Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Eats and Buys

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend was great! Mine of course, went by fast! I helped a friend move and also got some delicious local beer. A girl I work with recommended it.

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It is light and crisp and the perfect summer brew. If you get a chance try it!


Saturday morning I made a delish breakfast. It has been a while since I had pancakes with raspberries.

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Today we made a roast in the crock pot with carrots and potatoes. With it, we made some burritos. I decided to make a homemade Avocado Salsa Verde. It was sooooo goood!

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Avocado Salsa Verde:

Ingredients:

  1. 3 Avocados
  2. 1 lime
  3. 1/4 large white or sweet onion
  4. 4-6 jalapenos, cut in half, stem removed
  5. 7 tomatillos, cut in half, casing removed
  6. About 20 sprigs of cilantro
  7. 1/3 cup of 0% Greek Yogurt
  8. Salt to taste

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients in blender 
  • blend until smooth

Enjoy!

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Well off to finish studying! ciao!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Spunky!!

Today is the wonderful birthday of Spunky. I have had her for almost 5 wonderful years. For her birthday we got her a chew stick….she loves them! She spent about 5 hrs straight chewing on it.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

No Boot ?!?

Happy Hump Day Everyone! I have got some outstanding news today!!!!! I am finally out of my boot! 2011-08-17 2011-08-17 001 003I asked the doctor if I can run…he said to start off slow but that he does not see a problem with me running the Rock n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in December! Whoo hoo! I do have to wear my custom orthotics though.. check ‘em out!

I got three different sets for different shoes:

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For breakfast yesterday morning I ate a breakfast cookie:

 

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When I got home from work the hubs and I went to the local farmers market:

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I could not resist the mini Red Velvet cupcake:

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We went to eat Mexican food after:

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I went with a carne asada burrito:

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The hubs went for a milanesa torta:

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Some buys from the farmers market:

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I can’t wait until these babies are ready to go!

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After dinner we took lil Spunky on a walk:

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For lunch today, I went to eat sushi with my friend Jess in Sausalito:

 

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For dinner today, we made grilled salmon with a honey-orange glaze and grilled asparagus and French green beans…

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All in all it was a pretty great day! Well off to bed. Ciao!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mondays…..

Hey everyone! Hope your Monday went great! Mine actually went by fast. I came home to a lil presents…

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I decided to buy another water bottle with a big top. A KOR Delta. I think it is pretty and it does have a big top. I have some Sigg bottles but they are a pain to wash and you can’t put anything in them. Also, I have another water bottle that I take to workie but the water at work kinda tastes like crap. So if fill the water bottles with filtered water and cut up some fruit and let it sit overnight. It is refreshing to drink.

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I have been taking BCAA’s when I workout. I tried the pills but they are horse pills and you have to take a bunch. No.Thank.You. After the recommendation from several people, I decided to get the drink Xtend in Watermelon. I will let you know how it goes.

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Well off to bed…ciao!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Seaglass Creation

Hey everyone! Hope your weekend has went great! I was very productive this weekend and got lots done. I did lots of homework and also cleaned house. I did not go out this weekend and saw a lot of Bad Girls Club. I recorded the entire last season and even got the hubs to get into watching it with me…lol.


On Saturday, I made a delicious grilled steak with fried onions and a Balsamic Vinaigrette reduction. I was so good. My sis gave me the recipe that her friend gave her. He owns an upscale catering company and this recipe is one of the hit dishes. I will see if it is ok and will probably post the recipe here soon.

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I was at a festival last week and my friend won a few things…she ended up giving me this Seaglass necklace. I want to get some matching earrings for it…I love it!

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I was feeling in a Crudit├ęs mood today and decided to make some homemade hummus to eat with my veggies. It came out smooth and creamy.

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I also got the courage to take a walk with Spunky and my boot. It was a lil awkward crossing the street because all these cars were staring at me. My dog really did enjoy the nice weather and being outside. Hopefully the podiatrist will call this week with good news about my inserts being there. I want to be out of this boot and start training for the half in Dec. Well of to bed. Ciao!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It’s a Wrap!

Happy Hump day everyone! Today was a great day….work was good and it went by fast. I took my Organic Chem test yesterday and did ok…I wish I got a higher score. I talked to my professor today and I feel a lot better. I hope I can get an A in this class.


For breakfast I had scrambled eggs with Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles. They are delish and it makes it easier in the morning to cook breakfast.

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For lunch my coworkers and I decided to try a deli for lunch. I have heard of it but never made the lil drive over there. I was fantastic!

 

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I had the shrimp salad with feta cheese…yum!

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For dinner I decided to make some lettuce wraps. I used to eat these about once a month when I was single and got a craving for them. My hubs had never tried lettuce wraps and he is a fan! I told him we have leftovers for din din tomorrow and all he said was “ MMMMmmm.” So these is going to make an appearance in the future again! It also only took about 30 min to make.

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Well off to bed I go! Ciao!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Kebab Time

Hey everyone!

Hope you Monday went great! Mine went by really fast. I watched a lil bit of Bad Girls Club when I got home…those girls are cray cray. For dinner the hubs and I decided to grill some chicken kebabs and some veggie stir fry. We defrosted a lot of chicken so we decided to add some to the stir fry. It came out fabulous!

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I also worked on Orgo this afternoon. I feel like I am getting my Organic Chemistry class. I hope I continue to do well in the class. Well off to bed….ciao!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Posting Hiatus fo sho

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been gone so long. For one, I have been gimpie and it has not been very fun…boo. I have officially worn this boot for a month. I went to the podiatrist for a check up and I have to wear the boot for 2-3 more weeks. Another thing that sux is that I have a temporary crown on the tooth that I got a root canal on.


A lil over a week ago we went to a local place called Thai Issan. It was delish! We sat on floor seats and had to take off our shoes. I, of course, was not able to take off my boot…it was an awkward situation.

Chicken and Beef Satay:

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Summer Rolls:

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The best part--- Fried Banana Ice Cream:

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Our really good friends Marie, Kyle, and their cutsie sons Grant and Jay and their friend Ashley came to visit. We took a day trip to San Fran. It was a good time!

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I went to Sephora the other day and lookie what I bought!

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So far I love it! My skin feels a lot smoother.


Well off to bed. Ciao!