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Health Food Store

Posted on 2006.12.18 at 17:13
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: Elmer Berstein - Slipstream
(This entry dedicated to galinda822)

Bow Down, bow down

The health food store usually has the best selection of imported beer & wine of outside of a military base. The first time I found krystal weizen, it was at a health food store. I picked up those bottles of glühwein there as well. And I don't like preservatives. I try to eat as all-natural as I can. Steak, eggs, Chipotle and plenty of fresh vegetables. I like to cook a variety of different peppers in an interesting variety of ways. I enjoy sautéed serrano's, stuffed poblano's for baking, smoked jalapeños, and grilled bell peppers. At least in STL, I can't even find a poblano at the grocery stores here...but they have them in health food store. I also like whole wheat. Hard to find anything 100% whole wheat anywhere else. The label may say it, but closer inspection of the ingredients usually reveals things aren't always what they claim.

Before the power of Santa

As much as I enjoy the organic goodness & variety of the health food store, I despise walking into one. First of all, have you ever seen the freaks that frequent that place? Most of them are what I would consider a Health Nut. And I'm not just talking people who eat right and exercise frequently. I'm talking about the type of enthusiasts which defecate in such a manner to preserve their essence. EGADS! And here's another thing - why do I have to listen to New Age music and study Hinduism to shop there? I'm bombarded with audio CD's of the howler monkey and posters discussing my Universal Life Force Energy. No thank you, I don't wish to pay more for this box of cereal to help save the rainforest, and no thank you, I don't require a calendar of my seven chakra's. I just came for the peppers & wine.

Or be crushed, be crushed

I've been drinking herbal tea since I was in short pants. My mother always had a cup of Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange for me during the quiet evening times - and I've always had a box around the house, whether I was drinking it or not. And of course with all the coffee I consumed, it was rare that I ever drank a cup. Since I've given up coffee during the day, I've turned back to my herbal tea roots, finding some great tastes from the likes of Stash. They have some wonderful and creative blends and flavors. I've been enjoying about three cups a day. Here recently though, and the reason this post is dedicated to galinda - I've been drinking a tea she discovered - Dragonfruit, a new release from Stash. I love its sinfully deep passion, the heavy combination of fruits in this tea - it moves me. The bad news is, its from their Chanakara collection - Teas for the different chakra's.


So here I am, shopping at the health food store with a cart full of...chakra teas. I look exactly like one of those of fecal-preserving health nuts that I try so hard to avoid!

His Jolly Boots of Doom!


galinda822 at 2006-12-18 23:27 (UTC) (Link)
This is the 1st thing that's EVER been dedicated to me...Thank you sir!

Dragonfruit may come packaged as chakra tea but at least it doesn't cost more because of it. Small wonder!!! I've decided that Stash has the best selection out there.

Since I've given up coffee also, I'm really loving the hot Chai tea with creamer in the morning! I remember when I thought creamer in tea was disgusting. I've discovered this old dog can learn new tricks! :)
ehowton at 2006-12-19 01:39 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the box of Dragonfruit... It's fantastic!
galinda822 at 2006-12-19 03:01 (UTC) (Link)
Anytime (and I do mean anytime)! ;)
Glad you're enjoying it so much!
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2006-12-19 01:22 (UTC) (Link)
I love Stash tea. I regularly consume the raspberry and bluberry.

...and to make them even cooler, they have a Bed and Breakfast offer that allows you to get a free night at select B&Bs when you send in some UPCs - and one of the B&Bs on their list is our favorite one, The Castle where we got married. Score!
ehowton at 2006-12-19 01:38 (UTC) (Link)
Raspberry & Blueberry - now you have my attention! I've been drinking the Vanilla Chai & Chocolate Hazelnut...I can see myself heading very quickly in that fruity direction.
photogoot at 2006-12-19 04:32 (UTC) (Link)
I've been watching you head in that fruity direction for years my friend!
ehowton at 2006-12-19 07:45 (UTC) (Link)
Its inevitable.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-19 08:21 (UTC) (Link)
You beat me to that line. Good one sir. We know Howton well.
photogoot at 2006-12-20 02:36 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe you better than I...
snapper521 at 2006-12-19 03:55 (UTC) (Link)

Oh Eric your funny. :-D

But I know exactly what you mean by those health nuts.

I have utmost confidence in your abilitys to remain "normal" or... as normal as Eric can be... haha ;-)
ehowton at 2006-12-19 04:05 (UTC) (Link)

Two octaves below 'High C.'
photogoot at 2006-12-19 04:40 (UTC) (Link)
I am a big fan of the Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange tea. I did not remember you liked it so much as well. I wonder if I discoivered it in Newport News? I can not remember.

I would not want to live in a world without cofee.
ehowton at 2006-12-19 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever seen a man eat his own head?
photogoot at 2006-12-19 04:49 (UTC) (Link)
Yes once in the Phillipines, he was very flexable!
drax0r at 2006-12-19 04:49 (UTC) (Link)
All of the guns and violence today
we need a toy for the kids that won't blow them away;
he's got a pony tail and he works at the mall;
he's the Health Food Store Boy Doll.

Just pull his string and you'll hear him say,
"morning Mrs. Johnson we have fresh prunes today!"

And if you pull it again you'll hear him decree,
"try our fresh soycakes and organic muslee,
we've got tofu, cahews and grilled tempe
and our wheat brat shots are groovey today.

Would you like a paper or plastic sack?
I've got my eyebrow pierced and a hemp backpaaaack.
I ride my bike up and down the bay
and i really don't mind if your straight, bi, or gay.

Let's go see the Dead we'll have us a ball!
I'm the Health Food Store Boy Doll!"
ehowton at 2006-12-19 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
drax0r at 2006-12-19 06:13 (UTC) (Link)
I've been on a tea kick lately too. I even went so far as to buy a dedicated tea maker.

I've mostly been enjoying green tea with a spot of honey.

I've also been drinking some Sleepytime tea

Also, I poop in such a way as to preserve my essence as well. Its the only way to be safe.
ehowton at 2006-12-19 07:46 (UTC) (Link)
You look like the Sleepytime bear.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-12-20 05:03 (UTC) (Link)
Reading this entry made me want to got to Wal-mart and buy sleepy time tea. Mmmmm
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