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junkie sunday

enjoying coffee and breakfast at home is truly a peaceful and joyous occassion for me..

this weekend i was a bachelorette.

i awoke at 3:45 to drive rye to his departing destination.

i was back at home and asleep again by 4:30.

the feeling of going back to sleep when the night was still dark and the air was still cold,

and getting into that cozy bed,

was unexplainably wonderful.

when i awoke around 9,

i made some successful coffee:

i started on my homework around 10:30 and hardly had time to eat any breakfast!

i decided it was time to take a break and eat something when noon was nearing.

i didnt even have time to put any thought or time into something memorable.

it was decent but nothing special.

  • 365 honey morning o’s
  • fiber cereal
  • chia/fiber mix
  • almond butter
  • pear
  • unsweetened van. alm. milk

my cousin sent me the cutest picture ever of her inspired oats in a marmalade jar:

i continued on with my homework and worked dilegently until 2 and needed another break!!

i went for a quick workout and before i knew it i was back to work again..

i called it a day around 5 and threw down the rest of the salad from the ramen night before my night out with some co-workers:

i ate it so quickly i almost forgot to take a picture:

it was a fun night! we went to a bar called carbon in century city.

a bit to loud for my comfort but fun.

i was out until 2!! i cannot remember the last time i was awake at 2 much less out.

as you can imagine i had been drinking and arrived home with the munchies.

i hadnt eaten much all day, i had a few bites of sushi that was left over at a friends before the bar but that was dinner along with the rest of that salad.

on the way home they stopped and got jack in the box….i did not participate..

i made myself the most delicious grilled cheese!!

2:30 in the morning and i was happily eating a grilled cheese….who was that person?

ps for dessert i had some honey morning o’s. then i was off to bed.

Sunday was a quiet, homework, laundry lounge day.

alice, dave and i missed ryan.

alice got me up around 10 for a walk. i was very thankful to her.

another delicious coffee at home time!

see what happens when ryan is away….:

i wasnt very hungry after my late snacking saturday night after the bar.

after a work out and around 2 all i wanted was a salmon veggie salad!

i was really trying to want something breakfast-y and sweet but it just wasnt for me..

this was amazing.

i worked on it while i worked on an essay.

i was a fast food junkie for dinner:  

i added a few special touches to my ramen:

i discovered this new vodka..

i never like vodka but this is fantastic!

it it absolute “wild tea”, mix it with tonic water and a slice of lime….its so good. 


ps did i mention what my wonderful man brought me before he left!:



Thursday I had the remaining brussel sprouts from dinner the night before in a beautiful salad

ps did i mention ryan made them and they were ridiculously amazing! ok, well there i said it now, brussel sprouts i am such a fan of yours 😉

followed by a delicious snack before my workout!

if you have not yet discovered the ‘sumo’ tangerines, you have to try them, they are seasonal and amazing!

i normally am not a citrus fruit kind of gal but i have been pretty into these lately.

accompanied by some 365 honey morning o’s, chia/fiber blend and unsweetened vanilla almond milk:

friday i treated myself to my fave veggie sandwich!

complimented by a zevia ginger rootbeer and ketchup:

ps the zevia is 0 cal. and its sweetened by stevia. it is really not bad. the root-beer is my favorite.



i was really craving a pre-made smoothie juice, i try to stay away from them for the most part because of all of the sugar but every now and then is fine. i felt really good after i drank it and it fueled me during a great workout.

rye was getting ready for his trip all day. hes leaving town for work for almost 2 weeks. he brought home these ‘healthy’ ramens. i was really not to excited about them, but i was wrong. i grew up on top ramen and always loved it..(i know its a terrible thing to admit)

this ramen hit the spot!

we threw in the leftover chinese from the night before.

the salads were huge..i couldnt even finish half of mine. but it was delicious!

i am going to miss my sweet man!


catching up

hi everyone!

wow it has been so long, and the busy bee has been buzzing in circles around me.

i have so much to share..but i will attempt not to overwhelm you.

i had a short visit to oakland for a much need sister-cousin- visit with my girls.

ok so, lately..

i have figured out, there are oatmeal phases, and there are cereal phases!

ive been needing cereal lately..

why is it so good..its really not filling but it is so good.

i could eat it everyday, anytime of day, and i like it for breakfast or desert!

i like the healthy types, and the sugary kinds, and i especially like them combined in one happy bowl.

ok, i have also been having a lot of these delicious, colorful, beautiful salads.

sorry to if this is repetitive but they are just so satisfying.

i have switched things up from time to time:


we’ve had lot of treats:

this girl was being cute all the while! :


we have been alternating- i make you din, you make me din:

sometimes we have to leave dinner out for them to come home to, with hearts:

and more treats:

and i have to thank these lovelies for always being there to warm me up or pick me up!

no z’s for j.

its been a sad weekend of confusion and lack of sleeping in.

yesterday i awakend at 5am, readied myself, packed my lunch and was off to work as any other usual friday.

to my surprise, embarrassment and dissapointment i was in fact not to report to work because it was my day off!

my schedule rarely..rarely changes, in fact it hasnt in so long i cannot remember the last time it did change..

well now i can remember because it was this week!

needless to say, i wandered home, sad that i had missed my oppurtunity to luxuriate in a warm cozy bed while the sky was dark and the air was cold.

and to make matters attempt to recreate this magical image of blankets and shut eye, was a hazardarass and sad failure.

i couldnt get back to sleep.

i rolled out of bed and off to do a mild workout..well some cardio.

i tried to sleep after that but failed again.

i had some coffee.

i was a zombie.

i couldnt tell if i was hungry or just tired.

i wondered how i manage to function like a regular person on a day to day basis, seeing that i do this everyday for work, but could not get myself together. i wondered if my mind was punishing its capability for the cauntiousness of knowing that i should have had more sleep.

and so i told this very dramatic story about the whole thing..

anyway, moving along,

sorry to feel so sorry for myself..and i did..

i deicdied to have the lunch i packed for breakfast since i was to tired to deicde on anything i wanted.

it was a delight and complimented my enjoyment of julie and julia the movie.

  • left over kabocha
  • mixed greens
  • sprinkle of shredded parmesan
  • olive oil
  • bbq sauce (again this may be strange but i find it good with many things..)

still very tired, i wanted to get my girl out for some sun and movement.

we ventured over to runyon for a little walk.

we took the easy-er way up the mountain.

my man came home to me later than evening.

he was battling a cold.

he was a little grumpy.

i asked him to get some jam while he was at the store..

he was a little fiesty,

to make up for it he brought home 3 different jams:

ps i really didnt find it all that necessary but it was defiantly cute.

besides we are now officially stocked in the jam department.

we cozied together for a bit.

i made him a burrito. its his go to feel better, emotionally and phisically comfort food.

and for me:

  • quinoa
  • greens
  • raw veggies
  • cheese and avocado plate
  • my fave la brea whole grain bread
  • and some smoked oysters on the side
  • with cranberry grape juice

ps..cant get enough quinoa lately. and that bread..sorry for the repetition but its just really perfect food.

we cozed more….zz

veggie salad to go

ive been really into this salad at work lately.

i usually prep the night before but its a quick one to through together.

i enjoy throwing on some salmon too:

(its really good either way)

(that is just canned could do tuna..

or even better something fresh)

  • organic (if you can)
  • greens
  • celery
  • carrot
  • beet
  • salt and pepper
  • squeeze fresh lemon over top before eating
  • bbq sauce


oatie mornings & salad nights

heres what has been going on

the usual:

i finished another almond butter….you know what that means….oatmeal in an empty jar time!

i prepped:

i indulged:

not a drop was left behind:

shared another smoothie:

  • kefir
  • bee pollen
  • spirolina
  • banana
  • dates
  • delicious

later that day..or possibly all this week i have been quite i felt in need of this:

a little iced coffee pick me up before the gym:

  • home made coffee
  • almond milk
  • truvia

it has been a week of salad and cheese night!! and it may not sound all that exciting but let me tell you….it really has been!

we were gifted this lovely salad bowl this week:

it was a veggie party

i am blessed with a really great salad creator:

our dinner:


ryan brought home these cute spoons:

they are for us but i keep saying they are for me..

i scouted some super cuties:

thursday morning i prepped the usual needed work dailys:

i packed for two:

i started to bring my own mug to work to save on paper waste:

it feels so good to use my own mug at work!

my almond butter jar was about gone….i knew what i had to do!

more indulging happened here:

after work i had a really great yoga class.

it made me incredibly relaxed and ready to be cozy at home.

for dinner we made another huge salad.

i chose to use a veggie we hadnt ever used before….

and the veggie star of the night goes to:

fennel..could have sworn i took a picture but it seems to be m.i.a..

anyhow, it was quite bizzaar to me how it really does taste like black liquorish.

i haven never been a fan of black liquorish, but i am now a fan of fennel.


i baked a yam and readied lunch for friday too:

fennel included.



friday morning: packed, unloaded..almost left the salad at home but remembered it was on my desk once i was already in the car..anyway i salvaged it..

such nice light dinners lately, i was very hungry in the morning, so i had a pear and a greek yogurt.

i was happy to note that this yogurt has 18 grams of protein. i was in need after such a great yoga class yesterday.


i brought my mug to work again.

i favor this one, as you can tell its warn in.

my salad was so good!

  • organic
  • greens
  • spinach
  • avo
  • homemade beets
  • fennel
  • celery
  • corn
  • baked yam

friday afternoon and i really needed a treat:

after my workout, i came home to find this little guy napping. my pictures interrupted his sleep, but i think he forgave me.

i added a special treat to the rest of my coffee later that evening.

i rounded up a loot of goodies:

i baked some veggies whose welcome stay in my refrigerator was nearing overdue.

i put them out with pesto for dipping. perfect way to sneak in those veggies.

somebody was incredibly tired:

i thought somebody should let her know about this:

she didnt appreciate my concern after-all:

such interruptions only bothered her for so long..

she went about her stubborn way in spite of my warning

ryan and i shared a treat:

we made them with this silly thing:

and that was another week.




busy bee

ok, fallen a bit behind here.

lets do a quick recap shall we…ok hmm

so sunday,

i started out my morning with an sweet surprise delivered to me in bed:

i managed to get out of bed, rye guy was having an allergy attack to stay clear of him! he was definatly not his chipper-est..

but i did make him breakfast. we were out of i tried an expiriment:

panini: whole grain bread, raspberry preserves, swiss, butter:

panini press and….


it would have been better with mozzerella but it worked.

when life empties your peanut butter jar….fill it with your oats!

i was excited, and had been saving the jar for a few days just for this very special event.

  • 1/2 cup organic old fashion oats
  • 1/2 cups organic unsweetened almond milk
  • cinnomon
  • blueberries
  • pear
  • chia seeds
  • tablespoon almond butter

it was a hit for sure! so good! it really filled me all day.. all day.

and i was off to the gym!

after a really good work out i scurried home and readied myself and alice for a day with miss sasha.

we lounged..lazy girls on computers watching recorded ‘intervention’ on a&e. it was a grand time.

the day was moving along..

i was off, time for girl cousin and ruby at yogurtland.

my cousin made a special visit with her 5 month old baby from oakland. those girls are simply amazing.

rye and i had subway that i picked up on the way home and we watched snl; best of christopher walken and a little bit of the origional office. that was that..time for another week.


i set my alarm for 4:10 am and was off to the gym to get a quick workout before work today because i had an important date with my cousin joey and baby ruby asap.

i was a little soar so i just did light cardio for 40 min.

i had some juice for breakfast:

lunch lineup:

leftover grilled salmon from saturday with greens and veggies.

i started bringing my own silverware to work to save on plastic waste:

i made the beets over the weekend and added fresh lemon juice from a friends lemon tree


after work i headed home to take alice on a quick walk

ps shes pretty cute

and then i was venice bound!


i was there :

we headed over to the chaya in venice for a night on the town with the sister cousins and my uncle jack.  

joey and i shared sushi and salad:


after dinner it was janet joey ruby time.

joe and i had frozen yogurt of course and watched some dexter and relaxed.

those girls made me the very happiest girl.


i readied breakfast in the morning.

i decided i needed a cuppuccino:

made with unsweetend almond milk.

i was a tired..tired girl!

i had some usual faves:

  • quick oats
  • chia seeds
  • almond butter
  • blueberries
  • preserves


i shared a smoothie:

  • kefir
  • spirolina
  • banana
  • pinaeapple/papaya juice

had a quick workout, a good one, i ran 20 min. on the treadmill inclined at a 6 at 4.9 mph and i walked on the highest incline, a 15 for the other 20.

i was a plum afterward

i rushed home and got ready for my 3rd lucky day with ruby and joey.

we got a lululemon treat from uncle jack!!

my first lululemon expirience and it was life changing, i decided once you go lululemon, you never go back. i love my pants!! ill have pictures soon. they are truly amazing.

we headed over to venice and had dinner at uncle jack’s. rye came too!

time for goodbyes. i miss those girls already!

another late night, i got home and it was time for zz’s.