The first new thing I've tried is Kombucha. I won't lie, I've bought Kombucha at least 3 times before and never had the guts to try it before the use by date had come and gone. I finally decided now is the time and bought 2 bottles of Synergy brand Kombucha. The one I tried first is the "Guava Goddess" which is pictured above and I have a bottle of Gingerberry sitting in my fridge.
I was afraid to try it. I smelled it like I smell everything I am about to ingest and immediately regretted it. I finally tried it and I won't sit here and blow smoke up anyone's ass by saying I loved it because I didn't. The thing is that I didn't hate it. As I drank it the taste grew on me a little bit. I am not running to the store to stock up on cases of Kombucha but I'll definitely try the other flavor and will partake in it once in a while. So I'll give this a so/so. And it isn't because the brand is bad, it is because I am still getting used to the vinegary effervescent taste and feel of it... and the weird chunks of culture floating in it.
The next thing I tried was The Vegg vegan egg yolk powder stuff. I finally got my act together and made the mix in the proper proportions and added it to a tofu scramble. The stuff is crazy it smells like eggs thanks to the black salt. It still ended up being a bit different than I expected in that it never crisped up like I thought it would but it did add a nice taste (nooch and black salt will do that) to the scramble which had onion, zucchini and spinach. I liked the flavor and I think I'll have to try it in a different preparation to see how it works. Just out of curiosity I think. Oh and I ate the scramble with a few home made kale chips.
I saw Angela's Mess Free Banana Split Bites post yesterday and immediately knew that I was going to make them AND that I was going to add my own twist to them. I figured that it would be a great vehicle for the Artisana pecan butter I opened up yesterday so decided to make little banana with pecan butter sandwiches. You can see the "naked" ones above.
After I made my little sandwiches I melted some vegan chocolate chips and drenched the sandwiches in them. They look messy but I really didn't care. I popped them in the freezer to harden up which is where they are chillin (get it?) now. I'll show you what they look like all frozen and delicious looking when I eat one.
So these are the things I've been trying this week. Lots of good stuff, can't wait to dive into the banana split bites. I don't have much of an appetite which is part of the reason I haven't been showing full days of meals over the past few days. When it comes back I'll be happy to try these awesome treats and show you some full days of good eating.
Hope you all have a great night! I'm going to love every minute of my night at home in bed. I need it. I have the whole weekend off so we'll see what that brings.