all these things that i’ve done

by Holly on April 28, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

Because I got soul, but I’m not a soldier…

That’s a lil’ thing I like to call soul…with a side of douchelord for good measure. And because The Killers – despite the fact they haven’t come out with decent music since “Hot Fuss” – have provided me with the perfect theme for my post:

All these things that I’ve done.

After a crazy busy couple weeks of work, I was expecting this week to slow down a bit. However, that’s been anything but the case. Since Sunday, I’ve been booked solid.  Completely booked. Don’t believe me? Ask the three days of dirty dishes currently sitting in the kitchen sink.

Mornings have been spent devouring the same cereal + yog mess over and over again

1 cup Kashi Heart 2 Heart cereal
1 crumbled Healthy Breakfast Bar
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 smashed naner
1 T peanut butter

It’s been chugged down with massive amounts of coffee. I would cut down, but I don’t want to.

Because when you’ve had five alcoholic beverages in the past two days, you need something to get you out of bed and functioning for work. In my defense, Monday night was an accidental episode of tipsy-ness while last night I had a planned celebration for Diana, one of my best friends who just so happens to be moving to London this Friday (!!!) to live with her British boyfriend.

It’s okay.  You can say it – I hate her too.

Because of my poor life choices these past couple days, I had one thing to do today: keep the eats clean.

Wrappage, applesauce + pickles.

What’s in said wrappage, you ask?

That would be some spinach artichoke hummus, baby spinach + 1 carrot.

This post could also be titled, “all these things that i haven’t done” because clearly I wasn’t that concerned about clean eating.  Lunch involved a walk to the Wednesday farmer’s market where I found this…

Spinach + cheese empanada? Don’t mind if I do.

My rationale was that it would perhaps soak up the remaining alcohol still hanging out in my bloodstream. Rationalizing…another thing I’ve done lately.

I’ve also been seriously snacking my face off these past couple days.

Almonds + dried tart cherries?  Another Healthy Breakfast Bar?

Again, don’t mind if I do.

I should probably use my time more wisely and instead, figure out why I’ve been eating when I’m not really hungry and biting my nails down to record low lengths. I know it’s stress. Now, as far as what is exactly stressing me out, I’m still trying to figure that one out…

The good thing is you can rationalize and blame anything on stress.

I thought a 75-minute vinyasa yoga class would help clear my mind.  It helped…a bit.  Talking to my dear friend Thomas on the phone helped more.  Sometimes all it takes to calm the craziness is some friend therapy + massive amounts of veggies…

That would be three heads of broccoli roasted at 400 degrees in 1/2 T olive oil, garlic powder, crushed red pepper + salt and then topped with 1 cup garden vegetable marinara sauce + 2 T nutritional yeast.

Twas’ divine.

Now, yours truly is going to shower, do the dishes and GET. TO. BED. I agreed to go with my friend Steph to a 6am spinning class tomorrow morning.  What the h#*& was I thinking?

Thinking…clearly one of the things I haven’t done.


Low April 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Love the Killers. Agree about their recent muzack though.

That empanada looks insanely delish. And rationalizing is how I live my life. Every. Single. Day.

I want to spin with you in the morning!

Jennifer April 28, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Now this is a post I can relate to! I feel like I spend roughly 90% of my time on my blog talking about how I am trying to eat clean to get alcohol out of my system! I was not always like this, but this semester has just been crazy! (There is my rationalizing for ya!)I recently spent some time in London and I am sooo jealous of your friend. What an opportunity! Good luck with spin tomorrow! It will be worth it when its over!

Erica April 28, 2010 at 9:10 pm

oh baby doll! I hope the last two days of your work week are painless. I don’t want to give up coffee either…ever- I just lurve it. And that roasted broc with nutritional yeast? I bet that was the jam. Keep on chugging ;)

Tiffany April 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Hot Fuss is one of my top 10 favorite cd’s. Sams Town is slowly growing on me though but I did like Sawdust as well. Day and Age? Not so much.

That empanada looks delicious!!

Molly April 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

My week has been super-stressful too. (will continue to be until Saturday – exams!) All the snackage looks amazingly delicious!

Jenna April 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Oh holly! You always put a smile on my face when I read your posts!!!

Adrien April 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Love that album! It reminds me of middle aged men though.. ones that think they’re hip that really aren’t.. Think about it and listen to it again.

Empanadas make me drool- so freaking good- jealous you got one!

Adam April 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Are you trying to beat my record for most broc consumed in one serving? Because if you are, you will have to try a lot harder than that, i hope you know ;) Try 5 heads doused in like a quarter cup of nooch and mustard!

Sarah April 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Every time I read your blog I just want to be your friend so bad!! (hope that’s not creepy haha) but seriously, you just make me happy & so does your writing. hope your week calms down! <3 <3

Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Oh MAN! My Argentine friend and I used to make killer pumpkin and corn empanadas. If only we had more time together in May, then we could have an empanada fest…

Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover April 29, 2010 at 3:19 am

Hahahahah – terrific post as always, girl!
Gotta love your way to handle things “low-key”. Because even though I realize it’s been a stressful week for you, we have to agree you kept the clean eating and the fun humour :)
That spinach and cheese empanada didn’t look so bad!
And YAY for delicious yog messes ;)
Have a great day, love!
Brazilian XOXO’s,

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

Hope you get some stress relief soon!

Lauren April 29, 2010 at 6:09 am

You’re awesome! :)

Holy goodness that Empanada looks amazing! As does the massive bowl of broccoli with sauce! I could consume this dinner everyday for the rest of my life! :)

Hope you are well sweet girl.

Maya April 29, 2010 at 6:46 am

J’adore les Killers. But you’re right, nothing has come close to Hot Fuss. Maybe they will surprise us with some great material one of these days!

Keep soldiering on, Holly!

claire April 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

I, as well, ate an entire thing of broccoli last night…and loved it! I hope the stress eases a little bit that help…maybe some hot yoga? But talking to friends definitely helps…and snackage as well!

Kailey (SnackFace) April 29, 2010 at 7:59 am

Please tell me who that human being is dancing behind you. That can’t be Mr. Lawyer. Can it? I AM ROLLING.

You know what we need? A SOLDIER:

I need a soldier in here, where dey at, where dey at?

We also need soldiers who can deal with the aftermath of three heads of broccoli.

I love you so much. I be texting you latuhh. xoxoxoxoxoxox

Lauren (Health on the Run) April 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

haha — I totally agree with Sarah’s comment above!! I’m sorry to hear your week has been so stressful, but thanks for putting a smile on MY face! I love reading your posts. And, really… the only way to get through life is to rationalize our decisions :)

samantha April 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

i love the killers. their station on pandora is pretty good! also, my mom is obsessed with them and it’s hilarious. also, her favorite rap song is no diggity.

your dinner is my idea of HEAVEN – my favorite foods rolled into one.

stress gets the best of us sometimes – it only makes us feel all the more accomplished when we’re clear headed again.

Angharad April 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

6am spin class? Who is this girl?! Just kidding. Major proudness coming over the intertubes from me!
I am confused about nutritional yeast. What is it? Is it there to replace something or just for extra flavour? Please fill me in.

That empanada looks legit btw. Can we visit the farmer’s market the weekend I’m there? K, thanks xx

brandi April 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm

ugh, we love The Killers, but you’re right – they need some new (good) stuff!


Happy Thursday Holly!!!

runnerforever April 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Haha, I love this post!! 6 AM spin class…oh man, I really need to be awake for that intense of a workout, way to go!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I, too, have been snacking my face off lately, but it’s been on LOTS of chocolate. Ehhh, antioxidants? I’m always impressed by your 75 minute yoga classes – I can barely make it through an hour!

Katie April 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

My favorite Killers song! Ari toured with them once… forgive me if I brag.

I’ve been snacking like a mother too. I think it’s a mixture of boredom, stress, and a general feeling of who-gives-a that’s taken over my entire thought process. But for that empanada… totally worth it, and most definitely an alcohol absorber.

Hope you’re having a stellar day!

Susan April 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I’ve never had an empanada and I’ve been obsessed with trying one ever since seeing them on a Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode. Looks gooooood. And hasn’t it been scientifically proven the grease and cheese soaks up old booze? I’m pretty sure it has ;)

Hopefully that spin class went alright this morning!!

Brittany April 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Great eats!
What kind of tortilla did you use for your wrap? It looks good and filling.

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