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Posted: February 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

After all that morning fog, today ended up being sunny and warm! Spring has arrived! I spent my day at the bookstore, although I really wanted to be outside! Fortunately I’m off tomorrow and will get in a long walk.

We just got in more copies of COCO: 10 World- Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs – a gorgeous book about chefs published by Phaidon, one of my favorite publishers. They create these big, beautiful books, with great graphics and layout. I’ve been working my way through it, reading one chef’s biography at a time. It’s a HUGE book, and people keep on buying all of the copies so I haven’t had time to get very far. (I know, I know, I should get my own copy… but I already have a book buying problem…)

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Lunch today was some of the leftover black bean soup with corn salsa, and I think a little Cabot pepper jack cheese mixed in it (I’m not sure because Devon made it). The stuff was delicious. I also brought a plain Siggi yogurt, and had that leftover orange from yesterday. I’ll be honest, I quit the orange half way after every segment had about 5 huge seeds in it, and I had to awkwardly keep spitting them out. Sometimes nature is a bitch.

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Siggi Yogurt is a thick, strained, non-fat yogurt, that is tangy – just how I like it. They are a little expensive for me to get all of the time ($2.49 at my local Whole Foods) but I was fortunate to get a couple of coupons for free yogurt at the Winter Fancy Food show! I’m not the biggest fan of flavored yogurt, but this plain is good stirred into almost anything.

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It ended up being stirred into the black bean soup.

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After work I took a good walk to help get to my 10,000 steps, and to take advantage of the warm air outside.

I walked to the bank, and deposited checks in the ATM. This is actually the first time I’ve ever utilized this feature of the ATM, and I was a little giddy that I could deposit checks after hours… I’m not sure why I didn’t previously take advantage of this. Ok, actually, it’s because I love the tellers at my local Wells Fargo. They know our names, and they are always in the best moods. Nothing like some great customer service to perk up my mood.

While I was walking, I listened to some health podcasts on my iPod, including some of my Integrative Nutrition classes on growing a health counseling business. Inspired, when I got home, I actually got in one last squeeze of exercise: A Leslie Sansone 1-Mile Walk Away the Pounds video, which happens to be free on my On Demand! Did you know that there are free exercise videos on On Demand? It’s great to try out new videos without having to shell out the cash.

Then Dinner:

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A big girly salad!!!!

Devon’s day ends quite late on Tuesdays, so I get to eat “girly food” such as big bowls of vegetables, like this huge leafy salad with red peppers, avocado, and some chopped up leftover vinegar glossed chicken from last night.

There were also chickpeas – which sunk to the bottom.

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Tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette.

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During dinner I watched more Dr. Oz, listened to some NPR, and just sat around relaxin’.

I’m still debating a little bit of dessert, but now that Devon’s back we are sitting down to watch an episode of Chopped. Then hopefully to bed soon so I can get some beauty rest!

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