Do you ever get obsessed with certain things? I go through weird phases where I will eat the same exact foods every day, and then I’ll get sick of it and change to something else. I tend to do the same thing with workouts, habits, everything! I don’t know why–maybe the comfort of routine? Well, here are some of my current obsession:
1. Frozen grapes.
Michael got some black grapes recently and froze a bag of them. Wow! I’ve been hearing about people eating frozen grapes as a sweet dessert for years but never really “got it.” If I’m going to eat dessert, I want chocolate or ice cream. Fruit for dessert kind of sounded lame to me. I know, I’m all into healthy eating! I should love fruit for dessert! But, I just don’t. I like fruit as snacks, instead.
The frozen black grapes are absolutely fantastic. I understand now! I’ve been eating them for snacks and dessert and I love them so much. This is definitely something I will have on hand whenever I can. What a treat.
2. Francoise Hardy.
I first discovered this gorgeous crooner in the darkly lit, velvet-walled Dot’s Cafe. I was so intrigued by the album they were playing I had to ask the waitress. Once I had a name, I went out and got a CD. Then I bought a bunch more. I loved them! The music and her voice were enchanting. Years later, one of her songs recently came onto a Pandora station I was listening to and I “rediscovered” her.
Since then I’ve been listening to her again and loving it!
I’ve actually been obsessively putting avocados on everything I can all summer long. I’m trying to limit it to just a few times a week. Even though avocados are packed with healthy fats and nutrients, they are still pretty high in calories. I eat half of one every few days or so. I seriously could eat an avocado every single day if I allowed myself.
I like eating avocados with crackers or tortilla chips. I also slice some for sandwiches, or top my eggs with them. I even had toast with avocado mashed on top for breakfast a few times.
4. Game of Thrones.
I know, I’m late to the game. I started reading the books this summer. I loved the first two. Books three and four were…just ok. I’m about to start book five and I hope it’s really good. Michael and I started watching the TV show. We are finally caught up. The last scene in season 2 was crazy awesome! Can’t wait for it to start up again. Peter Dinklage is awesome. I loved him back when he was on Nip/Tuck.
5. Trader Joe’s Coastal Wines.
My favorite place to buy wine is Trader Joe’s because the prices are much lower than other grocery stores. Earlier this year I discovered the Trader Joe’s brand of wine called Coastal and I’ve been exploring all of them ever since. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend you grab a bottle asap.
I firmly believe that you don’t have to spend $50 for a good bottle of wine and the TJ’s Coastal proves it. They cost less than $10 a bottle and are totally worth it. The Syrah is absolutely fantastic. Grab a bottle of one of the Coastal wines and you won’t be disappointed.
What about you? What are you currently obsessed with these days?