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Sunday Stuff + Recent Eats

I hope your Sunday is off to a wonderful start. We awoke to the slightest drop in temperature and humidity which means it was 69 degrees outside and the humidity was less than 50%. After almost a month of waking up to crazy humidity that felt like walking out into a wet blanket, It basically feels like fall in the south. Haha.

It’s amazing though how much lighter, crisper air energizes me. The 10-day forecast calls for highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s which is my idea of perfection! I see lots of walks and runs coming up soon.  🙂

And I’m totally not rushing fall because I am a summer lover through and through but I would LOVE your suggestions for slippers. I wear them year-round and mine are kind of gross and need to head to the trash. I’d like something with a slightly sturdier sole that I can wear if I need to walk out back with the dogs or to get the mail or something. Help me out!

Moving on, here’s what I ate last week!

BREAKFAST

matcha green ginger smoothie

Smoothies, smoothies and more smoothies. I think I’m on a 14+ day streak at this point. This one is my matcha green ginger smoothie.

cherry smoothie

I froze a ton of cherries from the shipment I received a few weeks ago from the Northwest Cherry Growers so I’ve been making lots of super dark, super delicious cherry smoothies. This one was bananas, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, figs, almond butter, SFH omega-3 oil, collagen powder, dark cocoa powder, frozen spinach and coconut water.

smoothie bowl with cinnamon crunch cereal

Same things topped with Cascadian Farm cinnamon crunch cereal.

LUNCH

kale and super grain salad with salmon and avocado

Early in the week I made a kale salad with a super grains blend. I dressed it with olive oil and lemon juice and then added cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and pistachios to it. It held nicely in the fridge for lunches throughout the week. On this day I topped it with avocado, canned wild Alaskan salmon and be Runa garlic cayenne seed salt.

kale and super grain salad with hummus

Another day topped with avocado, hummus and seed salt.

tomato sandwich and watermelon

Tomato sandwich with mayo, avocado and farmers market tomatoes on sourdough. Watermelon on the side.

sourdough bread

On Thursday I baked fresh sourdough. This was one of my favorite batches ever in regards to taste. It was extra tangy and sourdough-y.

Of course I had to incorporate it into lunch. I ate the last of the kale salad with avocado, hummus and buttered fresh bread. And then I ate two more slices of buttered bread. It’s just TOO good the day you make it!

open faced tomato and avocado sandwich

Open faced tomato avocado sandwich with blueberries and watermelon.

Dinner

leftovers for dinner with a sriracha sauce

Last Sunday night was a mish mash of things from the fridge that ended up totally working. I hate wasting food so I heated up some leftovers and cooked a batch of shishito peppers I had from the farmers market. I make this delicious sauce of mayo, greek yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, sriracha and salt and we love it on everything. We dipped the peppers in it and put it on the chicken and rice.

one pan roasted chicken sausage and veggies dinner

Monday was our night out at Gallery Restaurant. Check out this post if you missed it. After that crazy feast, we kept it super simple on Tuesday with a one-pan roasted dinner. I think this pan had eggplant, turnips, peppers, onions, squash, carrots and chicken sausage.

blue apron ribeye dinner

Wednesday night was a steak dish from Blue Apron that we both agreed was our favorite red meat we’d ever had from BA. It was a ribeye with spicy vegetable hash and marinated cucumbers. We especially loved the creme fraiche sauce with pickled jalepenos. We also found this portion to be extremely generous!

blue apron purple rice bowl dinner vegetarian

And finally, Thursday night dinner was probably the weirdest Blue Apron meal I’d ever had. It was purple rice bowls with miso spinach, tempura fried peppers and a 6-minute egg. There was also avocado, marinated cucumber, black garlic and furikake going on here too. Y’all know that I’m the queen of putting all sorts of random things together in a bowl and calling it a meal but this one was a little crazy. And holy number of dishes we used in the cooking process. There were a lot of dishes to wash while cooking and after dinner. We both liked this but wouldn’t make it again.

I’m off to prep some food for the week and then I have to lead teacher training for two hours and then teach a class. I think I’m going to make a batch of homemade granola and maybe prep another kale and quinoa salad (I just can’t stop with it right now!).

Hope you guys enjoy your Sunday!

Reminder, give me your best slipper recommendations! 

Have you made any weird recipes lately that didn’t quite work out? 

What’s been heavy on your lunch rotation lately? 

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  • Jessica July 30, 2017, 12:24 pm

    Slipper Rec: Ansley by Ugg. They are on sale right now! I have two pairs – they are super toasty warm. Perfect to slip on when heading to yoga or errands in the winter, or just wearing around the house. I would wear socks with them if you take them for a walk – your feet are guaranteed to sweat!

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:43 pm

      Super helpful Jessica. I love my Ugg boots so it makes sense that their slippers would be cozy too!

  • Laura July 30, 2017, 1:07 pm

    I am a slipper lover as well and LL Bean Wicked Good Sheepskin Moccasins are wonderful. I have the fully fur lined. I wear them with no socks all year and my feet are always comfy cozy! They also have a sturdy sole to run outside for the mail, etc. Size down if you are between sizes bc they stretch a bit!

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:42 pm

      Awesome, thank you for the suggestion Laura!

  • Laura July 30, 2017, 1:13 pm

    Hi Jen!

    I have been a reader for years and you host my favorite blog. As a psychologist, I love how you incorporate so many aspects of mental wellness into our physical being too.

    I am a year-round slipper lover as well. I have worn this same style (http://www.zappos.com/p/minnetonka-sheepskin-hardsole-moc-golden-tan/product/8583531/color/3053) of Minnetonka moccasins for over 10-years. With daily wear, they last anywhere between two-three years. Totally worth it.

    Be well! : )

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:42 pm

      Hi Laura – thank you so much for the kind comment about my blog. It made my morning when I read it. I am such a believer in the mind and body connection because of everything my yoga practice has taught me so it just feels like something I have to carry over into my blog.

      I have heard good things about the minnetonka slippers so I will check them out! THANK YOU!

  • eliz July 30, 2017, 1:39 pm

    I like my sourdough extra sour also. I can never figure out why it sometimes is more tangy, can you?

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:41 pm

      not really but maybe the “ripeness” of the starter? it was hot and humid here when i was feeding mine. maybe it did an extra good job eating!

  • Jordan W July 30, 2017, 3:38 pm

    YES to the weather! I never thought I’d have that kind of breeze or temperature for a long run in July!

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:40 pm

      i know! it’s AMAZING! i ran today and was like, “ahhhhhhh!!!!!”

  • Annie July 30, 2017, 4:38 pm

    Mahabis slippers are perfect year around slipper and indoor/outdoor!

    https://mahabis.com

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:40 pm

      gracias annie! xx

  • jordan @ dancing for donuts July 30, 2017, 7:52 pm

    omg your matcha ginger smoothies sounds unreal!!! i haven’t tried that flavor combo yet but i absolutely have to. i survive off smoothies in the summer!

    and i’m very impressed you made fresh sourdough. i don’t think i have the guts to make it! hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:39 pm

      thanks, it’s become one of my recent favorite smoothies.

      i promise the sourdough isn’t as hard as it seems! i have grown to love the process of making it and the bonus is how good it tastes!

  • Amanda July 30, 2017, 7:53 pm

    That sourdough looks amazing!

    I have a pair of Acorn slippers, purchased at Belk, that I really like. They are cool on my feet and lined with terry cloth. They have a good sole on them and I can walk outside to take the dog out.

    Your smoothie photos always make me jealous. I love smoothies but don’t make them often.

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:39 pm

      Thank you! It is! 🙂

      I will research those slippers. I appreciate the recommendation.

      I am hooked on smoothies, I probably need to make them less often!

  • Lauren July 31, 2017, 11:40 am

    I said I’d never wear them, but I’m obsessed with my Ugg slippers that my husband got me for Christmas. They’re so cozy and definitely durable enough to wear outside as well.

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:36 pm

      thank you! quite a few people have recommended them so i am going to do my research on them!

  • Katie July 31, 2017, 12:58 pm

    Those salad bowls look so good! After traveling so much in July and eating out more than usual, I’m majorly craving ALL the veggies!

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:36 pm

      thank you and i totally get where you are. i feel like that too after traveling. i’m like, “just get me back in my own kitchen please!”

  • tara July 31, 2017, 12:59 pm

    sadly no good slipper recommendations for you. i normally just get a paid every year or so cuz i cant bring myself to pay more than $30 or so. lunch rotation has been salads. today leftover steak on a salad with herb goat cheese, dried cranberries, radish, cuc, carrot, 1/2 avocado that was questionable and greek olive vinaigrette from aldi. pretty good. i love how the goat cheese and avocado sorta make it creamy.

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:35 pm

      haha, that’s my issue too! i’m like $60 on slippers? really!? but then my slippers get so gross and fall apart! the steak salad sounds yummy minus the questionable avo…but i get it because i hate wasting them too!

  • kate July 31, 2017, 1:31 pm

    ooh I really want to venture into making sourdough, especially after all of your posts – it looks soooo good! for slippers – I wear them year round too! – I have ugg Dakota slippers. they have a sole and you can throw them right into the washing machine which is a big sell for me – clean AND the inside fluffs back up when you do it, too.

    • Jen July 31, 2017, 4:33 pm

      I promise it’s not as scary or hard as it seems at first! Thank you for the slipper recommendation and I love the idea of being able to throw them in the wash!

  • Kat August 2, 2017, 4:56 pm

    Fleece-lined Crocs for slippers. Cheap as sh*t and comfortable/anatomically contoured/sturdy.

  • Jennifer August 5, 2017, 9:45 am

    I liked the miso blue apron!! I didn’t know how to make a 6 min egg so it was cool to learn how 🙂 i did sautee the peppers instead of frying so that made it slightly easier and less messy. I had never used black garlic so that was interesting too.

  • Kristen August 7, 2017, 2:17 pm

    The Dakota slippers by Ugg are the best money I’ve spent in a long time… I live in them at home!

    • Jen August 11, 2017, 12:35 pm

      SO grateful for the recommendation. Thank you Kristen!

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