Tag Archives: Natural

Trying Graze Snacks

My son and I had the pleasure to try these snacks!

Snacks are always a good idea to have near. That’s extra true when you really try to eat healthy.

I first heard about Graze snacks as a subscription box service a couple of years ago (I think!).

However, I don’t have a subscription. I saw some of these snacks on sale at CVS Pharmacy. I bought one sweet flavor and one savory.

Today, my son, Legend, and I tried them!

First, we had the sweet:

These oat squares had the texture of a chewy granola bar. The cacao flavor really came through strongly! As well as the cranberry and vanilla.

I loved it! Legend didn’t enjoy it as much. I think that he likes his treats sweeter. Because these were not very sweet, which is one thing I really loved about it.

I think we saved the best for last – a crunchy snack mix:

Legend and I both wanted more of these! It was so good, pleasantly crunchy and crisp. Although, not very spicy, I would have enjoyed a little more peppery kick. However, the makers know what they’re doing, flavor-wise. I could eat a 2 pound bag of this mix! πŸ™‚

Over all, yes these are good and highly recommended.

Check out this video of us trying them ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://youtu.be/AyjTbe_sgPU

Tomatillos!

These fruits (or are they vegetables?) were a first time buy for me. Like many, I often saw tomatillos in the produce section and passed by without a second thought. Well, today I gave it that second thought. They were on sale for $.99 cent a pound!

A stranger saw me randomly choosing some of these golf-ball shaped Earth foods and he had something to say.

“I’ve only seen 2 people buying these,” he said. “Me and you.”

I replied, “Well, that’s interesting because this is my first time!”

He was surprised and immediately began to give me cooking tips. Namely, he told me to roast them. Roast until the skins get “real black” then peel it off and add to chili.

I thanked him for the suggestion. Because I probably would have eaten it raw.

At the word raw, he made a scrunched-up face.

“Nah, dont do that,” he said. “They’re not very good that way.”

“One more thing, sir.” I thought I’d better ask an important question while in the midst of an experienced tomatillo eater. “How do you know when they’re ripe?”

His reply made us both laugh.

“They’re always ready.”

It was cool to meet that guy.

They smell like grass.

Of course, I ate some raw when I got home.

It tastes like sour citrus at first, then a grassy flavor comes through as well.

I like it. They’re a member of the nightshade family, which would explain the green tomato appearance.

I don’t make chili very often so I won’t be taking that guys suggestion. But this roasted tomatillo salsa looks tasty, yeah?

Thanks for reading.

Pie Pumpkin Cutting [video]

Peace you guys πŸŽƒ

Around this time of the year, pumpkins are all over the place. They’re in patches, in just about every department of the grocery store.. I think I even saw a gun with pumpkin spice bullets. No lie. Is it getting out of control?

No way! Pumpkins (and other squash) are good for us πŸ™‚ make a meal of it and you’ll have a healthy dose of anti-oxidants to last through the week πŸŽƒ

Something else awesome about pumpkin season? We all have permission to over use this emoji πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

There’s a post coming up soon about some good fall recipes (plant-based, of course!)

To get properly ready for it, you gotta know how to cut a pumpkin. No canned stuff over here! (Well maybe a little because there was a can of organic pumpkin on sale for one dollar!) πŸŽƒ

Here’s a video I made showing how I slice a very manageable sized pie pumpkin.

And also with a bonus that no one asked for!: my thoughts on Halloween/All Hallows Eve :)πŸŽƒ enjoy ⬇⬇⬇

 

 

Easy Light Source: SLEEP

Sleep is a deeper form of meditation. Sleeping gives your mind and body time to rest and heal while at peace.

If your dreams are sound, you’ll wake up refreshed, renewed, and ready.

If you don’t dream, don’t worry about it.

If you wake up feeling drained from your dreams, hmeditation isΒ theΒ answer.

Sleep is one of the easiest light sources!

Getting enough sleep is an essential ingredient to thinking clearly, feeling energized naturally, inner peace, patience, happiness, and more.

Going to bed early is a gift you give yourself.

Drink a glass of water before you consume anything else when you wake up.

Waking up early is also a good idea but it’s not always EASY.

Please be careful with sleep aids. While they will force-shut down your mind,

Being able to fall asleep is a valuable skill to have.

Anxiety, insomnia, etc are disorders. It’s not okay if you feel bad because of those things. Be careful what energies you claim into your life experience. Don’t give in. You can overcome anything.

Bottom line:

Shout-out to Legendary Khalifah πŸ’›

Coconut Chips – (chocolate?!)

Coconut isn’t so bad..

For years, my abhorrence of coconut was narrowed down to my intense dislike of the “dry crunch” experience that Coconut brought to my mouth.

Now I must admit, writing that opener was tough, given the fact that I actually like coconut now.

All of it; I like all coconut.

Even the shredded coconut that they add sugar to in the baking aisle.

Coconut flour is a little weird though.. and I’d just rather not use it. I mean, it’s like a sponge. It will ruin the texture of things. Lots of things.

Sorry to put negative energy out on coconut like this! So we’ll switch it up:

These are a delicious snack. They’re sweet and crunchy and filling, especially if you eat the entire bag (2 servings per bag).

Wash em down with this:

This coconut water is really good but I was so disappointed to find out that there is sugar added 😦 bummer.

Okay, and then what about this chocolate flavor:

Chocolate coconut chips
chocolate is proving itself to be one of those things that go with everything πŸ™‚

These chocolate coconut chips are so fabulous! Crunchy and chocolate-y.

I was definitely skeptical but, looking back, what was I worried about πŸ™‚

I recommend coconut snacks because : They’re natural, high in fiber and flavorful! They’re also affordable – all of the snacks featured in this post can be found at the Dollar Tree.

Gnarly Avocado

Remember the creepy food from the yay avocado segment on Easy Light Sources Radio ep 2 ?

It turns out that Tamuredah DID have a copy of that old fruit!

She still had the picture! Give thanks for Cloud storage 😁

I haven’t even responded to Tam’s last text message yet bcuz I don’t want to open the text convo and see the picture.

Let me quickly psyche myself up & remind that I’m strong and brave and the avocado is a natural thing. It’s not that gross.

Here it is:

😷😷😷