My Favorite Weekly Outing

Long lineups, annoying people and spending money are a few reasons why most people dislike grocery shopping. I look forward to this weekly adventure. For some odd reason, grocery shopping completely relaxes me; the meal planning and flyer reading makes me so excited. I prefer grocery shopping alone since I get to roam the aisles as slowly as I want to, and really look at everything thats offered. 

The return of fall has made grocery shopping even more enjoyable lately. Seasonal favorites have made a comeback and have inspired me to try a whole slew of new recipes. 

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These days, everything seems to be pumpkin flavored. This week I even created a recipe for some awesome GF banana-pumpkin muffins. Holy Moly were those fabulous. Since I’m not sick of it yet, I decided to buy an actual organic sugar pumpkin today so I could make some homemade pumpkin puree. The goal is to create something that will also incorporate the fresh cranberries that were $0.99/bag instead of $2.99! And to celebrate the return of squash season, a cute little spaghetti squash was also purchased ($0.69/pound at Superstore…I was very excited about this deal). 

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These B.C sweet peppers also made it home with me. I’m thinking they will be used to make some type of mexican rice/bean dish. 

I’m not sure if its my 80 year old soul or my love of food that makes me look forward to my grocery adventures, but if you’re planning on impressing me, just take me to a grocery store. I promise I will love you for life…especially if the following are purchased.

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SB xox

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The Return of Crisp Apples

Fall’s return has made me so excited and giddy. Although I will miss summer’s heat and ice cream dates, the beauty of Fall trumps it all. I love everything about autumn: the fashion  the colors, the weather, and, of course, the food. The trees in front of my house have already started to turn yellow, and the chilly mornings are giving me a good excuse to wear my many scarves. The best part is the return of heartwarming food. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the flavors of summer (watermelon anyone?) but I am more than ready for homemade soup, hot teas, pumpkin bread and London Fogs…all of which were made, and devoured this week.

I have a list of blogs I read every morning while I have breakfast. Most of them are healthy food blogs that have motivated me to try a slew of new recipes and ingredients. One of my faves Oh She Glows (please do yourself a favor and visit) provided the BEST Tomato Basil Cream Pasta recipe. My goal is to make one of this awesome lady’s recipes every week.

Although carb-loading is always appealing, my very favorite cold-weather calories come from homemade soup. Throwing every veggie in the fridge in a slow cooker and adding broth and spices is so easy and so yummy. End result:

What are your favorite fall recipes? I sense an apple pie will be baking in my kitchen soon…

Steph xox