Here's a close up of the Snapea rice sticks. I am in love with this snack and can recommend the salt + vinegar and chilli + lemon flavours too. They are low cal and have 4g of protein per bag too so pretty much my ideal snack! On the walk back to our house from Aldi we go through some woods and I'm afraid we didn't even make it home before breaking into this little stash and having an impromptu picnic on a bench in the woods!
Whenever we go to ASM I always pick up a box of my favourite chai tea which is this Rooibos one which I'm enjoying as my train drink in the mornings. I love chai as it always reminds me of being at festivals.
Pay day for me is the 25th of the month so I always like to get some pay day treats from the fabulous V Revolution which is in the next street to work. These two products are new to me and I'm excited to try them. I've been hearing great things about this barista style Oatly and I am really hoping that these Soja Schnitzel are going to be like soy curls. I've only ever had soy curls once when I got some in a vegan food swap parcel from Jojo from Vegan in Brighton and I fell in love with them.
Very excitingly V Revolution had both evaporated coconut milk and also condensed milk. I got the evaporated milk to try first and am still thinking about what to make with it. I would be tempted to just spread the condensed milk on bread to bring back memories of my dad making us condensed milk butties when we were kids! I featured some of this coconut jerky on the blog a few weeks ago and there were complaints from Matt because I ate it all at work and he didn't get to try it so I picked up a different flavour and managed to get it home unopened this time.
I finally got round to making the other energy ball recipe from Yoga Kitchen that I'd bookmarked. These balls contained dates, raw cacao and tahini and were rolled in sesame seeds. For something so simple they were surprisingly delicious and my new favourite thing is to chuck one into the blender when making a smoothie.
My sister has a rhubarb patch in her garden and as she's the only person in her house who likes it there was some going spare.
I made rhubarb compote from Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights which was very quick and easy and involved cooking the rhubarb in orange juice and Sweet Freedom for a few minutes and then serving it with natural yoghurt pimped up with some more Sweet Freedom and some orange flower water and some chopped pistachios.
We also tried it with my current favourite yoghurt which is this orange redbush one by Provamel. I think they do yoghurt really well and have been impressed by all the ones I've tried so far.
I had more Provamel joy this week when I found cartons of their organic almond and rice milks at 2 for £1 in Heron Foods. Hope you've all had a good week filled with tasty snacks and bargains and if you have any great soya curl recipes please share in the comments!