Smoothing out my day

It's the end of Day 3 and after some inevitable tears from chopping onions, I have a lentil soup slow cooking away in the Cuisinart and spicy chick peas baking in the oven. They come out nice and crispy and are super delicious. Thank you, "5 Ingredient Fix"! (Recipe below.) Being in a mad rush …

Temptation – I CAN resist

Have you ever had the bread at Joe Forte's? It is GOOD. Like beyond good. And it smells divine and when the basket got placed smack where I was sitting at a work dinner, I managed not to a) drool or b) grab a piece soak it in the lobster infused olive oil/balsamic mix and …

Trail mix is my friend

Vegans, Celiac and allergy sufferers: my hat goes off to you. Day 1 and I feel like a smoker trying to quit - one day without my peanut butter smothered cinnamon raisin bagel, green tea and Activia yogurt for breakfast and I'm a mess. It makes me feel slightly better that Sean had just as …

It’s going to be a long two weeks…

Tomorrow marks the beginning of what could be a rocky two weeks for me and Sean - we are doing a cleanse. Yes, a cleanse. Two weeks of no wheat, sugar (aside from honey), caffeine, red meat, citrus fruit (excluding lemon), potatoes, corn, peanuts, dairy, vitamins supplements and no oils (excluding olive and flax). As …

Chalet Wednesday

So there I was sitting in the first of two very long Wednesday meetings –diligently typing out action items and doing some calendaring and what pops into my brain? “I wish I was at a ski chalet, sitting snug in front of a snappy wood fire with a good book and a big mug of …

The joy of sleeping in

This morning was a sleep-in morning. THANK GOODNESS. We had some friends over for a cocktail/holiday party last night and I got to see some people I haven't seen in forever. I guess that's part of what the holidays are for :). I woke up at about 10 because my phone was ringing but I …

Long time no see

It's been a while since I've been back here. Since the last post, wedding happened - yay! :), I got offered and took said offer of a great new job - another yay!, went to the UK on our honeymoon, met some great new people at work, went to Vegas, and now it's almost Christmas. …

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned

Believe it or not, it was sunny today. (I will get into how this relates to the title of today's entry in a second.) After days, weeks, almost months(!) of unheard of cold weather and rain in May and now June, the temperature finally hit plus 20 degrees and there was not a cloud in …