3 on Thursday: My family thinks I’m weird…

3 on Thursday
What 3 foods do you eat that are weird? What foods do you eat that other people would think are strange?

I think I eat pretty normal foods according to bloggers’ standards, but my family thinks I eat the wackiest things and don’t eat normal foods like rice. 

What my family thinks is weird…
1. Plain Fage 0% yogurt
2. Goat cheese
3. Canned sardines
4. Lamb

Usually it’s more of the combination of foods I eat than the actual food I eat.

What you may think is weird…
4 Jackfruit. I love this stuff.

I also have weird eating habits that you all may find normal. I dip in to the PB jar a lot and I eat the bottom pieces of bags of granola FIRST. I like saving the clusters for later.

Do you and your family have similar eating habits? My friend Sara and her family have a fridge stocked with food I could eat too. My family has strange Asian preserves sometimes.

Back for seconds… and thirds!

Bikram, twice this week! It went much better yesterday though. I thought I was ready for toe stand, but my hips are not. One day I will get back to it…

Today I struggled to drive 25 minutes to barre. I dislike waking up earlier to drive there, but I love the studio. My last barre class wasn’t impressive. I gave it another try today and it was pretty good. I had to shower after because I actually broke a good sweat!

Third time & third flavor this week.

I like PB strawberry the most and this one the least. I want a box of the PB strawberry but it’s $5.99 at Target. :/ 
Afterwards, I headed to do paperwork for my summer gig. I was greeted by a middle/high school friend who is super friendly and kinda hot. Tastes change. We were always on good terms but if he had been there to interview me, like he was supposed to, I would have died of nervousness. 

I stopped by Wicked ‘Wiches. I got That Wich with turkey and avocado. Half for yesterday’s dinner and half for today’s lunch. It’s a basic sandwich but delicious.

Then it was off to work. Three days in a row. I’m glad for a few days off and next Tuesday off (traded)!

Cake batter & fudge Only 8 froyo from CdM Yogurt

Night cap. It’s a come back!*

*When I first started hanging out with my history family, they would drink at bars that only served beer. I hated beer back then and was glad to have found the Lambic Framboise. I drank it all the time and graduated to other beers, partly because it was expensive and partly because I wanted to try other beer.

What is your favorite beverage? Alcoholic and non-alcoholic? I drink water all the time. My favorite mainstream beer is easily Dos Equis Amber. Sometimes it’s not even about the beer, it’s about my experiences with the beer. 😉

May Foodie Penpal: Trade Joe’s Favorites

The Lean Green Bean

Every month, I rip open and devour all the contents of my Foodie Penpal package before I take a picture. I have to backtrack and eventually end up with bad photos. This month I did okay.

I came home after my PM job and found a nicely put together box from Amber of Hungry 4 A Healthy Life. She packaged everything so beautifully in pretty tissue paper! I loved unwrapping each item.

The goods:

  • 3 cookie cutters. Sadly, I haven’t been baking since moving back. I do need to work on my cut-out cookies.
  • 3 fruit leathers shared between me, my dad (visiting), and my little cousin.
  • 2 spices. I love the cinnamon sugar one, but I’m not sure what to make with the 21 Seasoning Salute. Any ideas?
  • 2 Greens+ bars. I’ve never tried these. I like the taste of the energy bar. They’re calorie-dense, like all bars, so I do what I always do – eat a few bites for a sugar/energy fix. 🙂
  • Maple sugar. New product I believe. When I bake I’ll try it out…
  • Powerberries. I’ve purchased these before. Yum.
  • Locally made jalapeno popcorn. I love spicy so this was perfect. I devoured this while watching a movie.

These went first!

Amber sent me her favorite Trader Joe’s items, which got me to thinking – what are my favorites and what are yours? Off the top of my head:

Check out the box I sent to Jessica Is Baking – I even took a quick picture. I thought it was cute. 🙂

Here are the Foodie Penpals details:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penpals is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 

If you’re interested in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.