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What I Ate at Whole Foods

I come to you, reaching out of the depths of mountains of school papers and group projects. I literally just opened/closed over 15 office documents in the past 48 hours and about half as many excel spreadsheets. Also, to add even further to the stress that is my final exams next week, I currently am in the interviewing process of three…. THREE internships. I feel so blessed, but at the same time, I’d rather just apply, interview and be accepted at one. However, beggars can’t be choosers.

Yesterday I had an in-person interview where I had to drive 2 hours south for literally 10 minutes of talking. Then I drove 2 hours back. Not before stopping at a Whole Foods though which was just minutes away. There were actually two WF markets to choose from. Jealous.

I went to the salad bar and got a nice big box. There was kale salad on top, marinated mushrooms everywhere, and both grilled chicken and grilled pineapple beneath. I thought that the cold food would bother me a little (especially with the mushrooms), but I ended up loving all of it!

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And because I am so nice, I went around and found recipes for all of the food so that you can make the recipes at home and enjoy them too 🙂

Garlicky Kale Salad from Eating Bird Food

I am going to make this recipe as soon as I can find some good, fresh Kale and I encourage you to do the same.

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Grilled Pineapple from Skinny Taste

This one isn’t exact, but pretty close and just as delicious I think 🙂

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Marinated Mushrooms from The Vegan Tummy

I also had the mushrooms warmed up with some crock pot beef for breakfast this morning and they were still super tasty.

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Grilled Chicken How-To from Serious Eats

This one is basic, but I like how they only soak it in salt water. No celery/tomato/corn/gluten!

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I also purchased a few other items while at Whole Foods.

First was digestive enzymes and ginger pills. Both are supposed to help with digestion and bloating. I notice a slight difference when taking them. (Update as well: Another doctor’s appointment this Saturday so cross your fingers for me).

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Next up I bought some sea salt. It’s great that Whole Foods doesn’t use a ton of salt on their salad bar items, but I knew from past experience that I would need to add a little so I went to the bulk pins and purchased some pink sea salt to sprinkle on my food.

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Don’t you just love my nice red, swollen hands? Our A/C has not been working for the past two weeks despite maintenance “supposedly” fixing it. So it basically feels like a sauna in here, only amplified by my hot lap top on my lap.

I also bought two packs of gum while there. I haven’t chewed gum in probably three or four years so this was kind of a weird purchase for me. I stopped chewing gum because of the artificial sweeteners mainly so I like that this gum is made with natural sweeteners and no weird ingredients. It really helps me concentrate while driving too and I went through about 4 pieces in a (successful) attempt to stay awake on my long drive back.

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The drive was made even longer actually by an accident. When I passed by it looked like one car had rear-ended the other, and two ambulances were already on-scene so I think everyone was okay.

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Just for reference, I took this picture while stopped and waiting for the cars in the right hand lane to let me switch over.

I will be notified if I need to come in for a secon interview sometime this week. For the second intership I had a phone interview last week and should be contacted shortly as well (after I fill out a second employment application). The third internship is still in the beginning stages, but that is the one I probably want most because it is so close to home and I know someone who works there.

**Pardon the interruption. I was just interrupted in the middle of this post by another fire alarm. Suspiciously our hall didn’t smell like burnt popcorn until AFTER we came back in from the fire alarm. It’s a conspiracy!**

And now it’s seriously too late for me to be up. Goodnight, sleep tight, and pleasant dreams to you.

I’m linking up this post with Jenn at Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday (but really Monday…. shh. 😉 ). Make sure after you leave a comment below to check out the rest of the blogger contributions!

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Questions for you:

Do you have to travel a long ways to go shopping at your favorite stores or are they close by?

What is your favorite thing to get on the Whole Foods bar?

Have you ever recreated a restaurant recipe at home?

Do you chew gum? What kind?

Friday Food Finds #12

Hey everyone! Happy Friday 🙂

Before I start my post for today I just want to thank you all for all of your wonderful comments over the past few weeks and sticking with me even though I fall behind with my blogger duties again and again. I just really appreciate it!

In case you’ve missed some of my last recipes, here’s a quick summary: Vegan Grain-Free Pancakes, Grain-Free Vegan Biscuits, and Peanut Butter and Carob Chunk Cinnamon Rolls. So basically a whole host of grain-free and vegan goodness 😀

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When trying to come up with a post idea for today, I realized that I hadn’t done a Friday Food Finds in a super long time! As in… All the way back in April is the last record that I can discover. That is WAY too long in my opinion so I am going to bring it back for today!

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You can read all about Friday Food Finds and my past posts here:

Friday Food Finds #10

Friday Food Finds #11

Now for the recipes:

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer from Lisa Lately

Vegan and gluten-free, this is the perfect alternative to the sugar and chemical-laden creamers that you find in the store. And who doesn’t love pumpkin spice?

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Lowcountry Shrimp Boil from Better with Veggies

I personally have never had a lowcountry boil but after seeing them pop up occasionally on various food blogs I know that I need to try my hand at one. This shrimp boil from Better with Veggies just looks delicious!

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Peekaboo Pumpkin Pound Cake from She Knows

There are almost no words for how cute this recipe is. No, it’s not gluten-free, vegan or anything, however it’s just a dang good idea. I’m sure that it would probably work with most pound cake recipes. Just find one that is suitable for your diet and follow the steps from there!

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Grain-Free Waffles from Food Renegade

You all know that I’m always on the hunt for grain-free waffle and pancake recipes. I love the ingredient list on this recipe in particular from Food Renegade because it doesn’t require cups upon cups of almond flour. Plus the blogger said the waffles were fluffy! Buzzword for sure.

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Mini Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cones from In Katrina’s Kitchen

Again, not allergy-free in the slightest. I just can’t pass up sharing a cookie dough recipe though. Especially one that comes in ice cream cones. *Swoon*

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Egg-Stuffed Tomato from Copy Cake Cook

This seems like a great alternative to the ever popular Pinterest recipe that bakes an egg inside an avocado. Whether you are tired of avocados or just plain don’t like them this recipe sounds super easy!

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Homemade Caramel Apple Pops from Lily Shop

These just scream Fall/Winter to me. I always got at least one caramel apple sucker in my Halloween bag while trick-or-treating during the fall, and at every home basketball game during the winter when I was younger I would snag one of these from the concession stand.

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Thanks for joining me for another edition of Friday Food Finds! I hope you saw a few recipes that caught your attention. Maybe all of them? 😉 I know that the coffee creamer and waffles are at the top of my to-make list for sure!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend. I’m off now to bed and then up early for more Accounting homework. I also have an awards program tomorrow for my Business College to attend so I will be super busy and might not have a lot of time for comments. Plus I now have a quiz, test and a nice big assignment all due Monday so we’ll have to see how much time I have for blog reading over the weekend as well.

Either way, I’ll catch you next week either on Monday or Wednesday 🙂

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What are your Friday Food Finds?

Have you come across any great recipes recently?

What are your plans for Friday/the weekend?