Shake it like a Salt Shaker

14 Mar

Ugh, I feel like I should be this girl right about now.

I am in sodium city and drinking a gallon of water as I type trying to hydrate. Random thought-how cute of a Halloween outfit would the Morton’s salt girl be? But now looking at the picture again, the Morton’s salt girl is a little slutty–why is she wearing a dress so short? Isn’t she like 11??

I barely got any sleep this afternoon and was craving something salty and sweet and this is when SodiumFest 2010 happened.

I photographed one bowl of salt n vinegar chips but had two, it was so good.

Dinner was Tofu Pad Thai from Pei Wei

 I didn’t even polish off half of this since the sodium got to me and packed the other half for lunch. I love Pei Wei-PF Chang’s food with a budget price!

I finally picked up a bottle of GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha after seeing it all over the blog world

From the website:

Kombucha is alternately known as a Chinese tea, a plant, or a mushroom. But it’s not really any of these. It’s a living culture of beneficial microorganisms, and in Kombucha’s case, the whole is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts! Our Kombucha is delicately cultured – some liken it to fermentation – for 30 days. During this period, essential nutrients form like active enzymes, viable probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols. All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality. Kombucha has been used for hundreds of years throughout the world as a daily health tonic. The culture resembles a light brown, tough, gelatinous disk—and because it’s a living, growing entity, it can regenerate and create new cultures with every batch. In fact, GT’s Kombucha and Synergy are made from Kombucha cultures that are descendants of the original culture GT grew to create his first bottles.

  • Kombucha has been a health-promoting and life-enhancing wonder food since as early as the Tsin Chinese Dynasty of 221 BC. Its popularity has been documented throughout history in all corners of the world, from Russia to India, Germany to Japan.
  • In his autobiography, Nobel Prize winner Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote that drinking Kombucha helped him survive the Siberian slave camps of the former Soviet Union.
  • Kombucha may be known by many different names in other parts of the world, including Manchurian Tea, Manchu Fungus, Tea Kvass, Mo-Gu Fungus japonicus, Kwassan, and many others.
  • A report on NBC’s Dateline stated that over three million people regularly drink Kombucha.
  • It has great stats and I adore the last ingredient!

    All in all, I liked it–it was a little bitter-tasting but nothing too unpleasant. I didn’t drink the whole bottle but I will definitely try again!

    I said it before, I do not like daylight savings. It is 930P and it feels like 7P–wtf? I am sure tomorrow morning will be just lovely!

    For my Bachelor-loving fans out there–remember 20/20 Inside the Bachelor: Stories Behind the Rose is on tomorrow night. Scandalous-can’t wait!!

    8 Responses to “Shake it like a Salt Shaker”

    1. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

      ya that morton’s girl…what a whore! just kidding. kind of. i heard that they actually updated her image and made her more “modern” aka sluttier and older but i haven’t seen it. there was some major outrage about it, i heard this story in one of my psych classes i think lol

    2. Karla March 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

      I had a sweet fest followed by a sodium fest today! Out of control!
      I’ve never had that kind of kombucha. I really like Yogi tea’s Green tea with Kombucha (tea bags not sure how they have live cultures…) delicious either way!

      I want that pad thai!

    3. Run Sarah March 15, 2010 at 12:48 am #

      The pad thai looks amazing, yum! Totally craving it now.

    4. Amy @ Second City Randomness March 15, 2010 at 8:38 am #

      Ahahaha… the morton’s salt girl would be an amazing halloween costume! And original!

      Even if she was a little skanky… lol.

    5. janetha March 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

      ahahaha she is a tad on the slut side, that is a pretty risque dress. you crack me up! it would be super cute to be her for hween though~ i mean, arent you supposed to be slutty? 😉

    6. Kelly March 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

      Love kombucha…but I just like the plain original flavor!

    7. Piper @ Crazy Apron March 15, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

      I totally forgot about the Bachelor thing tonight; thanks for the reminder!! And why is everyone blogging about chinese food today? Now I’m craving it!


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