Posts tagged ‘tacos’

July 17, 2011


Friday I treated myself to a lunch out in Hoboken. I usually wouldn’t do this. Especially because I’m currently unemployed, but I had a Living Social deal so it was kind of free?

The restaurant’s name isĀ Rejuiceanation. Their about us section on their website says “Rejuiceanation makes it a priority to promote nutrition and its vital role in helping people uphold healthy and active lifestyles.”

When I got to the restaurant I was overwhelmed by all of the choices on their build a salad menu… I had to be choosey though because everything was quite pricey. $1.75 for avocado? $1.75 for artichokes? $1.00 for asparagus? $2.25 for grilled chicken? $1.00 for sprouts? Add that to my $2.00 lettuce bed and we were looking at a $10 (HALF) salad.

The salad was small but good… It had a lot of avocado (not complaining) but I could’ve made the same thing for A LOT cheaper.

I also ordered one of their fresh squeezed juices. Red Velvet – Apple, Beets & Carrots

That was another $5. My total was around 16 or 17 dollars for the salad and juice. Whole Foods might even be cheaper than that!?

I’ll go there again, but only because I have enough left on my gift card for one more salad and juice. After that I don’t think I’ll be visiting there unless I’m feeling REALLY lazy. Which probably means in 2 weeks.

Adam got home early from work (weeeee) and we wanted to see Horrible Bosses so I made a quick Taco dinner.

Ground Chicken, Vegetarian Refried Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Salsa, Mexican Cheese, Greek Yogurt (used as Sour cream)

I made a taco salad with all the fixins and made us each half of a cheese quesadilla on a flat out.

We took public transportation to the movie (eh, i need to get used to this).

But the view ended up not being so bad.

Even if the people were a little creepy šŸ™‚

Horrible bosses in our opinion was hilarious. It’s definitely a crude type of comedy but the laughs were consistent and I’m always down for a night of giggling. We snacked on a small popcorn which made my belly sad butĀ there’sĀ something about movieĀ theaterĀ popcorn that tastes SO GOOD!

I think were heading out to explore NYC. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

QUESTIONS: Have you seen horrible bosses? What is your favorite type of movie? I like a good romantic comedy (typical girl)

January 12, 2011


Happy 1.11.11! This will only happen 2 times in our lifetime (2.22.22) so I guess it’s kind of special… I’m still waiting for that snow they promised us. They even called early dismissal on our County’s school’s with not ONE snowflake on the ground. Looks like another false alarm!

I tried another new breakfast today.. Banana Pudding Polenta! Luckily this one was A LOT better than yesterday’s. I got the recipe from Jenny and switched it around a little bit. Overall I really enjoyed this but it took over an hour to make! So I suggest it for a weekend or a day where you don’t have to be at work by 8am.

Whoops… I was a little excited to dig into this after waiting over an hour so I took a picture after my serving had been tossed into a bowl.

It had a nice creamy consistency like pudding but there was a little crunch on the bottom which made it even better.

Topped with Yogi Blueberry Granola Crisps, the rest of the Almond Butter from yesterdays meals and some blackberries. I’m sure everyone has a favorite granola but this is by far the BEST I have ever had. It taste like candy to me… I wouldn’t be surprised if you caught me in the kitchen pouring this bag straight into my mouth.Ā 

Add this to your shopping list. Now.

Banana Polenta Pudding

For the Polenta:

  • Mix together 1/2 cup corn flour with 1/2 cup water
  • Add mixture to 1 cup boiling water + pinch of salt

Simmer and stir for about 10 minutes until the mixture absorbs all the liquid and thickens

For the pudding:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 flax egg ( 1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp hot water)
  • 1 Tbsp agave
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

To assemble:

Layer a greased ramekein with banana slices and top with polenta mixture. Blend together pudding ingredients and pour over banana and polenta.Ā Bake at 325 for about 45 – 60 minutes.

It’s worth it šŸ™‚

The girls and I went to the library for Penguin Day…crafts, songs, games and stories. I checked out a couple of things – A new dance workout video, Vegetarian Lunchbox recipes and a Princess Party Planning book. The 5 year old’s birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks so we are trying to get some idea’s together! We looked over all the books while snacking on Buffalo flavored Hummus… Yes, you read that right. This tastes exactly like Buffalo Chicken Dip. They also have one that tastes like Crab Dip. SO good… A little pricey, but a little goes a long way.

Lunch was pre-made. Thank you Whole Foods.

Brown Rice Sushi w/ Spicy Tuna & Cucumber – Side of green grapes. I love Whole Foods Sushi. It always tastes so fresh and not many places offer brown rice!

I headed to the Spa for some beauty maintenance after work – Longgg Overdue. Then I hit the gym…I had ALL of my clothes, shoes etc and I was on time. Hmm…must be my lucky day (1.11.11). Even though I accidentally grabbed this classy shirt instead of a workout tee.Oh well, that wasn’t going to stop me. I did the stairmaster for 20 minutes and then took the boot camp class(finallllly!!). I love that class – 5 minute warm up, 25 minutes of intense cardio, 15 minutes of weights, 5 minute cool down and 10 minute abs. I guarantee I’m sore tomorrow since I haven’t done this class in a while!

Dinner was fish tacos – First time I’ve had these! The recipe is very simple and only has a couple of ingredients. I also made a fresh avocado sesame spread that added a little more flavor.


Sesame Avocado Spread

Assembled with a dollop of greek yogurt and red cabbage on a brown rice wrap.

I was always nervous to try a fish taco because fish + tacos just didn’t seem right to me. I now approve.

Dessert was my banana soft-fro-yo. I am in love with this combination.

Time for bed and to sleep with my jammies on inside out in hopes for the snow to finally make its appearance! I also just realized I had a lot of fish today… Hope I don’t turn into one.Ā