Trader Joe’s, I found a few new-to-me items. This strawberry coconut-based ice cream is creamy but light, and I felt great after eating it! (Unlike the way I feel after eating regular ice cream: bloated and uncomfortable.)


Heritage Flakes cereal made with kamut, oats, spelt, barley, millet + quinoa. It takes me months to finish a box of cereal because I usually mix a few together when I’m making yogurt bowls or a cereal snack. I liked this! It reminded me of weekend mornings with my parents; they’d eat Total cereal and I’d eat Kix (or Golden Grahams, if I was lucky).


Rice milk, to change things up a bit (I almost always use almond).


Hot hot salsa! It’s a good, slow burn.


My most exciting find was this organic lacinato kale! Also known as “dinosaur kale,” this is my favorite variety of kale. It was only $2.99 AND is pre-cut AND is pre-washed, so it’s all ready to go.


And some old favorites like roasted seaweed snacks:


And giant white beans! These taste like pure butter.


I’ve been making the same big salad every day to take to work this week, using kale, bell peppers, tomatoes and/or salsa, edamame, chopped whole wheat penne pasta, and dried cranberries. So it doesn’t get soggy, I massage lemon juice into the kale the night before, then add dressing once I’m at work.

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Does your pet do funny things?

Have you found any new foods or products lately?

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