Pea Soup

Party in the park!

kids

We had fun at the park today with rulers and colored pencils learning about vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, and the different kind of shapes we can make with these lines. Good stuff.

Maxine wants to hear that last bit on “vertical lines” one more time though.

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We worked on our balance and poise a bit too.

balance

Running short on time, I threw everything portable I had into a bag before we ran out the door. We had a small lunch at the park, lets call this Lunch Part I.

A larabar impostor. Never had this before, it was a freebie. It was ok, not bad, but not great either.

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Some beat up but still yummy snap peas.

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The girls and I split this not so great, very chalky ThinkThin chocolate bar. This was another freebie and I’m glad I didn’t spend any money on it. Rest assured I won’t be spending on money on these in the future either.

thinkthin

On the way home we hit up the hippy dippy grocery co-op that I rarely get to.

My booty:

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That would be a big container 2% plain chobani (!!), honey chobani (on sale!), I replenished my Larabar stash and the best for last…

BULK nut butters!

After I put my eyes back in my head and picked my jaw up off the floor I immediately scooped me up some almond butter and cashew butter! I’ve always wanted to try cashew butter but have not wanted to buy a whole jar of it. This was perfect!

And check out the price?!

receipt

Considering it’s nearly $10 a lb for a jar of Woodstock Farms AB (my fav and totally worth it) and Cashew Butter is even more, I think I’ll be visiting the bulk nutter store again very soon. They also had bulk pb, tahini and a “free for all” (mixed) nut butter too. Healthy food heaven.

And oh yeah we also bought two small packages of “Snackimals” cookies for my two snack animals. πŸ˜‰

So let’s call this Lunch Part II. A green smoothie with spinach, vanilla soy milk and frozen mango and some granola on top. Plus the last of my 2% cottage cheese and some strawberry and blueberry lovin!

lunch_part_2

And of course I couldn’t wait to take my cashew butter for a spin.

choc

Pure. Bliss.

While I made dinner I had dessert first. I couldn’t wait. The new almond butter was just begging to go on a date. This, x3

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Mmmm almond butter on my thumb. Classy.

For dinner I made a totally new recipe, Jenna from Eat, Live Run’s vegan split pea soup. I’m not sure I’ve EVER had split pea soup before (though I know my mom made it when I was a kid, HI MOM!), but this turned out pretty dang good. We’ve got a bunch now to last a few days of leftovers for lunch and dinners!

Although I’ll admit the looks of it reminded me a lot of jarred baby food peas. I had my baby food with Guiltless Gourmet baked blue tortilla chips on the side.

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And I now present you with the obligatory joke:

After everything I say, you say “Pea Soup”.

What’d you have for breakfast?

_______.

What’d you have for lunch?

_______.

What’d you have for dinner?

_______.

What’d you have for a snack?

_______.

What’d you do all night?

_______.

ba dump bump

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10 Responses

  1. The nut butters sound and look great, especially the cashew butter on the dark chocolate… And it was very nice of you to let the almond butter go on a date… πŸ™‚

    I haven’t made split pea soup in ages; it sounds and looks very good!

  2. What a fun date! i’ve been wondering about those think thin/think fruit bars….thanks for the review

  3. Wow GREAT deal on the nut butters!! I wish we had a store like that around here!!!!! I’m not a huge fan of the Think Thin bars either. No one can stand between me and Lara.
    -A

  4. Looks like a fun day in the park! And those are some amazing deals on nut butters. I should check out the local co-op and see if I can score some awesome prices!

    p.s. dates + nut butter = ❀

  5. lol. Your joke is too cute.

    I love your pictures. They’re so colorful. they made me want to go outside, except it’s not colorful here. It’s dreary.

  6. those girls are too dang cute πŸ™‚

    yeah for cinnamon roll larabars and CHEAP nut butter. i need to find me a bulk store ASAP! happy thursday dear – and love the addition of the ba dump bump πŸ™‚

  7. Oh my word…that cashew butter is drool worthy. πŸ˜€ I’ve never tried it, but I’m thinking that it’s going to be my next “splurge.” Or maybe it won’t be a splurge if I can find a bulk nut butter bin like that around where I live…you can’t beet those prices!

    Love the pictures of the girls…TOO cute! πŸ˜€

  8. You bet I’ll be telling my kids the pea soup joke. That stuff is so yummy but looks like shit and throw up. I love your daughter’s little Fresh Produce dress!!!

  9. That cashew butter on chocolate looks yummy. I am out of dates and now need to go to the store. I love them with almond butter!

    I think I am going to look for Tipping Point, thanks for the suggestion!

  10. That’s so funny…I am making Jenna’s soup right now!! I am just about to do the blending! Can’t wait to have it tonight!

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