This week zipped by crazy fast—however it was one of those weeks where it felt like I worked for hours, but had little to show for it (I’m blaming you, Instagram). Ooof. Aww well, it happens. I’m chalking my lack of productivity up to the fact that I didn’t really start the week till Tuesday, thanks to that never-ending never-will-it-happen-again road trip. Needless to say, I’m soooo ready for the LONG weekend!
So ready, in fact, that I let it roll in early last night.
Har har. Are you tired of seeing pictures of sushi? I’m pretty sure that it’s becoming my healthy living blog oatmeal—you know, I post pictures of salmon rolls just as often as oatmeal-obsessed healthy living bloggers show pictures of their ellaborate oatmeal creations. 😉
At least sushi is more colorful that nut butter-topped oats, amiright?
After eating restaurant food all weekend, I’d made a pact with myself to eat only home-cooked meals this week, but when my stomach started knawing away at me two hours earlier than it usually does (and by that I mean just one hour after eating my previous meal <—can’t get enough of those!), I had to do something about it. Thank goodness I was studying at Whole Foods, which I’m convinced is the the home of Boise’s freshest sushi.
Remember how the Whole Foods baristas know me by name and occasionally give me free cappuccinos? Well, I think I’m building a similar relationship with the sushi chefs. I didn’t get a free roll, but I did get several free tastes of sashimi. Score!
I also enjoyed a kale-sesame and almond seaweed salad from the salad bar…
as well as a virgin happy tummy Kevita probiotic mojita (<—I guess “a” replacing the “o” means it’s for the ladies?).
Sidenote: There was a time when I was deathly afraid of rice in sushi! Like I-need-to-run-to-the-treadmill-afraid. Now I can’t imagine sushi without rice. Those carbs provide me energy and are fuel my growing muscles!
In other news, it should be a fun weekend around here! I’m meeting a friend for dinner tonight, hitting the farmer’s market and nail salon with my mom on Saturday (my toenails need a pedicure soooo bad!), and hoping to see The Great Gatsby again—but in 3D! Can’t wait!
Today I’m wrapping up the week in true alliteration-loving blogger fashion: It’s Friday and my brain is fried, so a list of five Pinterest finds sounds fabulous.
(You can click on the image for the source).
1. Mexican Un-Fried Ice Cream. via Skinnytaste. I loooove ordering fried ice cream at Mexican restaurants! This is a healthy take on that crunchy-creamy-sweet n’ salty treat.
And in the spirit of Mexican inspiration…
2. Piñata Costume. I’ve found this year’s Halloween costume—five months early! Drop candy wherever you go…How fun!
Perhaps de-sluttify a little bit, though?
3. The Multiple Personalities of Coffee. Apparently I’m a gossiping businesswoman (Americano and cappuccino obsessed!). What are YOU? (Click on image if the text isn’t large enough to read).
4. Cake Batter Ice Cream. Via Chocolate Covered Katie. One word: SPRINKLES! It should also be noted that this recipe is vegan, paleo, and super easy.
5. The Food List Challenge. Apparently this must-try-before-you-die food list was trending on Facebook over a year ago…and apparently I was living under a rock because I totally missed it!
I haven’t heard of a handful of the foods listed and a few others simply give me the heebie jeebies! I highlighted the foods I have tried below.
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel and Lox
7. Barbecue Ribs
9. Bird’s Nest Soup
10. Biscuits and Gravy
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle (does black truffle oil count?)
17. Cheese Fondue
18. Chicken and Waffles
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno
23. Clam Chowder
25. Crab Cakes
28. Dandelion Wine
29. Dulce De Leche
32. Eggs Benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls
36. Fried Catfish
37. Fried Green Tomatoes
38. Fried Plantain
39. Frito Pie
40. Frogs’ Legs
42. Funnel Cake
45. Goat’s Milk
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
52. Hostess Fruit Pie
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
56. Key Lime Pie
57. Kobe Beef
62. Morel Mushrooms
63. Nettle Tea
65. Oxtail Soup
68. Pastrami on Rye
71. Philly Cheese Steak
73. Pineapple and Cottage Cheese
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po’ Boy
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
84. Sea Urchin
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam
93. Steak Tartare
94. Sweet Potato Fries
96. Tom Yum
99. Wasabi Peas
100. Zucchini Flowers
You may see little images of the above foods on The Food List Challenge website if any of them are unfamiliar to you like they were to me!
Aaaand that’s a wrap!
Before we part ways for the weekend, here’s a little dose of inspiration:
I love this message. While I was sipping Yogi ginger tea last night, I began thinking about how important it is to embrace my past—to “love what has come before.” Everyone has experienced hardships in life, and we have two choices: either let those hardships hinder you or use them to build strength. That which has made us stumble can be used to empower ourselves and empower others.
I truly believe that.
I hope your weekend is filled with HAPPINESS!
Go LIVE, ENJOY and LOVE.
Huge hugs. <3
I want to know:
What is the most unusual dish you’ve ever tried? What is one item listed on the Food List Challenge that you would never try?
Most unusual: fried grasshoppers in Mexico! Wouldn’t try: snake and Spam!
Are there any foods on the list that I haven’t tried that you think I need to try?
Bloggers: what’s your “oatmeal?” In other words: what food or foods do you show on your blog most frequently?
Sushi and ice cream!
What’s your “coffee personality?”
What did you dress up as for Halloween last year?