I racked my brain trying to make a pun in this post, playing off of “bread and water”… and it being the staples of life. But my wit failed me. But this post is too yummy not to do, even without a dash of wit.
Last week, my landlord (heretofore known as the lovely and wonderful Ahmis!), invited me to dinner with some girlfriends of hers. We had a peaceful and enjoyable evening. We were all feeling pretty lazy after a day of work and play in the sunshine. We were spoiled to a delish dinner by our hosts. Everything was wonderful – but there were two standouts.
The bread. Peace Bomb by Dave’s Killer Bread. We had a mini-baguette of this tasty, tasty bread. Now, if you don’t like seeds, you aren’t going to care for this. Although, I still think you should try a slice. I’d describe it as: Hearty, nutty with a little bit of sweet. Yum. You can bet I’m going to pick up a couple of loaves of he Peace Bomb, Powerseed, and Good Seed varieties. They all look amazing – but you have to start somewhere!
And the ice cream. Okay, ice cream is actually a misnomer. It’s a non-dairy, non-soy, vegan, gluten-free, low-glycemic, organic frozen dessert. It’s way better than you might think from that description. Made with coconut milk (which has all sorts of healthy fats for you) and agave syrup (sweet but without the glycemic hit) — this stuff is amazing. We had a scoop of cherry amaretto with some fresh fruit and it was completely decadent. It’s called Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss. Not what you’d expect and totally, totally yummy.
Oh, and I have to mention one more thing. I gave up my addiction/obsession with diet Coke 5 or 6 years ago while on a food regimen that has you not eat any artificial sweeteners. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long ago – but it has. I truthfully thought that after I had finished the program, I would go back to my beloved diet Coke. But, I didn’t.. actually, I couldn’t. After a year of being off of the my dark bubbly elixir – I tried it again. And… ugh. I couldn’t take it. The taste was awful, the carbonation burned, and it felt like battery acid in my stomach. From then on, it’s been mostly water for me. About 2 years ago though, I discovered tea extracts (my favorite… peach by Pure Inventions) and have carried a mysterious looking brown dropper bottle of tea in my purse wherever we go. I’ve gotten more than a few raised eyebrows by people wondering what the heck I’m putting into my water glass at a restaurant. (Sidenote: why was it I just forgot how to spell restaurant?… It took me several tries until it came back to me.)
About 6 months ago, I started using Amazon Herbs. They have a tea that I really like. (full disclosure: if you buy tea or anything else from that link… I earn a few dollars) Well, we are out of our peach tea extract and I was casting about for a tasty alternative. I decided to brew a pitcher of the Amazon Herb’s Treasure Tea with two bags of blueberry herbal tea. And while it isn’t peach — Um… YUM! I also tried it with blueberry green tea…
and so, a three new addictions are born. At least these three are all good for me!