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Office Space

Hey guys!  How have you been??  Sorry I’ve been MIA all week.  It’s just been one of those weeks.

Since I last posted, I have worked a bit, played a bit, gone out to dinner a couple times (including a terrible experience at a restaurant with an incredible waterfront view that had something to do with an iceburg salad and a Boca burger. Ew.), and gone shopping with my wonderful boyfriend.  I got some new Toms! 

Oh em gee. I thought I loved my black Toms, but this is the real thing.  They’re amazing.  And bright.  And another little kid in a third world country got a new pair of shoes!  Toms may be cute and super comfortable, but really the One for One thing is really what makes me love them more than anything.

Today was a pretty typical work day.  I started out with a iced vente soy chai.

Then I got to work and realized how crazy the hospital was today.  Come on people, quit getting sick already!  You’re cramping my style!

Isn't the uniform adorable??

Thank goodness for breaks.  For my first meal I bought a bowl of Yukon Gold potato soup from the cafeteria.

I went back to work and sipped on some Tazo Zen green tea with lemon.

My lunch was a salad that had been waiting in the breakroom fridge for me since yesterday afternoon when I decided to buy something instead of eating what I brought.  I guess I was hungry, because I didn’t notice that I didn’t snap a photo until it was almost gone.

Spring mix, spinach, shredded carrot, cucumber, avocado, sunflower seeds and Goddess. 

I answered about 5 billion more phone calls in the office, then munched on some organic split pea soup. 

I still can’t remember the name of this soup brand, but it’s no salt added, and I DEFINTELY have to add my own salt.  I’m pretty sure Keenan put a bunch of sea salt on it before I left, but I tasted it, then ran and grabbed three salt packets and two pepper packets from the cafeteria condiments to add to it.  With my alterations it was perfection.  This may look like green mush, but like so many other foods (green smoothies, anyone?) appearances can be deceiving.

I finished up my work day, and headed out.  As soon as I left the office Keenan texted me to let me know that they let him off of work early!  Tonight’s looking to be pizza and movie night in our household!  Combine that with tomorrow being a day off, plus payday, and I am a pretty happy camper.

Do you have any packaged foods that you doctor up to make extra tasty?

I will definitely salt up my soups if necessary.  Added salt generally shouldn’t be a problem for you unless you have a pre-existing heart condition, which I do not.  Of course, you can also find me liberally adding hot sauce to many dishes, as well. 

Have a wonderful night!

❤ Lindsay

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Fajitas!

Good morning!

We’ve had a lovely couple of days up here in Washington.  Still in the 50’s, but it definitely feels like spring.

I’ve got a nice mug of Tazo Green Ginger with Truvia this morning for my ferry ride.

I had the day off yesterday, so we took the opportunity to sleep in until noon.  Although, often times when I sleep in, I feel like I’m wasting the day, sometimes it’s also just refreshing to be able to sleep and not have to worry about an alarm clock, or being anywhere at a specific time.  Just lovely relaxation.

After I woke up, the bf and I decided to take the pooch for walk around the park by our house.  He had a great time smelling everything, but he still isn’t used to his leash, so he never knows quite how to behave.

While we were at the park, we took the opportunity to stop by Samudra Yoga and pick up our CSA box for the week!  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and basically, we pay some money ahead of time, and we get a big box of fresh organic produce every other week from Full Circle Farms.  Getting a farm box is always like Christmas for me.Behold the goodies!

Green leaf lettuce and green chard.

Hiding underneath are fingerling potatoes, yellow onions, Braeburn apples, Minneola tangelos, kiwis.  Also in the box, but still hiding, or in the paper bags, are a cucumber, zucchini, mango, snap peas, and cremini mushrooms.

I immediately pulled out some snap peas to munch on. Sooo yummy!

After our walk, I decided to make a juice!  I usually make juice a couple times a week.  I like it because I feel like I’m flooding my body with nutrients with every sip.  This was the mix:

5 carrots, 2 celery stalks, a lemon and a little ginger knob.

It tasted mostly like lemon, but I really enjoyed it.  This beta-carotene filled beauty was a nice change from the green juices that I usually make.

A little later we took Arlo on another walk to the library.  I needed to return some movies, and wanted to pick up a few more.  Library DVDs are always a pretty random assortment.  We got Star Trek (2009) and The Da Vinci Code, which we watched last night, as well as, the classic Frankenstein, The Royal Tenenbaums and season 2 of Flight of the Conchords.

Dinner ended up being one of my favorite dishes that the bf makes, fajitas! He has quite a bit of Mexican family, plus he has culinary training, so he makes these sooo amazing.

He stir-fried up:

Onions.

Mushrooms and garlic.

Sweet baby bell peppahs. (I’m telling you, we use these for EVERYTHING!)

And cilantro.

He also tossed in some kidney beans and some spices (I believe chili powder and cayenne, but who knows what might have missed my eye).

While this was cooking, we mixed up some bean dip.

Into the Vita-mix went black beans, kidney beans, Cholula, chili powder and cayenne.  We like everything SPICY!

This was used for both the fajitas, and for lots of chip dipping.

The final product! After this point, just wrap and eat!  Note: while I usually eat whole grains, tortillas are an exception for me, because I just really don’t like the taste or texture or whole grain tortillas.

We actually shared this meal with my friend Molly, who hates veggies, and she thought it was totally awesome!  I think that people who hate veggies just haven’t had them cooked well, or haven’t tried a wide enough variety.  There are so many different flavors out there that there has to be SOMETHING that fits your palate!

What have you fed to veggie haters before that they really liked?

Have a wonderful day!!!

❤ Lindsay

 

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