Today is our homeschool away from home day. That means it’s our pack a lunch day too.
What’s in today’s fantastic basket of food fun?
This was lunch for me and Maxine. Ava’s was with her at her homeschooling school of homeschooled kids where they chuck wood like a wood chuck would.
Before I reveal the contents of our basket, I better back up. When I started to make hummus this morning I threw in today’s romaine, cucumber, lemon, apple and ginger juice pulp straight in with the garbanzos like the food processor was my compost bucket.
The chances I take with hummus, living on the suburban health nut edge I tell ya.
Along with my compost hummus I packed two slices of Nature’s Pride Whole Wheat bread we were sent along with some spinach too.
I’m a total sandwich snob and dislike soggy sandwiches, so I always pack the ingredients and then construct my sandwich immediately prior to consumption. That’s what it says in the Declaration of the Snob Sandwich. I wrote it, I should know.
But today I forgot a knife and had to spread hummus on my bread with a carrot stick like a freaking barbarian. I’m so uncivilized.
I think I’m going to find something to do with my pulp from now on. Well, not forever, don’t make me sign a Declaration of Juice Pulp Creativeness. But Heather sent me juice pulp muffin recipe, and Zak’s aunt suggested I make vegetable stock with it. I think there’s a lot of possibility with this vegetable fiber that’s been put through the spin cycle. As I sampled the non-dehydrated cracker mush yesterday I thought it could work for a veggie burger too. Don’t be shocked when I open an etsy shop and I’m selling juice pulp earrings and clothes. You know you would totally wear juice pulp socks.
But instead of socks I just made hummus today. Socks tomorrow maybe.
Sandwich construction complete. Prepare for lift off.
Compost hummus was surprisingly good – the ginger gave it an awesome kick in the teeth. And no, Maxine definitely did not eat compost hummus. She ate a cheese sandwich and some pickles. The only the cucumber the girl will eat. I’ll take it.
The Nature’s Pride bread was great too, it’s a lot like the Wegmans brand whole wheat bread I buy for the girls. The list of ingredients earns my approval with no high fructose corn fun or trans fat euphoria. Even though I’ve been a sprouted grain kind of gal lately, I was happy to eat some non sprouted grain bread today. I prefer Ezekiel bread when it’s toasted and I’m not that much of a sandwich snob yet. Not until they start making toasters with cigarette lighter adapters anyway.
For a little something sweet, I had half of the Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar. I have to say I was not sure what to expect from this Larabar, based on the wide variety of reviews I’ve read about it. But me? I loved this one! The pineapple was unexpected (because I failed to read the ingredients on the label until I was honking on it) but Tropical is exactly right! Dare I say it, I think I liked this one better than the PB&J!
Since we were in the city, Maxine and I also hit up our favorite hippie co-op for to score some bulk almond butter before picking Ava up from her class. I went hog wild and bought my second bottle of Kombucha while we were there.
This bottle green goodness had algae and seaweed along with other flotsam and jetsam. It was great, it was not as intense as the Gingerade I tried first a couple months ago.
If you’ve yet to try Kombucha, it’s a raw “tea”, but not like any tea you’ve probably ever had before. It’s tangy and acidic, but still has an appealing taste too. What it’s not is something you might slam like you were Doing the Dew.
Although Mountain Dew is green, don’t be mislead. It’s not the same as Kombucha.