10 Foods I’m Loving Lately – October Edition



These posts are quickly becoming one of my favourite to put together. I love sharing new-to-me foods as well as old favourites that have returned to my life.

So far we’ve seen:


Don’t forget to tell me about your current food obsessions in the comments below!

Note: I purposely left all forms of squash, pumpkin butter, and apple butter off my list because that all goes without saying for this girl.


1. Pomegranates

This is the time of the year when I mourn summer berries being out of season. To console myself, I like to think of pomegranates as off-season berries because they are so rich in antioxidants. Yes, I know they aren’t berries, but let’s pretend. Toss these little guys on salads to add a fun crunch and burst of antioxidant power. Just don’t try blending them in a smoothie without straining….that little experiment of mine, was…grainy to say the least. Apparently there are some things a Vitamix cannot pulverize!


2. Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Vegan Sausage

There are simply no words for how much I adore this Field Roast grain and veggie based sausage. I finally tracked it down at Organic Garage and sampled all three flavours this summer. The apple sage flavour is by far my favourite. I like to pan fry it and throw it into quinoa salads or just stuff it in a bun with a little BBQ sauce and apple butter. Eric is a huge fan and even said he would eat this over a meat sausage any day. Each sausage has 26 grams of protein, zero trans fat and cholesterol, and just 1 gram of sat. fat.

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3. Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Pre-ground nutmeg doesn’t hold a candle to freshly grated nutmeg; I’ve known this all along. Then why has it been so long since I grated the fresh stuff? Have you ever compared the two? It’s unreal. I sometimes forget this little fact and when I do go back to the fresh stuff I’m quickly reminded just how amazing the fresh stuff is (this is true for all spices really!). Plus, grating nutmeg take seconds and the aroma that fills the air is so comforting. If you’re like me you get a free nail filing at the same time.


4. Adzuki Bean Tabbouleh

I’m so over rainy fall weather. Give me sunshine in the fall and I’m a happy camper. Give me rain, doom, and gloom and I suddenly wish fall never existed. My relationship with fall is complicated. Anyway, this salad brings me a small dose of summer and sunshine back to my life, which is why I made it over the rainy weekend. You can’t help but feel happy when you eat quinoa tabbouleh served on top of kale!

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5. Coconut Jam by Cocovie

Umm, say what? I know. Have you ever heard of coconut jam? This world keeps getting crazier. When I spotted this in Organic Garage a couple months ago, it was thrown into my cart so fast your head would spin. It’s made with just coconut milk and raw coconut sugar. Much like coconut oil, when it’s chilled it firms up and when it’s at room temp or warmed, it softens. You can use it as a spread or topping on all kinds of foods. Perhaps with a few tweaks to my coconut milk condensed milk, I might be able to make this jam at home. Hrrrmm…the wheels are spinning.

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6. Edamame

Looking for a fun high-protein snack to throw into packed lunches? Meet edamame. I love to top salads with edamame or enjoy some for an afternoon snack. I could seriously eat an entire bag of this stuff in one sitting. It has a strange power over me. Don’t even tell me to remove the skins either…I love it all.


7. Whole Grain Mustard

For a long time, I only bought regular mustard and Dijon mustard. Yawn. Well recently, my wild child came out and I gave whole grain mustard a try. Whoa. How did I not try this before? It’s amazing in dressings and sauces and I just love the hearty, crunchy texture of the seeds. New kitchen staple, hello!

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8. Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Raw Protein

I tried a sample of this protein powder a month ago and loved it so much I bought a bag of it. This Warrior Blend is a non-rice protein powder featuring a mix of easy-to-digest pea, cranberry, and hemp proteins. It’s easily the best protein powder I’ve tried to date and isn’t chalky like some protein powders can be. The downside is that it’s priced like gold, so try to buy it on sale to get the biggest bang for your buck. I justified my purchase because I go through protein powder very, very slowly – a bag will easily last me 3-4 months. They also have a chocolate flavour which I will be sampling soon!

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9. Acetaia La Bonissima Balsamic Vinegar

It’s really sad to think how long I stared at this bottle in the grocery store to make sure it was actually balsamic vinegar. Darn you, label. Thankfully, it was worth it. This stuff is the real deal. I use it for salad dressings, roasting veggies, balsamic reductions, etc.

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10. Allegro Ready, Set, Go! Tea

I purchased this tea on our trip in B.C. when I was running on about 4 hours sleep many nights (as you can see it got a bit busted in my suitcase!). This tea brought me back to life in the morning. It’s described as “assertive, yet balanced, with a hint of cinnamon”. I’ll take 743 please. I’d like to think it rubbed off on me too. Next time someone asks you what your personality traits are, you can end your description saying, “with a hint of cinnamon”.

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{ 175 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ola October 10, 2012

Please tell me where those candle holders are from! They’re puuurrtyy :)


2 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Thank you – it was a set from Costco 2-3 years ago. :)


3 Ola October 10, 2012

oh man, any idea what the brand or set was called? must track them down somewhere… hehehe:)


4 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I’m sorry I don’t recall. I just checked the set and there isn’t a brand name on it anywhere. Maybe Costco will bring it back sometime this holiday season!


5 Stacy October 10, 2012

Trader Joe’s Sunflower Butter. I could eat it endlessly – sweet, just slightly salty, and stick to your mouth gooey. Oh, and a big glob melted on a bowl of pipping hot pumpkin oatmeal….wow.


6 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife October 10, 2012

great list! I haven’t heard of half of them but now I have some things to keep in mind! thanks! (:


7 Stephanie @ Snacking on Sunshine October 10, 2012

Thanks for a fantastic post, Angela! Always fun to be introduced to new flavors. I’m a brand new vegan, and I really need to get my hands on those sausages NOW.
I’ve been all over edamame this month, as well as sourcing my proteins from legumes (I never, ever used to cook with beans.)


8 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 10, 2012

I love when you do these lists – you always eat the best stuff! I use Sun Warrior in all my funky smoothies. You are so right about it being easy to digest!

Fresh nutmeg is a staple in my kitchen. I also love cinnamon sticks. There’s nothing like freshly ground cinnamon!


9 Nikki October 10, 2012

I looove those apple sage field roast sausages too! When we first tried them I thought there must be some sugar added because of the slight sweetness, but there’s not–it’s just the apple! Yum!


10 Danica October 10, 2012

FIGS!!! My parents live in the Niagara region and started growing Figs 2 years ago. It’s amazing how many and how great they taste. I cut up 2 or 3 for a little snack to take to work. I need to find some great Fig recipes!


11 Hillary @ GRAS Pizza October 10, 2012

FIg Pizza!


12 Chelsea October 10, 2012

Yum. I’m going to have to try those sausages! I think my brain is stuck holding on to summer, while fall attacks. I’ve been loving mango (only in the frozen variety here this time of year) and soup. Any kind of soup!


13 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 10, 2012

Totally with you on the pomegranates and edamame! I can’t get enough of those two lately! I have been loving freeze dried edamame in addition to the fresh stuff! Its so crunchy and delicious! Addictive too!


14 Tiff (@LoveSweatBeers) October 10, 2012

Mmmm, I’m right there with ya on the mustard and nutmeg. Now if only I can find those sausages!


15 Ann Matteson October 11, 2012

If you are near a Whole Foods – they carry the Field Roast sausages.


16 Cher @ Weddicted October 10, 2012

I also love edemame! Such a great snack. I like it warm on its own and cold in salads.


17 Lydia B October 10, 2012

Peppermint tea, chamomile tea, and cinnamon green tea… You’d think I’d never seen liquid in my life I go through so many cups! Must be a cool-weather thing. :)


18 Cindy October 10, 2012

Hi Lydia. Where would one purchase cinnamon green tea? My two favourite things! Thanks.


19 Ashlee October 10, 2012

I found pomegranate SEEDS at Costco last fall! Not having to peel anything took my obsession to a whole new level!


20 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I’d love to see the machine that removes the seeds!


21 Lindsay October 14, 2012

They sell those at Trader Joes too! LOVE.


22 Katie October 10, 2012

Right now I can’t seem to eat enough beets (but limit myself since they can have adverse “side effects” when releaving oneself). But I love them roasted, in juices, and more recently in a veggie burger at our local vegetarian restaurant. I eat one serving in some form every day. Mmm!


23 Karen October 10, 2012

Are the sausages by chance gluten free??


24 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Hi Karen, Unfortunately not – they are made with a base of vital wheat gluten.


25 Shundara October 10, 2012

I love the candles they are so lovely,and coconut jam I never heard of it! I am going to half to try it looks so yummy!!!


26 Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen October 10, 2012

I LOVE Fieldroast sausages in Apple Sage, my favourite new food find; I’ll be blogging about them soon. I’m also loving Dark Chocolate Dreams chocolate and peanut butter spread by Peanut Butter Co which is vegan. I can only find it at Oakville’s Whole Foods, but luckily that’s near you!


27 lindsey October 10, 2012

Dark Chocolate Dreams/Peanut Butter Co. is also sold at Target here in the states … not sure if it’s the same in Canada, but thought I’d share!


28 Yasmine October 10, 2012

Chickpeas, almond butter, and peppermint tea. And I’m always, always about the red sweet bell pepper. Thanks for sharing another list and your recent time in BC!


29 Christina October 10, 2012

I love love love pomegranates, they are totally worth the work to get those little jewels of juice out! I “discovered” permission fruit over the week. They are super cool! Apparently you eat them like an apple and the skin has a snap to it, the inside is filled with incredibly juicy sweet orange like flavors. Just when you think it’s all the same consistency you run across a little pocket of juice filled goodness.

Ha! I have no idea if that described the fruit very well….go try for yourself!!


30 Lillian October 10, 2012

Persimmons are amazing! I used to eat them all the time when I lived in Israel (apparently they’re as common in Israel as apples are here in the US – wno knew?), and I love them. I’m glad to know there are other persimmon fans out there! :)


31 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I’ve had them before, but I don’t remember what I thought of them. I’ll have to pick them up again soon!


32 Katie October 10, 2012

Love these post of yours! Thank you so much!!! I go back and forth on the field roast sausage. The chipolte is crazy hot! My teen loves them! Sometimes they are bit oily for me but I agree apple sage is the best! I second edamame as being awesome!


33 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I agree about the chipolte – much spicier than I thought it was going to be! It was a bit overpowering to my taste buds.


34 Megan @healthgeekchic October 10, 2012

Love these lists!! Whole grain mustard is so wonderful–I first tried it in college and no mustard has measured up since!! :) Right now Im LOVING acorn squash, so glad its back.


35 Lillian October 10, 2012

I love, love, love Allegro teas! They taste fantastic and are just what I need on a cool fall morning. :)


36 Kate October 10, 2012

I’m with you on the whole grain mustard and edamame, but I pretty much can’t get enough of those year round. I’m patiently waiting for Field Roast sausages to arrive at the Toronto whole foods, i’m told it will be about 2 weeks! But maybe a drive to Oakville is in order!


37 Andrea @ Vegvacious October 10, 2012

I am loving any roasted veggies – my faves right now are brussel sprouts, sweet potato, squash and broccoli. I’m also totally loving my flavoured herbal teas – pomegranate green and vanilla chammomile top my list.


38 Lisa October 10, 2012

Hi Angela,
Thanks for another great post. I have been loving burritos lately because they are so portable and can stuff so many different foods into a tortilla it is hard to get bored with them. Also, they fit well into my busy life as a bio grad student.
Have a great day!


39 char eats greens October 10, 2012

I’m a pomegranate freak. Like, it’s probably up there with one of my all-time favourite foods (I absolutely love picking out the seeds!).

The first time I tried the grainy mustard was when we were in Australia and I, too, fell in love with it! I still have some but haven’t used it in a while – nows the time to reintroduce it! Also, I am dying to try those sausages. They had samples at the Veg Food Fest when I went, but the line was so long, I opted to not try them. Now I’m wishing I did!

I am loving teas (plural!) right now. I actually want to go to David’s Tea this or next week and pick up a random new one to spice it up!! Just give me anything apple or pumpkin related right now and I’m a happy camper!


40 kelli Preston October 10, 2012

The fresh ground nutmeg is a good idead! I am currently obsessed with coconut water, brussel sprouts, siggi’s vanilla yogurt.


41 Ellie @ healthy belly ellie October 10, 2012

I too love those apple sage sausages – the Italian flavor is amazing too! I’ve been LOVING hazelnut butter lately. It. Is. So. Good. A little expensive but worth it! Oh, and sea weed! SeaSnax onion flavor to be specific. I’m addicted!


42 JAmie October 10, 2012

Hey love the list… I was wondering where you got your tea from???


43 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I think I bought it at a Whole Foods while in Vancouver.


44 Joanna October 10, 2012

Great list. I love Sunwarrior. I recently switched to perfectfitprotein.com by the Tone it Up girls. It works out to be cheaper including the shipping costs. It’s raw vegan brown rice as well. It’s mixes great too.

Things I’m loving lately: Manitoba Hemp Hearts, roasting brussel sprouts, and pumpkin protein pancakes!


45 Dawn October 10, 2012

Have you tried Rawtella? I was given a jar of the crunchy kind as a gift. (Best.Gift.Ever!) It was gone in three days! I tried to recreate it in my kitchen with no success :( Has anyone tried to make this? If so, I’d love the recipe :)


46 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Yes! I love it…I actually featured it in a past round up post. I havent tried to make it yet, but Ive been meaning to at some point.


47 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 10, 2012

Fun list! I use the microplane to grate fresh nutmeg and it works perfectly!


48 Willow October 10, 2012

Great list! I’ll have to try that Allegro tea, I’ve been looking for something to spruce up my ordinary breakfast routine.
Of course, right now I’m loving all things pumpkin, and cozy spices… but I’m also really loving baked apples, right now. They’re so simple, and it’s just like apple pie only without the guilt and without the hassle. I like to make a bunch of them, and then keep them in the fridge to microwave throughout the week (as if it needed to be any faster or easier!). :D


49 allison October 10, 2012

Grace brand coconut water, grace brand coconut milk. I”m not sure why…but man…this stuff is awesome. Loving roasted veggies…brussel sprouts, asparagus, potatoes you name it. My chickpea sandwich filling…roasted almonds and dried apricots…power toast (pb on toast with thin slices of banana and sprikled with chia and cacao nibs) and vegan french toast atleast once a week.


50 Sylvia October 10, 2012

Homemade fig butter mixed with toasted pecans. I plan on using this in all kinds of savory dishes!


51 Lesley October 10, 2012

To anyone who has tried the field roast sausage: does it taste like a certain type of meat? It almost looks too much like meat for me to want to try it. I don’t really like fake meat that is made to taste like meat…

Also, has the amount of gluten in them bothered anyone’s stomach? Thanks!


52 Cara October 10, 2012

No, it doesn’t taste a bit like meat, that I can remember. I’m going to join the chorus of “I LOVE THOSE SAUSAGES!” I tell meat eaters about them all the time :-) I find what I like about veggie sausages is that they taste like sausage without tasting like meat … if that makes any sense. Sausages taste like some interesting variety of spices, usually, and veggie sausages are the same. But the Field Roast ones (easily available at Whole Foods in the States, in my experience–but then I live in the northeast, where being veggie is normal) are far and away the best. I’ve never had issues with the gluten, but I live on wheat products. They’re probably similar to seitan in terms of gluten content?? So if that has bothered or not bothered you … ?


53 Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings October 10, 2012

Umm coconut jam!?! I’ve never heard of this. Must try asap :) Love your latest foods, they look delcious!


54 [email protected] October 10, 2012

I totally need to get some of that coconut jam! I’ve been lovin’ artisana’s coconut butter and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter….I’ve been putting that stuff on everything. I still have plans to try making my own, following your recipe, of course.


55 allison October 10, 2012

any idea where i’d get that sausage in alberta?


56 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I’m not sure Allison, I would check their website to see if they have a store locator. Goodluck!


57 Anna @ The Guiltless Life October 12, 2012

Allison – I just called Community Natural Foods in Calgary to see if they stock them and she gave me an email to contact to find out and if not, request that they start stocking them. I’ll update you when I hear back!


58 Anna @ The Guiltless Life October 15, 2012

Hi Allison! I heard back from Community Natural Foods in Calgary and they stock all 3 flavours of the sausage already – with a special flavour (Roast En Croute) being brought in just before Christmas. They range in price from between $6.50 and $22. Hope this helps (don’t know if you’re in Calgary or not!).


59 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 10, 2012

That coconut jam looks intriguing, wonderful, and like I want it now! Love all things coconut!

And Sun Warrior…havent had it in ages but of all the protein powders out there, that’s my fave and only one I use.

And nutmeg is glorious, especially when fresh!


60 Jenny @ simply be me October 10, 2012

Fresh vs pre-grated nutmeg is like the difference between fresh thyme vs dried thyme – it’s like two completely different things!

I’m loving cranberries lately.


61 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Yes I totally agree with you on that one. I’ve been splurging on fresh thyme lately and it’s soooo good


62 heidi @ a week from thursday October 10, 2012

Those field roast sausages are so good. I’ll have to try that coconut jam.


63 Jill October 10, 2012

Celestial Seasonings Decaf Chai Tea Sweet Coconut Thai with a splash of soy creamer and sugar. So delicious and curbs my sweet cravings.

I adore the Field Roast. So delicious. Need to figure out how to make them myself…


64 Julie (A Case of the Runs) October 10, 2012

You can try “kaya” (another form of coconut jam)… it’s not as “healthy” but is really tasty!!

I am running low on Sunwarrior but am hesitant to switch over to the newer blend…


65 Katie October 10, 2012

Coconut Jam?!? Yeah-that’s going on my shopping list! It looks like peanut butter :)


66 Niki October 10, 2012

I am also obsessed with field roast!!!! Haven’t tried the apple sage. I love the Italian too much to venture away….. Maybe I will soon! Wasn’t a huge fan of the chipotle.

My biggest fall obsession has to be chai tea. I’m going through it like you wouldn’t believe! It’s perfect for cool mornings especially with a splash of almond milk.


67 Ann October 10, 2012

I love these lists! Whole grain mustard is wonderful–in our town we have a local brand called “Lusty Monk” which has whole grain mustard and a hint of chipotle peppers= perfection. It adds a flavor pop to everything! I would highly suggest making some of your own, it’s the best.
Just finished lunch of your Canadian Baked Beans–so good! And yes, the Lusty Monk went into them :)


68 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Wow that does sound like a good combo. I’ll have to try making some soon. Glad you enjoyed the maple baked beans!


69 Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset October 10, 2012

Mmm, all looks so good! In my head, coconut jam was literally a mixture of jam and coconut oil in a jar. I then read on to read what it actually was ;) You go through protein powder wayyy slower than me! I have prob 2 TBSP/day. My wallet is NOT pleased. BUT. I need the protein, so I justify it. :P I guess right now, I would have to say I’m loving butternut squash, goat’s cheese, dark chocolate and greek yogurt mixed with nut butter, ground flax seeds and cinnamon! Oh! And my homemade pumpkin spice latte ;)


70 Lea October 10, 2012

Coconut Jam!!! I am so there…have to find me some or….better still…make some???
But you really had me at Coconut Condensed Milk…I mean come on….I just died and went to heaven….. How did I miss that post…I have been following you a long time…

So happy you enjoyed your trip to BC ( I live in Vancouver).


71 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Hey Lea, Glad you saw the recpe. Let me know what you think if you try it. It’s pretty darn amazing if I do say so myself! ;)


72 Shannon October 10, 2012


I am at university in the states trying to study for a genetics exam, and have instead been spending the last half hour fully engaged in researching these foods/ foods i’ve discovered while looking for these. Not only that, but when I was studying for Tuesday’s exam, you did the same thing. In my brain what I put into my body > what I put into my brain (lets be real, am I really going to be thinking of chromosomes in ten years.. eh..). THUS I keep managing to rationalize this procrastination. Between you and @chocolatecoveredkatie, I may need to switch majors to Delicious Vegan Culinary Studies. Just saying. But THANK YOU for feeding so well. My roommates also say thanks. In that way that non-veg folks tend to do by stealing bites and mumbling “this is pretty good. (next bite) what IS this anyways?” back to the books now…


73 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Glad to hear you and your friends are enjoying the blog Shannon. Goodluck with your exams!


74 [email protected] October 10, 2012

I’m back on the Sunwarrior gravy train! Loving it in my oats for extra staying power, also a huge grainy mustard fan! Delicious with roasted cauliflower!


75 Senator October 10, 2012

Completely with you on the pomegranates and nutmeg — there’s almost nothing better!


76 Kara October 10, 2012

I discovered that apple sage sausage about a year ago and man, it is soooo tasty! I have this amazing vegetarian cassoulet recipe that I love to put it in, among other things! I have also been enjoying roasted cauliflower, your lentil squash and curry stew and veggie pirates booty… So addicting!!


77 Dana October 10, 2012

I recently started buying that type of Sunwarrior too! I agree that it’s one of the best out there, the chocolate is good as well. Vitamart.ca offers the best price I’ve seen (and it’s Canadian), with free shipping too.


78 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Thanks for the tip, I will check out Vitamart!


79 Sarah L. October 10, 2012

I’m loving Larabars lately; Organic Garage sells them for less than half of what they cost at Loblaws or Fortinos. I may or may not have bought the entire store’s quantity. :)


80 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Don’t you love OG’s prices?


81 Sarah L. October 10, 2012

Here is how I feel sometimes about that store:



82 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 11, 2012

hah yup


83 Olga October 10, 2012

Cumin. Roasted. Ground. Homemade. I always had fillings for this spice but recently discovered that cumin seeds, skillet-roasted and then ground, is fantastic spice, totally different from store bought, ready-to-go ground cumin.
BTW, Angela, these “lately loved foods” of yours are my absolute favorite on my reading list!


84 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Thank you! Glad to hear that.
I’ll have to try that with cumin seeds sometime…sounds lovely.


85 Eda October 10, 2012

I recently tried Tofurkey italian style sausage and loved it. So did my meat eating boyfriend!


86 Kelly October 10, 2012

Great list of October Food Loves! Many of the items on your list are already on my shelves and items I use daily! The sweet potatoes on your salad plate are so cute with the star-shape they’ve taken on! Too funny! Have you ever tried dry roasted edamame? It’s a favorite mid-morning snack of mine and a great protein source! The Seapoint Farms brand is non GMO and a great price at $1.50/bag! YUM!


87 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

I dont think I have, but I’ve heard it’s good. I might try and make my own sometime.


88 Anita October 10, 2012

where can you purchase those delicious looking sausages? I’m near whole foods downtown Toronto, so I’m hoping there perhaps… Also, I have been following your website for months now and love it. I have been meaning to tell you that for a while. You bring such passion and joy into cooking.


89 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 10, 2012

Thanks Anita :) I would check their website to see if they have a store locator or send them a quick email if they dont.


90 Kerry October 10, 2012

I love the apple sage field roast sausages too! I like to slice one up, brown it in a pan with a little olive oil, and put it on top of a baked sweet potato with a little cinnamon. This is one of my favorite quick meals. I’d love to try that tea. It sounds like a perfect alternative to my usual coffee. The coconut jam looks delicious too. I’ll have to see if I can track it down.


91 Tanya @ playful and hungry October 10, 2012

I love sun warrior protein. Sadly I can’t buy it where I live… and it’s so expensive, so I hardly ever have it!


92 Lauren October 10, 2012

I’m loving 85% dark chocolate, spaghetti squash, and carob. I never thought I’d be able to handle higher than 72% in a chocolate content, but my taste buds must be maturing.


93 Kelly October 10, 2012

I have never seen Field Roast sausages before. Do you know where we can get them in the states? Also, what is the casing made out of with these sausages?


94 Lia October 10, 2012

Yah, I agree about that coconut jam! Looks amazing! I’ve been loving coconut cream for quick vegan whipped creams that taste whole and fresh. I’ve also been indulging in a cup of special tea, Tazo Joy from Starbucks. It’s not back on sale yet (seasonal), but I stocked up when I worked there last year. It should be back on the shelves soon. It’s a wonderful mix of green and black and is mild (sometimes black tea acidifies my tummy). A splash of cold Almond milk is perfection!


95 Amanda October 10, 2012

Oh my goodness these lists are my new favourite thing. I hope I can find edamame here where I stay… also I hope I spelt edamame right :)


96 Nicole October 10, 2012

I am in love with the Sun Warrior Warrior Blend protein powder too! I tried it last January and fell in love. I use it to make dips, in oatmeal, and even in baking! Lucky for me, the martial arts studio I train and teach in has a partnership with The Vitamin Shoppe, so I get discounts. Lately, I’ve been loving beets, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms!


97 Lindsay Loves Veggies October 10, 2012

I’m obsessed with those Field Roast sausages! I only eat them every few months because of the price, but that makes them an even more special treat for me. The texture is so incredible, and they taste so amazing! I even had a few of my guy friends try them, and they thought they were just as good as regular sausage. Win! :)


98 Winterdragon October 10, 2012

Chili! The last of the chilies are ripening on my terrace, so right now I throw in chili in almost everything. Chili in hot chocolate I can recommend!


99 Sherisse October 10, 2012

I’m loving Red Kuri squash at the moment, so buttery!


100 Janae @ Bring-Joy October 10, 2012

I love whole mustard too–such an elegant splurge, I think.

I’m absolutely loving canned pumpkin (I have 1-2 pumpkin things a day, these days) & shiritaki noodles. I love shiritaki noodles–I often eat them as an after dinner snack.


101 Barbara October 10, 2012

Ive been apple picking the last few weekends, so I am loving apples in everything! I make a really good chunky baked applesauce that is amazing for breakfast, lunch, or dessert with a little vanilla ice cream! Also, loving apple pb sandwiches, and grilled cheese and apple paninis..mmmm


102 Lauren (@poweredbypb) October 10, 2012

I hated the warrior blend when I first tried it but I actually really like it now! I’m loving coconut in any form, especially coconut yoghurt, kabocha squash and plums.


103 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 10, 2012

I love posts like these! Especially yours since I know I’ll be able to actually buy the things you post. I always get jealous when I see TJs and other American goodies on other blogs.

I’m so excited that those Field Roast “sausages” are available in Oakville – I’ve only ever seen them in the US before and I’ve been dying to try them!

Lately I’m loving Four O’Clock licorice spice tea, Golden Girls granola, and roasted butternut squash.


104 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 10, 2012

I could wax poetic for days about edamame, I love it THAT much! I can’t say I’ve ever tried grating nutmeg but you’ve got me very intrigued now! Ginger is one spice that I far prefer in fresh, grated root form rather than powdered. When you add it to stir fries, its amazing how much flavour it creates! Right now, I’m living all sorts of pumpkin, squash, and apples (like you said, those go without saying!), as well as Banana Nut Bread herbal tea from David’s Tea, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, and maple balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts. Honestly, I might just turn into one!


105 Kim October 10, 2012

Every Tuesday night the Healthy Eating Specialist at our local Whole Foods holds a class with a different theme. Last week she made Pumpkin Pecan cookies and frosted them with a mix of Artisana cashew butter and maple syrup. The frosting was delicious! I could put the frosting on everything. Your Iron Women Gingerbread Smoothie is also a big favorite of mine.


106 Anon Non @ Fat to Fit...the healthy way October 10, 2012

I am totally with you on the pomegranate and the fresh nutmeg. I sit and pop handful of pomegranate seeds all the time. I just keep them in a glass container so that they are on hand at all times.


107 Jordana October 10, 2012

Hi Angela! Where did you get those tea light holders in the picture at the top? They’re so cute!


108 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 11, 2012

Thanks Jordana, they were purchased at Costco 2-3 years ago. :)


109 Michelle October 10, 2012

Whole grain mustard is one of my favorite condiments of all time!


110 Lauren October 10, 2012

Great post! I tried the sausages at the TO Veg Fest – they were amazing. Glad to hear Organic Garage has them stocked!

As for me, I recently discovered raw coconut – just eating from the shell. So filling, and so yummy! I also am loving Yogi’s Kombucha tea.


111 Ali October 10, 2012

Oh, what a perfect list!! I look forward to fall for pomegranates…so delicious. I agree with the edamame power, too.

Question about the protein: how often do you make a protein drink or feel the need to supplement? I just bought a Vegan protein mix and am not quite sure if I just did an impulse buy or if its actually beneficial….Thanks!


112 kendra October 10, 2012

Yes yes!!!!!!!!! Please come up with a recipe for the coconut jam!


113 Laura @ fivefocus October 10, 2012

Edamame with a little sea salt and I am the happiest girl….add ANYTHING coconut & I’m over the moon. (if Organic garage was open I’d be there now getting the coconut jam!)

I’ve never tried Sunwarrior but I can’t start my day without my Vega One Vanilla Chai…it completes me.


114 Jamie October 11, 2012

Hey! I love the Vega stuff and was wondering about the Vanilla Chai flavour. What do you mix it with??



115 Cara October 10, 2012

I tried whole-grain mustard for the first time at the Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar Harbor, Maine, and loved it! Sadly, I haven’t been back up there to restock my supply since it ran out …

I’m not usually a tea person, but I am a SWEETS person–and I love Aveda’s Comforting Tea (http://www.aveda.com/product/5210/16719/Body/Tea/Aveda-Comforting-Tea/index.tmpl). It’s pretty pricey, but I don’t go through it that fast (and you don’t want to drink too much because the licorice in it can give some people headaches or make them a bit wired, apparently–these aren’t problems I’ve had, but I’ve heard).

Justin’s chocolate almond butter–I can eat with a spoon.

And SCONES. Especially chocolate-chip scones. Oh dear … I made a batch this morning … and it’s half gone …


116 Brenda Leentjes October 10, 2012

Loving oatmeal right now. Bake a 9×13 of it at the beginning of the week and eat it every morning!!


117 Dori October 10, 2012

Fantastic post, and website. I’m a vegan mom always looking for new ideas for my family.
My husband and I actually had a vegan wedding. It was featured on offbeat bride:


So before I saw your post, I attempted the pomegranate smoothie. I am a believer in the awesome power of the Vitamix. I scooped out half of a pomegranate right into it, and I added enough water to cover up the seeds and what pulp I couldn’t avoid. I gradually increased speed to high and then let it run on high for about 30 seconds. The lid was certainly covered in grainy splash, so I rinsed that off. However, the power of the Vitamix seemed to pulverize my pomegranate into juice! I added the rest of my smoothie ingredients (beet, spinach, banana, frozen strawberries, hemp), and blended like normal. It was not grainy and delicious!


118 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 11, 2012

Thats interesting! My pom seeds wouldnt break down for the life of mine. Maybe if I ever try it again I will try running it for even longer.

Off to check out your wedding!


119 Jessica O. October 10, 2012

Angie, I adore you for posting vegan sausages! I have been looking for vegan sausage (that is NOT Tofurkey- ick!) for forever! I can’t wait to try Field Roast– I just looked it up and found out I can get them at my Whole Foods. So excited! As a Polish/Italian girl, sausage is the only thing I feel there hasn’t been a good substitute for since I went vegetarian. Thank you!!


120 Alex @ Raw Recovery October 10, 2012

Loving the first candle picture…it sums up the best part of fall!! I chuckled when I read the bit about describing yourself with “a hint of cinnamon”….I think considering my personality/history I would need to say, “and a truckload of a hot sauce” but I love the idea :) I found a blackberry tea that I used to get at the café on my college campus but I can’t remember what brand it is. It’s delicious with some agave nectar added in. I’m hoping to find some good teas/tea cookies when I go to London next week. I’ll report back :)


121 Susan October 10, 2012

Leftover roast turkey sandwiches with avocado, spinach, basil, hot mustard, and cranberry chutney (I’m not vegan) but with all the other sandwich ingredients I dare say one might not even notice if the turkey were missing. :)
Other favorites now that there is a chill in the air – the Chocolately Chai Tea you mentioned a while back, pumpkin gingerbread oatmeal, your pb and banana oatmeal and beet greens sautéed with a little onion, a splash of red wine vinegar, goat cheese and topped with chopped pistachios.


122 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 10, 2012

I bought a similar coconut product today! I can’t wait to try it :-)


123 Fiona October 10, 2012

I love these posts! You’ve made me excited about pomegranates and your adzuki bean tabbouleh! Plus I’ve been looking for a good balsamic. I love the Ocho coconut candy bar found at Whole Foods, the Theo 85% dark chocolate bar (highest percentage of cacao I can find), your Walnut Apple Lentil Loaf, red pears, plantains, and Hail Merry raw chocolate truffles! Yum!


124 Heidi kokborg October 11, 2012

I have to try the coconut jam! :)


125 Irina @ Chocolatea Time October 11, 2012

My favorite is the Apple Sage sausage too! It’s so tasty…I had it for lunch yesterday :) And I had a mustard obsession too recently! The chunky whole grain is the way to go!


126 Shana October 11, 2012

1. Blackstrap molasses
2. Dehydrated banana chips
3. Freeze-dried peas, corn, or mixed berries <————-best snacks ever!!


127 Robyn October 11, 2012

Coconut jam?? I have never heard of it,,,and now I will wait ever so patiently for you to create your magic <3


128 Cowen Park Kitchen October 11, 2012

Can’t get enough of dark dark chocolate (I’m talking 85-90% here!), heirloom apples, and sunflower seeds!


129 Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen October 11, 2012

I love nearly everything on that list, and usually consume it year round. I’m so right there with you with freshly ground nutmeg too! It really is absolutely phenomenal. OMG!!!! Coconut jam?!? I’m pretty sure once I find that I’ll never not have it in my house again!


130 mick October 11, 2012

I’m a vegetarian (for about two years now), and road trips are always a challenge for me and my (non-veggie) husband. This weekend, I discovered seitan jerky, and I loved it! Definitely high in sodium, but so perfect for a long long road trip. I’m also loving organic apples with sunflower seed butter. Mmmm.


131 Cara October 11, 2012

ProBars are my savior on long road trips–the Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Cherry, and Cocoa Pistachio flavors are my favorites :-) Note they are a meal replacement bar, not a snack bar–some people freak out when they see 370 calories. But they have lots of protein and are made with real food :-)


132 Julia October 11, 2012

That coconut jam looks so wonderful! I am going to find some of that and give it a try! Great post :)


133 [email protected] and Dishes October 11, 2012

What is this Coconut Jam?!?! I will be on the hunt for this at my supermarket.


134 Cara's Healthy Cravings October 11, 2012

Love coconut jam! It’s really good in oatmeal!
I used to buy it in the Philippines all the time.


135 Andrea October 11, 2012

I have those Apple Sage Field Roast Sausages in my freezer and haven’t tried them yet. Now I’m even more excited to! And I have been looking for fresh nutmeg for what seems like forever! But I can’t find it anywhere! Total bummer, I LOVE nutmeg. I, too, love those little candle holders in the first picture. So fall-esque. :) Something I can’t get enough of lately is cereal… I really just can’t stop eating it! I’m really into trying all different kinds right now. I know it’s not the healthiest, but I don’t regularly eat cereal, so I’m making an exception for now :)


136 Foodforthoughtlinds October 11, 2012

I also recently got a back of the SunWarrior protein powder and it’s absolutely fantastic!!! I’ve struggled for awhile now to find something my son (the picky eater) wouldn’t notice. And this???? I’m throwing it in his pancakes, oatmeal, smoothies, almond milk… you name it. It’s by far the best I’ve ever tasted and we’d tried lots lately.


137 Stephanie October 11, 2012

I can’t wait to try those Field Roast. I heard they got to Ottawa a couple of months ago… Read only great things about them.


138 Sheena October 11, 2012

Hi Angela,

Have you tried the original SunWarrior Brown Rice Protein? If so, would you mind sharing how they compare in terms of taste? Thank you!


139 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012

Hey Sheena, Im sorry I don’t think I have had the original before.


140 Foodforthoughtlinds October 12, 2012

Sheena, I have the original one. Can’t compare them, as I haven’t tried the other, but I love the one we have :)


141 Jamee October 11, 2012

Oh please do spin those wheels and create a recipe for coconut jam! I love the flavor and aroma of coconut. I just started doing coconut oil and jam on toast and I’m thinking coconut jam would be even better!

My current favorite food items:
ume plum vinegar (perfect with nearly everything!)
gomasio (a very versatile Japanese condiment made from sesame seeds, seaweed, and sea salt)
Trader Joe’s peppermint green tea
roasted butternut squash with lentils
GM with kale, mango, pineapple, banana, flaxseed meal, and unsweetened almond milk (yeah Green Monster Movement!)


142 Amy October 12, 2012

Sitting here on a chilly spring afternoon and up pops this post and I know exactly what I am cooking up for dinner tonight :) That quinoa tabbouleh with adzuki beans looks like a perfect way to satisfy my cravings for quinoa and new season tomatoes! Thanks Angela :)


143 Jean October 12, 2012

Hi Angela!
Just dropped by to say thank you for giving us the idea of roasting brussels sprouts.. my three-year-old son loved it so much! I think that would be one of our favorites for this month.


144 Mariell October 12, 2012

Love this kind of lists as I am always looking for new things to try out! Would you think that the neutral version of the Sun Warrior blend is any good? Just think it might be easier to adjust the sweetness to my taste if I go for neutral…. Also I have noticed that you put other protein powder in your Mint Patty Bars (wich I LOVE), and thought maybe this will work. Hope to get a tip or two from you on this protein-dilemma.. ;)


145 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012

I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure it would be fine if you are adding your own sweet things :)


146 Nicole October 12, 2012

While not freshly ground, I’ve brought nutmeg back to the front of my spice cabinet. Lately I’m enjoying roasted butternut squash seasoned with ginger, nutmeg, cloves.
The tea sounds delicious. There’s a local Wisconsin company called Rishi Tea that has a lot of delicious tea varieties – I drink a tall mug of their peppermint tea every morning during Fall/Winter.


147 Lindsay October 14, 2012

Oh! Roasted butternut squash with ginger, nutmeg, and cloves sounds AMAZING. Thanks for the idea!


148 Ileana October 12, 2012

Oh man, yes. Freshly grated nutmeg for the first time was a revelation! It’s completely different from the pre-ground stuff.


149 Alexandra October 12, 2012

I’ve been loving hemp hearts lately! At first I didn’t like their unique taste, but now I can’t get enough!


150 suzanne October 12, 2012

So many great suggestions! How does the coconut jam differ from coconut butter? I have discovered the butter and love it! There is also a cinnamon tea I was obsessed with last year – i had to stop drinking it b/c it was black tea and I think it was giving me cold sores :(. Your tea makes me want more of that!!!
What I am obsessed with…anything pumpkin, apple, blueberry, vanilla or cinnamon!!! Healthy, vegan chocolate chip cookies (keep wanting to make other treats and make them instead!), stonyfield farms vanilla soy yogurt, morning green smoothies with any of the 5 above ingredients, sauteed kale with mushroom, peppers, your pumpkin/squash cheese sauce…..Tried your apple butter and the mix with PB – sooooo good! A new obsession to be sure :)

BTW – I use the sun warrior every morning in our smoothies- and the chocolate is great too! Unfortunately I go thru a lot of it making smoothies for 5 every day – yikes!


151 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012

Yes I can imagine you’d go through a ton of it making smoothies for 5!! Lucky family :)
The coconut jam is made from coconut milk and sugar, whereas coconut butter is simply the fat from the flesh of the coconut (meat) I believe.


152 suzanne October 13, 2012

Thanks Angela – I appreciate the clarification- coconut milk and sugar ..mmmmm


153 Kerry October 12, 2012

First time commenter here, love your blog; recipes, beautiful photography and genuine voice :-) aaahh!!!! this list had me drooling at my desk! not pretty! I live in Ireland so access to some seriously awesome looking “different” products can be a nightmare (my friends and family routinely ask me what the hell I’m eating! haha!) As I’ve never heard of nor seen coconut jam this is TOTALLY going to be my next kitchen experiment, thinking it might be a sort of vegan coconut milk version of a dairy “condensed milk” sort of procedure…..


154 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012

Aw thank you Kerry! That makes me so happy to hear. :) I too think it can be made by condensing the coconut milk and sugar. I made the condensedmilk last year when I made vegan baileys – worked so well. I wonder if it wouldve solidified had it been chilled on its own?


155 Jon October 12, 2012

Hey. In regards to the sunwarrior protein. If you buy three bags at once on their site you get something like 20% off and free shipping. Great protein.


156 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012

Oh I didnt know that Jon, thanks for the [email protected]


157 Phoenix October 12, 2012

I live in New England and this time of year I buy up all the fresh cranberries I can get my hands on. I just toss them in the freezer and take what I need for each recipe. Cranberries are the one fruit I miss during the summer months!


158 Betty October 12, 2012

Toasted ezekiel bread slathered with earth balance and a cup of homemade hot cocoa on a cold fall night … soo yummy!!


159 Kay October 12, 2012

Not sure which of the Field Roast sausages I like the most. Really enjoying farmers market tomatoes lately – Orange Cherry, Yellow Pear, and a variety of regular size heirlooms. Been dehydrating them to have a taste of summer when the cold winds blow and the rain won’t let us this winter, creating sauces with a variety of spices (with a hope of freezing them, but they’ve been disappearing before they can make it to the freezer), and adding whole them to salads, pastas, etc. Winter rains predicted to start this weekend so it’ll be the end of these FM treasurers. Sure have enjoyed them. Planting my own next spring!


160 Miss Polkadot October 13, 2012

Hm, I have been thinking about getting myself a bag of SunWarrior protein powder, too. I did only ever try the one you’re showing in this post (SunWarrior Blend vanilla) and don’t know what the “regular” rice protein tastes like. Did you try both? Is there a huge flavour difference and is one of them less gritty than the other? Sorry for the questions – I’m really bad at making decisions …


161 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 15, 2012

I havent tried the rice based one, but I heard from someone else that this version in my post is less chalky than Sunwarrior rice protein powder. Either way you probably cant go wrong! Goodluck


162 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate October 14, 2012

Oh wow you make me want to go out and buy all of these! Except for the Sun Warrior and pomegranates, both of which I keep and endless supply.


163 Emily Rae October 14, 2012

Whole grain mustard is ridiculously easy to make, and easy to customize. I buy mustard powder and mustard seeds at Bulk Barn, soak them overnight in water, then add your vinegar of choice, maybe some beer, any other flavors (chipotle, honey, lime, etc.) and waz in the food processor. The only hard thing about mustard is you must give it time for the flavors to marry. If you taste it right away, it will be harsh and bitter. Give it at least a week.

I am excited to see your coconut jam attempts! Googling reveals others recipes, but none look as deep golden brown as the jar in your picture.


164 caysee October 14, 2012

I drink the Sunwarrior protein to..Vanilla was my fav then I tried the chocolate oh my goodness the chocolate is so DELISH!


165 Life's a Bowl October 15, 2012

Awesome finds! I’ve never tried peeling my own pomegranate seeds, grinding my own nutmeg, or nor have I found a protein powder that I like- I wanna try them all now!


166 Samantha October 17, 2012

hi Angela! I recently bought that same sun warrior protein powder but I’m having a hard time finding a way to drink it that tastes good. how do you usely use it?


167 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 17, 2012

Hey Samantha, I just add a scoop to my smoothies. :)


168 Brooke October 18, 2012

Lately I’ve been loving:
-celery sticks with nut butter (especially maple peanut butter–so good)
-unsweetened vanilla almond milk (though sometimes I’ll cheat and put a little maple syrup in it)
-crunchy seaweed snacks
-soups! Lots of soups! I think I’ve only cooked soup for the past month or so.
-raw cabbage salads with a few drops of sesame oil, some rice vinegar, and sesame seeds–delicious and travels well for lunches since cabbage is so crunchy


169 Corey Milligan October 19, 2012

I am loving This Can’t Be Vegan’s Pumpkin Sage Pasta! I eat this at least once every two weeks!


170 Jessica October 21, 2012

coconut jam is reaaaally common here in singapore ^^ we call it kaya! :D kaya toast (which is basically toast slathered with butter and then kaya) is considered a singaporean breakfast delicacy, haha (: especially when dipping it in soft boiled eggs!


171 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2012

wow good to know! Thanks for sharing. :)


172 Emily October 30, 2012

I just have to share this YouTube video titled “how to eat a pomegranate ( no bowl of water)”. It will change your life (unless you like wrestling pomegranates, which I would understand ;)


173 Emily October 30, 2012

Link to said awesome pomegranate video (oops)


174 Karen November 3, 2012

We first found out about Field Roast a few years ago during a trip to Washington. A hot dog shack in Port Townsend advertised “the best veggie dogs ever!”. So we stopped and fell in love :-). I actually hunted down the owner via her real estate website to ask here where she got the amazing dogs, and she responded while on vacation in Hawaii with the name of the company. Since then, we enjoy their Apple Sage as well as their Italian sausages. The Chipotles are good but a bit hot for us. But the Frankfurters continue to be the best! I chop them up, sauté and the add shredded cabbage and onion, continue sautéing until it’s a tender mess! A little malt vinegar adds some zing. Best veggie dogs ever!


175 Nancy Brady RN February 25, 2016

Help! I want these Field Roast Sausages that you are all talking about, but I live in Ireland and cannot find them anywhere! Can anyone suggest an alternative? Perhaps if I knew the ingredients, I could possibly try to duplicate them? Any thoughts?


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