Eating Clean August – Day 4 – August 6th

Ok, i am confused….I think i am ahead a day…which is actually fine since the day before yesterday was lame.  I didn’t cheat but i didn’t really eat or learn anything worth telling you about either.  So…Friday the 6th it is.

Breakfast and lunch were more shakes and leftovers.  Although i’m not sick of eating my Go To shakes i am sick of writing about them so i need a fun new shake to share.  I will work on a ‘Week of Rad Shakes’ which will be awesome and inspiring and all that jazz.  Until then…sorry.

So what about dinner?!?  Thanks to the awesome shmasome Jenn I had a fantastic meal of Greek salad (with her mom’s secret recipe dressing which was awesome), olives on the side (because olives are disgusting).  Rice with Earth Balance (i decided after reading the ingredients on Earth Balance that even though it’s a processed product it’s all good stuff so it’s ok), Braggs (same goes) and nutritional yeast.  Roasted potots with Spike (i had no idea how good Spike was!  For you and taste wise).  All jumbled up together on my plate with homous* and hot sauce.  Oh man…there was probably sugar in the hot sauce!  It’s EVERYWHERE!

For wine we had some kind of organic pinot grigio that was fizzy and had a top that popped!  Super fun but i cannot remember the name of the winery…Jenn, you still have the bottle?!?  Holla atta peep!

So that was that.

When i got home there were some Kiwi’s on my doorstep.  Not the fuzzy kind, the kind who just took the bus up from Kelowna to visit for a few days…and they brought an Aussie with them!  For dinner they had Wok Box (one of the Kiwi’s had never eaten out of a Chinese food box!  How sad).  I had heard Wok Box was getting gluten free sauces (every 2 weeks they have been telling me it’ll be another 2 weeks) and so i asked what the what what was.  They didn’t seem to be aware of the impending influx of GF sauces but did tell me the Kung Pow with rice noodles was gluten free..yippee!  As we were walking to the restaurant we got to talking about organic wine as one of the Kiwi’s, Tell, has worked for vinyards for years and years.  She says it’s not that important to find organic wine because vinyards spray so little due to how their rating systems work.  So even if it’s not labeled  “organic” it’s probably still ok.  AHHHH!!!  I am SOOOO confused!!  The only safe wine as far as i can see is Summerhill as it’s organic and vegan.  And i used to hang with one of the families kids.  Not that that matters.  I think i might just try to be super strict on the vegan end of things and forget about organics and sulphites, and all the rest….anyone have anything to say about it all?!?  PLEASE go ahead!

Remember that asterisk back a few paragraphs?  Next to the word homous?  Well it’s because i’m going to tell you about the 3 best homous’ hands down.  Besides yours of course.

Royal Gourmet Foods Homous I ♥♥♥♥ this homous, and so does everyone i have ever shared it with.  It is mad garlicky, super creamy, and just so effing awesome i cannot live without it.  I eat probably 2 containers a week, no joke.  It’s great as a dip, a sauce, or just to eat with a spoon or your finger.  I do it and so can you.  No shame.  It’s also really close in flavor and texture to one of the loves i lost to veganism, the skordalia (or garlic sauce) from Stepho’s.  If you too miss that delectable dip then try this out and feel whole again.  And it’s local (for those of you in Van, it’s from Burnaby)!  I get mine at the Ghetto Grocery (what Ange and i call the Super Value on Davie), and West Valley Produce on Bute and Davie.  I think Donald’s Market also carries it.  just look for the fat little chef on the logo 🙂

So even though i am annoyed by all places with urban in their name the homous in the deli here is great.  It is actually almost the same as Royale Gourmet…someone must have stolen the recipe and i’m pinning it on UF, but only because of their douchy name.  So if you cannot get your hands on any RG Homous then this is your next best bet.

So i can’t find anything online about this company but man do they make gooooood homous!  They are usually at the West End Farmers Market so you can pick some up there.  It looks gross but tastes awesome and freezes really well.  Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmm.  In fact i just ate me some a few minutes ago!

I ♥ HOMOUS!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenn
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 23:40:54

    Ditto on the ‘worry about vegan wine rather than organic wine’. If it happens to be both – like Summerhill – then awesome! Otherwise I’m gonna worry more about the vegan part.
    No sugar in Franks Hot Sauce!! It’s one of my fav condiments cuz it tastes rad and there’s no sugar or shit in it. Its practically perfect.
    As for the wine – I happen to have another bottle on my counter – Villa Teresa Prosecco Veneto. Yum.

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  2. Jenn
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 23:41:59

    Oh! And I agree on the hummus. Urban Fare hummus is made by a local couple here in Van. It is the best hummus I have ever eaten. It’s pricey but it is fab.

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  4. soundsred
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 19:17:46

    Thank you!
    I’ve been looking for Royal Gourmet Homous everywhere! (used to get it at Stongs till the owner -aka Dragon Lady- decided her own recipe was superior – not)
    I’ve been getting RG at The Naan Hut in N Van (137 W.17th St) but it’s a long way to go. But worth it for the naan, which is Persian and could double for a scarf in a pinch…

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  5. soundsred
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 19:19:58

    Thank you!
    I’ve been looking for Royal Gourmet Homous everywhere! (used to get it at Stongs till the owner -aka Dragon Lady- decided her own recipe was superior – not)
    I’ve been getting RG at The Naan Hut in N Van (137 W.17th St) but it’s a long way to go. But worth it for the naan, which is Persian and could double for a scarf in a pinch….

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