Back in February when I took a personal day off and gave myself a 3-day weekend, I stopped by the new Wholesome Bakery on Divisadero Street. Now, I’ve heard it nicknamed the “no-fun” bakery, but that’s because it’s got a long list of things that describe it. Are you ready? Wholesome is Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Soy Free, Diabetic Safe, Paleo, Low Sugar, Wheat Free, Organic, and Sustainable. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. What CAN you eat here? This was exactly what I wanted to prove, but to my surprise, there were a lot of options. If I didn’t know that it excluded all of these things, I would’ve thought it was just your standard bakery. While there, I ordered the Lemon Bar and a Chia Seed Pudding to go. Since that first time, I have been back four more times and each time purchasing two Chia Seed Puddings on my way out to have for breakfast the next couple of days after.
We all know that I don’t cook around here, but I’m told that it’s so easy to make and incredibly healthy for you. The pudding from this bakery tastes like dessert and is so flavorful with its berry compote and toasted coconut flakes. I’m obsessed. So what did we learn from this whole experience? Don’t judge a book by its cover – life lessons we learned when we were much younger.
On average, the process of putting together one of these posts takes about three months. To find images, I have about 10 Tumblrs that I circulate through. Each post roughly has about 50 images, but today, this one has less. I’m posting this one now though because I’m close to 50 and there won’t be any other Tumblrs that I’ll be viewing within the next couple of months. It has also been three months since I posted A Collection Part 49. I’m telling you all of this because that is the only structure I have when it comes to making these. There are no themes. I don’t spend any time re-arranging them in a certain order. The differences in size of images would normally bother me anywhere else, but not here. There are no patterns for colors. I can’t explain to you why I selected this image over that one and I don’t want to. I look at these photos so quickly and I save them in an instant the same way a normal human being would fill out one of those personality tests that you’re not supposed to think too much about it. That’s it! Since the migration, every other post before this has been skewed to the left. Starting now and with post #50, we’re going to center it. It just looks better!
I started a new Netflix series this week called Ugly Delicious. Fair warning: watching this will make you extremely hungry so don’t watch while starving. I had gotten a heads up about this new series sometime last month and was looking forward to its debut. Chef David Chang highlights a different cuisine in each episode and goes in depth with guests and friends on where to find the best of the best and also the origin of how this specific cuisine came to be. The first episode highlighted pizza and I was all OVER that. Currently, as I’m typing we’re watching Tacos. I believe there’s going to be a future episode though that’s not going to make me too happy because of some of the reviews I’ve seen, but I guess more on that later when I get there.
Readers, have you started this series yet? Do you know which episode I’m talking about?
Whenever I’m at The Cheesecake Factory with any group, the classic “Brown Bread” is what everyone goes for first! It’s the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and savory and is topped with oats. For as long as I can remember, everyone has always wondered how they could get their hands on something like this and now, we can. Soon, you’ll be able to purchase this bread in three different forms, I might add, directly from your grocery stores. And if you’re more of an online shopper, it will be available for purchase there as well. I will eat this with everything.
We don’t always time these posts with the end of the year, but it feels good, doesn’t it? Even as I search for photos it’s nice to be able to put something together that wraps up the end of the year and my feelings towards a new year. The start of this post doesn’t look anything like the end of this post, which I think is pretty different for a change. You can definitely tell that I’m feeling some sort of way by the end of this. What is it exactly? That I’m holding on to millennial pink? That I’ve got a love inanimate objects? Those things, but maybe a couple of other things that aren’t so obvious.