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Posted on Aug 5, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food | 7 comments

Special Delivery

Good news, everybody! The FAA furlough seems to have reached some sort of agreement, temporary or not, so it looks like I’ll be able to start my new job after all! Huzzah! Let’s celebrate with some on-the-parents sushi, shall we? Oh wait, I already did.

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My parents and I met up with some family friends for lunch yesterday at Hoang’s. The sushi combo I got for lunch was really good, though still not quite as amazing as my precious Koi Koi sushi. But hey, I’m biased.

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Thanks for venturing down to join us for lunch, Uncle Gil & Aunt Linda!

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The lunch combo consisted of miso soup, a california roll, a salmon roll, and an eel & avocado roll – what a deal, eh?

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My mom also gave me a taste of her shrimp pad thai. Thanks mom!

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You can see where I get my adorableness, huh? Bahaha.

So I have been the recipient of some exciting deliveries as of late. First up, my order of the amazingly fantabulous Mama Pea‘s new cookbook finally arrived!

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If you’ve read her blog at all, you already know what a hilarious writer and great mom she is (and she and her adorable family reside in my dad’s hometown of Salem, OR!) and her cookbook channels that exact same energy. It’s full of witty anecdotes and fun family photos, as well as (duh) delicious vegan recipes. I haven’t even bothered making any of the items in the book yet, I’ve just been poring over the sidebars and general hilarity – but I can’t wait to!

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The other special delivery that I was super-psyched to discover on my doorstep? Observe:

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In case you didn’t see my tweets about it yesterday, JALAPENO POPCHIPS HAVE ARRIVED!!!

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I’ve been waiting on these babies since hearing about the impending flavor at the Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference I attended. I am so excited! Jalapeno is my favorite flavor of Kettle Chip, and I was thrilled to hear that my beloved Popchips would be following the trend. And so after doing a little happy dance and deafening my roommates upon discovering the basket on my doorstep, the tasting commenced:

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I love ’em! They are definitely spicy, so be aware of that, but the zing is delicious. They’re not *quite* as flavorful as their Kettle Chip counterparts, but they probably have a lot less salt which I guess would be a contributing factor (but probably makes them better for you overall.) Salt & Vinger flavored Popchips might have to watch out… a new contender for favorite is on the move!

Happy Friday, folks!

7 Comments

  1. SAVE ME A BAG!! 🙂 aw, sad i missed aunt linda and uncle gil!

  2. I have yet to try any popchips — I hear they are delicious though!

    Your Mom is adorable.

  3. I’m sure the cookbook is awesome, I will be ordering my copy soon!
    Those chips look right up my alley!!!! I’ll be looking for them 🙂

  4. I have never had pop chips, we don’t have them here. I wish we had chips that are truly low-fat and healthy-ish.

  5. That’s such a good deal on the lunch sushi (depending on the price, of course). I think their miso was quite tasty if I remember correctly.

  6. Sushi? Popchips? Mama Pea? Life it up girly!!!

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