I also made fried rice - first I cooked a lot of crushed garlic in rice bran oil in my wok, then I added some crushed red pepper, diced carrots and broccoli. I let this cook a few minutes with the lid on. I then added chopped red pepper, almonds and zucchini, cooked a few more minutes without the lid, added cooked white rice (leftovers are per-fect for this) and mixed the rice in. Add a splash of toasted sesame oil, some soy sauce and voila - fried rice.
Not much food shopping due to my trip, but we *needed* olive oil, so I picked up some at Trader Joe's. I'd sampled this Australian olive oil from a friend previously, and the taste stuck with me. It has almost a smoky aftertaste, and I really like it. New Seasons had a tasting of veggie burgers this weekend, and I sampled the new Black Bean Chipotle gardenburgers - and yes they're vegan! To note, I don't like many prepackaged veggie burgers, I like my burgers full of veggies - like Sunshine burgers, or better yet, homemade. These have a delicious spicy black bean flavor that I couldn't pass up at 2 for $5 along with a dollar off coupon. It's nice to have something easy for a quick meal come summer heat.
Lastly, I have the third corporate product placement of the day - Odwalla soymilk. I was sucked in by a sale and curiousity - this half galloon cost me a dollar. It's strangely a very frothy soymilk, nice vanilla flavor indeed. Nothing so special that I'd seek out to buy again, but enjoyable. I felt slightly dirty buying the Odwalla knowing it's owned by Coca-Cola now. I also have negative feelings towards Odwalla, as I beleive they bought out my old beloved, Fresh Samantha. The rest of the week will be focused on eating the fresh food that my boyfriend won't, so there may or may not be not so glorious stir fries soon. Onto packing!