For me, traveling is just code for grocery shopping.
Bloody Marys, pimiento cheese, and pickles?
And although I had thought that our visit to the land of Indian-spiced chicken and waffles at Cardamom Hill might be my most assertive deviation from vegetarianism yet, it was actually this Holman & Finch bacon caramel corn that did me in.*
This Chocolate Beet Smoothie, made with Growing Naturals protein and beet powder, got some strange looks from the trainers at the gym, but Laura and I are sisters in Strange but
Good AWESOME, so I thought nothing of the ingredients OR appearance.
From post-workout smoothies to snacking my way ‘around the world’ at the Buford Highway Farmers Market, where I sampled Italian pasta, Mexican quesadillas, and a plethora of Asian noodle and rice creations.
The snacks continued at home, where Laura became the official snack ninja, and put together this amazing spread of summer rolls, raw veggies, and Roots spinach hummus.
The epic Cakes & Ale dinner followed, after which I had a food
and gin hangover, and could do nothing more than head back home to ‘bama.
She also made me an incredible batch of Maple Banana Oats with vanilla Growing Naturals protein powder, topped with almond butter and her grandmother’s muscadine jam that, to quote Laura, “didn’t suck.”
I believe I owe Laura a Snack Ninja bastardization of the Strange but Good logo, but I also believe that may find an appropriate time at a later date. For now, I’m getting one last use out of the Sprint 2 Atlanta homage to Her Strangeness.
But since I like THAT so much, I guess I’m just going to have to go back, right?