Another month down. Is it just me or do the months seem to fly by even faster when we get closer to the end of the year?
November was a busy one for me. Lots of going out, road tripping, and family/friends visits. I don’t think Grant and I had one quiet weekend this month!
Because we were so darn busy, we didn’t do too many trips to the grocery store. We lived off what we had and stretched the groceries as long as we could. When I did eventually go to the grocery store, I managed to find some pretty good scores to share with you guys.
Here they are:
Coffee Cake Tea from David’s Tea
The Winter Collection at David’s Tea is mighty good. So good that I finished two of the five teas in a week. So yummy! The Coffee Cake tea is a black tea that contains black tea, cherries, pineapple, natural and artificial cake flavouring. This tea is quite nice without any sweetener but if you are looking for a healthy alternative to a mid-afternoon snack.. a little agave would make this the perfect sweet treat!
I’m still so upset I was never able to find the David’s Tea advent calendar! It was sold out all month. If anyone knows where I can grab one let me know!
Tribe Everything Hummus
I get so excited every time I find a new hummus. I eat the stuff so much so when there is a new flavour out there or company that I discover, it’s like hitting the jackpot. I found Tribe Everything Hummus at Costco a few weeks ago and for about $8 I got two huge containers of the stuff.
Not only is this hummus creamy and so delicious, it has the best toppings. Picture an everything bagel and then take away the bagel and throw it in some hummus. So amazing.
Artisana Coconut Butter
Can we take a second to appreciate this wonderful, precious coconut butter?
I love this stuff. I can eat it right from the jar but it makes Grant want to throw up (remember his hate for coconut) so I only do it when he is not around. It is made from whole coconut flesh (not just the oil) and puree’d into a fiberous, densely nutritious spread. As the website says, it melts in your mouth! There are no additives; just pure, unadulterated coconut.
Silver Hills Gluten Free Chia Chia Bread
Yup, another month.. another Silver Hills find. Silver Hills Gluten Free Chia Chia bread is one of the best gluten free breads I have ever had! It doesn’t crumble, doesn’t get soggy in a sandwich, and doesn’t need to be toasted to a crisp just to be enjoyed. The bread is made from whole grain Sorghum and Chia seeds. One slice is only 80 cals and has 5g of fiber and 3g of protein, not bad!
Ancient Grains Penne
It’s no secret that I love pasta (especially brown rice). I try to only have it once a week, sometimes once every two weeks. When I was in Costco a few ago I spotted Ancient Grains Quinoa Pasta. I buy the quinoa from this company so I knew I would love their pasta too. I was right, it is delicious! It is gluten-free and made from a special blend of Organic quinoa, amaranth, and brown rice.
Stasis Preserves Caramelized Onion Spread
I love to support local companies whenever possible, so when I tested this caramelized onion spread by Stasis Preserves at Sliced I knew I had to buy a jar. I tested it on a crusty baguette at the restaurant but we had it with pita chips and vegan cream cheese and it was heavenly. They also suggest eating it with grilled cheese, burgers, or cheddar. You can pick up this spread (along with their other products) at specialty restaurants and markets around Toronto.
Have you tried any of my finds? What did you think?
What were your favourite finds in November?