Well, this weekend started like any other…with work.
However, it was a short shift on Friday night, and I skedaddled from the PT (part-time) job at 8pm. Then I got home, put my jammies on, crawled in bed and FINALLY got the chance to read this…
Yes, that would be the The Food Issue from the New York Times Magazine article Ellie sent me oh…forever ago. Needless to say, it made me love Jamie Oliver even more (that British accent is sooo adorable!), rethink going vegetarian for about the hundredth time and realize just how out of whack Americans are about food and everything it means (community, togetherness, health, energy…life!).
Here is some advice my boyfriend Michael Pollan put together…
Alright, I’ll get off my soapbox now…
It’s really too bad I didn’t take any food pictures on Saturday because the day exemplified the very meaning of deliciousness! The day started with a bowl of brown rice + agave + cinnamon, which is a stellar combo. Then at the grocery store, I ripped open a Cinnamon Roll Larabar and chowed down. Mama was hungry.
Then, it was off to do some shopping!
What? You don’t have a 24-ft. gingerbread man made with more than 200 lbs. of butter, 1 lb. of cinnamon and 400 lbs of flour at your local mall? Nonsense!
My friend Ilsa and I shopped for more than 5 hours, and surprisingly, I only came out with a black skirt and dark gray cardigan. Surprising because I could have bought more. A lot more. I went to Anthropologie…eeeek, why must you be so expensive? I know this girl agrees.
Lunch was una ensalada grande con mucho salsa y guacamole. Delicioso, no Sarah? Snack was Cold Stone ice cream – cinnamon ‘scream + choco chips + almonds = AMAZE. Dinner was a falafel wrap, French fries, a locally-made brew and a side of bowling!
The bottom left-hand corner is me. Look at that stellar form.
Unfortunately, my stellar form does not translate into a stellar score.
Or a stellar name. Looking back, choosing the name Hoho most likely did not help me win that game.
Afterwards we went to a friend’s house where yours truly, the youngest of the group, managed to fall asleep on the couch at 12:30am. I may look young, but I’ve got the old soul of a g-ma and the killer benefit of being able to fall asleep anywhere.
This morning, my friend Eric and I went off on a 2.5 mile run, which we were both not feeling. However, breakfast more than made up for it….BANANA OATY CAKES!
Here were the toppings…
And the final product with a drizzle of agave…
Polly’s recipe NEVER lets me down.
Then, I went on a cleaning binge. And it felt dayum good.
Lunch was more leftovers of Red Curry Lentils, brown rice + roasted kabocha squash…
Now, I’ve got a bit more organizing to do, a shower to take and then back off to work where I will be pimping out the very latest in Christmas decorations, reed diffusers and diningware…it shall be life-changing :).
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday kiddos!
What is your favorite piece of food advice? I think mine is just, “Slow down.” I am a notoriously fast eater.
Are you a good bowler? Generally speaking, no. However, once in awhile, I bowl an awesome game and score almost 200. But again, that is once in a blue moon.