What I Ate Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Breakfast: coffee with eggs, tomato and avocado

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Lunch: salad consisting of lettuce, red pepper, the leftover mexican rice, a sprinkle of cheese, salsa, a crumbled veggie burger and guacamole

20130925 Lunch

Dinner: spaghetti and meatballs

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What I Ate Wednesday

Forgot about these the past two weeks, oops.

I’ve had cold brewed coffee a few times before, most recently in Minnesota at Overflow Cafe.  I Googled how to make it myself and it turns out it is super easy.  All you do is put the coffee grounds and cold water into a french press and leave it in the fridge overnight.  Then in the morning you just plunge, pour and add your cream and sugar!  If you don’t have a french press you can leave it overnight in any sort of container, but straining out the grounds is a bit more complicated.  Who keeps cheese cloth handy?  I certainly don’t.

Breakfast: homemade cold press coffee, watermelon and a giant amoxicillin pill (only a few days left!)

20130904 BreakfastLunch: leftover salsa verde chicken over leftover spanish rice and lettuce topped with lime cabbage and guacamole

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Dinner: chicken and peas with rogan josh simmer sauce, basmati rice and naan

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August Goals Revisited

Happy September everyone! Let’s recap the August goals:

1) Read two books- CHECK!

I read The Garden Intrigue and Lean In.  I also finished up Dad is Fat, but I’d started that before August.

August Books

2) Eat more salad- ALMOST

I did better with this at the beginning of the month and slacked off as the month went on.  I think I’ll carry this one over to September.

3) Put more effort into my outfits- CHECK!

Here are a few nights out with friends where I wore something other than jean shorts/capris and a cotton tshirt.

Outfit Collage

4) Buy my wedding dress – CHECK!

I ended up purchasing something I hadn’t tried on before.  It is a mix of all of the styles I’d liked though so it will be perfect.

What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: egg scramble with peppers and onions, topped with salsa and some avocado.

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Lunch: leftover crockpot rootbeer bbq chicken and salad

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Dinner from Whole Foods: matar paneer, curry potatoes and basmati rice

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With gelato and red wine for dessert

20130814 Dessert

August Goals

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At the end of this month, Zac and I will have lived together in Arlington for a whole year!  I can’t believe how fast that year went.

My goals for August are:

1) Read two books

I started reading ‘The Garden Intrigue’ by Lauren Willig on the plane ride.  This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while and the tenth book in the Pink Carnation series should be delivered to me this week so I need to read book nine first!

2) Eat more salad

I’ve been having salad for lunch a few days a week and I’d like to keep it up.  I think its a good healthy eating habit to make!  When I was in New Jersey last week I had a particularly tasty one at Tables for Two that I need to buy the ingredients for and recreate myself.  It was romaine lettuce, tomato, roasted peppers, artichoke heats, fresh mozzarella and grilled chicken.  It was served with balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

3) Put more effort into my outfits.

I feel like lately I’ve fallen into a bit of a fashion rut.  I wear the same things a lot and don’t mix and match or accessorize as much as I could with what I have in my closet.

4) Buy my wedding dress

I do have a trip to Minnesota planned for 8/22-8/26 where among other things I will shop at the store my sister is interning at this summer.  I am hoping to find something that I love.

What I Ate Wednesday

After eating indian food with rich sauces and lots of rice this weekend at a two day wedding, I needed a bit of a reset.  I’ve been trying to get in additional fruits and veggies where I can.

Breakfast: green smoothie consisting of a banana, strawberries, spinach and a scoop of protein powder

Breakfast 20130703Lunch: salad of mixed greens, tomato, and peppers topped with a MorningStar spicy black bean burger, cheese and salsa.

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Snack: greek yogurt with a few berries

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Dinner: baked chicken nuggets with green grapes

Dinner 20130703And now off to see the movie I’ve been waiting months to see!

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