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Beach Picnic

This morning Keenan, Arlo, and I woke up and immediately headed out of the house to get some chores out of the way.  We went and paid our rent, then went to Fred Meyer to stock up on some groceries.  Our food supply has been lacking lately, so we spent quite a bit of time at the grocery store finding the essentials.  Let me tell you, we now have an AMAZING fruit collection.  I’m stoked.

Since it was such a gorgeous day, we decided to grab some ready-to-eat food to eat down at the waterfront, picnic style.  I tried a new flavor of kombucha, Guava Goddess.

It was quite good.  Not quite as much bite as the flavor that I usualy get; probably because it doesn’t contain lemon juice.  If you haven’t discovered kombuca yet, I urge you to try it.  It has weird stuff floating in it, but it’s just cultures of good bacteria that will make their home in your gut and keep the bad microbes at bay.  It tastes like fizzy juice, I just wouldn’t recommend taking a direct sniff of the bottle (take it from one who knows!).

The main course of my picnic brunch was some brown rice veggie sushi.

I ate a little over half the container with some soy sauce and ginger.  I hadn’t had sushi since becoming vegan, so it was a nice treat to find some that I could eat!

While I ate my little brunch I sat on the stairs and watched my boys play on the beach.

May I just say that my puppy dog smells significantly like rotting sea life now?? Ew!  Time for a puppy bath!

When we got home, Keenan left for work, and I ate a few berries for some workout fuel.

My workout consisted of a circuit that I borrowed from Julie’s blog, and modified for my fitness level. (She is in wayyyyy better shape than I am!)  Then I went on a three mile run around the park.

Garmin Shot:

Today has definitely been a great day so far, now I’m off to make dinner.  One nice thing about being home alone some evenings is that I get to make dinner without having to worry about anyones tastes but my own! 

❤ Lindsay


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Not-Chicken Salad

Hello!  I hope you’ve all been doing swell!

I’ve been keeping busy.

Friday, we visited Ocean Shores, Washington, for a nice overnight trip to the beach.  Because of the crazy amount of rain we were getting, I actually ended up staying inside watching the NBA finals (HUGE SURPRISE!) and working on a jigsaw puzzle.  I got some Chinese take-out for dinner that ended up sitting in my stomach to a load of bricks, so even our swimming pool plans got nixed.  To assist my stomach I ate almost an entire of package of Double Stuf Oreos.  Didn’t you know that a crap ton of sugar is the solution to everything? (NOT!!!!)  I still a great time, and it was nice to get out of town with my love, even for a day.

The giant shark is a gift shop named Sharky’s that we stopped at on our way out of town.  I found a sweet tie-dye mug with a peace sign on it that says Sharky’s Ocean Shores, Washington.

I also bought the matching shot glass.  They were just that cool.

We actually drove straight from the hotel at the ocean to drop me off at work (3 hours away) on Saturday.  This is what I got to deal with the entire car ride.

Arlo is seriously amazing with car rides.  He’ll usually just sleep or chill the whole time.

Yesterday, I had the day off, but all I really did was run my mom’s Mother’s Day present over to her, grocery shop, watch some basketball, and chill out.

I also got this fun little package in the mail.

My iHerb goodies came!

I ordered some vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder, chia seeds, and dulse powder.  The wonderful people at iHerb also sent me some little samples of preserves and cocoa that I’m excited to check out.

I tried the Sun Warrior in my smoothie this morning, because I was too excited to wait until my other protein powder runs out.  I’m not a food nerd or anything…

I also created this fun recipe that I used in my lunch for work today, that I like to refer to as Not-Chicken Salad.

Instead of using chicken, the base of this salad is actually chickpeas.

I combined them with some Vegenaise and dijon mustard.

Also thrown in the batch were some grated carrot and chopped red cabbage.

I, then, proceeded to mix everything together with a fork, attempting to mash the chickpeas as much as possible.

I also decided to add a couple pinches of cayenne pepper to the mix, just cause it’s my favorite.

You can see the mixed and mashed product in the background here.

This morning, all Keenan had to do was slice open a whole wheat pita, add the mixture, along with some chopped apple and sprouts that I requested.

And voila!  The final product!  This was so tasty! I really think that the apple chunks were the best part of the sandwich.  Only about half of the recipe went into my sandwich, so I’m pretty excited to have leftovers either tonight or tomorrow.

I had some of the leftover apple bits in my salad today, as well.

Also included were spring mix, sprouts, tomato, grated carrot and Annie’s Goddess dressing.  Yum!

My final meal at work today was a leftover veggie egg roll from a 4-pack that we bought at Safeway on Sunday, with some soy sauce that I nabbed from the cafeteria at work.

I prepared two of them to eat, but after using half of my 15 minute break to call and talk to Keenan, I only ended up munching on one of them.  No big.  That just means more for later!

Well, my ferry is pulling into Bremerton, so I will bid you adieu for the evening.  It’s my weekend again! (I love having 3 days off a week!)

Have you visited anywhere cool lately?  Planning a sweet vacay??

What’s your favorite sandwich filler?

❤ Lindsay


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