Plums, Pasadena Farmer’s Market  

I just can’t get enough of plum season at the farmer’s market. Enjoy these gems while you still can.

Peanuts, Pasadena Farmer’s Market 

I spied fresh peanuts at my farmers market. If you haven’t tried them fresh, you really must! Check out my blog on learning about how peanuts are grown in Virginia here.

Grapes, Pasadena Farmer’s Market   

It’s still grape season in California, and these juicy orbs are at their juiciest and sweetest right now. Don’t miss them!

Okra, Pasadena Farmer’s Market

I always get a little excited about seeing fresh okra in season. My Southern mom just loves to cook okra, and I include them in my recipe for Vegetarian Hoppin’ John in my book The Plant-Powered Diet.

Eureka Tea Monkfruit Tea
So fun trying these gorgeous Monkfruit teas this week in all of these lovely flavors. I especially loved the rose tea.

Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

As you know, I’m a fan of EVOO, it’s my number one choice of oil in the kitchen. I tried this olive oil recently and love the flavor and quality. Check out my blog about cooking veggies with olive oil here.

That’s It Bars 

Loved these nutrient-rich, whole foods ingredient, plant-based bars from That’s It! So Simple, yet nutritious. They even have a bean and kale bar!

That’s It Bites 

These bites from That’s it are also fabulous. Only 150 calories in the whole bag, and they are very satisfying and based on whole plant foods.


Coffee Flour

I just tried this product recently, which got me really excited because so much of the coffee fruit during coffee production is discarded. By using up more of the coffee plant (the fruit, after the coffee bean is removed) we can reduce waste. And the resulting coffee flour is nutritious too! It’s full of iron, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and potassium. You can use it in baking breads, cookies, pancakes, and waffles.


My Masters in Sustainable Food Systems Program

My program continues in sustainable food systems—I’m one-quarter of the way finished with the program, and my next class will feature these two great books.

Kind Fruit Bites

I just tried these yummy treats from KIND. The fruit bites are nutrient-rich, whole foods based, and sugar-free.


Peanut Lover Pack from National Peanut Board

So fun trying all of these delicious, nutritious peanut products from the National Peanut Board. I’m a big fan of peanuts and include them in my diet just about every day as part of a healthy plant-based eating style.


Note: I am not a consultant for (nor do I profit from) these products or food companies on my regular Favorite Things post. Sometimes I may receive a free sample of a product to review; other times I purchase these foods.

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