Scrape It Off

I have so much going on in life right now- and I’ve got some juicy stuff to tell you, but I can’t right now. 

Right now I want to talk about something that just messed my morning up! In case you don’t know, mornings are important because it’s the setup for the day. This may be just for me, but how my morning goes- dictates how the rest of the day will follow. 

I had a shitty morning, things didn’t go right. I spilled oats on my kitchen floor and then I couldn’t find the broom. And then there’s other crap that happened, but this isn’t what I’m going to talk about. I actually…want to do a review of something I tried.

Did you guys know that I’m a tea drinker? Have I mentioned that before? Well, in case I didn’t- I drink tea. Daily. I really enjoy it and I’m a weirdo who really doesn’t need anything in it, I enjoy the natural flavors

I opened my desk drawer and seen this guy:

Well well well. Why not? Let’s try it. 


Apparently, it’s supposed to be good for you. See all the healthy stuff listed the at the bottom?

Well I prepared my cup and took a sip. And then another. Something was wrong. This tea…tastes bad. It’s got a strong strange taste. Wanna know the worst part? The AFTERTASTE- is reminiscent…of garbage juice. Damn that’s gross. On first taste it tastes like something that could be healthy, and then the nasty pops you in your mouth. So to summarize- this tea is foul as f. 

But hey…maybe I’m crazy, try it for yourself if you dare! 
Miracle Tree – Organic Moringa Superfood Tea, 25 Individually Sealed Tea Bags, Mango

-A

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Another Cooking Post

I love food. You love food. We ALL love food. Every time we do a post about something we ate there’s such a positive response! It makes me happy.  😀

The other day I was coming home from work and as I was walking up to my door there was a huge box….can you guess what it was? HelloFresh AGAIN. 

Y’all I have had so much on my mind that I forgot that I ordered it, but I wanted to blog about it cuz there was some new stuff I noticed. 

NUTRITIONAL INFO!!!! I dunno if I’ve just been too greedy to look at the outside of the box, but this time I did. I think this is such an awesome feature for those of us that are tracking something (which y’all know I always am 🙈).

My meals this week were pretty good, but there was a noodle dish that was probably our least favorite we have ever ordered. At this point I think it was just bound to happen. The one I was super impressed with though was the beef swarma meatballs. I have no idea what swarma is or if I’ve pronounced it right but it was such a beautiful unique dish. 


Looking at the pic above- it does look kind of questionable lol. Not necessarily beautiful- I should’ve put the flash on my camera but oh well. Shit, they don’t pay me to talk nicely about their company- but I wish they did lol.

Anyways thought I would check-in with y’all since it’s been awhile.

Anybody out there?

-A

RIP Keurig

Something really shitty happened to me recently, my keurig died. Now I don’t actually mean it broke, is not working, unfixable or anything like that. I mean she is dead to me.

So here’s what happened: It was Sunday. On Sunday’s I make a huge breakfast and then have a delish cup of coffee to go with it. So I made the breakfast and then noticed my coffee maker was out of water. So I go to fill it and it looks like sea monkeys are swimming in the tank. Wtf.

So I rinse it, descale it and even google it to figure out what’s going on. According to my google research, the Keurig which has a tank of sitting water, eventually attracts mold. When I looked at the very bottom of the tank, trapped UNDER the mesh part was mold that after descaling 3 times was still there. Also, there’s no way to get to that mesh part. So it’s over. 

While it’s been a good couple years…F U KEURIG.  You ruined my Sunday.

-A

Carbless 

Last night laying in bed I decided I would skip carbs and meat, and just wait until the weekend to eat either and see how I feel. 

I woke up exhausted, got dressed and did my normal morning routine. At work, I walked to the caf with my people and absentmindedly grabbed a coffee and a chocolate chip muffin. 

It wasn’t until lunch that I realized what happened, I ate carbs! 

I’m the worst at dieting at dieting. My biggest downfall this week was lack of mealprep!

-A

Bout That Crouton Life

You bout that life!? Seriously though, ever since I learned how to make my own croutons (thank you HelloFresh 🙌🏾) I’ve been obsessed. It’s not that I can’t cook, it’s just something I’ve never thought about doing, it’s been an afterthought.

But I’ve been doing it lately and for someone who doesn’t like salads, it’s been hooking it up! I’m happily eating them! I feel like I’ve been missing out. 

It’s the little things that I’ve been doing that has been putting my food to the next level. 

Anybody have any suggestions?

-A

Blue Apron Vs. HelloFresh

So as I was squealing about getting my HelloFresh order delivered today, my coworker texts me and says she has a coupon for Blue Apron if I want to try it. Well hells yes I do, y’all know how we feel about free!
Now, I’m writing the beginning of this with the taste of the ginger-beef stir fry still lingering in my mouth. So good, but anways I signed up for the Blue Apron trial. First big difference, Blue Apron offers wine pairings. Brilliant. I loveeee that idea. I could have friends over for dinner and get my delivery and be set, super stress free. On the flip side, the HelloFresh website was more user-friendly. That’s pretty important to me, I’m busy as hell and don’t have time to waste trying to navigate a website. 

Flipping it again, Blue Apron shows you a month in advance what the recipes are going to be, HelloFresh only does about 2 weeks out. I’m greedy, I like to think about food. What I don’t like, is guessing. Now while Blue Apron shows me all these delicious things, the bullshit here is that they cant all be combined with each other, I get to choose 3 meals, but when I picked 1, something became unselectable. I didn’t even want the crap that wasn’t selectable but then when that choice was taken off the table I was pissed!

I’m going to fast forward here a bit to when I got the delivery Thursday. I was pretty excited and was shocked at how small the box was compared to HF.

  
It’s pretty useless to show you this box because there’s no way to gauge the size. Anways I opened it up, and to my horror- everything was mixed together. 

   
 
I think the one thing that HF does really well, is make everything as convenient as possible for you. It took me a bit of time to read through the recipes and try to gather the ingredients and store them seperately. So far I was pretty unimpressed with Blue Apron. After taking everything out, I realized something leaked. 

  
Guys, I’m not trying to make a big deal out of this….but for this kind of product I think ease, convenience, and a lack of being annoyed are pretty important.

That night I made the first recipe.

  
It was a pork chop recipe, and boy did it turn out beautifully. I would give it a 9 for presentation, but taste- this shit gets a 2. It was bland. There’s nothing else to say about it. 

The next 2 meals  were a fried catfish and a chicken dish. The catfish turned out bad and by the time I got to the chicken and finished it I gave up before I got to the citrus salad. The chicken was so small that I just gave them both to my partner because it made no sense…it just wasn’t enough protein. I don’t know how y’all are with cooking, but I cook often and I know that chicken thighs are already kind of small, so when I seen the package and noticed it was only slightly larger than my palm- I knew it was going to be a problem. 

  
 I have to admit I was pretty disappointed with Blue Apron. 

I don’t have a code to give you for Blue Apron to try it yourselves. 

If you want to try HelloFresh and get $40 off, use code ED9TQB.

-A

Funky Funky Raisins

Raisins should’ve been on that list I made a week or so ago. I absolutely despised raisins growing up. Now, I know my mom was just trying to pack me a healthy lunch but when I opened that lunch bag and spotted that funky ass box of raisins, I would slam dunk them in the trash like Lebron. Nothing but net.

You open the box and stick your finger in and it’s a sticky mess of crusty, shriveled, stale raisins. Some were hard and like a little sugar bomb, while others were soft and strangely mushy. Wtf. 

Now that I’m a big girl, sometimes a raisin is all the sweetness I can get. I find myself eating something and a raisin is in it and I actually let out a “mmmm”. This being healthy thing is hard. What kind of a world is this where people are forced to enjoy raisins!?

My struggle

-A