What I ate

 

 

Happy Hump Day. Congrats on getting over the mid-week hump. Only two more days until the weekend! Im still excited about it, even though I have to work Saturday. For some psychological reason I like the second half of the week better than the first.

In honor of the sunny day-off that I had, I wanted to take part in WIAW. I love reading everyone else’s WIAW posts, (read Brittany’s and Jenn’s – the girl who started it all) but never seem to have time to do one of my own. (I also don’t feel like a food blogger.) But today I had a nice planned grocery trip (which I never do) with a lovely list of yummies so that I can make my lunch for the rest of the week. Then I came home and made a fantastic lunch, and thought man I wanna show people what I ate today.

And so, here it is:

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I started my day with banana pancakes and bacon, that I didn’t take a photo of.. I wasn’t thinking at that point. You can see my banana pancakes from a while back here though.

 

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For lunch I made turkey wraps. I used Boar’s Head turkey and filled it with sliced cucumber, mango, sprouts, and chopped brussels sprouts. I spread a little bit of mayo on the turkey and drizzled a bit of Sriracha for spice. Arugula and tomatoes on the side with extra cucumber and oil and vinegar. It was really good. I also set out an organic Gala apple to have with lunch, but ended up being too full and snacking on it later.

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I tend to drink more coffee when Im at work and everyone else is drinking it, but when Im home I generally only have two cups in the morning. Today I felt like an afternoon coffee.. and it hit the spot.

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Dinner was simple. My dad’s friend gave him a huge ring of kilbasi recently, so he threw that on the grill while I made a brussels sprout salad with a hot vinegar and mustard dressing. I ate my kilbasi with spicy brown mustard made with beer. Definitely satisfying.

Today was a day to myself except that I got to spend the afternoon with my buddy Teddy. IMG_2558

What did you guys eat today?

 

Sunday ramblings…three.

IMG_2511So it seems lately I’ve only had the time (or energy) to write on Sundays…but I’m thinking I will be back much more often now that Easter is here and gone.

This week was a hard one for me, it’s always really hard to get back into the swing of working 7 days a week, but once you do you kinda forget about it. This week though, was painful. Long days, cranky customers, and constant running around and counting. At least it was sunny for the last few days!

I wanted to tell you guys about my first encounter with wheatgrass today. Im fortunate enough to sell organic wheatgrass around Easter-time at our store. We sell it mainly for decorative purposes, or to fill Easter baskets with…but its perfect for juicing (or blending) because its grown on an organic farm. Very cool. So suddenly yesterday while I was selling Easter lilies, I had a brain storm and thought “man I really want to start using wheatgrass in my green monsters.” Weird thought… since I kind of jumped off of the Green Monster band wagon a few months ago.

As always I made it up as I went:

First I sliced up a banana and threw it into the freezer. They freeze up quickly, and I dont like to add ice to my smoothies. (Just a personal preference.. I hate drinking cold water too).

After the banana, I started slicing up a mango. Speaking of, does anyone know the right way to slice a mango? I can’t stand it and always make a HUGE mess.

I sliced up four giant strawberries too, just because I had them.

I put them all in the blender and added only a little less than a cup of almond milk… just because I finished off the bottle and didnt have any more.

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Then I topped it with my fresh cut wheatgrass!

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The smoothie came out really good. It would have been super sweet if it was just fruit, but the wheatgrass gave it a very earthy flavor.

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It was a good healthy boost after a day of heavy food, and too much chocolate. But now Im dreaming about lamb again.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, and I promise I will be back sooner than later.

Does your family eat ham or lamb on Easter?