Shiitake Mushroom Jerky from Far West Fungi My love affair for All Things Shiitake continues. Two weeks ago, Farm Fresh To You featured this Jerky as an additional add-on. Since then, this toothsome, salty/slightly sweet hasn’t been available through them, but I’m sure that you can order some directly from FWF. Even the carnivores will love it. Hey Matt Swanson, I think this is one of those “Paleo-Vegan” thangs…..

Chewy. Salty. Sweetish. Yummy. Try this Shiitake Mushroom Jerky from Far West Fungi

Chewy. Salty. Sweetish. Yummy. Try this Shiitake Mushroom Jerky from Far West Fungi

Haggo’s Organic Tacos This is the first time I’ve been to Haggo’s Tacos since they moved to a considerably bigger space in Leucadia. Haggo’s has a limited menu—limited to Tacos, Burritos, Quesadilla and Drinks. I had a vegan plate-GF plate of two most awesome Tacos, Organic Red Beans and Organic Brown Jasmine Rice. Make sure that you ask for extra sauce x 4. I suggested that we start and finish the next long ride out of the Haggo’s parking lot and then “recover” with soft tacos après cycle…….anyone in?

Cilantro and Avocado and Pico Yes Yes. I could have eaten 4 more of these (but first I need to get my run back)

Cilantro and Avocado and Pico Yes Yes. I could have eaten 4 more of these (but first I need to get my run back)

KeVita Master Brew Pineapple Peach Kombucha Just when I thought that GT Kombucha had commandeered the market (and my taste buds), I tried a bottle of this—tangy-sweet with subtle flavors of Peach and Pineapple.  OH. SO. GOOD.

Love this brew from KeVita. A perfect blend of fruity, effervescence and tang. Just Peachy!

Love this brew from KeVita. A perfect blend of fruity, effervescence and tang. Just Peachy!

Turley Zin By the Glass Zinfandel Lovers, Say WHAT? Yup, my parents, Geoff and I dined at Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff on Monday night. The wine list sports a couple of Turleys by the bottle and the “Juvenile” BTG (that’s restaurant speak for “By The Glass”) Hashtag Black Pepper Hashtag Black Bramble Fruit Hashtag Fruit Bomb Hashtag Fruity-Smooth.

A rather lame #WBTG pic but it's legit. Turley Zin--Juvenile Blend.

A rather lame #WBTG pic but it’s legit. Turley Zin–Juvenile Blend.

Oyster Night at #WFMDelMar A week without mentioning Whole Foods would be like a week without Kale. It’s not gonna happen. Last Friday, three of us had 48 Oysters and a couple of salads. Here’s the skinny on the Trifecta Tavern—you can buy a bottle of wine at retail inside, plop down on the patio and enjoy SANS corkage. Blue Points were the featured oysters. Besides the classic Cocktail sauce, the oysters also come with a Chipotle and Cilantro Mignonette sauces.

Slurp Slurp Slurpity Slurp. That was (one) of my plates of oysters--I double-sauced with both the Chipotle and Cilantro Mignonette

Slurp Slurp Slurpity Slurp. That was (one) of my plates of oysters–I double-sauced with both the Chipotle and Cilantro Mignonette

Vertical Herbs I saw this and smacked myself in the head—why am I NOT growing vertical herbs? I hate paying for small plastic packages of herbs. Found this down at The Curious Fork in Solana Beach. In/up/on it, the Mint, Verbena, Basil and Rosemary were flourishing……Next DIY project coming soon

Vertical Herbs outside The Curious Fork in Solana Beach

Vertical Herbs outside The Curious Fork in Solana Beach

Tri-ing a little more Strung together a pretty good training week despite having houseguests and easing back into the run

  • BIKE 4 Seshs—thanks Mer for driving all the way from Mars Fallbrook for both weekend rides
  • SWIMS 4 Quality (two of those were H.U.X. workouts so they count double)
  • RUNS 2 each 8:00 minutes and 11:20 minutes. It’s something……
  • CORE 40 2 X 40 Minutes (duh).  I’m almost getting through Alona’s classes. Almost….
The GrooveTri gals + Mer cruising Elfin Forest

The GrooveTri gals + Mer cruising Elfin Forest

Have a great week. Just a reminder that I’ll be teaching a Plant-Based Cooking Class at The Curious Fork in Solana Beach on Wednesday September 2nd.