New Year New Food

28 Dec

I’ve never been one to spend the money on organic food (I tend to be coupon/sale obsessed)   , but I have been paying more attention to which products are worth buying organic (some fruits, vegetables and greens) and which don’t matter (shampoo). Natur-Tyme is a great organic food store that popped up in my hometown a short time ago. When I went the first time I was in awe……..all of the awesome alternative cooking and baking supplies I have been seeing on blogs was right there in person!

I was the lucky recipient of a gift certificate to Natur-Tyme for Christmas!!!! Ahhh I went today and I went crazy! I can’t wait to try out some new recipes with the goods I got. Another great gift from Austin’s aunt was this book by Dr. Andrew Weil called True Food. I love it! It has tons of recipes that stress whole, immunity boosting and inflammation reducing foods. ‘



Can’t wait to try some recipes, but some of them have some complicated ingredients- which I was able to find at Natur-Tyme! Score!

Here is a picture of my loot:


Sorry, I’m blogging from my sister’s computer and didn’t have the time to doctor up the picture. I got: three tubs of PB 2, expeller pressed canola oil, almond flour, almond milk, almond extract, quinoa, yeast flakes, steel cut oats and chia seeds. Can’t wait to try overnight oats with chia seeds!!!! The steel cut oats were a disturbingly good deal- that entire thing on the right was only $2.00. They are usually more than $4 at the store for Quaker steel oats.


Obviously had to stock up on PB 2. Three tubs should last me awhile! I put this in smoothies, oatmeal, and desserts. I’m excited about the almond extract also. I plan on putting it in oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes….and even waffles since I now got my new waffles maker! (Forgot to mention that on my previous post) I promise there will be some good recipes with my new goodies!

Any suggestions for what I can make with any of these ingredients!?!?


7 Responses to “New Year New Food”

  1. Mary sue Burgwin December 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Pb2 is amazing goes in my shake every morning I could spend hours in nature time

  2. Alex @ therunwithin December 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I am the same way, I am a coupon queen but there are some new foodie things I am dying to try even if it may be a little more expensive

  3. runcolbyrun December 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    PB2?!?! What’s THAT little bad boy and why is this the first time I’m seeing it? Thank god I found you. 🙂

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes December 30, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      PB 2 is amazing!!!! It’s powdered peanut butter that they took all of the fat and oil out but the protein stays. It’s not real peanut butter, but it’s a good substitute for in shakes, oatmeal, etc when you want peanut butter flavor but not all the added calories.

      • runcolbyrun December 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

        Genius. The perfect addition to smoothies! 🙂

  4. Brittany December 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    You can put the chia seeds on your PB sandwich too. In anything. I am obsessed with quinoa, and this entire haul of goodies looks great. That almond extract looks AWESOME!

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes December 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      I didn’t know what exactly the benefit of chia seeds were….just kept seeing them around and want to try overnight oats so I bought them LOL I’m such a poser.

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