Life is on a Go, Go

June 11, 2010 § 9 Comments

Ever since I woke up at 6:30 this morning, it’s been rush rush rush. Go, go, go.

I rushed to the gym for a 40 min cardio workout on the elliptical and treadmill while watching the morning news.

  • Oil spill…it just breaks my heart to see innocent marine lives being taken away and the beautiful ocean that Mother Nature has so graciously given us being abused.
  • 6 year old girl got ran over by a car of drug dealers running from the police…happened in a residential area, and it was because the chief police told them to chase the drug dealers into residential neighborhoods, at 6pm. Really?! You do realize this is the time when kids are out playing, right?
  • Lakers vs Celtics…apparently Lakers aren’t doing so hot? I don’t really follow basketball.
  • World Cup kicks off…don’t follow that either. But I believe it was South Africa vs. Mexico this morning.
  • Temperatures at mid 70’s for this weekend…booooooo! I want some real So-Cal warmth!

I barely had time to catch my breath, let alone take pictures, while I wolfed down my sammy made on sandwich thins, spread with sunbutter, homemade pumpkin butter, and cottage cheese. I washed it down with Amaretto Teeccino while fervously catching up blogs before heading to work.

From 9am till 2:30pm I was like a busy bee collecting the last drop of nectar and honey before winter sets in.

At long last, I got to settle down for lunch to calm my tummy that had been fidgeting like crazy since 11 am. The LemonZest Luna Bar tided me over for a little while, but hunger once again dominated.

I forked my way through my leftover noodles and tofu from last night, plus some newly steamed asparagus. It quieted my tummy for about 10 minutes. Then I started digging into my stash of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bar. And then some more of Cocoa-Roasted Almonds (YUM!!!!).

Well, clearly taking pictures of my food wasn’t on my mind today. More about what was going on in the lab that day. Did. not. want. my. experiment. to screw. up.

I almost decided to stay in lab till 7pm, but thought it was not worth it. But that meant I have to go into lab tomorrow in the A.M. So at 6pm, I walked out of the Biology building of our campus and drove a short way with my significant other for this:

Love in a bowl. See? I did take some pictures for ya! πŸ˜€

Salad bowl with black beans, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, corn salsa, and a hunk of the creamiest guacamole. My goal in life is to make the perfect guacamole. Well, okay, one of my goals in life. Anyways, I finally got to sit down for once during the day to eat my meal in peace. No computer screen, no protein names and laboratory protocols buzzing in my head. Just me, my bowl, and my bf :-). What else could I have asked for after a long day?

Oh, and let’s not forget these:

I probably had 2/3 of this bag just munchin’ away while we were at a drive-in theater after dinner. We were planning on watching Karate Kid (Jaden Smith is adooooraabbblleeeee!!!), but was informed it was pretty packed. We ended up watching Get Me to the Greek instead. For only $7 you can watch 2 movies in a row? Score! But my tired body told me it was time to go home at 10:22pm. They were going to show Splice anyways, a horror movie I believe? Not for me thank you very muchΒ  😐

Now that I’m cozied up back in my apartment, I am soooooo ready to be in bed. With that, good night dear readers! I shall see you on the weeeeekennnnnd!!! πŸ˜€

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+ Have you been to a drive-in movie theater before? This was actually my first time! I didn’t know there was one sooo close to where I live (about 10 min drive). It was a pretty awesome experience and I will definitely be returning pretty often!

+ What type of movie person are you? Romantic? Drama? Comedy? Chick flicks? Horror? Action/Thriller? Others? I’m usually not a fan of horror movies, but I watch pretty much everything else.

Guacamole guacamole!

May 29, 2010 § 8 Comments

Today has been a lazy day yet a very tiring one! I jumpstarted my morning with a 4.5 mile run with my boyfriend at the crack o’ dawn. Lol not really, it was 8am. It was heating up as I was heading back to my apartment complex at around 9am, and got up to 80 degrees today! Nice, sunny So-Cal weather πŸ™‚

After we got home and both showered, I made him some French toast while I used up the last of my La Tortilla wrap to make this peanut butter banana quesadilla, which was just another variation of my SB&B Quesadilla the other morning. I smeared half of the tortilla wrap with PB2, and then layered mooshed bananas on top. I heated the whole thing on a skillet until it was nice and crispy. Deliciousssss! I love it when after a good workout, you find just the right food to fuel you!

I also had half a cup of Chobani plain greek yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with Walden Farm’s Blueberry syrup, completed with a few strawberries. Doesn’t the Chobani yogurt look like cream? There was a special sale for 99 cents per small container of Chobani yogurt at Vons, and I literally grabbed like 7 of ’em! I love Chobani, but it’s expensive, so I really took the opportunity that time πŸ˜‰

After some mosey-ing around the apartment and doing some laundry, we headed out to TJ’s and then Sprout’s to restock the fridge. We spent $100 + for groceries next week! Because I tell ya, that boy can sure eat!

It was really hot today, so for lunch all I wanted was a green monster smoothie, so I made one, with the new package of frozen spinach that I just bought this time! On the side I had a slice of toast smeared with some sunbutter, topped with more Chobani, and lastly drizzled with April’s protein brownie batter.

Oops, I guess I might have taken a BIG bite before I remembered to take a picture! It looks like a volcano erupting with the coconut shreds on top, and the chocolate drizzle is the lava. Hehe!

Ohh and guess what I got today?! My new yoga mate from Easyoga!

Got the purple Eco-care mat, and boy is it squishy! I’ve rubbed my hands over the surface and did a few down dogs on it already, and I can tell that it is very resilient! I actually didn’t expect it to come this fast, as I only ordered it earlier this week and it was shipped all the way from Taiwan! I bought this because one of my yoga teachers in Taiwan recommended it to me πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to try it out tomorrow morning!

So, we pretty much bummed in the house the entire afternoon. We finally stepped out of the house at around 5:30pm since we were both getting bored and restless. We went to school to check out some board games, and got Scrabble andΒ  a Simpson’s 1000 piece puzzle. The puzzle looks like this, but with the whole Simpson’s shebang replaced:

I’ve never really played Scrabble before, but have seen other people play. I guess it’s time to learn! I’m also horrible at puzzles, but I guess I have the whole summer to work up my skills!

I was actually hungry when we got back, and I already had dinner planned. Earlier in the day, I made some guacamole.

The guac consisted of 4 cloves garlic, half an onion, 2 ripe avocados, about 6 cherry tomatoes cut into small chunks (didn’t have regular tomatoes), a squeeze of lemon, and S&P. Hmm..I think I might’ve added too much onion, and not enough avocado. I had lots of fun spooning out and eating the leftover “meats” on the inside of the avocado skin! πŸ˜€

I then I made this:

1 can of black beans plus 1/2 cup (?) of TJ’s Fire-roasted Tomato salsa. Mmm-mm!

And the finished product was Chipotle-inspired.

Hers & His.

From bottom to top: chopped romaine lettuce, brown rice, black beans + salsa mixture, guac, and more salsa. It was good, but I think I still yet have to perfect the guacamole. It wasn’t as creamy as I would have liked it to be. Any suggestions?

After dinner, I got RIGHT to work to these delicious vegan cookies:

Dreena’s Supercharge Me Cookies! I used whole wheat flour instead of spelt flour, and used craisins and peanut butter. These were amazingly good! It’s not at all oily and heavy like your regular choc chip cookies, but light yet filling! It was like eating an uber delicious granola bar or something!

Packaged and ready to give to my cousins when I go visit them tomorrow. πŸ™‚

I also made Brandi’s Nutella Marbled Banana Bread.

Holy moley these were soooo moist! See how gooey the nutella came out to be? I wolfed down two slices of these immediately when they were cooled enough. I also had 1.5 of those cookies and downed them with some milk. Nothing beats chocolate chip cookies with some milk for bedtime dessert! πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow’s plan:

Can’t wait!

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+ Have you made guacamole before? Any tips to share?


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