WIAW 3/27: Trying to be green

Posted by Lauren

I was originally going to write a detailed post about Monday night’s special dinner at State Bird Provisions, the “best restaurant in America” as voted by Bon Appetit. However, in the interest of time, I’ll save that post for later when I canĀ really ramble. ;)


Spoiler alert: it was amaaaazzzing.

Instead, I’ll hop on (late to) the WIAW train and show you all how I am (kind of) trying to eat more greens to fit with this month’s theme! Thanks go to Jenn for organizing this link party. Head over to her blog for more green food!

As of this exact moment, I am enjoying the bowl of veggies, quinoa, and baked chicken below. It’s super flavorful thanks to the addition of fresh garlic and toasted sesame seed oil (my new love, remember?).


Late last night I heated up some oil in my gargantuan cast iron skillet. When the oil was hot, I added chopped broccoli, sugar snap peas, green beans, carrots, celery, water chestnuts, onions, red pepper, diced garlic, and chopped collard greens. In a separate pot, I made quinoa (1/2 cup dried quinoa, 1 cup water, 3 squirts hot sauce, and a smidge of honey).


Once everything was done cooking, I mixed it all up in the skillet, including a chicken breast that I baked in the oven for ~40 minutes. Each side had garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and toasted sesame seed oil.


Last night I enjoyed a bowl of the quinoa/veggies with eggs. Super easy, really healthy, and GREEN!

My new office has Chobani stocked in the fridge. Whenever I think of Chobani, I think of this hilarious MILF Runner blog post and nod my head in agreement. Chobani can be a really exclusive yogurt brand and I generally don’t give them my business, but since it’s free…..


I need to set up my desk! It’s so sparse right now…


I also joined a REAL gym last night. For the first time since 2008 I’m paying for a gym membership… usually I work out in the free gyms provided by work or I go to the gym my mom and sister belong to. This should be interesting!



K, that’s all I have time for. Happy Wednesday :)


Comments (3)

  1. MILF Runner

    OMG!OMG!OMG! you have FREE CHOBANI in your OFFICE!!!!! you didn’t even have to whore yourself out for FREE SHIT?

    You are my fucking hero :)
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  2. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate

    That gym looks so nice, enjoy your new membership! And I am admittedly pretty jealous about the Chobani-stocked fridge…
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  3. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Ohh I can’t wait to hear about your dinner at SBP! I’ve heard amazing things! And your dinner looks so delicious. I feel like I usually make all those ingredients separately, but love the idea of just combining them all into a stir fry of sorts…yum! And your new job has free yogurt?? That already scores points for me!
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