Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Food Fun

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Whole Foods stores in Texas are better than any of the other stores across the country that I've been to. This is especially true for the brand new store in Dallas that I visited yesterday. They had so many unique things interspersed throughout the store - we walked around for over an hour before getting lunch!

I was also extremely impressed with their gluten free options in the store. There was a dedicated GF freezer with breads and other treats, an entire aisle of gluten free products, and in the pasta aisle, a designated gluten free section that was clearly marked as such. I could just imagine doing my weekly shopping here and how much easier it would be!

Lunch was a huge salad with spinach, kale, artichoke hearts, cabbage, a dolma, and beets. I also sampled some barbeque from the smokehouse in the store - I only ate a few bite each of the chopped beef and beef short rib. My body just isn't used to eating as much meat anymore.

I ran a few errands with my dad after and then went to get fitted for my bridesmaid dress for an upcoming wedding in June.

Then it was off to our first Passover Seder at my grand - parents' house. The tables were set with plates of charoset, radish (bitter herbs) and parsley (karpas).

The seder plate and matzah cover

And dinner. I love my grandmother's cooking - it's a special treat. I only ate about half of everything on my plate: brisket, cornish hen breast, squash mix, broccoli, and potatoes.

I had a small dessert of some berries and a little almond cookie (gf!) and was stuffed.

Had my coffee this morning and a yogurt mess of a pear, 1/2c berries, 1/3c Greek yogurt mixed with a tsp of raspberry preserves, cinnamon and almond butter.  I waited til I was really hungry to eat and am now feeling super stuffed. That's one thing that's tough about the holidays - balancing normal eating with the special treats. Hopefully tonight I'll balance better.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like the Whole Foods in Texas is way
    ahead of the curve. I wish my local one had
    more items.

    I miss my grandmother's cooking. Even though I
    make some of her dishes, her special touch gave
    it a better flavor.