Monday, December 9, 2013

A Very Seattle Weekend

I didn't really eat much of my own food this weekend. Saturday, I just had coffee with almond mild before work and trail mix on my way home. I ate a clementine and some other snacky foods on my way out the door to meet Christiaan Kroesen, a family friend from when I lived in Germany 10 years ago. We met at the flagship REI store, which is one of my favorite places in Seattle. It's so fun. It's like a giant treehouse with trails and a super cool rock wall and fireplace which included a campfire concert on Saturday.

I didn't buy anything, but I sure did look! I came close to buying some chacos for $20 from the basement which are all the returns. And some hiking shoes but they were 1/2 size too big.

Anyways. Then we walked around and happened upon Top Pot Donuts. I got a pumpkin donut, which is apparently famous because Obama ate it when he was there.

We had already ruined out dinner, but then we went to Wild Ginger and ate lots of asian fusion food.

It was pretty good. I ate a scallop. I'm not really sure why people love them so much. It just tasted like seafood. We finished with some ginger ice cream. 

Sunday, My Dad's cousin Nancy picked me up so we could get our copies of my aunt's book that just came out (check it out at!)

Then she took me, her teenage daughter and their host student for the weekend to downtown Seattle. We went to the flagship Nordstrom, up the Space Needle, and to Pike Place Market. It was my first time up the needle! 
downtown, Mt. Ranier, Puget Sound
It was a nice day! I ended it with a treat when I bought Reese's Peanut Butter bells to sent to my Kinders in Deutschland. I also got dark hot cocoa and a Reese's tree, which I ate with 2 clementines. And Kate made delicious yummy roasted butternut squash with apples and garlic, which she kindly let me eat. Number 5 bajillion why she's the best. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday funday

This week at work had been more exhausting than the previous 13 combined. And that's only a slight exaggeration. The good news is, the Boys and Girls Club kids were good all week! Which is pretty much a miracle for them. I haven't really felt on top of my game all week either.
Today I had
Half a grapefruit and coffee with almond milk
Burrito with a tortilla and cheese from work, plus black beans with veggies and salsa
Carrot coconut muffin, fruit salad with mango, berries and the rest of the grapefruit
Snacks were trail mix and the gross-but-so-good mandarin oranges from work. At least they kind of still look like fruit.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 3

Today was a weird day, the kind that ends in drinking a large coffee with gingerbread syrup at Starbucks at 6:30pm and includes eating peanut butter off a spoon.

It started off well enough, with a mixture of oatmeal and barley flakes with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, jaggery, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips. With a big mug of coffee.

But sometimes it's hard to think straight when your reproductive system decides to wage war against you. The day included lots of chocolate, including a delicious homemade chocolate bar with coconut, almonds and caramel. And carbs. And caffeine.

The day also included potato salad with sweet potato and roasted beets, and pickled rainbow chard stems with a little daikon radish and onion.

A clementine, to get all the extra melted chocolate out of the bowl.

A fried egg with lots of garlic powder (don't judge me), greens, white bean basil hummus, chai, and more. I honestly don't even remember everything else I ate.

But I'm currently skyping with Hannah and Lexi! I haven't talked to both of them at the same time since graduation!!

Day 2

Today I had
Carrot coconut muffin, coffee and the rest of my soy egg nog
Roasted sweet potato and broccoli with black beans and the rest of my almond cheese over mixed greens with salsa
Clementine and chocolate chips, and a slice of banana bread someone brought to work
Peanut butter and berry smoothie, trail mix from work
A beer and more chocolate chips after a spontaneous trip to the brewery with coworkers
I did go to the bargain store and bought clementines, almond milk and chocolate chips. It was with the last of my cash though, so it doesn't count towards my no food budget. Actually, the beer was the last of my cash

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Day 1

This is what I ate today:
Chai (from a k-cup. I forgot about those)
Mango green smoothie with coconut flakes
Toast with peanut butter
Soy egg nog
Egg nog latte at Kaffeeklatsch, my favorite German coffee shop. Usually I just get coffee, so it was a nice treat.
Curry -rice and quinoa with mixed veggies, chick peas, and simmer sauce
A fake no bake cookie with oats, peanut butter, cocoa powder, jaggery (raw sugar), coconut flakes, and almonds.
It's back to the crazy that is work tomorrow, which always makes it difficult to have normal healthy meals.