Hello and TGIF! Thursday was a beast for me. I had training clients at 5:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by a gym management meeting, another training client, teaching hot yoga and book club this afternoon/evening. I arrived home at 10 p.m. and was DONE! One thing I do love about my work though is my complete control over my schedule. I stacked today so that I can have some flexibility on Friday for home and personal stuff. Double bonus on loving my work is that every client/class I had today was awesome and I enjoyed every minute of it.
So, it’s been a while since I’ve done a recent eats post and this one is a little off the clean eating bandwagon but that’s totally to be expected during one’s birthday week, right? 😉 Get ready for carbs, cake and more cake with a side of chocolate!
Breakfast is the one meal that I have kept steady over the past week. Green smoothies are still the only thing that I want before noon any day of the week.
Well, I met with a friend at Sunflour on Wednesday for lunch and had intentions of ordering a sandwich. I ended up with a morning glory muffin and an iced coffee instead…and enjoyed every bite! The muffin was full of carrots, pineapple, raisins and more.
I got it together today and made a salad and half of a sandwich. This was such a great summer lunch. The salad was a mix of greens, kale, roasted beets, avocado, dried cranberries, goat cheese and sunflower seeds with honey dijon balsamic. The sandwich was tomato, avocado and basil mayo on honey whole wheat.
I have eaten dinner out every night this week with various friends for my birthday. On Tuesday I went to The Cowfish which is a sushi and burger restaurant here in won that I avoid at all costs due to the popularity and wait. Fortunately, we were able to be seated late on Tuesday when we arrived at almost 9:30 p.m. I tried the Bento Box for the first time. Such a great combo of a slider, sushi, sweet potato fries, edamame and marinated cucumbers. The variety was so fun here!
And I had dinner out with my girlfriends on Wednesday night. We went to Napa on Providence. I ordered a salad with kale, arugula, pickled onions, tomatoes, goat cheese, strawberries and grilled salmon. We split a couple of pizzas on the side.
This week has been FULL of sweet treats. I received a box of mixed truffles from Godiva for my birthday. I’ve been sampling my way through them all week.
My girlfriends surprised me with a box of delicious cupcakes at our get together on Wednesday night. I had a raspberry cheesecake cupcake that was to die for.
And brought home a pecan pie cupcake that was devoured at lunch today. (Yes, that is a chunk of pecan pie in the middle of the cupcake…)
And if that wasn’t all enough, we had chocolate cake at book club tonight to celebrate another friend’s birthday. I was too excited when our host offered everyone a glass of milk with our chocolate cake and eagerly accepted.
I’m attending a wedding on Saturday so we’re going to keep this cake trend going for a few more days! 😉
Favorite cake/cupcake flavors? This is a nearly impossible question for me but my all time favorite is probably strawberry and my least overall favorite is chocolate (although I will clearly eat and love it when it’s offered!).