I hope everyone had a great Halloween!!! Ours was very low key; we ate homemade peanut butter cups and had beer on the couch watching Hannibal Lecter. I really wanted to watch Saw but Grant refused. Haha I’m a big scary/gory movie fan!!
Before we get started on my October GSF, I wanted to show you some of my favourite Halloween costumes.
Oompa Loompa and Hulk Hogan
This was our best one by far! It was so much fun to be an Oompa Loompa.. let me tell you. I memorized a bunch of the little songs they sing and I sang them all night long, creeping everyone out. By the end of the night I had a few too many drinks, and I actually thought I was a real Oompa Loompa.
And Grant’s Hulk costume = best I have ever seen. I am laughing just remembering how hilarious it was to see him all night like this! And yes, he made the entire costume himself [spray painted boots and all].
Creepy Doll from Saw
Speaking of Saw… I love the movies so much I dressed up as the creepy Saw doll! Everyone was terrified of me. I had the red contacts and everything. The only thing I was missing was the tricycle…
Garden Gnome and Ernie
I whipped this costume up last minute and it was too funny. Grant’s was WAY better (he made that himself) but I got props for mine too. The beard was so itchy though so I had it around my neck most of the night.
So clearly I have never been into the skimpy Halloween costumes. I always go for originality and the funny/scary factor.
Onto my favourites!
I had my fair share of squash this month. I bake two big bad boys on Sunday nights and eat the squash all throughout the week. It is so easy to add to meals and have as a snack when it is cooked and divided into single servings. This week I bought a butternut and sweet dumpling squash. Loved them!
Silver Hills The Big 16 Bread
I’ve posted about Silver Hills before and here I am again because I just adore their products! All of the breads I have tried have been amazing. They are fluffy and light and sooooo delicious. The Big 16 has 6g of protein per serving. It is loaded with protein, fiber and 16 kinds of energy-loaded seeds and grains. What I love most about this bread is that it keeps me full. Once slice usually does it for me and I am fuelled for hours.
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Can you believe I have never bought sun dried tomatoes before this little jar? What have I been waiting for! I’m seriously loving them and have been adding them to dips, hummus, wraps, soups, etc. They add such a great flavour to everything. I bought them specifically for Angela’s tofu quiche and I have been in love with the tofu/tomato combo ever since.
Dry Vanilla Bean Soda
Grant and I are not big soda drinkers. Actually, we usually don’t have any beverages in the fridge other than water, coconut water, and orange juice. Last weekend I planned a little “catch up with The Walking Dead” marathon for myself and bought this dry soda to have with my black bean nachos. It is so good you guys! DRY Soda is designed to be less sweet than regular soda and it is organic. DRY contains 1/4 to 1/3 of the sugar and calories of traditional soda, which allows its fruit, flower, and herb flavours to shine through. DRY Soda is certified gluten free, OU certified kosher, caffeine free, and sodium free.
Hulled Raw Pepitas [inside of pumpkin seed]
Hulled, raw pepitas are a staple in my kitchen. I am always adding them to salads, muffins, overnight oats, etc. They don’t get nearly as much love as they should here on GEG so I wanted to feature them. If you haven’t tried these seeds, get on it! I was a big sunflower seed girl until I first bought pepitas… I haven’t looked back.
Italian Herb Flatout Flatbread
Have you guys ever heard of Flatout Flatbread?? Am I the last one to discover this? I am totally loving this flatbread. It is super thin but still sturdy enough to use as a pizza crust and hold all your toppings. I’ve also used it as a wrap and was so surprised by how well it held up! They have a bunch of different flavours (original, sun dried tomato, garden spinach) and come in whole wheat, light, and kid sized.
What were you favourite grocery store finds last month?
Have you tried any of my favourites?