Now, honestly, most of my week here in Portland has been spent on the couch here on my laptop/reading/playing dumb video games or sleeping in bed. In other words, pain has kept me firmly in its’ grasp. But, we did get out the other evening to go to Winco – the first time I’ve ever been there. And I promptly told my OH (other half) that we will be getting as much products there as we can (our non-dairy and other ‘specialty’ items we will have to shop elsewhere for), for how great are Winco’s prices? Goodness!
Anyway, yesterday we went to visit some friends and also stopped by a few of our favorite places and got some treats that I have to tell you about. And if you want some, hop in your car and head to Portland =)
We grabbed some hummus and pita breads from Ya Hala restaurant (a fabulous Lebanese restaurant) because that’s what you do when you come to Portland, you stuff yourselves full of amazingly perfect hummus and steaming hot-just-from-the-oven pita breads. This is one area where I purposefully forget that I am gluten-dairy-egg free because these breads are just too fabulously good. Yes, I have pictures…..
There’s a little ethnic grocery store – no I don’t know the name of it but I can tell you that it’s right next to the wonderful restaurant of Ya Hala – that has so many items that I wish I could just snatch up to try! Sorry this picture is blurry but i was juggling the bag of seriously hot pitas, the container of hummus, and trying to keep the front flap of my phone’s cover out of the way, all while trying to get a photo quickly before Mike asked me what I was doing…
While there we grabbed some amaaaazing chocolate bars. Madecasse madagascar chocolate. MMM, They were a bit spendy for my typical thrifty ways, but sometimes, you’ve just got to splurge. He ate his right away but I decided to wait until we got back to our temporary ‘home’ and savor it. Which I was glad I did because then we ended up getting something that went perfect with it….
That’s right – goat’s milk. But before you shudder and grimace and wonder where my sanity went, I want to remind you of something – I haven’t tasted cow’s milk (or as I term it ‘real milk’) in over 2 years now. And this stuff is amazing. It does still have a goat-y taste but it’s a whole lot more subtle than any other goats’ milk I’ve tasted over these past few years. I think I would use it more for cooking/baking rather than straight up drinking – I’m still a fan of almond milk for that – but this stuff is delicious. It went pretty well with the chocolate bar that I ate late last night. =)
Oh and here’s another picture of the treats we grabbed, and yes, i knew if i didn’t take pictures in the car, using my lap as the ‘backdrop’ I’d end up with no pictures at all. So, wipe the drool off your chin and don’t judge my fading jeans.
One other thing we did last night. We found our dream house. No, there’s probably no way ever that we will be able to buy it, but we both fell in love with it. Sigh. It’s fun to dream though.