Favorites of 2012

It is absolutely baffling to me that almost another awesome year has passed. I thought it would be appropriate to make a list of some of my favorite things that have made 2012 so great : )

– Getting my first big job as a public health nutritionist
– My sister’s graduation
– So. Many. Weddings!!

– Moving out. Officially.

– The Local in Charlottesville, VA (uses local produce and products)
– Founding Farmers in D.C.

– Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg, VA (vegan and vegetarian friendly with the best whole wheat pancakes around)
– Bluegrass Grill & Bakery in Charlottesville, VA


– Baked and Wired in D.C.
– Sweethaus in Charlottesville, VA
– Great Harvest Bakery in Charlottesville, VA

Dried Fruits:
– Trader Joe’s Dried Mangos
– Trader Joe’s Dried Cherries
– Sunfood Organic Incan Berries
Fun Flours:
– Almond (for desserts)
– Semolina (for pastas)
– Whole Wheat Pastry (savory or sweet things)
Nut Butters:
– MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter (my sister’s favorite)
– Barney Almond Butter (crunchy — amazing when drizzled over oatmeal pancakes!)

– PB2 Chocolate Peanut Butter

Non-Dairy Calcium Sources:
– Kale
– Whole Foods Unsalted Cashews
– Dean and Deluca Seaweed Salad

Non-Water Beverages:
– Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Coffee (seasonal)
– Zico Coconut Water
– Whole Foods Strawberry Flavored Italian Seltzer
– NibMor Vegan Organic Hot Chocolate

Workout Gear:
– Cuddle Duds Long Sleeve Hoodies/ Pants
– Lucy Tech Tops
– American Apparel Knee High Tube Socks (in ridiculous colors obviously)

Looking forward to what 2013 has in store…


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