1. A tasty treat.
2. An adjective used to describe people who are environmentally aware (flower child, tree-hugger.)
3. Someone who, despite never having held a full time job, still manages to purchase several thousand dollars worth of expensive outdoor equipment which they strap to their overburdened 1995 Subaru Legacy station wagons. When not actively outdoors, granolas can be found together in small to medium sized packs smoking marijuana, listening to Jack Johnson and watching Warren Miller videos. They usually reside in Oregon, Washington or Colorado. (This definition is sometimes confused with hippie.)
4. A suburban middle class mom who does yoga, has a blog, values natural things (i.e. food), makes her own laundry soap and can usually be found at the park or GAP.
There are many forms of Granolaism, but one of the most severe is denial. Once a Granola reaches a state of denial about his/her current condition, there is really no hope.
I often dream that one day my blog will be "discovered" and I will found to be funny and cute. Then either A. be asked to write for SNL, B. get paid to sit and type my dribble, or C. (since I'm so cute) finally get my big break and be cast in the next Quentin Tarantino film. (Come on, I'm sure I've got as much talent at Jessica Alba or Lindsay Lohan... maybe even more.)
But because none of those things has happened yet and taking care of 4 kids leaves me with so much extra time... I spend my days doing yoga. Writing on this blog for all 9 of my followers. I bake my own bread and add things like shredded zucchini to my brownies. I cook things I have a hard time pronouncing, like quinoa. I asked Jason the other day if it was ok I try my hand at making my own laundry soap. I enjoy being outdoors and you can usually find me playing with my children at the park or shopping at GAP.
The other day, I made my own homemade granola...