pamplemoussi's pips

pamplemoussi’s pips, volume vi

It’s been a stressful week, right? So here’s a penguin celebrating the small things in life:

Take five steps, hooray!

In salt news, I was excited to learn that there are suggestions that Health Canada’s salt recommendations are too low, because I’m a pretty healthy eater, but I always feel like I eat way more salt that they suggest. I like flavour! Eating at macrobiotic restaurants makes me realize how much I miss salt when it isn’t there!

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In exciting tiny pizza news, President’s Choice makes these tiny naans that are so perfect for mini pizzas. Like, we have eaten them twice in a row this week because they were that good. I bought them to use as burger buns, and they’re pretty good for that, nice and non-doughy. But as tiny pizzas, they are life changing.

And on the side, Smitten Kitchen’s zucchini chips. Again. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

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Speaking of chips, Lays has another flavour contest which is SO EXCITING to me. The jalapeño mac n’ cheese one is quite good! It’s noticeably spicy and the cheese flavour isn’t too fake. It reminds me a lot of the winning American flavour, the garlic cheese bread one.

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And I may have bought two other flavours to try soon! I’m so excited to try the cinnamon bun ones, I feel like I’ll either loath them or become obsessed and end up buying every single bag in Toronto. There’s also a bacon poutine one, but even when meat-flavoured chips don’t have any actual meat in them, they kinda weird me out.

I realize that this post makes it seem like I just lay around, cramming potato chips into my mouth and ignoring any and all healthy food guidelines. I mean, I do. I totally do. But I promise that I work out and eat lots of green veggies to balance that side of myself!

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Lastly, this is my weekend plan: making my own veil! I spent $9 on supplies to hopefully avoid spending almost $100 (!!!!) for something small and simple!

pamplemoussi's pips

pamplemoussi’s pips, volume v

It’s back! I’m bring pamplemoussi’s pips back! Mainly because it gives me an excuse to post this photo in a food blog:

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That’s the boy I got engaged to in May! Cute, right? I love how classy this photo shoot turned out. Plus it happened in a nice ravine by our apartment that we’ve spent a lot of time exploring. Our photographer did such a good job – his name is Kam Mudhar at Flashing Lights Photo + Design and he’s so much fun to work with!

OK, onto the actual food things.

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What have I been up to in the past little while? Well, last week I added some googly eyes to a carrot because it already had arms and legs.

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Almost as good as the time I added googly eyes to a red pepper. I have a lot of googly eyes laying around, is what I’m saying.


The number one thing on my to-make list is this amazing looking one-pot french onion pasta. Oh mannnn. And the second thing on my to-make list is any kind of tomato-related pasta. Basically August is going to be a month of pasta.


Lastly, I recently had a craving for this stuff:
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Naturally I gave in, because delicious. And then I remembered The Queso Dip Consumption Ritual Between Female Roommates, which is hilariously accurate. My sister and I definitely had an unspoken agreement that someone had to buy queso dip about one every six months. And we would eat it while watching the Kardashians and it would be the best. That McSweeneys! I also enjoy their Reviews of New Food, which is a good place to discover new American junk food.