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Friday, June 29, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday



{Considering it's Friday, I'm a few days behind with this "What I Ate Wednesday" post.

Oh well. Better late than not at all...and this was a reallllly delicious Wednesday! WIAW courtesy, as always, of Jenn over at Peas and Crayons}


Breakfast was quick since we're heading out the door, but I nibbled on some apple slices with a spoonful of Wild Squirrel Nut Butter (love it - review coming soon!) and a glass of milk. No picture = fail. I was still sleepy at that point since we were up and at 'em early. 

We did some road tripping to Lafayette which contains the only closest Great Harvest to me. Needless to say, I knew what I was having for lunch. Kath's blog (she and her husband Matt own one in Virginia) introduced me to what may be the best. Bread. Ever. I love the values behind the company: great bread, healthy living, savoring sweet treats, and being a part of the community!




I was greeted by the famous Naturally Nutty nut butters and jellys as soon as I walked in the door. They were so adorable I wanted to take several of  them home with me!



Have you ever seen a cuter "bun"? I mean, seriously. ;) Too adorable for words!


Scones! Not just any scones...cinnamon chip scones. Be still, my scone-and-butter-loving heart. I have no idea how I walked without one! *tear*


Zuuuuuuucchini! 

Everything smelled - and looked - scrumptious. It was bread heaven, with cinnamon rolls, cookies, biscotti, shelves and shelves of loaves in every flavor imaginable, muffins, bars...the list goes on. Best of all? Free samples! I sampled morsels of a carrot and raisin bread, Savannah bar, something that was chocolately, gooey, and to die for, and a slice of Pesto Whole Wheat and Cheddar Jalepeno...all of which somehow escaped the camera's eye. 

Whoops. 

Rest assured, it was delicious.  


They had a bevy of salads, sandwiches, and paninis, so I had some difficulty deciding, but I settled on a sandwich (what else would I get at a bakery?). I opted for the Mediterrean Madness: veggies, hummus, avocado, and spinach on Whole Wheat Foccia with an extra side of hummus. Since I'm a hummus addict and whatnot. 



My sandwich - so good. Very fresh! After the car ride, I wanted some veggies and this delivered. 




I agonized over whether to get something with coffee in it (I'd been fasting from coffee; plus, there was a good bit of bread consumed by that point, so I wasn't sure if I'd have room). After much internal debate, I completely caved [ I think God understood that day!] and got an iced mocha. 
Ohhhhhhhhhh. My. Stars. This may have been my favorite component of lunch. 
It made me happy. 


After I paid for my iced coffee, the cashier handed us a gigantic free cookie.  Chocolate chip oatmeal, to be exact. 
So. Good. 
If you're ever at a GH, make sure you try this! I loved this cookie (literally) to pieces: it was warm, crisp and chewy around the edges, just how I like my cookies. It had the perfect amount for my sweet tooth and nothing more, unlike most cookies that give you a sugar rush. Once I lost weight and started eating healthier, my sugar tolerance changed, so I loved that the cookie wasn't too sweet!

We did waited a good bit just for one sandwich, which was odd since it wasn't very busy (we went after lunch rush) and there were only a few other customers waiting. Either way, everyone there was extremely friendly and welcoming - and we got a free cookie. :)

We hit the road to head home and made a brief stop along the way to pick up dinner. Some friends gave us fresh fish from our orthodontist (he loves to fish). Which meant only one thing for dinner:


 Fish + feta tacos! Along with an upcoming recipe. They were promptly inhaled. Perfect end to a day of good eats!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pics from the Weekend

How was your weekend? Ours was muy bueno....and mucho full. 



Kind bar for breakfast, chips and pico de gillo (we found a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restuarant), la rooster oven mitt for the hot plates, new #SheReadsTruth devotional: meditating on Living a Surrendered Life  {Join us - you won't regret it!}


We demolished our plates; I stuffed myself silly. So. Worth. It. We're talking made-from-scratch tortillas, y'all.


Thank heavens for Starbucks. When the dining choices on the road are McDonald's and gas stations, Sbux saves my life. 



Fruit, egg, cheese, bread, and pb = French dinner. 



Homemade zucchini + corn tortilla nachos 


A relaxing Sunday: mineral water, lunch of refried beans, corn tortilla + local veg at home {it was a Mexican food-filled weekend}, poolside bag, and view from above {a friend kindly invited us to come swim where she was staying}





Took the leap and thought pink, thanks to some encouragement from Diana.




Summer lunch: eggs, hummus, hot sauce, and sparkling water. Yes, thank you. 






Photoshoot with this girl!



Bernie in action



The crazy fans my little sisters who stalked  accompanied us


Post-photoshoot refreshment {....what can I say? She beats to her own drum}

[Linking up with Kacia. How's your summer going?]

Saturday, June 9, 2012

5 Things

(Posting this on Sat, but let's pretend it was yesterday.)

1. Starbucks's week of Happy Hour was in May. It was a blissful week of whipped cream, green straws, and frapp-y goodness.


Only I'm mourning that neither my sister or I thought to split some ventes for the ridiculous cheap price that they were. My wallet just cried tears of wistfulness.

2. This girl just came in my room and asked with a shy grin "if I was tired" and I knew immediately what she was up to.


I convinced her to come on a walk with me last week, and now she asks almost daily. We've gone on three in the last week. Score.


3. I cannot get the idea of whipped cream shots. Out. Of. My. Head.

4. My sleep schedule has been so out of wack, and I can tell the effect it's had on me.

5. I got the (petite) travel bug. My mom and I hit up Lafayette, Baton Rogue, and New Orleans to look at schools one last time a few weeks before my graduation. Hello, Louisiana cities...our eats were good.

Monday, June 4, 2012

What is This Meat In My Head?

 Peeps, something's going on.

  I can't stop thinking about meat....carnivorous visions of brisket and roast chicken are dancing in my head.


 Flank steak; buffalo burger; sizzling steak; thick, fat meatballs; succulent spinach and feta stuffed chicken; BBQ; fat, juicy, piping hot sausages...it's like a Texan's dream.

Can you tell I've been reading the Pioneer Woman's new cookbook?


I was like any happy herbivore/vegetarian who's, say, pregnant and prattling along, content with black bean burgers and hummus....that is............until -

  BAM.

An earth-shattering, core-rocking, food-viewpoint-flipping craving.

I.

Want.

Meat.

I fully blame Ree for this.

And the unholy, tantalizing smell of bacon.





 Anyhoo. Just....you know, thought I'd let you know about this massive protein/carnivore craving currently
waltzing around in my life.

FYI.



Someone help - I'm about to raid the raw pepperoni. Send PW! (And steak.)


(Source for all pics: Pioneer Woman. Recipes, in order: Bruschetta ChickenSpicy Dr. Pepper Shredded PorkBacon-Wrapped ScallopsSteakhouse PizzaSpicy Whisky BBQ Sliders.)

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