I have to admit, I kind of love doing the daily eats posts from time to time – I hope you do too!

Weekends are often quite different in terms of eating for me…no 6am yoga (thankfully!), breakfasts at home, hopefully made by the Taster and perhaps one my favorite things? Coffee out of a real mug! It’s the little things. Sometimes it is mainly snacking, sometimes it is a few larger meals throughout the day.

Saturday May 28th:

Morning workout: 45 minute spin class – 1st time I’ve done spin in a while – love spin!

Followed by lots of water and some coffee + coconut creamer. :)

Breakfast #1: overnight smoothie ala Michelle from A Lively Kitchen

Ingredients: 1 small banana, 2 Tbsp oats, 1 Tbsp PB Flour, 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds, 1 cup Almond Milk  - soaked overnight and blended the next day with a little extra almond milk + cocoa nibs. *I probably drank about 1/3 of this – bananas don’t always sit well with me!

A trip to the Mill City Farmers Market was definitely in order this weekend (first time of the season) and food was definitely at the top of our minds.

Breakfast #2: Meat Momo (Tibetan dumpling) – shared with the Taster and so delicious. I can’t wait to order from Gorkha Palace - it is an Indian/Tibetan Restaurant in our neighborhood and have always wanted to try it!

After some wandering we made an amazing purchase – an herb planter containing cilantro, basil, parsley, sage, rosemary and marjoram – let’s just hope this stays alive longer than my previous gardening experiences.

 

Instead of waiting in the crazy Chef Shack line, we decided to grab a bite at Spoonriver which ended up being rather average and pretty disappointing. Our last trip to Spoonriver was great, but I think we could have done a better job ordering this trip.

Lunch: I had the Greens Salad: Sunflower Sprouts, Pumpkin Seeds, Fig Vinaigrette. Which I actually enjoyed, the fig vinaigrette was very different.

The Taster ordered the Spoon Burger: Minnesota Farm Lamb, House Ketchup, Corn Chips. He was a little disappointed – there was also quinoa in it (hehe) which he didn’t really think was that great.  I thought it could have used a little something but the house ketchup was delicious. It was just a little blah and I think we both expected a little more since it was almost $15. Lesson learned.

After an afternoon of website work (like the new look?), camp work and a pedicure, I came home just in time for cocktail hour. Which in our house means a drink and a snack, most likely involving cheese and crackers. :)

Cocktail Hour: wine + crackers + smoked gouda spread (from whole foods)

Dinner: Tijuana Dogs and coleslaw (1 +1/2 dogs) – more to come on those. :)

Weekends can mean more snacking and less vegetables but in my mind, it’s all about balance. And that’s one thing I’m pretty good at. :)

15 Comments ( Reply )

  1. kate
    May 31, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    i like when you do a daily eats posts too! the new blog looks great and i am very excited for the tijauna dog post. i have a secret weakness for hot dogs :)

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  2. Mellissa
    May 31, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I like cocktail hour, I think everyone should do that. Hmm. Maybe it could be a national pass time on Saturday’s.

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  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 31, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I love the new look!

    And Jason and I definitely need to have cocktail hour tonight!

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  4. Maris (In Good Taste)
    May 31, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Everything looks so good but I must know what a Tijuana dog is?!

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  5. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    May 31, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    I love the smoked gouda spread from WF. It’s addictive!

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  6. EA-The Spicy RD
    May 31, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend, and those Tibetan dumplings look fabulous! So, are Tijuana dogs bacon wrapped hotdogs??? If so, my husband and I have a friend who LOVES them!

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    • Emily
      May 31, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

      Haha, yes! :)

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  7. Brittany
    May 31, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    I always end up snacking more on the weekends too, but like you said – it’s all about balance!!

    PS – I love the new look.

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    • Emily
      May 31, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

      Thank you Brittany!

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  8. mary beth
    May 31, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    congrats on the new look emily!!

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  9. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    May 31, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    I love how you said it’s all about BALANCE!!! You are amazing Emily! :D

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  10. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    May 31, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    Everything looks awesome! Those dumplings look interesting for sure!

    I am throwing good vibes out into the universe for you and your new found herb garden…I hope it thrives!!

    Weekends tend to be a time of indulging for me too…You’re totally right…Balance balance balance!

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  11. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    I love the new look. I so miss the Mill City Farmer’s Market. We went weekly. Does the pastry chef from Spoonriver still sell those crack coated mini-donuts at the Market? I could live on those things.

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  12. McKayla @ Green Groats
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    The fig vinaigrette sounds awesome!

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