Scenes from a fun and interesting walkabout in the Ironbound district of Newark, NJ yesterday with good friends. It is a colorful, vibrant neighborhood of immigrants. Images of liberty abound, combining freely with the food, clothing, decor, and languages of the countries these Americans formerly called home. "Some came by boat, some came by plane
Some never made it along the way
We all came looking for a Land and a Dream
Here's where I'll die, here's where I'll stay
I know where I'm going, I long for where I've been
My heart bleeds red, white, and blue
I've built cities, bridges, and towns
My hands are tired, the Dream is still new."
Sometimes the hole in the wall, run down looking places are the absolute best. This place not only had amazing subs, but inside hosted an old folk band that played the live music ranging from the Beatles to Queen. Don’t always judge a book by its cover
weekends are for the farmer’s market!
if you’ve never been to one, I highly suggest researching ones in your area to go to! they’re my absolute favorite.
I always find the best produce, homemade sweets, handmade products + other organic, non-toxic goods. the prices are extremely fair + I love it because I know my money is going towards small, local businesses. #winwin
new to the blog is a post with some tips + tricks, and my thoughts regarding farmer’s markets! link is in my bio. #adailydoseofginger
Sunday breakfast! Mixed greens with sautéed sweet potatoes, a fried egg, and 2 strawberries. If there was an almost perfect breakfast, this would be it for me...we can’t always have #magnoliatable 🤣 The only thing missing is probably bacon or sausage (which is soooo hard to find compliant brands because everybody wants to add sugar to already good food!) I’ve got some ground pork in the fridge so I will be attempting at making my own sausage in the next couple of days. And @amotherofnature keeps telling me about the big box of compliant bacon I need to grab at #cornermarket so I should do that as well! 🤷🏻♀️ But this just makes my tummy happy. And i know it’s providing me with some vitamins and minerals my body needs. And it’s REAL FOOD, y’all!! Like, if I were to be super adventurous and want to have all these things available in my back yard, I totally could. And I think that’s pretty cool. And I really want a chicken coop. But that’s a different topic all together.... There’s just a certain way I want to live and I feel like I’m making baby steps toward that every day. That feels pretty good. Day 21 and killing it. #tigersblood#whole30#whole30challenge#whole30day21#whole30food#breakfast#weightlossjourney#vsg#vsgjourney#vsgcommunity#vsginstafam#weightloss#gastricsleeve#bariatricsurgery#wellness#foodthatneedsnofilter