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OOBA’s Friday

July 9, 2011

This week just flew by (having Monday off helped keep the work week short and sweet). I started off my Friday morning with a GoLean Breakfast cereal, blueberries and soy milk. I usually don’t match my food and plates colors. That would be just a touch too obsessive even for me Winking smile

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Feeling warm and summery (mostly due to hot yoga I did earlier in the morning), I attempted to make ice coffee. I chilled leftover coffee in the fridge for an hour, added a cup of Almond Vanilla milk, stevia and a few cubes of ice. Turned out pretty good, but Eric did not like it as much. He tends to like blended coffee drinks more. Oh well, more for me Smile

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Like clockwork, my belly growled for a mid-morning snack at exactly 10:30

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For lunch, I met up with Rachel and Claire at OOBA’s Mexican Grill. We went gaga over Claire’s handsome companion Oliver.

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…But no cute baby can come between me and my Salmon Tostada salad. You can’t even see the salmon filet buried under all the toppings. I love Mexican cuisine, so much food and flavor for relatively low calories. I could not finish the entire plate and tossed the leftover 10% and all of the chips.

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Nevertheless, the mountain of food I had for lunch did not keep me full for long, and at around 4 I had a snack of fruits (but skipped the nuts).

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Interesting facts I learned today: Apricots are only 17 calories each, a plum is ~40 and a peach is about 50, so the 5 pieces of fruit I had were ~130 calories which is almost the same as a large apple (but I am not counting calories, remember Winking smile)

Don’t want to toot my own horn, but dinner was fantastic: Roasted chicken breast with Brussels sprouts and sweet onions, sprinkled with olive oil and lemon pepper. I made two nights’ worth, so I can take a break tomorrow (Saturday) night.

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The brown stuff is Trader Joe’s Hickory BBQ sauce. It added perfect amount of kick to the dish.

It would not be Friday without some decompressing time.

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The real dessert followed a few hours later after some relaxing on the deck, kitchen cleaning (because I am pathetic it’s more fun to scrub counters and cabinets after a couple of glasses of wine), and a trip to a grocery store to pick up a container of strawberries and somehow ending up with 5 grocery bags full of stuff.

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Do you ever do house chores on Friday night?

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  1. July 9, 2011 3:54 pm

    I guess Mexican salads were a trend yesterday! Yours looked a bit better than mine though! I love Salmon! Dinner looked great too!

    I do chores either Friday nights or Saturday morning… in fact I am doing them now, just taking a bit of a break! Happy Saturday!

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