Lunch in Suburbia

June 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Toby and I met James at his work for lunch this afternoon (Toby had to go up two escalators in the process..pretty funny sight). We walked to some little tables outside Starbucks and dug in! I meant to take some pictures there but I forgot. Too busy people watching and chatting it up. But I did get some before pictures when I packed everything up:

Main course were homemade black bean burgers with sauteed onions and mushrooms on top.



This is my go to recipe for black bean burgers. They are absolutely awesome. The only change I make is I use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs. The chili + cumin combo totally makes these stand out. We bought those spices SPECIFICALLY for this recipe! That’s how good it is folks.

This time around I put all of the ingredients in the food processor (instead of mashing the beans by hand – my least favorite part of the recipe). It made them, obviously, very uniform in texture and not chunky. I still really enjoyed them but I missed the chunky texture I get when just mashing it with a fork. But both ways they’re goooooooooood. Trust me on this! Next time I want to try using flax instead of egg (just got some at Whole Foods yesterday! woot!)

All packed up:


  • Chips and Salsa
  • Smoked Paprika hummus (delicious! but we didn’t end up eating any)
  • Ghiradelli chocolate (James ended up treating me to a latte instead of having one of these. woop woop! I hadn’t gotten a latte in foreva)

I watched He’s Not That Into You today (rented it for a dolla from the invention ever!). I really liked it! Very cute! Of course I liked it even more because my love was in it:


I asked James to come home and say “I’m a Mac” but he didn’t go for it. Darn.

Now I’m watching Oprah. Oh the life of being unemployed domestic. Gotta love it. Back to the grind on Monday though! Enjoying  it while I can!

Early Morning Training

June 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Well I had my Physical Therapy appointment this morning! But first breakfast…

James woke up a little earlier this morning (or I may have had Toby jump on top of him and told him he should get up..) and when I heard he was having another breakfast egg sandwich, I decided to jump on the band wagon!

About 2 eggs, 1 piece of Trader Joe’s Fiber Bread toasted (this bread is SO good by the way…great hearty texture. It’s delish toasted. Definitely getting this again), some sliced up tomatoes,  S&P, Texas Pete.  And some ketchup post picture 😀


Check out this egg fluffiness. James has some egg SKILLS!


I just picked this up with my hands and went at it. So good and filling. I also had another little pom/seltzer combo this morning. And I’m having another as I type this. Very refreshing.

Then I bounced over to physical therapy (seriously takes 3 minutes to drive there..gotta love that). This PT was so thorough! He listened to everything I had to say and was so comprehensive in examinging my hip and leg. He then proceeded to tell me my IT Band was really tight (aka he said that it was like an overly tightened guitar string..lovely) and that my hip was really tight and my right hip was weaker then my left. Not surprising.

So I am going back for another session next week and hoping to get an appointment for a deep tissue massage the following week. The good thing is it isn’t joint related, just tendon. Which makes me happy. No stress fracture here!!

He also said I could start taking Toby for walks but to take it easy. So that’s that. I like having some kind of game plan.

I am going to have lunch with James today and taking what I had made for din last night for a little picnic! Hopefully the weather will hold up. Lunch will be late (around 2/2:30) so I see a snack in my future. That egg sandwich has kept me surprisingly full though!

See you for lunch 🙂

POM Wonderful

June 5, 2009 at 1:57 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I got an awesome package today! It was from the Molly over at Pom Wonderful, sending me some 100% Pomegranate juice.



They also sent me some info on all the great benefits of Pomegranates:

  • Pom Wonderful is the only brand guaranteed to contain 100% authentic pomegranate juice Gotta love that! Have you ever tried to find 100% cranberry juice? It’s virtually impossible. Most juices use apple as a less expensive filler and then add other kinds of juice. I love that this is 100% pomegranate juice!
  • All natural and contains no added sugars, preservatives, colors or cheap filler juices. Real food!!
  • It promotes cardiovascular health, improving blood flow through the heart for a group of 45 patients with coronary heart disease. It has also been proven to reduce aerial plaque, inhibit anguitensin convertying enzyme and reduce the incidence of LDL oxidation (the key factor in arterial plaque formation).
  • Promotes a healthy prostate AND helps improve erectile disfunction. SWEET!
  • And of course it is PACKED with antioxidants – more and better than red win, grape juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, green tea, vitamin C and E. Yowza!
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The second I got it I broke one of these cut bottles open to make a nice refreshing drink. I combined about 4 oz. of the juice with a glass of seltzer water. Perfection.


Ice cube glacier!!  Thank you so much Molly!!

I had made something for dinner but James came home wanting to go out so we went to our little local pub and I got a garden salad and James got some buffalo chicken fingers with fries! We were def both happy with our meals and what I made for dinner tonight can simply be eaten tomorrow 🙂 It’s fun going out for an impromptu night!

I did tell James when we were leaving that I knew for a fact that Edy’s was buy one get one free at Lowes food….


Mint chocolate chip. Yes, please. I like when the ice cream is a little melty.

So I’ve been trying all day to figure out where on the North Carolina coast James and I should go for our 2 year anniversary in a couple weeks. It’s hard because neither of us have ever been out there and there are SO many different places to stay! And of course we don’t want to break the bank. Anyone ever been to an awesome place on the NC coast? I even went to AAA to get a TourBook which was less than helpful. I thought it would have descriptions of each little town and beach..not so much.

Okay time to finish watching sytycd. Lots of tears. I may or may not have asked them to turn it on when we were at the pub. Whatevs. I have no shame! I love me some dancin 🙂

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