Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stormy Weather

Two weeks left. I'm sad. Remy's sad. The sky is sad raining.

But seriously, we're in monsoon season - so it is rainy and humid (65% feels like a lot here, ok?!).  
 Met a former colleague friend for coffee.
 Lazy Tacos: Boca Vegan Crumbles, taco seasoning, sour cream, shredded lettuce.
 Veggie Sushi
 Not my best banana bread. Debating buying vanilla ice cream to put on top of it, and call it dessert.
(Mashed banana all sank to the bottom, so it's like cake sitting on mushy banana.)

See you mid-week!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

So Many Questions

The last of the gazpacho.  I'm ready to be finished, but what to do with all of the tomato juice in my fridge?
 Less gazpacho taking up room means another red product takes over:
The last two times I went to Snarf's, a new gal (twice!) forgot to add avocado and sprouts to my sandwich (LADY! Who orders a sandwich with onion, lettuce, tomato, and pickles only?!). 
So, in a small protest, I went to City Bakery Cafe for a veggie sandwich. ANOTHER new gal, who remembered I didn't want cheese or banana peppers, but added jalapenos and olives to the usual veggie sandwich (sundried tomato hummus, cucumbers, red onion, romaine, tomato, pickles).
 I pulled off the jalapenos, and the olives stayed. It was fine. Am I not supposed to pick sandwiches any more? What is the lesson here?!

On a happy note, I found the single serving sold Rice Dream bar at Natural Grocers. Yes!!
How are you? Any happy or disappointing food finds in your life lately?

See you on Sunday!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

It's Delicious

 Smoothie Bowl topped with TJ's Coconut Granola

Sweet Cooie's Vegan Salted Oreo Ice Cream.
 Farmer's Market Scenes:

 Market results: tomatoes, yellow squash, and zucchini. But that's not what you're focusing on right now.  You want to know: "how was that vegan iced bun?" It was delicious.
 Modern Market's Superfood Salad without cheese and with sesame toasted tofu.
 Breakfast by hand.

See you on Wednesday! I hope you've had a great weekend!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seen & Tasted

The last week and a half has been a return to the gym grind, catching up with friends and family, and preparing myself mentally to return to the classroom. Here is a highlight reel of recent eats and a few outings:
A friend suggested we meet for lunch at WaterCourse Foods. I haven't had lunch there since they took my favorite sandwich off the menu (the Dona Lee), but they have redeemed themselves with the Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Seitan. Yes. My leftovers were eaten the same day as lunch. Ha!

Lots of time with this one (when it is not too hot outside - otherwise, it's just the backyard and playing in the house).

You know:

Rockies game with the family:

Cucumber Noodle Salad and Tofu Spring Rolls with peanut sauce.


Above: Toasted Everything bagel with Tofutti and Cucumbers. My third batch of Gazpacho:


Museum exhibit with a friend and her daughter:

 This morning I am restoring the heavy workout schedule on my body with a trip to the chiropractor, followed by coffee with Mom, and later a catch up with a friend. See you this weekend with another update!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Vacation Mega Post

 All of you were correct! Seattle, Washington was the destination! I had never been, and so a friend and I flew in for three full days - leaving early in the morning on the fourth day.  This post is all sightseeing based and no food. I don't get a lot of time with her, so when we weren't moving there was a lot of catching up. I wish it had been more adventurous, food wise, but all the more reason to visit there again.

The weather was perfect: never warmer than the low 80s with a cool breeze off of the water.  Enjoy the photos (all taken on phone!).


 Pike Place Market above, Gum Wall below
 Views from the Seattle Great Wheel
 4th of July Fireworks from South Lake Union (no filter!)

 Space Needle and Chihuly Gardens

 Harbor Cruise
 Day trip to Bainbridge Island (35 minutes on a ferry)

 It doesn't look real, but this is Mt. Rainier from the plane on the morning back:

I brought a few items back for family, and for myself:

And with that - summer is half over, and now I return to regularly scheduled programming. See you on Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Keep It Interesting

I couldn't find the Cookie's & Cream flavor mentioned by Sarah, but I did find this:
Oh my. 

To counteract the treat, I am trying to focus on my veggie intake:


As you read this post, I am in another state. Here are three hints: this state produces more apples than any other in the nation; before it was a state, it was known as the Columbia Territory; Lewis and Clark expedition entered into the territory in 1805. Now that you know the state, which city?

See you on Sunday with the reveal!