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Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, and My Ongoing Book Addiction

Bloodsong1 sent me home with a bunch of her Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. I have not tried the black eyed peas yet. But I finished off the collard greens. They were delish! Song! Tell me what you did!

My Sister Gaby gave me a gift certificate for Amazon.com So I have purchased a bunch of paperback books by Katie MacAlister and a bunch of origami books. I also ordered some colored papers. It would probably be cheaper to buy those at an office supply store and not pay shipping but I can't stand long enough to shop in most brick and mortar stores. If I can't buy it Wegmans or Lowes I have to buy it online.

Gaby also gave mom and me fabric flower pins made by a 94 year old woman in a nursing home. I looked up the pattern on the internet and it's based on Japanese tsumami kanzashi a type of hair ornament.

Speaking of my physical health I'm trying to eat healthier. I have a bunch of new recipes that I hope will help. So I went shopping. Most of the ingredients I do have on hand. I do eat healthy food for the most part. There were just a few, weight loss focused, items that I didn't have on hand. Why does Wegmans put the sugar free instant drinks next to the jams in the cereal aisle? (Song do you have any more Splenda you need to get rid of? I can't remember if you already gave that to me.)

The recipes I'm looking at recommend all kinds of flavors of protein powder, Wegmans only carries vanilla, chocolate, and plain. I may look into the hemp seed protein powder next month though.

Amazon.com has these flavors of Protein powder: Cake Batter, Cookies and Cream, Banana, Banana Cream, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Milkshake, Red Raspberry, Berry Blast, Pina Colada, Tropical Punch, Chocolate, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Milkshake, Chocolate Deluxe, Double Rich Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rocky Road, Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Ice Cream, French Vanilla Creme, Café Mocha, Mochaccino, Caramel Latte, & Butter Cream Toffee.

Wegmans had beef on sale for $2.99/lb. I don't buy beef often because it is so expensive. But when it is on sale I stock up. Song gave me a big bag of onions. Yay for My dad's Hungarian Goulash. I also picked up a couple of trays of boneless skinless chicken breasts. I will have to pull the turkey carcasses out of the freezer and make broth tomorrow so I can freeze all this beef and chicken. Don't want to waste that valuable freezer space on bones.
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I found a recipe on Epicurious on my Iphone. Clean and cut off stems, cut leaves into 1" pieces, roughly. Boil for 15 minutes, then drain. Heat some oil and minced garlic, saute leaves for about 5 minutes.

Very simple.

I'll have to check my cupboard, but I'm pretty sure you got all the Splenda.
*boogles* Holy cow that is awesome about all the flavors of protein powder. I am going to have to try some of it. I have to have protein powder that meets certain requirements but to have a choice of flavors would be WONDERFUL!!!

Too bad they did not have bacon flavored...hehehe
I wanted to add that I get the vanilla TopCare from wegmans in vanilla and it is great with 8 ounces skim milk and a chai teabag. YUM.... you first put the scoop of protein powder in the cup and put a little water in it and stir it up then add the milk with the teabag. I love it. I also put protein powder in 1% cottage cheese.
Thanks. It was your post abut oatmeal with protein powder that got me thinking about this.

Chocolate and Vanilla are the most common flavors. I have a partial container of plain and I picked up a container of chocolate at Wegmans. I used to drink Chocolate banana protein smoothies for breakfast on my way to work

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protien Gold Standard has 18 flavors.
Dymatize Nutrition Elite Whey Protein Powder has 14 flavors
Champion Nutrition Pure Whey Protein Stack has 12 flavors
BSN Syntha-6 Protein Powder has 9 flavors
DESIGNER WHEY Protein Supplement Powder has 7 flavors

There are some other Protein drink powders that aren't just protein, they are closer to total meal replacements
CytoSport Muscle Milk has 31 flavors
Nature's Plus - Spiru-Tein has 26 flavors
still out of the habit of buying meast I guess- first off my cholestreol numbers have gone down & secondly I'm keeping my weighht down the less met I eat. I doubt I'll become a full vegetaruian but mosly *lol*