It’s Friday! This week, it’s my turn to share my five favorites – I’d love to hear yours as well!
1) Beyond Meat Company – I went vegan for Lent this year and really fell in love with the Beyond Meat company whenever I was craving something meat-y. While I generally try to ensure that we are eating “real” food with minimal processing, sometimes I just really wanted a burger. I’ve had a lot of terrible fake meat products in the past, so I’m always a little wary. Beyond Meat burgers, which are made from pea protein, far exceeded my expectations, and I will definitely continue to purchase them. Recently, Beyond Meat also launched a new product: sausages! While I personally prefer the burgers, Mr. Dolphin said that he liked the sausages better (we tried the original bratwursts and mild Italian sausage flavors). While I’ve also tried their grilled chicken strips and beef crumble, I can’t say that I would recommend those, though.
2) Electric hot water heater – My dad and stepmother have one of these and when we visited them when Lion was 9 months old, we fell in love with it. We could mix some of the hot water with room temperature for instant warm formula, without having to wait for it to heat up (of course, with Panda, I only gave him cold formula). By the time we returned to DC, a package was sitting on our doorstep — a water heater of our own gifted to us after my parents heard us rave about theirs. Since then, we use the water heater on a daily basis for hot brewed tea, instant coffee, matcha green tea, etc. So much better than boiling water on the stove and faster than an electric kettle.