Weekend treats + eats

Hello hello!

This may be the longest post in the history of TCEM but I hope you enjoy!

I had a fabulous weekend – finally some decent weather in Seattle!

Saturday I woke up and ate a piece of toast +PB and consumed a cup of coffee.

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I knew Seattle was going to get pretty warm, in the 80’s in some areas (!!!) so I went on an early run. I ran 6.40 miles in 58.37. I was pretty hot and sweaty after that!

I was craving something cool and semi sweet and I knew just thing to ease my post run craving.

DSC05740Shredded wheat, kashi Go Lean, almond milk, strawberries, cranberries and toasted coconut!

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I was still hungry after my shower, this time for something savory. Beans, rice, salsa and cilantro. Simple is always good!

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Let me ask you this: what does one do on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon? Get ice cream, of course!

Everyone in the car!

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And if you are wondering, J is still way to young and small to be without a car seat. I had to put it in and the little monkey beat me to it! I think he feels like a big boy sitting in the car. =)

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YAY for ice cream!

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I choose a soy Cinnamon Swirl – my favorite! I absolutely love cinnamon!

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Now to walk off that ice cream – what a beautiful day!

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Even though we live in the suburbs, nature is in arms length. This is also my running trail as I love looking at green while I run.

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We also found several families of duck and geese. You should have seen J! He was so excited, he ran right up to them and wanted to touch them. Of course I was right there making sure he didn’t get to close, but they seemed friendly. Of course I am sure they were just looking for hand outs – I don’t feed wild animals, period.

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Let me just say that J zonked out as soon as he took his bath and was all snuggly in his jammies. He was one tired boy from all of the running around.

I was still a little full from ice cream so I ended up eating late, like 9 – crazy for me. I made a home made vegetable ragu with whole wheat noodles and sweet peas.

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I sautéed yellow onions, kalamata olives, garlic, fresh basil and parsley, mushrooms, red bell pepper and a little of jarred sauce. It was so fresh tasting with the herbs and I love the addition of kalamata olives to my sauce – delish!

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Today is my Mom’s Birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

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There were a TON of good eats, vegan of course 😉

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My plate consisted of a veggie burger with the trimmings (lettuce, pickle, tomato, mustard, ketchup, onion) green salad with homemade garlic-lemon dressing, orzo Mediterranean salad that my Grandma bought for me =),  and raw veggies!

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After lunch, there was some play time!

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I know my mom is going to shoot me for putting this up, but I think J’s face is effing hilarious!!!

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And of course there were presents – many presents!

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My beautiful Mama!

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She loves grapes and has grape decor in her kitchen and dining area. A few years ago I had made her a set of placemats, but over the years they have started to look a little… meh. I surprised her with a brand new set of placemats. She loved them!

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They are made out of batik fabric. I appliquéd a grape motif on the front of each one, then quilted the entire top. They turned out great!

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Happy Birthday again, Mom! I hope you enjoyed your special day!

Phew… well that’s a wrap!

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