Daily Archives: October 27, 2011

Eros Greek Yogurt and Numi Jasmine Green Tea

This week, I tried a few new food products and new flavors of brands I have had before, so I thought I would share my thoughts on them.

Yesterday’s snack and lunch

My snack was Eros Vanilla Greek yogurt (new-to-me brand) with Sweet Cranberry Pecan Love Grown granola (new flavor, brand I have had before) and a cup of Numi Jasmine Green Tea (not sure if I have had their teas before, but I loved this flavor).

The tea really felt like it caffeinated me. I was accomplishing a lot at work yesterday morning!

snack--Numi green tea, eros, love grown

Eros greek yogurt was ok. The texture was nice, but I still love Chobani. You can only find Eros at Whole Foods, so try it for yourself!

I liked the message on the back of the yogurt container.

Eros greek yogurt

Nutrition Facts Eros Greek Vanilla Yogurt

Lunch was a turkey and cheese wrap, a pink lady apple and veggies. I read the Food section of the paper while I ate.

Dessert was an adora dark chocolate calcium disk. I had never had these until this week and I had run out of my old calcium chews, so I figured I would give these a shot. I love the texture and flavor! I will definitely be buying them again.

lunch with Food section of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What I ate today

Kim sent me home with some zucchini muffins last night and I had one with coffee this morning as a snack. I loved the flavor!

zucchini muffin and coffee

Lunch today was curry cauliflower and chickpea rice (also courtesy of Kim’s kitchen, she sure hooked me up) and Fage Mango Guanabana greek yogurt (new-to-me flavor and it was very yummy). I really liked the meal Kim gave me to try out.

Anyone else annoyed by how small/skinny the flavor compartment of Fage yogurt is? It drives me nuts every time I eat that brand!

cauliflower, curry rice and fage

Have you tried any new foods lately that you just adore?

I purchased all of the foods shown above except for the Love Grown granola.

Beginner Blogger

Remember back to when you first started blogging…how you tried to navigate the ins and outs of posting pictures, links, recipes correctly, using twitter and Facebook to promote your blog and creating a header or theme of your own. Blogging takes being somewhat technology savvy and patience!

I have learned so much in my year plus of blogging. I only wish I had time to post more often and the talent to create a new look for my blog.

Yesterday, I offered some of my blogging “expertise” to my friend Kim who is just starting her own food blog (I’ll link to it when she has more posts). She cooked me a fabulous vegan dinner in exchange for my help. Kim is doing a 30 day vegan challenge and I am happy to eat vegan food!

I made a list of things to talk about, but I knew we wouldn’t get to most of them.

Blogging notes

I was entertained by Kim’s bubbly personality and her social kitty Dash while Kim prepped dinner.

Kim cooking vegan meal

We snacked on deliciously fresh french bread and balsamic vinegar and olive oil while sipping some wine.

prepping vegan dinner

Dash

Dash

She made Vegansaurus’s AvoKale noodles and it was so good! I definitely need to make this at home.

AvoKale noodles

Dessert was a carob chip, coconut flake, agave syrup, oatmeal concoction that was also very yummy!

vegan dessert and candle

It was fun helping another blogger get started and was nice to share some tips. I know a lot of other bloggers have written about blogging, so I won’t share my list because it’s more about the technical things to think about. I did urge Kim to stay private (not share her last name or workplace/position with the world), to join twitter especially, post on her Facebook page if she doesn’t mind friends reading her site, wait a bit before becoming a Foodbuzz tastemaker and to use Flickr for uploading her photos. I don’t use blogging software, but I know some bloggers use those and upload their photos that way.

Do you have any tips for Kim as she starts her new blog?