Recent Eats

Here are some pics of recent eats. Hence the title name. Duh.

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Jugo Juice is seriously becoming a front runner for a go-to meal. Especially with this warm weather coming around. Important: always get a shot of wheatgrass. It is the bomb dot com

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My body was craving some serious carbs in the form of pasta. To health that sucker up, I threw in peas.

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Oats with chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles. Enough said. It was pretty sweet though, so I could only manage to choke down half.

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Greens with red pep, garlic stuffed olives, scrambled eggs, ketchup and onion dressing. Health craving: satisfied.

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Israeli couscous with ground turkey, red pep and mushies. Topped with Frank’s Red Hot.

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Green Monster with almond milk, bananas, spinach and ice.

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Eggs Benedict with a crapton of fruit from Cora’s, easily one of my favorite breakfast places here.

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Doggie Treat. That’s for Layla. But believe me, I was tempted.

Any good eats you’d like to share?

Too Tired

Hi guys!
Let’s get down to business. The answers from yesterday’s game are:
1. Donkey kick
2. Plank
3. Bridge
4. Jumping Jack
5. Calf Raise
6. Woodchop
7. Roundhouse

Yesterday was busy. And I am paying the price today, because I just feel beat. Like, mentally and physically busted. I still have another bootcamp and noon today, so I am laying low until go-time!

After all of my activities yesterday, I made my last stop at Jugo Juice where I got 24 oz. of heaven. Complete and udder heaven. I also got a shot of wheatgrass- my fave.

This week’s book is Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Source

I really only chose it because the story takes place in Boston. So far, it’s a good read. I like books that take the point of view of several characters.

This week’s nail color:

Kind of awesome that the purple is called Save the Date…

And, before I go wake up this lazy bum…

to take her for a walk so that we can both stretch our legs…

I leave you with one question: Will you please leave a comment on this blog post? Something? Anything? What do you hate? What do you love? What is bothering you? What did you have for lunch today? Do you like you job?

Ok, that was about 8 questions. I was just trying to get the ball rolling…

More recent purchases

Yeah, I know I am not making any money. So of course, I shouldn’t be spending what little I have left. buticanthelpmyself. We are going up to Banff tomorrow and I want to buy stuff for it! (Plus, I had to return something, so I practically MADE money today.)

First up, Nails Inc. nail polish in Sloane Square.


When I did a test coat in the store, it went on really easily and dried in a flash. I can’t wait to have glittery nails tomorrow!

Next, a Benefit brow pencil.

I am OBSESSED with Benefit cosmetics. I even told the girl at Sephora today that I was a Benefit Whore. She laughed, but I don’t think she got that I was kidding.

Those two products alone where exhausting to purchase, so I had to refuel with a Jugo Juice Max Veg pressed juice and a wheatgrass shot.

The Max Veg has beets, carrots, spinach, green pepper, celery and cucumbers. It was delish!

Now I am back home, starving, and have yet to work out. Guess I should hop to!

Calories-don’t-count-day

Today was filled with lots of food. But it’s ok, because calories don’t count on Sundays. I like to give myself a day off from green smoothies and what not. Plus, I needed to start the day with a solid base-meal as a means of absolving last night’s alcohol consumption.

I made plates of bacon, chocolate chip pancakes, fruit and eggs. Coffee x467853 on the side.

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The pancakes were whole wheat and whole-great. I suggest you make them soon. Not now, because you have to finish reading this post. But soon.

Whole wheat pancakes

(for 4 hearty sized pancakes)

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup + 1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
Chocolate chips (amount is at your discretion)

Directions
You know what to do. Mix it all up and pour 1/4 batter at a time on griddle over medium heat. Once batter starts to bubble, sprinkle with chocolate chips and flip.

After that filling plate of deliciousness, Tyler, Layla and I went for a lovely walk. Of course I forgot my camera on a beautiful clear day. Fail.

Tyler declared that we were going to have steak for dinner. I was kicking and screaming against it. So we went for Safeway and got us some meat! We also stopped at Jugo Juice for some midday nourishment. Yeah, sure, it looks like we just consumed a ginorm breakfast, but there’s a considerable time lapse in today’s story. I’m just fast-tracking through the riff raff. Did you want to know that I walked around the house for a bit, cleaned up the kitchen, and spied on Tyler killing aliens? No, that’s boring.

So these smoothies- yes they were great. And yes they are comparable to my beloved Jamba Juice I so desperately miss in the States.

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Then the best part: a wheatgrass shot! Tyler knows I love my grass (the healthy, non-smokable kind).

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Obviously the day was already quite fatiguing, so I downloaded Fifty Shades of Grey to my Kindle app and took a bath. 30 minutes later, I had read 3 pages, snuck in a 20 minute nap, and got pruned fingers. Relaxation success.

Fast forward through some more boring things and Tyler fired up the grill. Layla helped.

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She’s good at what she does.

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He made us the best meal ever.

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I finished up some of the leftover potato wedges from the other night while Tyler cooked up a new tater for himself.

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In a word…

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Perfection.

Last, but not least, today’s menu ended with a cookie pie.

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This recipe is meant to yield a crispy outer layer with a dense, moist innard. (terrible description, I know).

Cookie Pie
taken from here

    2 sticks butter, softened
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 egg yolk
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1 tap baking soda
    1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients, then chocolate chips.

Press dough in a greased 8×8 dish and bake at 325 for 55 minutes are until a toothpick comes out with some crumbles. Wait one hour before cutting.

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There, no calories consumed today. I can sleep easy.