Daily Archive: January 24, 2013

This food means…

Posted by Lauren

S-O-U-P!!!!!

This food means comfort, easiness, simplicity…

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Monday: leftover semi-homemade soup from Sunday’s dinner: TJ’s Madras Lentil + TJ’s butternut squash soup + baked chicken
Tuesday: the Taco Tuesday salad I eat every week because we get Mexican food catered. I’m getting tired of this!!
Wednesday: beef chili + veggie minestrone from work cafeteria
Thursday: beef chili + chicken tortilla with a small cup of raisins an sunflower seeds (!!) again from the work cafeteria.

Baking!

This food means celebration, indulgence, and relaxation (baking is so therapeutic for me)

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Tuesday night: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a hint of salted caramel and flor di scala (citrus + vanilla)

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Thursday night: coconut cupcakes with a Greek yogurt icing and toasted coconut….

Half a batch got a heavy dose of blueberries – coat them in flour so they don’t sink in the cupcake batter!

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Brought them into work and they started to disappear before I had a chance to take a photo!

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Bagels?

This food means early all-hands meetings and an opportunity to eat more of the glorious walnut raisin cream cheese I love so much.

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Lots of changes at work this week across our entire company…. keeps things interesting!

¡La Fiesta!

This food means date night, discussions, spiciness…

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Tuesday night was my first time dining at this Mountain View restaurant and I loved the atmosphere and service. Their chips + three salsa offerings were a delicious start. I chose something totally different than I usually do and was really happy with it:

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3 salsa > 1 salsa

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I love lamp. Those star lanterns to be exact.

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All the unpictured junk food and sweets means I need to go for a run (or five!) and stop procrastinating with my New Year’s Resolutions. As in, I need to blog about them (honesty, accountability, encouragement, etc) and finish my new workout plan so I have some direction in that area of life.

Question: what are some of your favorite clean eating tips and tricks? Avoid baking? LOL

-Lauren