Grad Parties and Grazing

Yesterday was a rest day from working out (aka a day of naps and Mad Men) and a whole lot of grazing in the food department so not much to share.  I did, however, attend the graduation party of one of my closest friends, Martina.  This girl is the most creative person I know (she’s behind all the designs for this blog) and I’m so lucky to have her in my life! It was so good to see all my friends and celebrate graduation with all the people I love.

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The food there was delicious (all homemade and sooo many veggies…I was in heaven)

My favorite things were the garlic and parmesean broccoli, a spinach/phyllo dough creation that was similar to spanakopita, and a Bulgarian dessert that was much like baklava.  I love trying new foods especially from other cultures so it was great to celebrate Martina’s culture with her via food 🙂

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Sorry for such a poor-quality picture (it was dark at the venue) — but delicious food!

Today I was up bright and early for an 8am spin class. I love love love working out before I even get my day started.  Because I waitress nights sometimes it’s tough for me to wake up early to workout but on the weekends it’s a no-brainer.  I get an endorphin rush that lasts all day and motivates me to eat good fuel for my body.  I love it!

I came home and ate a quick breakfast before church.  It was a piece of Ezekiel toast with tonsss of chunky peanut butter and cinnamon, as well as a grapefruit.  I don’t normally love grapefruits but they’re so good for you and I’ve recently found a way to make them delicious: cut the fruit it half, sprinkle with Truvia, and place under the broiler until it bubbles.  Yum!Image

After church I did some errands (returns are the worst) and then came home for a quick smorgasbord of a lunch.

Half a roasted sweet potato, some broccoli that I took home from Martina’s party, string cheese, and a small bowl of pineapple and strawberries on the side. I hardly ever have a meal that doesn’t have some kind of bread/grain in it, but this was surprisingly filling! Plus the broccoli was even better today.

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After lunch, my parents and I headed out to a strawberry festival that was being held in a town nearby.  It was scorching hot so we didn’t stay long, but we got to enjoy live music, men on stilts, good looking policemen directing traffic, and of course, FOOD!

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After trying all the different kinds of bbq sauces and salsa (including a strawberry salsa that was surprisingly good!) I settled on buying this jalapeno honey bbq sauce. It had the best kick to it and I know my family will love grilling with it this summer! I’m already dreaming of jalapeno bbq chicken mmmm.

I’ll be back tonight to share a recipe for one of my favorite shrimp dishes.  It’s the perfect summer dinner!  Have a great Sunday!

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One comment

  1. Love the blog so far!!! & I love the long grove strawberry fest- I’m sad I missed it! The BBQ sauce you bought is actually from the company of a really good family friend! You probably met him when you purchased it!

    Great post- can’t wait to read more 🙂

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