We found some interesting stuff last night in addition to the new toy for the cats (which they are playing with now). Our local health food store had one pound bags of kelp leaves. I grabbed one immediately and tossed it in the cart. The one pound packages are much cheaper than the two ounce bags on a per pound basis. If you are local the big bags are on the bottom shelf below the small bags of sea vegetables. They aren’t the easiest to see. You can expect to see more kelp with recipes going forward. Also for those of you with felines ours love nori and kelp. We allow them to have a little as a treat every once in a while.
In addition to the kelp the health food store had yacon root powder. Since this has been turning up on a lot of raw food blogs and is low in calories, sugar and has a very low GI so I grabbed a bag. Since we don’t use much sugar I am expecting the bag to last a very long time. As soon as I crack into it I will let you know what we think.
The Natural Market also had frozen wheat grass juice. I almost bought some but decided we could wait for mine to grow at home. My poor husband, how does he put up with me?
The remainder of our shopping trip was uneventful. Many bags of dried beans (about 20 I think). Wegman’s has a nice selection of organic dried beans so I always stock up when we are there.
I was also surprised to see that Wegman’s has expanded their Indian food section. At least they have at the Hunt Valley location in Maryland. If you are looking for Indian food you may want to take a look. Since I have been buying fresh curry leaves as Wegman’s recently too so it does make sense that they have expanded the Indian spices, condiments and beans.
I also picked up a couple pounds of organic millet, which is my hubbies favorite grain. There were also a few packages of water packed tofu, and lots of fresh produce.
This brings me to a question. How do you grocery shop? What I mean is to you work from a list, or do you buy the produce that looks good and then build meals from there? When I shop I have a short list of pantry items we need. Other than that I buy what looks good. This only works because I keep a very well stocked pantry at home. My hubby calls it my home grocery store. If it weren’t for that I wouldn’t be able to make meals without planning. I would love to hear how you shop and cook. I have always envied people who can plan their menu for the week and actually stick to it. That never happens at my house no matter how much I want it to.
Since I have no idea what I making for dinner, I need to go flip through a cookbook or two for ideas. I am thinking of Japanese tonight, undoubtedly inspired by the kelp. However, there is a good chance I will change my mind before dinner. Whatever it turns out be I will let you know.