Fruit and Veggies Monday: If Eminem Were A Fruit Instead Of A Candy What Would He Be?

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Guess who’s back, back again,
Shady’s back, tell a friend,
Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back?

I want everyone who reads this post to now read this post with the above song as the running, ambient, theme song playing in the back ground

Hey Fruits and Veggies Monday Peeps! How goes it?
It’s been so long since I’ve popped over here for a nice big nutrient hit so thought I’d sneak in a couple days before Christmas to say “hey”. Ummmm, so “hey”!

I was talking with my friend @lenasveganliving a couple weeks ago and she may have dropped a hint or two about me needing to come join the reindeer games of the FAV family before the year was up… here I am Miss Lena (insert big smiley hand waving emoji here).

This is the deal: @dandays and I have been traveling a lot which means I haven’t had a consistent kitchen in almost a year. That’s all fine and good but when you move each month, buying specialty ingredients or specialty cookware is something I try to avoid. Lately, we’ve been literally LIVING off of gluten free pasta, sauces, and roasted veggies amongst a few other staples so no recipes will be posted today. Instead, check out all of these farmers markets we’ve had the opportunity to galavant in…

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This was a random fruit and veggie stand in Thessaloniki, Greece! I must say, clementines really do picture so well.

I usually bring my Trader Joe’s bag with me to any local vegetable stand and gets down to business. You’ll notice that Dandays likes to stand patiently and happily outside while I roll up my sleeves. His job is strictly restricted to grabbing things in high places, carrying the heavy bags, and sometimes helping me to unstick those sticky AF produce bags without licking your fingers first but really, is there any other way? I mean, c’mon?!? (For anyone getting red while reading of the frivolous “produce bags” you can chill because I rarely use them. I usually just like to see if I can open them without any licking 🤷🏼‍♀️).

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Slyly taken in the State of Palestine. We ended up in this massive outdoor farmers market while touring the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The smells, the noises, the language, the activity, the energy was so palpable I almost left my phone in my pocket but then I heard Lena’s voice (or what I think Lena’s voice sounds like from the way I read her writing), and decided to risk it. Haha

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Get a load of those avocados (where the heck did that saying even come from? “Get a load…” sounds like I should say “no, you get a load”)…

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Not those avocados, these avocados…

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Dude… did you even see the one on the wall while walking in? …

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Isreal is as enthusiastic about delicious fruit as I am! Big high five to all the avid Avo advocates of the world. Without you our lives would be full of colorless dips and runny spreads (that wasn’t supposed to sound x-rated, my bad).

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This particular market was known for their spectacular dates but since I didn’t get any pictures of those please accept the pomegranate and plethora of bananas in its stead.

After exhausting the produce section of this massive market you’ll come across the spices, dried beans, grains, homemade flat breads, Arabic breads, etc.

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This counts as Arabic bread for its painted on a wall in Tel Aviv, but pretend it was painted within the walls of the farmers market in The State of Palestine (winky face).

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Yum… olives and pickled things 😋.

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Plus plants, flowers and seeds! Dandays and I have been all over and everywhere we go, one things for certain, Pura will find the farmers market and all will be right with the world.

Thanks for hanging out today and happy fruits and veggies Monday to all the healthy ninjas I know out there. Y’all are the hummus to our crackers 🤡.

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, spread the love for the holidays, wishing each and every one of you lots of good food, stellar health, fun family table talk, and more of those pies, cakes, cookies, and sweet breads we feel guilty for eating any other day. Blessings from Rome ✌️

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P.S. I’m cutting this post short because it’s now taken me over two hours just to load those images… I never knew WiFi could be so why-slow 🤦🏼‍♀️ #fruitsandveggiesmonday

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Did someone say farmers market? Wait, @puravidaville said it? Good thing I'm already sitting down! 😉 What a rad Christmas gift.

As much as I 💚 my market and farmers, I still get market envy when I see photos like this. I'll take one of everything! Except maybe two of the flatbreads. And I'll take @dandays avocado.

Very nice to see you pop in despite the💩 wifi. Once a member of FAVM, always a member. Happy holidays!

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Happy holiday to you too, Plant Queen (shoooot, did I just dub you a new title?). It’s nice to pop in on everyone every once in a while. I can’t let Dandays be the only one spreading some Christmas cheer 😉.

I swear I could totally buy EVERYTHING, from every farmers market, everywhere, everytime!! It might be a sickness and big contributer to my every so annoying hives (you know, the stress of having to pick and choose rather than indiscriminately take it all). You know what’s really tough, being in all of these places and seeing all of these beautiful things and not being able to take any of it home with us. I keep telling Dandays how neat it would be to have a home to bring some cool plates, or pretty coffee makers home to. It’s a big lesson in what ‘consumerism’ is and what ‘necessity’ is. Still, very difficult for one who loves “shiny” things (me). So for now, Dandays has to just learn to put up with my farmers market take downs and be happy that’s all I spend on. Haha… who am I kidding, I freakin love food and would spend just as much with or without the additional “shopping”.

Merry Christmas @plantstoplanks and @dksart! I truly hope you guys are getting lots of family time in and even more comfort food. xx

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Wait, what, “member?” Your rule book didn’t address membership dues, I coulda swore I read all of them.... 🤔 Where’s the weight room?!

😉 Merry Christmas aunt Plants.

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Hope you guys had a good one! I actually stuck to my plan of signing off of social media for the last few days. Quite glorious as always to just power down and chill out! Planning on just a little more of that in this weird dead zone that makes up the last few days of the year. ;)

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I know what you mean. I don’t plan on releasing anything til after the holidays either. With Pura not much of a fan for venturing out right now, we’ve found ourselves in Rome, of all places, putting the brakes on traveling and counting down the days to get back to UK and get this ish straightened out.

What I’m trying to say is I’ve been having thumb wars with myself. Thanks for keeping in touch, plants.

🎄 Merry Christmas 🎄

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What k8nd of woman who doesn't like to hang around the farmer market? Definitely not you and I @puravidaville my dear 😉 Gosh.. that avocadoes has wrinkling peels and still it looks amazing, never seen that type here😀. Enjoy your Rome adventures😉

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What do your avocados look like? In California, Hass Avocado (which is the wrinkly skin I think you’re talking about) is the most popular avocado. It wasn’t until we left the country that I discovered the shiny smooth skin avocado. I’ve seen some as big as a cantaloupe before too. Mostly in Central America but have seen one that size in Greece.

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Avocados i ever seen here all has stretch skin, not too smooth.. but never a wrinkly one, except when it's too young when it's plucking from the tree. Our Avocado from the Central Aceh has a pear shape and more thick fiber in it, taste not too sweet too.

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Yea, the different varietals do taste differently from one another. The giant ones keep better too.

Well the why-slow was certainly worth it for us reading this!
Who's back? Pura's back with a bang!
Loverly markets for sure but I looove your last pic, have a blessed Roman Christmas;)

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Thanks @lizelle! The last pic was just a random shot I took the other night on our way back to our apartment. Merry christmas to everyone at your dinner table too. I know Dandays and I wouldn’t mind eating a plate at your house ever so am wishing you an abundance of food, love and lots and lots of sweetness. ❤️

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Awe thank you @puravidaville, we would love to have the 2 of you here! I saw your response to Lena about the hives, sooo sorry it's still around, must be really uncomfortable having that itch (I've had allergic reactions before and nearly went nutty!) But like you say it could be something else! I tried contacting a homeopathic doctor to get her opinion but no success there! I do hope for your sake it's just an allergy or perhaps something you picked up on your travels as the auto-immune stuff can be difficult to treat! Take care and enjoy Christmas day.

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I, too, hope it’s something I picked up along the way but seeing as I was having autoimmune problems before we left in January I fear that’s not the case. We have hope that British doctors will figure it out though. Until then we just appreciate everyday and enjoy whatever is thrown our way. Plus, it’s Christmas, the best part of the year :)

Check you out, festive typer. If I didn’t know better I’d say no way you’re stuffy, icky, weaky, sicky *(if that’s not already an Eminem track, I’m granting him the rights to it now) who sends her husband out to experience Rome by himself while counting down the days to get the hump outta here.

Congratulations on the reward—well deserved, when you make an appearance they’re tough to forget. Even when you ain’t runnin at a 100, you’re still the baddest chick I know.

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Baddest, addest, maddest, because you fattest! (Think Em will want that one too?) love you Poop!!! Did you even read my tag? 🤓

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Uhm, yeah I Uh.. always read everyone’s tags all the time.

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Did it say #dandaysisthebest? It meant to say #dandaysisapoop. Whoops, my bad 🤷🏼‍♀️

Yay for Lena! Welcome back @puravidaville! For whenever you can post. I'm also scarce but for very different reasons. Love the markets and yummy foods of Israel. Your photos bring back memories. Maybe worth an entry for @dswigle and #marketfriday

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Hi @buckaroo!!! It’s nice to see you (hear from you, to be seen by you). Haha. The markets in Isreal were glorious, I’m glad these pics brought back good memories. It’s been tough to be a steemer regularly but popping in once in a while has been nice! Hope all is going for you and the goats 😉. I’m sure I’ll be seeing around my friend.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR 1st PRIZE Sweet Pura 🥑😍🍊

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What?!?!? Merry Christmas to me!! Yay, thank you so much @lenasveganliving. Happy new year to all the FAV G’s. 😘

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You are most welcome my Sweet Pura and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I wish you a speedy recovery. Sending lots of hugs and healing energy 😍

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Back at cha sista!!! 😘😘😘😘

This is fabulous @puravidaville :) So glad to see your shining face along side all of these amazing avocadoes, lol Wow! I bet you were in guac heaven!!! So now you're in Rome? I pray you have a blessed Christmas Pura, safe travels and don't stay away so long :) xx

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Believe it or not I didn’t have any guac. I did eat some avocado but this region was much more into hummus, which I didn’t mind. Thanks for the warm welcome! Life has been fast and busy but I’ll try to pop in a little more then I have been. Merry Christmas to the bird family. I know your table will be full of lots of goodies made with love. Big hugs and kisses 😘

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Thanks @definisiluka!!! I could seriously buy EVERYTHING from every market, always. Haha

Hello my Dear Pura! I am so happy you are here with us at the time of Christmas. And what a feast for the eyes and the body you brought with you all the way fro Palestine. Such a beautiful photography and the fun way of story telling that I always love some much. You make me laugh so much Sweetie, lol. 🥑😍🍊

However, how is that allergy problem? Did you figured out the cause?
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Aweeee, thanks Lena. I totally read this comment in your voice. Haha.

I don’t know if it’s an allergy or an autoimmune reaction but it’s still hanging out with me. About every two days I take an antihistamine because the hives come back with an itchy vengeance. My girlfriend is on the horn with a dr. In England to get me in as soon as we return. I’m figuring the antihistamines, herbs and powders I’ve been to using to keep everything at bay will do the trick for another 10 days until we are back in the UK. I wish I was reporting some different news to that question though. Fingers crossed it all gets sorted soon, these ants in my pants are uncomfy 💩.

Anyway, thanks for stopping in and I’m glad I popped on over this week. I’m hoping you’re having a beautiful holiday filled with warmth, sweetness, and lots of inappropriate jokes. xx

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Awwwwwwww, Sweetie you made me so happy by joining us, bu now I am sad because of those hives are such a nuisance!!! But you know what my intuition is telling me? Well I am not sure what is it, maybe just a thought. Nevertheless, it could be psychological. You know, traveling is fun, but maybe on subconscious level, something doesn't sit with you. Maybe things are not going the way you were hoping for and you are moving too much, from one place to the next. But maybe I am wrong 😊

Anyway, thank you so much for the beautiful wish! I also wish you both VERY MARY CHRISTMAS and lots of JOY 🎄😍🎄

PS: You can bet there will be lots of inappropriate jokes! My family is very good at those 😂😂😂

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Those jokes are the best!!! Soon enough we’ll be back in familiar territory where it’ll all get addressed and hopefully resolved. If it’s psychological then I’d imagine yoga, meditation, and eating well to be the remedy; sounds doable :). 😘.

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Thank you for always being so nice, @lenasveganliving. We are going to slow down, it’s a good idea at this point.

Though we didn’t plan on returning to the UK anytime soon, in fact, we cancelled our original plan which was Croatia—we’ll try to rearrange that back into the journey at a later date.

We’re going to go rest in England for at least 90 days and see if we can’t get this under control.

Thank you for concerning yourself, Lena. A very Merry Christmas to you young lady!

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Thank you so much, I had a blast with my two little rascals. But now I am exhausted, lol.

Anyway, I am glad to hear that @dandays. Our sweet Pura needs rest and maybe some time in kitchen so she an make her own meals. I really hope she will recover soon. Sending you both lots of hugs and healing energy 😍

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You’ve always been such a sweetheart, @lenasveganliving. I’ll be releasing a more formal update and a thank you once we receive some test results.

Happy holidays to you and yours. We’ll chat again soon.

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I keep my eye on it @dandays and I wish you both all the best. Try to relax and maybe do some yoga and meditation 🙏

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