thinking out loud June 18, 2015


When you find a pair of sandals in your closet that you completely forgot you owned, you feel as though your wardrobe has been reinvented.


I have been wearing these gold sandals all week, including yesterday morning when I had to sit and wait for my car’s oil change and inspection.

I really don’t mind waiting because I enjoy their coffee selection and free wifi.


When my car was ready for me, my son and I went to the East Bay diner. Did I mention that school is basically over aside from a few random final exams?

salad from diner

He ordered breakfast for lunch and I went with the giant Portobello mushroom and avocado salad. Whenever I have this salad, I wonder why I am not buying Portobello mushroom caps to make at home more often.

So the other day I went to Trader Joe’s hoping to buy some new stuff but of course I ended up with the same old stuff.

Trader Joes

I did see the new frozen roasted cauliflower and got all excited for a brief second about it.


But then I said why pay three dollars for them to roast my cauliflower when I can easily do it myself.

Although, now that I think about it, cooking frozen cauliflower is much easier on my stomach than the fresh kind.


I also didn’t like that they added salt. Not that I don’t need salt but I don’t like adding salt to my vegetables because I rarely feel that they need it.

Did you see they are selling frozen riced cauliflower now? You must have seen this circulating the internet this week but I saw it in person.

riced cauliflower

I didn’t buy it. The package was so small that I didn’t feel it was worth it since again, I can do it myself.

And again, they added salt.

I made these roasted potato wedges the other night without salt and let me just say, somehow they still tasted salty.


You know that my sweet tooth overpowers my cravings. It has always been this way.

I never craved or cared for chips or anything salty. On rare occasion, maybe I reach for something salty but I can’t recall when that was and if it happened, it probably involved a chocolate covered pretzel to make sure my sweet tooth didn’t get insulted.

Did you see my yummy peanut butter and blueberry english muffin on instagram the other day?

english muffin with peanut butter

I honestly don’t know most of my instagram followers so I got all excited when a friend of mine texted me after seeing my post.


I really need to make those blueberry muffins again that she is referring to, they were a real hit.

And check out this text too that I received this week — Not so much about inspiring someone to eat an apple with peanut butter but the part about the price.


I should set up an apple and peanut butter stand on the corner. These stores are making a killing on my favorite snack!

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Are your taste buds more salty or more sweet?

How often do you overpay on snacks because you didn’t have time to make them yourself at home?

Did you try the new cauliflowers from Trader Joe’s yet? Is it worth it?


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    • says

      Try without salt and let me know what you think. I am not a salt lover so I guess you can’t really go by me. I just can’t tolerate a salty flavor most of the time. I swear these potatoes tasted salted to me lol

  1. says

    Unfortunately I crave both salty and sweet. Like a chocolate covered potato chip might be one of my favorite things in the world haha. And I really want to try the cauliflower rice at Trader Joe’s I know I could totally make this myself, but I love how easy it is… I want to try to make a vegan risotto with it! Hope you have a fab Thursday! : )
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  2. says

    I get both salty and sweet cravings, but I prefer to put my own salt on my food so I can control how much is used. We have a seas salt grinder and a little of that goes a long way!
    I guess the snack we overpay for all the time is larabars because technically we could make them on our own (or something similar) but we go through them too quickly and its so much easier to keep a packaged supply on hand!
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  3. says

    Ha. I love how you said your sweet tooth would get insulted. I don’t go out to eat very often just because it’s so cheap to just eat at home and I’m not very picky. Andrew would go out to eat for every meal though, so we’re a good balance.
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  4. says

    I love TJ’s and think they have reasonable prices on most items, but that frozen aisle is so overpriced! They do have some good things, but I try to just avoid it completely and end up saving tons of money. It’s not worth it!
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  5. says

    I love sweet and salty snacks. But I am super cheap and will rarely pay extra for convience unless I am super hard up for a snack.
    I have never put fruit on english muffins or toast before but blueberries are my favorite! I may have to give that a try!!
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  6. says

    It’s funny- I actually always add salt to my veggies. And potatoes. I think part of it for me is that genetically speaking, I am at risk for not getting enough salt, especially with my activity levels because of my mom’s Addison’s Disease. SO i’m known for pouring salt on my green beans and potatoes, and I can feel it if I haven’t had enough lately. We both know I have a huge sweet tooth, but only after I’ve had my savory foods!
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  7. says

    I always say things like ‘Oh, I could totally make this at home for a much cheaper price’ yet I have come to realize I actually never do, so sometimes they occasional easy prepared food is worth it. Specially when it comes to those date/nut bars, and any type of cut up fruit, vegetable, or smoothie. It seems as though my laziness has really gotten to the best of me ;).
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  8. says

    I am definitely a sweet person. I don’t really care for many salty foods. I bought the frozen cauliflower for convenience reasons, but I don’t think I will get it again. It is way too expensive and not as good as when I cook it myself.
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  9. says

    Tastebuds are DEFINITELY more sweet than salty. I don’t often crave salty things for breakfast, but I do like eggs every once in a while. Your english muffin does look tasty! I <3 summer and all the berries that come with it.
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  10. says

    I’m the exact opposite when it comes to salt and pepper. I always add some while I’m prepping or cooking my food. I think it brings out the flavor of the veggies more, including the sweetness. That being said, my eats at the conference this week were doused in salt or at least it tasted like it and very disappointing. Also, they confiscated my jar of PB at the airport. They did let me keep my apples.

    Needless to say, I’m glad to be home.