Posts tagged ‘Whole Foods’

June 13, 2011

Good Start, Bad Ending

Good Morning! I don’t want to say Happy Monday because I’ve never been a fan of those people who say it every week… How was everyone’s weekend? Fun? Relaxing? Busy? Mine was perfect…until the end. But, I’ll get to that later!

Friday night my boyfriend arrived around 10 and we were both so extremely tired we just watched the movie “No Strings Attached” and called it a night. The movie was not so good, not too funny and pretty predictable. I wasn’t expecting it to receive an Academy Award or anything but throw me a curve ball or two!

Saturday morning we had a lot of errands to run… Somehow we accomplished all of them from my house. Thank YOU technology. How was I living without a computer for 2 weeks!?

We had plans to meet up with my best friend to enjoy some of Maryland’s finest.

Did anyone else know that you weren’t supposed to wear light/white clothing while picking crabs?? Well, this Marylander didn’t. I ended up ruining my tank top, shirt and white shorts with Old Bay stains. Next time, I’ll need a bib.

I guess my boyfriend knew that rule.

So did my best friend…

Sometimes my brain thinks fashion…not function. I’ve already washed the clothes 5 times… Still hoping for a miracle.

If you’ve ever had crabs you know their not that filling. Or maybe I just always have room for dessert? Regardless, we decided to go get some fro-yo to fill our bellies up.

That my friends is $17 worth of fro-yo. Glutton much? I love that my boyfriend and I totally thought this was normal. I mean… It is, right? Mine is on the left (toppings queen). I had cookies n cream and peanut butter gold swirl. I added reeses pieces, pretzel m&ms, peanut m&ms, dark chocolate snow caps, capn crunch, cheesecake bites, yogurt chips, brownie bites, andes mints, marshmallow and caramel topping. It’s really a thin layer of toppings… So don’t judge me too much. Adam’s cup consisted of red velvet, cake batter and cookies and cream fro-yo. His toppings were cheesecake bites and brownie bites smothered in marshmallow and hot fudge. Two peas in a pod I tell ya.

We then walked around Target trying to purchase things for our place. We had to keep talking each other out of it because we really need to wait til we actually move in to see what were working with! Usually I don’t leave without spending at least $150 there. You didn’t get me that time Target!!

Sunday morning we got up early and I cleaned, made breakfast for us and did laundry… Adam watched baseball and looked up baseball stats on his computer. Typical boy. We  I wanted to get out of the house so we headed up to Baltimore City. Adam wanted to walk around and find a good lunch spot but our plans changed as soon as we walked about 10 feet and it started to pour. We ran into South Moon Under to wait out the rain but that was just bad news. I love everything in there and need to not spend money on clothes right now! Across the street was a Whole Foods so we ate there.

I got the “Value Meal”. Broiled Salmon with grilled asparagus salad and orange flavored couscous. Light and healthy…. Just what I needed after our fro-yo from the night before! The rain stopped so we headed out to walk around the Inner Harbor.

From pouring rain…to beautiful sunshine. We walked, shopped and people watched. Adam bought me a couple of dresses/accessories at H&M but I can’t find any of them on the website to show you. I’ll just have to do a mini fashion show for you sometime soon 🙂

We didn’t feel like walking back (um why did i wear wedges!?) so we took the Water Taxi over to Fells Point. We thought it’d be about 3-5 dollars per person. They don’t ask you for your money until your on the ferry of course. $10 per person…oh boy. At least it was a pretty ride.

We ate again before he was to catch his bus back to NYC. Shocker. I ordered a personal veggie pizza ate 2 slices and a side salad. They had the most amazing looking reeses cake dessert but we were in a rush so i had to politely decline… My hips thank me.

I dropped Adam off at the bus stop and the sky literally turned black (at 5pm) ready for a big storm… Adam told me to be careful and text him as soon as I got home and we said our good-byes.

Sounds like a good weekend…right? It was….  Until I began driving home.

The rain started coming down SO hard. I had my wipers on as fast as they could go and was going under the speed limit. I ended up hydroplaning and scraping the jersey wall on my left. I then fishtailed off of the wall and spun into the middle lane where 2 cars (1 suv) hit me. 5 cars proceeded to hit those 2 cars. We now have an 8 car pile-up in a torrential downpour which shut down 295 completely.

I freaked out but we couldn’t get out of the car for at least 20-25 minutes because it was raining that hard. Police showed up… The people who could move their cars moved over to the right lane and we were there for about 2 hours before they finalized all the paperwork. EVERYONE was OK. Some cars were totaled, some cars had to be towed but everyone was scratch-free. THANK GOD. I was so upset because I kept thinking to myself I caused this and I’m very thankful that everyone including myself is OK. The crazy thing is my car only has a scratch. I clearly have an angel looking out for me. I guess I got that miracle I was hoping for earlier, huh?

I came home and did what any normal girl would do.

I baked. I ate cookie dough. I ate cookies. It made me feel better 🙂

Once I take better pictures I’ll post the recipe! They’re Vegan blueberry oatmeal and carob chip cookies. SO good.

Since they have fruit and oatmeal in them I can have them for breakfast………right???

QUESTIONS: What makes you feel better after a stressful incident? Have you ever been in a car accident?

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April 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Lovin.

Happy Wednesday everyone! We’re halfway through the week people!! It’s also sunny outside – So it’s a great humpday to say the least.

First off I’d like to thank you all for the comments on Mondays Bridal Shower/French Toast post! I would love to open up my own wedding/event planning company but have no idea where to even start. One day!!

Yesterday was rainy so the girls and I went to go see Hop! For those of you who don’t keep up with children’s entertainment, it’s a movie about the easter bunny. It was cute – but it was no tangled 🙂

She ate an entire medium bag of popcorn at the movie theaters. She weighs 23 pounds. HOW is this possible!? Jealous…

Recently I gave myself a budget for grocery shopping. I noticed that some weeks I was spending around $200 for myself. Whoopsies… I’ve decided to give myself $75 a week to eat EVERY meal. This includes breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner & dessert (duh) for the 7 days… I headed off to trader joe’s and was able to do just that. Crab meat, fresh fish, ground turkey and tons of veggies/fruit for 75 dollars total! I didn’t buy one thing that wasn’t on my list and I planned out every single meal ahead of time. Is that weird? Do people not do that? Someone said i was insane for doing such a thing. It keeps me on track so I’m sticking with it. I am going to keep a tab for Weekly Meals at the top –  so if you are looking to eat on a budget that’s where you can find some ideas!

While at the grocery store I found the BEST invention ever for a dessert lover like me… Guilt free ice cream. It even tastes good! Like, really REALLY good.

150 calories total in the PINT. 34 calories per serving! So basically i would be allowed to eat the entire pint in one sitting. But, I wont. Or will I? It’s halfway gone on day 2 though! Thank you arctic zero. You are my hero.

I made another chia seed pudding yesterday – Peanut Butter! Peanut Butter flavor never ever fails. Plus its amazing how this:

Turns into this:

If you’ve never made Chia Seed Pudding…Now is your time.

Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp of Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of Peanut Flour
  • 1 tsp of stevia baking blend
  • 12 drops of NuNaturals Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of Unsweetened soy milk (add more for desired consistency)

Directions

  • Stir everything together.
  • Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  • Add more soy milk if desired.
  • Leave overnight for even thicker consistency

My new go to breakfast.

Can you guess what else I made? I bet you couldn’t have guessed it included Peanut Butter right? I’m sure you’re familiar with Peanut Butter & Company’s amazing flavors, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Honey to name a few. Since I’m on this whole new “budget” kick I decided to make some of my own. Cinnamon Raisin swirl!

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins

Directions

  • Add peanuts to food processor. Process until smooth
  • Add remaining ingredients
  • Process until blended
  • Dip fingers in repeatedly to make sure it’s just right 🙂
  • Store in an airtight container

Spoonful number 8.

Who knew something that tasted SO good could be made SO inexpensively? I’m spreading this on everything and taking multiple finger scoops out of the container until its gone. This should last me about 4 days…at most.

After kickboxing today and whining about my achy feet, I decided to buy some new running shoes…Ugh, $200 later. Of course I would pick the most expensive pair in the store.

I’ve never ran in Brooks… Anybody else like em? love em? think they’re worth the money? I’m sure they were a good investment.

I also got a dress for a wedding I’m attending in a couple of weeks. I ordered it online and it wont be here until 2 days before the wedding… Nothing like cutting it close!!

I love it 🙂

In clumsiness news… I somehow managed to fall on my back in boot camp again last night… Only me I tell ya, only me.

Tomorrow I plan on breaking in this…

Healthy baked doughnuts anyone!? Don’t mind if I do…

I also fell in love at the mall today. Williams – Sonoma really knows how to make me drool.

If I didn’t already spend ALL of my money at Whole Foods I would totally spend it here!

Off to bed so I can break in the new running shoes before work tomorrow!

QUESTIONS: What kind of running shoes do you wear? Have you ever had Arctic Zero ice cream? What store is your favorite at the mall!?