Jun 27, 2012

WIAW #44: New Snack Obsessions

Since this is the last WIAW of June and I have yet to directly address this month's theme, I've decided that it's high time!

So here are my new snack obsessions!

Peas and Crayons

I am such a snacker.

A super chocolatey mega-muffin (sorry for the crappy lighting, this was a midnight movie-watching snack baked on a whim when the 12:30am munchies set in. AKA: no natural lighting whatsoever to be had). I ate this with greek yogurt and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped with peanuts - yum yum!
As with the rest of my food, I prefer sweet snacks to savory and tend to eat way more sweet snacks.

Cereal, peanut flour in olive oil, yogurt with Amazing Grass Vanilla Chai Amazing Meal powder
I'm also a complete chocoholic - can you believe that I went through a phase where I just didn't love it?

 So weird.

I also never liked fruit and chocolate, but I've been super hooked on the following combo and really like how the sweetness of the cherry jam (or strawberry, I like to mix it up!) plays off of the sweetness of the chocolate chips. I guess your tastes really do change every few years - I have noticed some things that I used to love that I don't anymore, and vice versa!

A bagel with jam and loooooots of chocolate chips. As in, after the chocolate chips exploded on my bagel halves, you couldn't see any of the bread or the jam anymore. SOOOOO good. Such a dessert snack!
But even though I love sweet stuff, I do love veggies and I love how they make me feel. And Dr. Praeger's California veggie burgers?

Definitely good enough to tempt me to go savory now and then!

A Dr. Praeger's California veggie burger on mixed lettuces with sliced baby tomatoes, nNooch, and honey mustard dressing.
But chocolate and carrrrbbbbbbsssssss tempt me right back. :P

A P28 bagel, two frozen brownie squares, yogurt with peanut flour.
And my ice cream addiction is no secret, but I've just discovered the beauty of homemade sorbet - other than that it's not so pretty.

I end up with one massive scoop, instead of several regular scoops, since I (a) don't have a scooper and (b) would have issues scooping this anyway, since it's a bit softer.

Homemade chocolate strawberry sorbet, topped with chia seed 'sprinkles'.
Life without greek yogurt?

So sad.

Roasted kabocha squash (under which hides a base of peanut butter and granola, for crunch), greek yogurt, goji berries, and golden berries - I loooove golden berries!
Greek yogurt is definitely still the primary reason why I'm not vegan.

Greek yogurt with oats and avocado and honey (so yummy that I forgot to take a picture until I was already almost all done with the yogurt!)
These little beautifies have found their way back into my life!

Why are avocados not a more regular part of my life?
On a non-food note, my other new obsession is StyleOwner. I made my own StyleOwner 'boutique' and it's just so much fun. For me, it's like virtual window shopping - and, like the real thing, soooo addicting.

Have you tried StyleOwner?

If you've seen my 'boutique,' do we have similar taste in fashion? No worries if we don't, I'd just be interested in hearing if other people like the same things that I do!

Have your tastes changed recently?

Do you eat a lot of avocado?


  1. First, we do have the exact same sense of fashion. We can please just borrow each others closets...no big deal.

    Second, I prefer sweet snacks all the time too. So much better then savoury.

  2. I love that you ate kabocha squash in a sweet form with granola and berries- sounds delicious! I have on a major avocado kick lately. I'm loving it with eggs- it tastes even better if you first mash it up with garlic powder, salt & black pepper!

  3. the veggie burger salad looks yummy and healthy!

  4. I love me some savory snacks,but sweet snacks are also great... Hmm,I don't even know which ones I prefer,I guess it really depends on my mood! ;)
    Your boutique-thingie is so cool,by the way!

    1. Haha, thanks :) A girl can dream and it's perfectly harmless window shopping, because I've told myself that I won't *actually* buy any of it and it's really like a computer game!

  5. One word- Yum!!
    You actually need to start a restaurant- your food always looks amazing! Ox

    1. That's how I always feel on everyone else's blogs, my eats aren't that great. But thanks! :)

  6. I'm pretty much obsessed with all your snack obsessions ;) I love, love, love Greek yoghurt and could not live without it. I wouldn't really need any other flavored dairy products at all!
    I do eat avocado, but not that much...I really should be eating more because they are healthy and delicious.
    Do you have the recipe for your chocolate strawberry sorbet on your blog?

    1. I don't, but I can post one if you want. It's super easy!

  7. I couldn't live without my sweet snacks! Even at lunch and dinner when I have something savory like a salad, I always have something sweet like fruit or a smoothie. Avocado isn't my favorite unless it's in a really good guacamole, then I'll eat a TON of it ;)

  8. I have a major avocado addiction right now! And granola with yogurt is always a good go to snack! Great, now I'm hungry :)

    Quiet Luxury

    1. Bwhaha, that happens to me too when I'm writing posts sometimes :)

  9. you just blew my mind: peanut flour in olive oil?

  10. I'm definitly a sweet snacker as well. Of course, I love savory snacks too. I guess I just love snacking in general!

  11. You mixed peanut flour and olive oil?? Why have I never done that!

  12. As always everything looks amazing! I don't really eat a lot of avocados...just haven't acquired the taste for them yet haha!

    1. Try them different ways - if you don't like them savory, in sandwiches/with crackers/veggies, etc. you can also try them sweet! They make a great base for vegan puddings, and are also tasty just sliced open and sprinkled with sugar or drizzled with honey!

  13. The peanut flour and olive oil sounds like such an interesting combo and I can see why it tastes great! Thanks for the idea :)

    1. No problem, I'd love to hear what you think!

  14. Love avocado! If I miss anything after changing to a vegan diet it's greek yogurt.

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

  15. I haven't tried the golden berries yet...what do they taste like?

    1. They're sweet and tangy - unlike any other berries, but I love them as a special treat (they're too darn expensive to eat everyday!)

  16. Hehe, I'm the same way! I would be vegan if it weren't for coffee drinks with milk. I"m a frappuccino addict. Oh and coffee ice cream is my fav =D

    I never really got too into avocado, but I hear it makes really good smoothies!
    I'm curious to know something, I think you'll know more info - what exactly is l-cystein? I thought this was a vegetarian-safe thing, but apparently it is in lots of things and is made from human hair, duck hair?! If you don't mind giving me more info, if you know, that would be great =)

    Oh and I have the hugest sweet tooth than anyone I know lol. The muffin sounds good! I've been curious to try something I saw recently in stores, Vitatop muffins, because I like the muffin top best of all =)

    1. L-cystein, when added, is NOT vegan friendly. It's an amino acid that used to be synthesized primarily from human hair but is now primarily synthesized from duck feathers.

      Other than occurring naturally in various animal foods (ie: pork, chicken, turkey, etc.) it DOES occur naturally in red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, oats, granola, wheat germ, and sprouted lentils (I think there are a few other grain sources as well). Those forms of l-cystein *are* vegan friendly.

      I hope that helps!

  17. Ooh, I'd love the recipe for your midnight movie-watching chocolate mega muffin! Please do share. It looks delicious and indulgent. :)

    I'm a huge fan of all the snack fun happening in this post! I completely ignored this month's WIAW theme (whoops!), which is ironic, because I'm a snacking queen. Peanut flour in olive oil is pretty genius; definitely trying that one. Oh, and I'm a huge Dr. Praeger's fan. Have you tried the spinach and broccoli pancakes? So good!

    As far as avocados go: I eat abot 3-4/week! <3

    1. I haven't tried the spinach and broccoli pancakes, but it sounds like I need to!

  18. I also love how veggies make me feel but DO love chocolate every now and again! x

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  21. That muffin looks delish, and so does the veggie burger!

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