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Saturday, August 24, 2013

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1. Pimento Cheese!!!!! WHY have I gone so many years without it?! I tried it for the very first time while in Charleston a few weeks ago (had it at Leaf Cafe & Bar) and immediately fell in love. We immediately picked up a pimento cheese spread to snack on at the house and it didn't last more than twenty-four hours. It's definitely one food I'd like to bring up from the south!
erewon attune foods cereal

2. I'm reclaiming a love for cereal, lately, but trying not to veer too much into the world of the sugar-laden varieties that have no nutritional value. I recently tried Erewhon Supergrains Quinoa & Chia cereal from Attune Foods which definitely falls on the opposite end of the cereal spectrum. It came in my Food Media Forum Swag bag (more on that tomorrow) and I'm loving it mixed with plain Greek yogurt. There's virtually no sugar in it, which means I'm free to get my sugar from other sources (like ice cream!)

the aviator's wife
3. If you've talked to me in the last week or so, I've probably mentioned The Aviator's Wife to you. Prior to reading it, I had very little knowledge about Charles or Anne Lindbergh, but this historical fiction novel completely brought their story to life, capturing me from the first page. I highly recommend it, even if you aren't typically a historical fiction fan.

oatmeal chocolate chip snack cake with cream cheese frosting
4. It's tradition in our work group that you bring in treats on your own birthday, much like we did in grade school. Most people succumb to store bought muffins or Panera bagels, but I try to bring in homemade baked goods each year. This year, one of the goodies I brought in was the oatmeal chocolate chip snack cake with cream cheese frosting. I'm not going to lie...intentions were selfish...I just wanted to eat it again! Thankfully my co-workers seemed to enjoy it too!

One Year Ago: Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars
Two Years Ago: Strawberry Basil Pesto Pasta Salad
Three Years Ago: Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta