happy sunday! i’ve had a nice morning so far. i woke up, showered, made a tasty breakfast, watched some of a weird movie with my stepdad, did my nails, and am now sitting here blogging to you from the love-seat in the living room. i plan on having a relaxing day. i’m going to do some packing for the big move, probably walk to whole foods at some point, and then go out to a belated birthday dinner for my stepbrother. he just turned eighteen! i told my stepdad that he should take him to a strip club instead. but he’ll most likely want to go to this one mexican restaurant that he loves, which means i will most likely be picking up something beforehand from a vegan restaurant to take along. i tend to do this whenever my family chooses very non-vegan friendly restaurants. last night was my little cousin’s birthday party, and i made myself a little somethin’ somethin’ to bring over. they’re used to me bringing over my own food, haha. well i’m not going to eat baked ziti, so what’s a girl to do?! this is what i packed:
i just love forbidden rice. there’s an organic cafe near my house with lots of vegan options, and that’s where i first tried forbidden rice a long time ago. they mix theirs with a diced vegetable medley and it is so good. i kind of channeled their idea when i made this dinner. but i believe they use corn, zucchini, shallots, and red bell pepper in their dish.
have i bored you with my irrelevant rambling yet? shall we move onto this larabar review now? yeah? okaaaay, moving on. i’m splitting this review into two parts. i’ve tried three new (to me) flavors recently, and i still have three more in the pantry that i’ve never tried before. so first three, here we go.
this was a hefty snack i ate one afternoon this week. it was pretty filling. i love bananas, but you all know that. i used to adore my mom’s homemade banana bread before going vegan, so i’m still trying to figure out why this lara flavor didn’t call out to me from the beginning! it really has that delicious banana bread flavor. how do you do it lara, HOW DO YOU DO IT?!
for so long now, i’ve been really excited to try this new flavor! for those of you who are not lara obsessed yet, this flavor is actually new, not just new to me. i searched for it every time i went to a whole foods, the co-op, or any other health food store…and couldn’t find it for the longest time! but alas, the magical moment came when i found it at (surprisingly) one of the smaller whole foods markets in my area. i ate this bad boy in the car on the way to my cousin’s birthday party yesterday afternoon. i had to take a picture of the actual bar, because look how cute it is with all of those visible cherries! i really like this flavor. but for some reason i think i prefer the regular peanut butter cookie lara over this one.
this was my glorious breakfast this morning. how fantastic does that look?! it tasted just as amazing. i’ve always seen the coco mole flavor around, but never bothered to try it. it didn’t interest me until mitri mentioned that it’s one of her favorites. WOW! i love it! it’s one of my favorites now too. don’t let the “chili” ingredient deter you from this lara! it’s great. it tastes like mexican hot chocolate. you know…rich, warm, spicey, and packed with a powerful cocoa punch. i also liked that this bar seemed to have a lot of actual almond pieces.
lara review pt. 2 will be posted as soon as i get through those other three bars. which should be soon, since i’ve been so obsessed with larabars lately. it’s weird how they’ve come back into my life with such force! i’ve always liked them, but right now i’m really loving them! if you have any creative ways to eat a lara, please share! other than that, have a fantastic sunday everybody! i leave for my new apartment in ONE WEEK from today!