1. black garlic / Have you tried fermented garlic yet? It’s delicious! I’ve put it on pizza (SO good) and also blended it with butter. It’s got great, intense flavor, without being too harsh. Black Garlic North America sent me a bag to try out and I’m definitely hooked.
2. trader joe’s cold-pressed green juice / This juice has the perfect amount sweetness (but not too much) and contains a whopping 17 kale leaves, 1 lb spinach, 1 large apple, 1/4 english cucumber, 1 celery stick, 1 lemon and 2 inches of ginger. At $4.99/bottle it’s a bit more reasonable than the $8-10 bottles.
3. sabra supremely spicy hummus / Normally I turn my nose up to store-bought hummus, but this spicy version from Sabra has made it into my grocery cart a few times now. I love it with rice crackers or tortilla chips.
4. rawfoodz ranch revival dressing / This dressing TOTALLY surprised me. I’ve tried Tessa Mae’s “ranch” dressing and thought it was good, but definitely had no resemblance to ranch. Somehow, this raw version does. It’s a blend of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, hemp seeds, sesame seeds and a whole lot more. (All good ingredients.)
5. nature’s path qi’a superfood cereal / I stood in front of the pallet of this cereal (at Costco) for a good 10 minutes, trying to decide if I should buy it or not. It’s so healthy! But it’s $15! But chia, buckwheat, hemp seeds….so healthy! But $15 for “cereal?” I walked away. I turned around and grabbed a bag. And then convinced the other woman contemplating the same purchase that she should buy it too. It’s good! The dried cranberries are a necessary sweet bite!
6. rishi iced tea / A few weeks ago I decided that I needed to start drinking iced tea this summer, so I picked up peach and tropical crimson iced tea at whole foods. I’ve been making a big batch every week since. (And I just ordered a tea kettle after burning my hand trying to make tea with a pitcher and a coffee mug.)
7. tres pupusas / These were another whole foods buy, and they were tasty! I would request a bit more cheese…shocker but they were delicious and have great nutrition stats (150 cal, 4 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per pupusa) with minimal ingredients.
Have you found any fun new foods lately?