I guess it's pomegranate season because they're on sale at the grocery store, but really, I have no idea. What I do know is that these guys are delicious. And so much fun to eat, even if they do stain my fingers red. If the thought of extracting all those little seeds intimidates you, here is a great tutorial (with pictures!).
Okay, so there's really no nutritional value to these things but they are a pretty consistent treat to help fuel me through the drive home from Roanoke, which obviously require a large amount of energy on my part. Since I had lip surgery on Monday and was limited to soft foods, I had a good excuse to stock up. And, they were part of the "buy 10 get 5 free" promotion. So I bought 15. And 15x4=60. Don't judge.
One interesting thing about these guys is that they are not only shelf-stable (and thus, able to live in my car), they are also vegan. Which means they don't have any gelatin* in them all?
*For the record, actual gelatin, especially from local (grass-fed, organic, yada yada) sources is incredibly good for you and is one of my new favorite additions to smoothies to thicken them up.
This is clearly a knock off of L'Oreal Sublime Glow but it's a great knock off, down to the mango-esque scent and shimmery color. I'm not sure that it is actually building up any "tan" on my skin but I like to think that it is, and if nothing else, it is a great moisturizer and reminds me to put lotion on everyday (in fear of losing the tan I may or may not be building up).
She looks headless, but she is just so intensely doing lunges that she can't be bothered to come up for air. Seriously, though. Talk about about #fitspiration! She is at the Kirk Y every single day and puts in some serious miles on the treadmill...with her cane. May we all be motivated to move it even when we are old.
I once had a shameless obsession with Miss Meringue's Sugar Free Meringues. They were pretty much like eating astronaut ice cream. Or styrofoam. But I have a strange, deep love for dried foods. Anyways, all of the Krogers in my area quit carrying them, which is probably good for my budget, anyways, since I was likely the only person buying them and they were insanely overpriced. They also gave me horrible gas, so I think David is glad to have them gone forever.
And then, I discovered that I can make them at home, and my life forever changed. Even better, I can make them whatever flavor I want! I'm still trying to nail down a true baking time and temp, because I do not have the patience to let them sit in the oven for 2.5 hours. And that seems pretty wasteful, but I think I'm on to something good.
David has seriously upped his umph in the sports writing and blogging world and I could not be more proud. He wrote a feature article about the ACC basketball predictions for the 2013 USA Today College Basketball Preview*, was interviewed in a podcast about pre-season Duke (beginning at 38:00) and will be writing from the press box tomorrow for the Duke vs. Navy football game in Durham. He has also totally revamped his website, From Ballparks to BBQ, and has let me tag along on a few BBQ tasting trips :)