i’ve never been so happy to be greeted by two big bags of thick socks!!
ok, so i’m not sure i’ve ever been greeted by bags of socks at all, but if i had… today would beat them all!
i’m joining my friends mary and melissa this saturday to hand out warm clothes in portland, but in particular, SOCKS. so if anyone would like to donate, please contact me… the cold wet weather is here, and something as simple as a pair of socks can make all the difference!
i was in such a good bags of socks-induced mood i decided today deserved a fancy red cup:
-1 pump of pumpkin spice
-a splash of soy
i love when i only ask for one pump and a splash… so the cute barista doesn’t charge me any extra. the good vibes just kept coming!
so i grabbed my breakfast and headed to my desk
-bear naked fit vanilla almond granola
-TJ’s plain 0% greek yogurt
-frozen organic mango pieces (i do love mango so)
when lunchtime came around…
-go beavs iced tea with a sprinkle of truvia
-cottage cheese and pineapple
-roasted kabocha with tahini and a drizzle of honey (the first bite i had of this little concoction was kind of odd, but then for some reason, the second bites and beyond were SO GOOD)
i had such a good lunch, but then later in the afternoon, time was just dragging on. i swear it was 3 pm forEVER today. then suddenly i returned to my desk from some random stroll around the office (probably for no reason) and found a little present on my desk!!
isn’t it just the cutest little box? i had NO idea what it was for, but i most certainly busted right into it and found a starbizzles card *insert little happy dance* and…
chocolate? for meee??? i would have never guessed court reporting companies would work so hard to get your business, but apparently… they do!
i saved one little “kiss” and passed the rest out to my friends. there’s no way i’m letting those little buggars stick around my desk!
for dinner tonight i knew i needed to use up some cauliflower that has been sitting around for just under too long… so i started hacking into it, while visions of
sugarplums potential cauliflower dishes danced in my head…
ok ok, i decided i would give mashed cauliflower a whirl (NOTE: this is big for me b/c i’m from idaho… i’m so NOT down with imposter mashed potatoes).
-i steamed a head of cauliflower with just some seasoning salt sprinkled on top for about 20 minutes, then tossed it in the food processor, with
-1 tbsp plain greek yogurt
-3 small cloves of garlic, minced
-1/2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
-salt and pepper to taste
“processed” it until smooth
the texture of the cauliflower mash is a little different… but the incredible taste more than made up for it!
the rest of dinner was sliced up cucumber and beets (i love these beets from TJ’s)
(yes, i know i have flash issues, but the point is… these beets are good)
and my new most favoritest veggie burgers!
i found these gems at Fred’s.. and they by far are the heartiest and tastiest veg burgs…
i toasted 1/2 a flat out and used it for the bun, which i wasn’t sure would work, but it was really good… thin and crunchy!
so i leave you with a little shot from the city i love…