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Love Me Tea May 12, 2009

For some reason, I was loving up on my cups of tea today.  I’m even sipping some of my new Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Thai Chai at the moment while writing this post!  Unfortunately, breakfast had to be a quick one this morning because I was dragging…bad!  I woke up probably almost 1/2 hour after I should have, so I scarfed down (not good – take your time when eating!) this bowl of Kashi GoLean Honey Almond Flax with vanilla soymilk and a bananer.


Mid-morning, it was more of my Target Archer Farms trail mix (pecans, yogurt raisins, goji berries & cranberries) with a couple True North Almond Clusters thrown in for a lil’ protein boost.


The day flew by again pretty fast, thanks again in part to having lots of work to do.  I ran a couple quick errands at lunch (bank + gas) because it was kinda crappy weather and really windy, so no walk today :(.  However, lunch totally made up for it: veggie sandwich (spinach, cucumber, onion, avocado & mustard on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin) along with my TJ’s Rice & Bean Chips.  These chips are pretty friggin’ delish!














Of course, some peanut M&M’s and Green Chai Tea for dessert – two cups of tea to be exact!  The afternoon ebbed and flowed with lots of work and thinking.  As much as I would love to jump on a plane right now to Australia (that is my adventurous, impulsive nature), I really want to make sure I think this through and have all my finances covered while I am gone.  I think this means that I…dare I say it…am growing up?

The usual yogurt/berries/granola combo for the afternoon munchies…


I raced home, albeit safely, excited to try my first attempt at concocting something yummy from….my farmer’s market parsnips!  I did a little research today and found “Mollie’s Quite Surprising Mashed Parsnips” from Vegetarian Times magazine online.  Parsnips, olive oil, balsamic vinegar & salt = DELICIOUSNESS!  Along with my mashed parsnips, I sauteed some asparagus in garlic + EVOO and made a basic black bean burger, recipe courtesy of Miss Kath, with more garlic.

I love me some garlic too!














For dessert, I smothered three of my little Black Mission Fig friends with some almond butter and devoured.  Yummm!  Now, I am going to finish my cup of tea, head off to yoga (remember Tuesdays with Ted?) then probably come home for my 4th cup of tea today.  I am thinking some Good Earth Sweet & Spicy is in the mix…have a good night everyone!

Do you all need something sweet after dinner like me?  If so, how do you deal when the sweet tooth monster rears its head?


One Response to “Love Me Tea”

  1. Ruthie Says:

    Holly, What a great day of food! My mouth was watering the whole time I scrolled down. I will have to try the parsnips, were they bitter?

    Growing up is not always fun at the moment, but, boy, later do I have a peace that instant gratification never brings me. You are moving slowly, that is always a good sign!

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