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I tend to go through phases with foods. I’ve probably mentioned it before, but last summer, I consumed overnight oats for breakfast every morning, for months straight. In the winter, I ate hot oat bran just as regularly.
For what I lack in overall decisiveness, life goals, and exercise commitment, I surely make up for it with my whole-hearted devotion to foods.
A few years ago, “hold the guacamole” was my standard request at Mexican restaurants. I think it was shortly after college—in Washington, D.C., actually—that I discovered the wonder of this creamy, fibrous, and healthy fats-loaded wonder in a southwestern salad. I now enjoy it in smoothies, salads, tacos, quesadillas, salad dressings/spreads, and mashed on toast.
2. Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams
Move over, Nutella—there’s a new decadent, chocolaty spread in the Miele house. I’ve actually never bought any of this brand’s nut butters, but something inspired me the other day, and I’m glad it did. Delicious on toast, it’s also pretty tasty straight off the spoon. I might have to try it mixed in vanilla ice cream next.
3. Dehydrated Okra
Okra is another food to which I’ve only recently been introduced. As a child, I couldn’t handle its sliminess! I’ve learned, however, that you just have to cook it properly—or toss it in a good pot of gumbo—to really enjoy this southern staple. The Fresh Market has dehydrated okra in their bulk bins—and they’re absolutely addicting. I could chomp on them nonstop (much like I could Snapea Crisps!) and always grab a bag when shopping there.
Ok, I hadn’t planned on becoming addicted to cherries—but after accidentally buying a $16.98 bag, I’ve been enjoying them in smoothies, yogurt bowls, this easy jam, and straight off the stem. Nothing beats a fresh cherry!
(Side note: anybody know an easy pitting method? My cutting board looks like a prop from an episode of Dexter!)
5. Liberté Méditerranée yogurt: Coconut flavor
This stuff is seriously like dessert. After searching for Oikos coconut to no avail, I decided to give this a try. Though I do love the thickness and tart flavor of Greek, Liberté is perfectly creamy, and the sweet shavings of coconut take yogurt to a new level. I’m definitely buying more next grocery trip!