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Well, things have been pretty normal ’round here, and I’ve been getting my fruits and veggies- or trying to. And probably too many doses of chocolate, but of course, those go undocumented!

Here are some of my latest culinary creations:

A big ol’ veggie sandwich… (basically an excuse to buy this really good mayo I bought the other day)…

YUM!

With lots of crunchy fruits and veggies on the side…

A yummy wrap for lunch with hummus, baba, and lots of fresh veggies…

YUM #2!

A lovely bowl of cereal with fresh fruit,

And black beans + sweet potato tacos, with a side of “okra fries”.

This was the first time  I’ve made the “fries”, and they were delish! Spiced them and popped ’em in the oven at 400 for about 30 minutes.

Mmmmm, tacos!

Oh, yeah, and a dog!

Not to eat, of course, but to play with. We took the plunge and adopted a dog (i.e. I have been begging for a dog for 2 + years and on my birthday, Loren finally conceded to the inevitable) who I can partially blame for falling of the face of the blogosphere, because she is just too cute/ demands all my attention/ loves to cuddle/ needs lots of walks/ jumps on trees at the dog park and tries to destroy them/ my cats hate her so I have to spend my time breaking up potential dog/ cat fights.

Her name is Sya and I am in love. 🙂

That is all for now- we will be back! 🙂

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Good morning, all!

Does anyone find that when it gets to Thursday in the week you just become happier? Thursday and Friday are my happy days because the weekend is so close! It’s not that I mind work at all (I have a pretty cool boss/ office environment and love the work that we do) and there are plenty of days that I really enjoy, I just look forward to downtime, hanging out with Loren at home and seeing friends. So YAY for Thursday!

Yesterday morning I woke up and dragged my booty to the gym. My neck felt so much better after the day of massage/ rest but I felt it was better to ease of weights for a few days and just do cardio and stretching. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the bike. I like to mix it up when I get bored!

I actually had some leftover oats from Tuesday’s breakfast in the fridge because I had made 2 servings. I reheated that in the microwave and made myself a plate of fruit- a plum and some sliced pineapple.

I ended up mixing it all together and adding some more cold almond milk- it was a cold hot cereal!

I came home for lunch and made an awesome plate: A turkey, salami, lettuce, and goat cheese sandwich on Ezekial bread with a side of carrots, celery, and a few natural corn chips.

I love making lunch at home. I get to add so many fresh veggies to my plate! This sandwich was awesome, too. I spread lots of honey mustard on it.

I definitely went back for a few more chips, too… Not gonna lie. One of the downsides of eating lunch at home: the pantry is right there!

Snacks yesterday included a chocolate PURE bar, which was soooo good. All natural, vegan- and tastes JUST like a brownie.

And another clementine!

I worked from 5-9 and then Loren and I met up to go to a concert. His best friend from home is in an awesome band called The Shaky Hands. They have just finished touring for 2 months in Europe and are now doing a 2 week tour in the US, heading back to Portland (OR) where they are based.

Before the show, we wanted to grab something quick, so we stopped at a little Mexican place in the hood where you get your food in 5 minutes! I ordered bean and chicken enchiladas in a verde sauce. They came with guacamole and sour cream on top and rice and beans on the side.

It was sooo good! I ate it all, except for the rice- passed that onto Loren. The verde sauce was the star: very flavorful, very spicy!

The concert was great! I love these guys and always enjoy seeing them play every time they come to NYC.  They are very talented and put on a great show with lots of good energy!

We got home way too late for a weeknight, but, oh well- it was worth it. And its good to break up the routine every once in a while.

Now, back to it! Have a wonderful day!

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