Good morning, lovelies! I hope your week is starting to wind down and you have a fabulous weekend planned to celebrate August. As I said, I’m going to a wedding near Salt Lake City, Utah, for the weekend, so I’ll be blogging from the West Coast!
Yesterday started out… whimsically. Ari’s brother, Josh, has been threatening to disturb Jim‘s face for more than six months, but I was so surprised when I opened the door and saw him and laughed for a good minute.
Poor Jim! I’m sure he kept his sense of humor about it, though ;-). This cookie had:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 T skim milk
- 1 t chunky pb
- toppings: cinnamon, 1 prune (split), dried cherries
Ari had already left for the deli to work by the time I got around to eating breakfast, so I met him there and guzzled down an iced coffee with 1% milk.
I went back home, blogged while watching some great tv, and went out for a quick run. I went about 2 miles, then came back, showered quickly, and went into the city to meet Liz for lunch. She’d suggested we go to Bonobo’s Vegetarian, a new place we’d both never tried and thought sounded very interesting.
As soon as we walked in, our eyes feasted on the packaged beverages they had: ginger lemonade, coconut water, coconut chai (a recommendation from Diana).
Their “salad bar”, which was thankfully behind glass, had all kinds of organic veggies and spreads.
The staff at Bonobo’s is very attentive and willing to give out samples of everything. I tasted six different things!
We both (er, more like I copied) ordered the Nori rolls.
For the rolls, you pick five veggies and a nut meat spread. I chose beets, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, and sprouts; I couldn’t decide on one spread and went with two: macadamia nut and sesame tahini.
Again, indecisive girl that I am, I couldn’t just pick one dressing so I had them mix up two! The end result was spicy sweet: a combination of their Diablo (spicy mustard) and agave mustard. Delish!
The meal was fabulous, and the company was even better. Luckily, we both admitted our gracelessness when it comes to consuming messy food, and didn’t try to eat with poise. In other words, sprouts were a-flyin’!
Unfortunately, on the way back to Liz’s hotel, we got caught in a torrential downpour. This girl has no luck when it comes to weather! The last time she was here, the weather was also terrible. Her poor tights were soaked, but she still looked fabulous!
This. Is. Amazing. It’s sweet and really thick, and, as I described to Liz, almost like a rice pudding. She suggested I freeze it and eat it like ice cream… unfortunately I’d already drank it all! I can’t wait to go back and get more of this.
At work, I was so munchy! I think it was because of the weather. We were very slow, which made it both boring and tiring. I nibbled on desserts, went into Black Hound for samples, and ate a Toasted Nuts ‘n Cranberry Luna bar (image recycled).
I sold enough specials to get the special saladfor dinner: mixed greens with shrimp, avocado, apples, tomatoes, walnuts, and goat cheese with lemon vinaigrette. So good!
Ari surprised me by picking me up from work with the car. We went to 16 Handles to fuel up for the ride (ha), and I loaded my cup with peanut butter, pistachio, and Eurotart yogurts topped with mochi, blueberries, Reese’s cups and a chocolate-covered pretzel.
It was a pretty great day, I’d say. Now I’m off to go meet Greg for lunch before work, and tomorrow morning I’m off to Utah! Have a great day 🙂