Walkin' On

by Holly on August 17, 2009

in breakfast,dinner

I can’t believe I forgot to tell you all about the best part of my new job – I GET TO WALK TO WORK! Yep, that’s right.  I am exactly 1 mile from the ol’ workplace which means I get to save gas, avoid traffic and get a solid 2-mile walk in everyday.  It’s the little things that bring a smile to my face :).

New products also bring a smile to my face.  Since I joined our local co-op, I was given a bomb diggity coupon book full of awesome deals including this baber…

seriously, i think it tastes like sourdough bread.  anybody else agree?

seriously, i think it tastes like sourdough bread. anybody else agree?

A FREE loaf of French Meadow Sprouted Spelt Bread.  Retail value: $6.59. I also got a FREE bottle of organic agave syrup.  Retail value: $6.89.  Score and score.

Obv, I had to use this newfound bread at breakfast, so I concocted Ol’ Faithful:

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AB+B toast and a glass o' skim milk

Mid-morning brought along a snack attack so I channeled Cleopatra and ate my grapes straight off the vine. Unfortunately, I had no man servants to fan me with banana leaves while doing so.

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organic red jewels

I met up with a dear, old friend for lunch who I hadn’t seen in awhile.  Unfortunately for you guys, it was one of those times when photographing your food isn’t really appropriate or important.  However, we went to a bomb diggity Costa Rican restaurant called (what else?), Cafe Costa Rica.

I had a ginormous vegetarian plate of rice, beans, plaintains, cilantro and tomato. Twas’ bomb diggity.

When I arrived back at work, I found out my presh co-worker baked a plethora of yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles with a welcome reception para moi today!  So of course, my boss and I had a little fun with them before the guests arrived…

smile.

smile.

…and then I promptly devoured one.  Yellow cupcakes + chocolate frosting = classic bomb diggityness. 

The day flew by like whoa, and before I knew it, I was walking the 1 mile home.  Then I had a tough decision to make: go to yoga at 7:30pm or attack the pile of laundry sitting in my closet.  Unfortunately, the laundry won out.  In fact, I am actually blogging right now from the laundromat (thanks to some covert Wi-Fi stealing).

However, I did need some dinner sustenance beforehand.  No need to always go to a Chipotle for a burrito dudes and dudettes, the homemade kind is just as tasty…

sprouted whole wheat tortilla
1/4 cup cumin-spiced black beans
1/4 cup salsa
1/2 avocado
lettuce
fajita veggies (peppers, onions & tomatoes sauteed in EVOO)

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what a beautious burrito

It was the definition of a hot mess.

Apparently this also made it in my mouth after dinner…

yep, more pineapple coconut milk ice cream goodness

yep, more pineapple coconut milk ice cream goodness

Tasks for the evening:

  • Fold laundry
  • Put together IKEA kitchen storage (which knowing IKEA, could take 5 minutes or 5 hours)
  • Read blogs
  • Figure out which health insurance I want
  • Organize finances/make a budget

Yep, I’m officially a grown-up.

Apparently, I try to sidestep this fact by repeatedly using the word “bomb diggity,” hoping it will prolong my youth.

{ 38 comments }

Whit August 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Haha, I love you! You are da bomb diggety!

April (Foods of April) August 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm

How’d you get those coupons?? I’m jealous!

Love the burrito.. sometimes its tastier to make your own version!

And that’s so great you get to walk to work! I’ve been on a walking kick lately and was hoping I could walk to the community college since it’s only a 10 minute drive.. but unfortuntely it would be way too long of a walk!

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Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) August 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm

That burrito sounds/looks great!

I LOVE that bread! It is one of my French Meadow faves!

Rosey Rebecca August 17, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I love being able to walk places. I walk to my gym! And to the grocery store, and dunkin donuts!! One time I walked to the mall but it wasn’t exactly close.. more like 6 or 7 miles round trip. haha

Those grapes look so good. Can you believe that I don’t have a whole jar of almond butter. It makes me sad. I may have to buy one. I usually get the small 1 portion packets and use that for weeks!

luckytastebuds August 17, 2009 at 9:50 pm

dannng who do you work for??? what awesome coupons!! I wonder what that spelt bread tastes like. You certainly made an AMAZING looking AB+B breakfast sandwich. For some reason it looks much tastier than any other one i’ve seen in the blogosphere these days! :P

Geeeez your description of the ice-cream in the last post makes me seriosuly want some of that bliss!!!

leianna August 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Free sprouted spelt bread and agave nectar, sounds fabulous. And walking to work instead of being stuck in Minneapolis traffic even more fabulous!

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Being able to walk to work is awesome!!!

Good luck with the IKEA kitchen storage assembly. BTW, I never, ever bought ANYTHING at IKEA that took only 5 minutes to put together…. ;)

Lizzy August 17, 2009 at 11:56 pm

yay for having lunch with old friends! :)

lola August 18, 2009 at 12:13 am

everything looks so good!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 18, 2009 at 12:51 am

that’s really amazing you get to walk to work!

Mia {runs and rests} August 18, 2009 at 2:00 am

Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles as a welcome party at your new job? Duuude, you probably have the best job in the world! Plus, you get to walk to work. BONUS!

Alison August 18, 2009 at 5:17 am

LOL this post is bomb diggity! YAY for being able to walk to work – good for you and the environment too. Score!

Abby August 18, 2009 at 7:05 am

I would have made SURE man servants to fan you with banana leaves was included in your contract…you might want to renegotiate.

I wish I could walk to work, but it’s like, 20 miles, so that might not be the best option, eh? Sounds like you’ve already adjusted to the new routine and are bomb diggity kicking arse!

Courtney (Courtney's Concoctions) August 18, 2009 at 8:04 am

Good day of eating. Sometimes isn’t it great to look back at your own food and think damn, I did good?

Kristin August 18, 2009 at 8:14 am

oooo that is a serious score!! One mile from work? What a perfect walk you can get in everyday!

ksgoodeats August 18, 2009 at 8:36 am

I would LOVE if I could walk to work! I hate driving everywhere!

Free agave and bread? I want! I’ve never tried that bread but if it tastes like sourdough, I’m there. Your classic bomb diggityness reminds me of Elementary school birthday parties!

jenngirl August 18, 2009 at 8:44 am

Walking to work is awesome!! And you are totally a grown-up…I need to take notes on how to do that ;)

Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate August 18, 2009 at 8:47 am

Walking to work is fantastic! I love having some time to myself like that in the morning! Your burrito looks delish!

bHealthier August 18, 2009 at 9:54 am

your blog is bomb diggity!
love the burrito and your grown-up to do list. I guess that makes me a total grown up as well. ah.

I love spelt! But I have never had it in bread form, just as a side like rice or bulgur. I like sourdough so maybe I will try to find this stuff- Thanks!

Kailey (PB Swirl) August 18, 2009 at 10:10 am

totally jealous that you get to try that bread for free. yup that is an amazing deal :)

Cindy August 18, 2009 at 11:09 am

HOW cool to be able to walk to work. I commute and it’s so draining.

and your cloepatra grapes cracked me up! Nice cupcake smiley face!

janetha August 18, 2009 at 11:38 am

score and score is right on the coupons! holler. dude, walking to work would be so dope. unfortunately it is impossible for me as i live 15ish miles from work. and wear heels. that would be a sight to see, eh? fun that they made you cupcakes and had a welcoming celebration, sounds like you will love that whole new job thang. i hope your ikea building went well, you never know with those swedes. and YES i got your email regarding shortening the words~maybe one day we will figure it out?? OH and that avocado slice is calling my name.. “eat me janetha”. xo!

Erica August 18, 2009 at 11:52 am

SO cool that you get to walk to work. I am totally jealous. I have about a 40 minute ride and I feel like such a gas waster! How good are cooked peppers and onions? I could eat them for every meal.

Faith August 18, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Yummy eats, I’m drooling over your burrito! I’m so jealous that you live so close to work!

Angharad August 18, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Woah girl! There are bomb diggities flying around all OVER the place!

Yay for cupcakes and sweet co-workers! And uber-yay for FREE stuff at the sto’. I really gots to get that French Meadow bread in my life…

Your better-than-chipotle wrap looks mighty fine as well I might add!

I hope your construction project went well. Hearts

buffmuffy August 18, 2009 at 12:46 pm

ooo nice freebies!
the cupcakes look heavenly…
-muffy

insideiamdancing August 18, 2009 at 1:13 pm

YAY! So happy I can stalk *ahem* I mean ‘read’ your shenanigans now…internet + moving = bad combo. How’s your new place? Catching up with old posts now- when were you in London?! I lived there for 8 years. That pineapple coconut dessert sounds awesome :D

Maddy August 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm

i would love to try that bread! I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before! And your burrito looks damn good!

Katie August 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I love ditching the wheels and walking! Great way to help the environment, see the world, AND get in a workout.

I really need to try some of that coconut milk ice cream.

Sarah (Finding My Balance) August 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm

It’s so nice to be able to walk to work. Are you gonna stick it out in the winter, though? :)

Lovin’ the cupcakes! What a nice treat! (And I like that you and your boss played with your food….)

lowandbhold August 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Youth is a state of mind m’love! You are quite possibly one the coolest grown-ups I know, too! Yay for the walking to work! I wish I could!!

Jenny August 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm

save money and get some cardio in?! cha-ching! talk about killing two birds with one stone.

Matt August 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm

No more laundromat for me! I get my washer and dryer on Thursday!

Annabel @ www.FeedMeImCranky.com August 19, 2009 at 2:38 am

*Gasp* A Costa Rican restaurant?! You are so lucky! My mom is Costa Rican and I only get to eat her delicious food every so often! I am officially in love with plantains. and black beans. Have you tried the national dish of Costa Rica, gallo pinto? It’s vegetarian!!

Holly August 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm

i am going to try my darndest! i mean, it’s only 1 mile, right?

Holly August 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm

in the kensington neighborhood – LOVED IT! amazing. let’s get a flat together and eat scones and tea all day long, how does that sound?

Holly August 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

i could eat fajita veggies plain and be a happy gal for life :)

Holly August 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm

haha totally…that is the best (and worst) thing about having a blog – there is always a record of what you ate!

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