Moms, You Are So Important.

IMG_5435

I have written and deleted five sentences at least five times, and so now I’m just going to give up and write from my heart.  Unscripted.  Unedited. This is my last blog post. As I type those words, I have both this sense of relief (ugh… why did I just agree to that first sentence?) and sadness.  I grew up … Read More

Anwar AllenMoms, You Are So Important.

Are You A Whole Foods Market Foodie?

These $2.50 Kombuchas all week have meant one a day for me! In the spirit of Virginia Woolf’s famous words, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” I re-entered the store, ready to unfold for you what this sign means: Thanks to Kathleen, I located the WFM Foodie display, and got introduced to … Read More

Anwar AllenAre You A Whole Foods Market Foodie?

Whole Foods Market Eco-Scale

Eco-Scale

Unlike foods, drugs, and cosmetics- cleaning supplies are not required to list the ingredients on their label.  Pretty scary thought, no?  Why don’t they want to?   Whole Foods Market has this awesome eco scale that lets us know what goes into their supplies: You can get a full on education in only 1 min and 9 seconds by watching … Read More

Anwar AllenWhole Foods Market Eco-Scale

This Week Only: 40% Off An Exceptional Marinara Sauce & Olive Oil!

There’s quite a bit of excitement generating through the air at Whole Foods Market surrounding the rather massive 40% off sale of these two fine food items: Frankie’s 457 Olive Oil is made from organically grown olives in Trapani, Sicily!  Growing in one of the top five Protected Destination of Origin areas in all of Italy,  the olives come from trees that … Read More

Anwar AllenThis Week Only: 40% Off An Exceptional Marinara Sauce & Olive Oil!

Load Up That Mac & Cheese, Kids! It’s $8/Plate Meatless Monday!

IMG_3624

The $8 Meatless Monday Hot Bar Plate is new to the Charlottesville Whole Foods Market! I had written about it in this post about it in this VA Beach post: Purposefully Going to Whole Foods Market While Traveling, and find this new addition to the value concept an exciting one!  Samaria, who loves the mac and cheese at the hot … Read More

Anwar AllenLoad Up That Mac & Cheese, Kids! It’s $8/Plate Meatless Monday!

Two Hot, 4 Topping Pizzas For $20 Anytime You Want!

IMG_3317

You know that feeling when you open the refrigerator door and think, “I wonder what’s in here…”  Wouldn’t it be nice to find this? Full pizzas with up to four toppings run for $17.00 at Whole Foods Market, which is actually a very competitive price for fresh made, dough tossed in shop pizza with excellent ingredients. You can also buy … Read More

Anwar AllenTwo Hot, 4 Topping Pizzas For $20 Anytime You Want!

$9.99 All Butter Apple Pi This 3.1415

IMG_3220

Pi Day is coming up this March 14, 2015!  And what makes this 3.14 day particularly exciting (as pointed out by our pal, John Dimeo, who will be turning 30!  Happy Birthday, John!), is that the two digits that follow “14” are “15”!  2015 gives us even MORE of a reason to celebrate another holiday.  Aren’t you thankful for Holidays? … Read More

Anwar Allen$9.99 All Butter Apple Pi This 3.1415

Simple, Quick, Inexpensive, Delicious Lentil Dinner!

IMG_3140

    The simple lentil- so cheap, so nutritious, so delicious.  What’s not to love? In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups of water and 2 cups of lentils to boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan, and simmer lentils for 25-30 minutes until tender.  Meanwhile, heat 1 T oil in a skillet.  From amongst the other simple, yet beautiful … Read More

Anwar AllenSimple, Quick, Inexpensive, Delicious Lentil Dinner!

Sweet & Spicy Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

IMG_3087

I tried a new salmon recipe that has a lot of flavor. In a 1 gallon zip bag, or container like I chose to use, combine 1/4 c reduced sodium soy sauce,  2 T honey, 1 T rice vinegar, 1 T hot sauce, 1 t dried ginger (or T fresh), & 1 t dried garlic (or T fresh). Add salmon, flip … Read More

Anwar AllenSweet & Spicy Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe

Simple, Delightful Vegan Butternut & Apple Soup!

IMG_2978

Do you ever find yourself gazing at the the beautiful, inexpensive squash- go to pick one up, and then stop yourself… as you shudder at the memory of the last time?  The last time it’s hard skin caused you to question whether or not the university made a mistake in issuing you a degree… how could so much time pass … Read More

Anwar AllenSimple, Delightful Vegan Butternut & Apple Soup!