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homemade pizza and groceries


Good evening!  I hope everybody had a wonderful Saturday, despite any dreary weather you may have had (like me!).  After my BSI submission I cleaned up the house a bit, lounged around a bit, blogged a bit and made a grocery list.

For lunch I had leftovers: 1-1/2 cups green potage and 2 slices of oatmeal bread, one with roasted garlic hummus.


Turns out the garlic hummus and oatmeal bread weren't that great of a combination...I only ate about 1/2 of that slice.

Before grocery shopping I had a Clif Nectar bar so that I wouldn't eat or buy everything in sight.

Product Review: Clif Nectar lemon vanilla cashew flavor


This is my all-time favorite Clif Nectar flavor, and I'm so glad that my Whole Foods still carries it. I also really love the cranberry apricot and cherry pomegranate but they've discontinued them at my store...SO SAD!!!  :(  This flavor is wonderfully sweet from the vanilla but still has a nice tartness from the lemon, and there are big chunks of cashews.  Yum.

The bar held me over through our various errands and grocery shopping, and kept me from ordering anything when we drove through Taco Bell so Brian could snack on a bean burrito.

Here is a sampling of the grocery store loot this evening:

First, the regular items.


  • bananas

  • brussels sprouts

  • sweet potato

  • broccoli sprouts

  • mushrooms

  • cauliflower

  • broccoli

  • raspberries (!)

  • z-bars (!!)

  • Clif Nectar Cocao (this should be on the newbie list, never tried this flavor before)

  • tofu

  • Silk plain soymilk

  • Oikos (!) (would love to try Chobani, but my store doesn't carry it!!!)

  • vino

  • honey

  • Amy's soups

  • Kashi cheddar crackers

  • whole wheat pitas

More regular items.


  • rolled oats

  • part skim mozzerella

  • Wallaby yogurts (Brian's good!  they have great flavors and are super-creamy)

  • red bell peppers

  • pomegranates (2 of these!  2 for $5!)

  • feta cheese

  • frozen edamame

  • coffee

Regular items not pictured:

  • cucumbers

  • tortilla chips

  • more vino

  • lunch meat / cheese for Brian

  • arugula lettuce mix

  • scallions

  • onions

  • cream cheese for Brian's bagels



  • Clif bars!!!  (the Whole Foods Whole Deal has tons of coupons, lots of taste-testing this week!)

  • new hummus - roasted red pepper

  • PB&Co dark chocolate dreams (!)

  • turbinado raw sugar

  • Smart Deli veggie pepperoni slices (for our pizza tonight)

So excited about my newbies!!!  Especially the PB&Co, I didn't realize my Whole Foods even carried it!  And, I discovered that they carry the MaraNatha almond butter, but I'm not in need right now so I will try it next time I'm all out.

We also stopped at Bodo's to get Brian a supply of everything bagels for the next couple of weeks,


and the Organic Butcher to get chicken breasts and some bacon.  I love the Organic Butcher, most of the meat that he carries is local and it feels great to support a local business as well as local farmers.  We actually reserved our local, organic turkey for Thanksgiving tonight!  :)

By the time we got home I was STARVING!  Brian and I put together a wonderful homemade pizza with fresh pizza dough from a local pasta shop.  Sadly they were all out of whole wheat, but we were in SUCH a pizza mood that I couldn't say no to white flour.


We made up for it with part skim mozzarella, veggie pepperoni slices and lots of veggies.


I had about 1/4 of the 12" pizza, and paired it with a salad and small glass of red wine.




My salad consisted of:

  • arugula salad mix

  • cucumber

  • red bell pepper

  • 1 tbsp feta crumbles

  • 1/4 cup red raspberries

  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds

  • 1/2 tsp grape seed oil

  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar

This Syrah is a new bottle we found at Whole Foods, just $9, and is pretty good!


I'm off to watch SNL...have a great night!