The Olympics!

Yesterday evening I came back from a lovely vacation in the states, which is why I haven’t posted for such a long time!

The vacation was great, it was nice to do some relaxing and take my mind away from school. I also did a lot of product reviewing, tasting products that I haven’t seen in Canada yet.
We went to a grocery store called Fresh Market, it was such a great grocery shopping experience. The grocery store is set up much like a market with blackboard signs written in chalk. The smells were amazing, and being in the bakery section made me wish I was able to eat gluten.
I got so many fun foods!!! I can’t wait to do all of the reviews for them!
(Roasted edamame beans, freeze dried bananas and pears, crunchy sunflower seed butter,
soy yogurt, gluten free wraps, root vegetable chips, Mary’s Crackers)
On another note:
Have you been watching the Olympics? It’s been so cool watching them in my home country! I thought that NBC did such a great job portraying Canada in the clip they did before the Opening Ceremonies.
My Mom and I made a delicious Olympic themed meal for the night of the Opening Ceremonies last Friday. We made a chicken, vegetable stir-fry where we incorporated all of the colours of the olympic rings. There were not any blue vegetables that we could find, so we used purple cabbage, thinking that maybe it would turn blue when sauteed…it wasn’t exactly blue, but it worked none the less. Black was in our wild rice blend by Lundberg, which was an amazing rice blend of long grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, wild rice bits, wehani (which I have no clue what that is) and black japonica. Red was represented by the red peppers and the red onion (which looks more like purple), yellow was the yellow pattypan squash, and green was in the broccoli, asparagus and snap peas! We also had fennel, orange peppers, mushrooms and chicken. Mmmm, it was one of the best stir-fries I have ever had!
Anyway, I’m off to make some gluten free granola…and watch some more Olympics! What events do you like to watch? I like the half pipe, downhill skiing and biathlon.

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