Vegan Deli Style Lunch

Every day we’re faced with a dilema – what the heck am I going to eat? Some people like to plan in advance and have pre-cut/washed vegetable ready to go and some like to fly by the seat of their pants leaving things to chance. Sometimes you just say screw it, I want something different, let’s see what’s out there.

Today is a screw it kind of day.  Mind you gluten free readers, you always have to check with the deli you shop at, and if you’re very sensitive I’d skip this as you never can be sure with cross contamination. I do try to eat at least 80% gluten free, but I am human as well and as I don’t have an issue with it I do like to enjoy it in small quantities.

I am a huge fan of variety and keeping to a budget. If I can get a little bit of what I like I am an extremely happy camper.

Sorry I didn’t take close up pictures I was very eager to eat. As you can see I was able to get a decent amount of food for $6.03! Not bad for a local grocery store. I haven’t had couscous in a very long time and I must say I liked it, but not as much as I thought I would. I would much rather have ordered more quinoa and perhaps another option. What I like about these kinds of portions is the nutritional labels. I am a bit obsessed with looking at them and who wouldn’t be interested in knowing how much sodium is in something before ingesting it?

Needless to say I had a great lunch followed up by organic apple sauce and an organic banana. When I eat items raw I tend to be picky about them being organic, I suppose in my head I assume the pesticides are killed off when cooking with conventional items. I suppose sauces, salt and other tricks can be used to mask a taste. Nothing beats eating a fully clean meal with organic ingredients. Recently I tried a conventional apple and I couldn’t finish it. I don’t know if this is mental or not, I like to think I can tell the difference after eating organic for a while. There’s something about conventionally grown food, it’s waxy, stale or is missing some lack luster.

Do you eat organic?



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  1. I try to eat organic. It is much easier in the summer as I buy local product from dealers that I know. I constantly doubt whether the product is organic in grocery stores ~ even if it is listed as such. After all, they are looking for sales and not concerned about what is being supplied. My opinion of course.

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