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summer = grilled vegetables

Well, I haven’t had the best of days today, but a couple good things did happen:

1. Brant and I started our day with a bike ride around Southie.

2. I ordered a Vita-Mix!!!  Yahoo for me. 🙂

I didn’t realize that it was misting a bit when I woke up this morning, so we got ready and headed out on our bikes.  The mist didn’t bother us too much, but it was annoying at points.  I remembered why I dislike riding my bike around the city – there are a lot of stop lights and a lot of cars (and we all remember my run in with the car, right?!).  But, we survived and completed about 10 miles in 45 minutes.

Once I was ready for work, I made up a smoothie.  This smoothie was the reason I ordered a Vita-Mix right away!  I was already having a not-so-great morning, and my blender would not chop up my frozen fruit!

I ended up with frozen pineapple and cherry chunks throughout.  Oh well, there could be worse things!!

It was still very tasty!

  • 2 tbsp chocolate hemp protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk


Once lunch rolled around, I realized that I didn’t pack lunch?!  Where was my head this morning?!

Luckily, a Panera Bread just opened right up the street from work today.

This was a lifesaver!

I ordered my most favorite sandwich – the Meditteranean Veggie sans onions with an apple.

Mmmm…just as delicious as I remember.

No lunch, meant no snacks.  But, I found a container of dried kiwi in my desk.  Score!

Once dinner time came around, I wanted something very simple, so we grilled veggies on the grill.

We grilled up some eggplant, pepper, zucchini and onion.

While the veggies were grilling, I sauteed up some beet greens and sprinkled them with sesame seeds.  Then, heated up some leftover lentils.

This was a great summer dinner!  Simple and tasty!  And, nothing tastes more like summer than grilled veggies!

So, even though my dad started out not-so-great, it ended a-ok. 🙂

Thank goodness for Friday!


3 Responses

  1. I have been feeling sort of guilty about this, but consider it a blogger-to-blogger confession: Panera’s whole grain bread loaves are one of my favorite, favorite things. I feel bad because I don’t like supporting chains, and I would love to give my money to a local bakery, but… the loaves are the perfect size, slice beautifully, and the price is right. I guess this evens out all the times I dumpstered from Panera in college.
    Also, congrats on the Vita-Mix purchase! I dream of that day in my life. Post all the pretty parts and have a smoothie extravaganza!!

  2. Congrats on ordering a vita-mix…that is VERY exciting!!!! I’m obsessed with grilled veggies right now! Love the pretty napkin you can see in the 1 photo 😉

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