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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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Wasn’t today just gorgeous out???

Seattle love. ❤

Did you hear that they caught and killed this guy?

Go Team America!  I’m kind of embarrassed that I actually found out about this from the Facebook newsfeed, rather than from any credible news source.  When you have hundreds of people updating their statuses that Osama bin Laden is dead, I guess you can assume that it’s true.  Then again, the same thing happened with that crazy horoscope thing back in January, and that ended up being a hoax…

In other news, my basketball team won today 97-91!

They kind of rock.  Plus now I have bragging rights for at least the next few days, since Keenan is pulling for the Celtics. 🙂

I also made my first ever iHerb.com purchase today!  I got myself a 2lb bag of vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder.   I’ve never tried it, but I’ve heard so many people in the blog world raving about it, that I figured it was worth a shot.  I use protein powder in my smoothies daily, so I’m pretty stoked to try this one out.  I also bought a bag of chia seeds, which I haven’t had on hand for a few months now.  These will also go in smoothies, for omega-3 power, but I also plan on using them for other recipes, which I’m sure you’ll end up seeing on the blog.  My final purchase was dulse powder, which I’m excited to try out.  I’ve had regular dried dulse, but I haven’t tried it in a powder form before.  Should be interesting to try out, and experiment with different uses for it, besides just a smoothie add-in.

So, on to my food for the day….

When I got to work I bought myself a grande soy chai from Starbucks.

For my first lunch, I enjoyed this sandwich, sitting out on the patio at the hospital, enjoying the sunshine.

On the outside, it may looks like a normal sandwich, but on the inside…

…packed with berry goodness!  I requested this almond butter and strawberry sandwich this morning as a healthier alternative to an AB&J.  AB&S, I suppose??  This was actually my first time trying a sandwich like this, and, let me tell you, it will not be the last.  Despite lacking all the added sugar that jelly contains, this was still sweet and delicious.  I would say that this will be a staple of mine in the future, but I actually don’t keep fresh berries in the house too often because of the price.  I was lucky enough to score these strawberries from my farm delivery last week.

As usual, my second lunch was a huge ol’ salad.

In the mix: spring mix (with the radicchio picked out, of course), shredded carrot, red bell pepper, sprouts, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and Goddess dressing.

My dinner at work consisted of half of a baked sweet potato with BBQ sauce.

It photographed poorly, but tasted amazing.

These are super easy to make, by the way.  All I did was cut a large sweet potato in half, poke it with a fork a few times, then put in in the microwave for five minutes.  I poured on the bbq sauce, then packed it for work.  When I was ready to eat it, I simply put it in the microwave for about 45 seconds, then enjoyed.  I just wish that I had some itty-bitty containers that I could have carried the sauce in, to put on after microwaving.  However, It still tasted great anyway.

I still haven’t decided on my after work snack, but apparently, since it’s my Friday night, I might be going to play poker at one of Keenan’s friend’s houses.  That should be interesting.  I’ll let you know how it goes, k? 😉

I hope you all have a lovely night, and a great Monday!

Who’s your team in the NBA playoffs? Do you even care?

Tell me about something exciting that happened to you this weekend!

❤ Lindsay


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