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Delightfully Delicious Whole Foods

My my my! I am in the midst of a moving household, but the beauty of it is my exams take priority. Translate that last phrase into: no packing, no personal fuss. My family can move out until Monday evening, when I will have the official pleasure to join. (a touch of sarcasm)

In the meantime, I threw my hands in the air over a single meal and double meal recipe for the week. Simplicity, you elude me.

Off to the market I went- frozen dinners? Well, em, hmm… A quick glance at my bill and the fates decided- I gleefully whisked myself over to the splurge of a lifetime: Whole Foods prepared bliss! I literally eyed the entire case slowly (it may have been large… the attending woman might have followed me all the way around it). For some reason, the meals this week required little spending. Apparently the fates voted for a feast with my remainder change!

My first selection: Ginger glazed beets

I completely understand the absurd price for this ruby delight- have you ever tried to properly skin a cooked beet? No? Spare yourself, and tell the cookbook to julienne the mess itself, lovelies.

My second prize: Eggplant, Dried Tomato, Bell Pepper Vinaigrette

Superb, light, and slightly chewy. Sun-dried tomatoes add such flavor…

My final giddy selection: Butternut Squash w Caramelized Onions

Simply sweet bliss. Rarely have I eaten the blessed thing, but every time I do I cannot help but smile through caramelized lips.

Only this beautiful galette may have reached a higher perfection:

Ideas, ideas, no? 😉

What might have saved my spending tab? Here is my grocery list:

2 zucchini
2 heads rainbow chard
2 bunches kale
1 yellow summer squash
2 green bell peppers
1 bunch cilantro
1 jalapeno
3 onions
1 Eden can each: garbanzo, black bean, and kidney
28oz fire-roasted tomatoes
6oz can tomato paste
32oz straight cranberry juice
32oz German mineral sparkling water
1 Amy’s frozen dinner

You probably suppose there exists a chili recipe in the making. A rainbow vegetable chili recipe, actually. For lunches, a nice chickpea curry with kale and for breakfast, refrigerator/pantry clean-out: equal amounts almonds and cashews with a cranberry zinger to toast the morning. Nothing like some nonsense to pair with mayhem.

Oh, the mayhem.

Take care to take tea, YYLady

*images: ballerina, beets, eggplant, butternut squash, galette, sigh