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Whole Foods and Asian Market Grocery Haul

Whole Foods Grocery Haul

Last month, we stopped by Whole Foods, a specialty grocery store, and an Asian market while we were in the cities. I picked up some fun food, so I decided to share what I got with you guys!


Whole Foods/Asian Market Grocery Haul

Whole Foods Grocery Haul


We usually only go to Whole Foods and maaaybe Trader Joe’s while we’re in the cities. But this time I convinced Reuben to take me to a specialty grocery store in Burnsville. When I saw these quail eggs, I KNEW I had to give them a try. I had always wanted to cook with them! I also grabbed these organic, soy-free eggs which I had never seen before. At Whole Foods I got this smoked sockeye salmon. So yummy!


Whole Foods Grocery Haul


As I’ve mentioned before, Kalona milk and cream is much cheaper in the cities, so I got some of each. The cream cheese is also a better deal so….buy!

Whole Foods has an awesome selection of cheeses. This time around I got some truffle gouda from Holland, grass-fed gouda from Minnesota, and grass-fed Sweet Red Cheddar from England. You guys. This red cheddar is LIFE.


Whole Foods Grocery Haul


Blueberries were on sale, so I grabbed a box. They were really good! Wish I would have bought more. Can’t remember if the blackberries were on sale or not. I also picked up some Bubbies sauerkraut and pickles.


Whole Foods Grocery Haul

Since I didn’t have time that week to make sourdough bread and Reuben needed it for his work lunch sandwiches, I got a loaf of Whole Foods sourdough. It was on sale and had awesome ingredients.


Whole Foods Grocery Haul

Asian Market:

I also convinced Reuben to stop by an Asian market in Burnsville. I got some sweet potato noodles for my sister (who is off of grains right now). I also spotted these enoki mushrooms – I can’t find these in our town! In the frozen section I located these Japanese anchovies, which I plan to use for making broth.


Whole Foods Grocery Haul

The quail eggs were definitely a fun treat. The kids loved eating tiny eggs. One annoying thing about them was that the shells crumbled easily. Really frustrating to try to keep them out of the eggs!


Whole Foods Grocery Haul

The enoki mushrooms weren’t certified organic, but the package claimed they were pesticide-free. If I go to this Asian market again, I’m going to buy several packs of these.


Whole Foods Grocery Haul

I thought I’d share a soup that I made with the enoki mushrooms. For the base I used chicken broth seasoned with soy sauce, doenjang, and coconut aminos. I added the enoki mushrooms (James thought they were noodles), sliced carrots, green onions, and black garlic. Yum!

So those are the groceries I got while we were in the cities!

Do you have a Whole Foods near you, or do you have to make a trip to visit one?

P.S. – You can read my other grocery hauls HERE.


Saturday 30th of June 2018

Use the smoked salmon to make the Barefoot Contessa's smoked salmon fritatta! Fermenting sauerkraut and pickles is sooo easy! I could totally see you doing it! I've ofen stopped by your blog, but not left a comment. Thanks for all your hard work.

Erica Kastner

Monday 2nd of July 2018

Mmmm...smoke salmon fritatta sounds yummy!

I'm actually making my own sauerkraut right now - refining the recipe for sharing! :) I'd like to make my own pickles as well - I just never remember to buy the ingredients when I'm in town!

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Thursday 28th of June 2018

So funny, I bought the sweet red cheddar and the sourdough bread as well at whole foods! And yes, that cheddar is one to be bought again! I made an Asian chicken broth last night with fresh ginger, garlic cloves, peppercorns , star anise and 2 organic on the bone chicken breasts. Besides the shiitake mushrooms I also put in the enoki mushrooms but my youngest absolutely hates these and I cannot even convince her to try them because of the way they look . She thinks they look scary ?

Erica Kastner

Thursday 28th of June 2018

Great minds think alike! ? Mmmm...that sounds amazing! Ugh, what is it with kids and mushrooms? My kids are always suspicious that I've sneaked them into food. Haha! I was happy that James thought the enoki mushrooms were noodles, and I wasn't about to tell him otherwise!

Cheryl Ann Francis

Thursday 28th of June 2018

I’m going to look for that Sweet Red Cheddar. Yum!

Erica Kastner

Thursday 28th of June 2018

Hope you can find it! ?

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