We made a trip to Target for laundry detergent but of course came out with much more than just that. I love looking through every aisle, especially because it can be fun to spot random things on clearance or sale. I was thinking we’d get back into couponing, so Severin walked down the street first thing in the morning to the store for the Sunday newspaper (actually I think he said he biked which if true is weird/funny since the time it takes to walk there is how long it takes to park a bike). I was so disappointed when I looked through the ads and saw only 2 coupons applicable to me- 2 Silk Pure Almond $1 offs.
We arrived at Target coupon-less. Or I thought we were coupon-less until Severin revealed he was hoarding the coupons Target gives with your receipt!
The Boca burgers were on sale and we saved even more with a coupon (buy 3, save $1.50) that had been calling Severin’s wallet home; we also randomly grabbed corn -which we ate last night in a very American meal of corn, mashed potatoes and helpless animal tofu. The diced tomatoes will be used in an Italian sandwich or pizza.
The nuts were a dollar cheaper than usual and we go through these quickly since we’re vegetarian hippies and just munch on nuts all day like squirrels (duh!) so we bought 2. UNSALTED because I’m evil and like for us to eat things as boring as possible! The flour was $2 from $2.44 so whoo-hoo! I needed to restock flour for pizza dough and baking.
A huge ten buck bag of frozen mixed berries. Usually they’re on sale or clearance but this time they weren’t. Not cool. Corn tortillas because we’re Mexican (well Severin is actually Swedish-Mexican) and the only way Severin can get me to eat salad is by rolling it in a tortilla and calling it a taco.
Oreos. [Judge away!] The pretty springtime butterfly caught Severin’s eye and he just had to have these cookies neon desserts. The filling is yellow, how creepy! On the right, we have Andes mints baking chips. These were on sale for 87c from the usual $3. Yum! It’s a good thing that they’re tiny little baking chips and not bigger chunks or they’d be gone by now. I tried munching on these little buggers right out of the bag and it’s not fun since they’re too small. Next best thing?
Cookies! These cookies aren’t the prettiest but they were pretty tasty. Although Andes mints are not vegan, the cookies are vegan besides that (so they’re nearly vegan, or they can be label-free if you prefer that). I followed the recipe on the back of the bag and where it called for butter, I substituted coconut milk since I happened to have an open can in the fridge, thinking back I actually have no idea what the coconut milk had been previously used in especially since I don’t even like coconut. So that’s weird. In lieu of eggs, I used flax eggs (3 or so tablespoons of ground flaxseed set in like twice that amount of water). Does anyone else love seeing the flax go from powder to goopy and egg-like? I find it fascinating. While flax provides a ‘healthier’ egg, it can change the chemistry of the cookies: these came out like muffin tops. Despite being a little fluffier than expected, they were really good. Maybe almost good enough to convince a certain psycho ballerina anyone that delicious vegan cookies do exist. Or if not in the mood to bake, Oreos are always an option as vegan cookies.
It was too cold for me to photograph these outside so look where I put them…
Severin bought this bike via Craigslist since his last bicycle was just stolen. Hopefully this one sticks around for longer. I once had my bicycle stolen when I left it outside my dorm for the weekend; I arrived Monday morning to an empty rack. I was devastated! That thing was my buddy, we went everywhere together!
Did you know Oreos are vegan? Where is the oddest place you put food to photograph it? Have you ever had a bicycle stolen from you? Have you ever stolen a bicycle? Did you steal my bicycle? Or his??