The Best Things I Did This Weekend

I am currently staring at all the food I need to put away in the fridge and procrastinating doing so by blogging.

What is all this food I’m staring at? See below. 🙂

The Best Things I Did This Weekend:

1. Celebrating Fathers’ Day!

There are no words that can justly describe how much Pop means to me. Such a humble, hard working, charitable man. Thank you for everything, Pop!

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We BBQ’d to celebrate and followed typical protocol— I chop, marinate, and skewer; Dad grills. We make a good team.

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breakfast for Pop: egg white omelet with cheese, greens, red bell peppers, and avocado + turkey bacon + cinnamon apple FlapJacked pancakes

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breakfast for me (unpictured: two or three more spoonfuls of almond butter)

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THE BEST ROASTED SWEET POTATOES EVER

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pork souvlaki

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Moroccan chicken kebabs

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grilled vegetables

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pita with chicken, tomatoes, and homemade cucumber mint yogurt sauce

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When Dad and I grill, we eat super casually. We’ll just graze and try whatever is ready out of the oven or off the grill, as a BBQ should be IMO. It’s like an all night buffet.

2. Logging off of Facebook and Instagram for a majority of the weekend (Friday and Saturday at least).

I dare you to try this. Logging off of social media and not worrying about notifications or checking news feeds did wonders for my focus and breathing. Yes, I was still on Instagram and FB, especially yesterday, but even taking a couple days off helped me realize how much time and energy I spent on social media. I’m going to make this a regular thing.

3. This breakfast.

I rarely have the same breakfast two mornings in a row, but this was a repeat on Friday and Saturday because it was basically 90% prepared and tasted 100% delicious.

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a hefty piece of this banana bread oatmeal bake (that I baked earlier this week) with sunflower seed butter + Greek yogurt with chia, cinnamon, nutmeg, banana, and pb

4. One handed handstand against the wall!

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I’ve tried this in the past and failed, but on Friday night I just went for it again and surprised myself! I did it a few times and called it a day, don’t worry 😉

5. Amanda’s banana muffins.

These babies made their way to the top of some ice cream…

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…and some chia pudding…

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…and into my belly.

6. Surprising mom at the airport during her layover.

It’s a long story as to why she was traveling, but long story short: We got to see her for the first time in about a month at the airport! She was so happy to see us, and we were so happy to see her!

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airport Qdoba doing me good

7. Listening to Tori Kelly’s new album on iTunes radio.

I need to white-girl-fan-girl here, because I CANNOT EVEN handle how amazing it is. I advise you to go listen (on iTunes Radio First Play, but the album drops tomorrow!).

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no one sings or does curly hair quite like her

8. Bareburger with Pop.

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The “SoCal”: turkey burger with sprouts, guacamole, pickled red onions, and a beauteous amount of aged cheddar on a multigrain bun

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vegan carrot cake which rocked our worlds

 9. Eating more than Pop on Saturday.

This is real life. I ate quite a bit more than my dad on Saturday, and I didn’t even try! Granted, we have two opposite goals for our bodies (and…different bodies), but I’m pretty darn impressed with myself!

10. Going to church.

Always the highlight.

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Woo that’s a lot of happenings! Wait, more than half of these are about food. I act surprised, but I guess I shouldn’t be…

Hope you all have a marvelous Monday!

So tell me:

The top three best things you did this weekend!

Do you like repeating breakfast or changing it up?

Did you cook/bake anything amazing this weekend?

WIAW: Fluffy and Peachy

Howdy!

I honestly could not think of a better title for this post, but fluffy things sound nice and peachy things sound cheerful, right? It’s also WIAW, which means food, which means awesomeness.

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Awesomeness brought to you by Jenn!

I came up with the two adjectives, fluffy and peachy, when thinking about the wicked breakfast I had a week ago. When you’re in a family that loves eating at restaurants, you tend to describe foods as if you’re trying to advertise them on a menu. Thus, here’s what I ate last Wednesday, along with some {hopefully appealing} adjectives to describe my eats! Don’t worry, I didn’t say moist…Except for just now.

I also finally took pictures of all my eats from one full day!

Breakfast

Fluffy and peachy:

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Peach oatmeal smoothie (with peanut butter blended in) + PB puffins on top

This thing is so fluffy I could die. When it comes straight out of the blender, there’s still a lot of air so it’s like a mousse. It might just be my favorite summer breakfast! Eaten with a spoon of course.

Snack #1

Crunchy and sweet:

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Oat and honey bar

I didn’t really need captions for this one did I?

Lunch

Savory and spicy:

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Pork, cheese, spinach, and spicy mustard sandwich

Love that spicy brown mustard! It seriously MAKES the sandwich.

Snack #2

Crunchy and charred:

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Spicy brown rice crackers.

These things make my taste buds party, but my mom threw out the box at the store (such a space-saver), so I don’t know what the brand is!

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Leftover grilled veggies with sun dried tomato hummus

Any vegetable in the fridge is doomed to the fiery pit of hummus. Dooooomed.

Snack #3

Classic and…that’s it.

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Banana with pepita sunseed butter

Tchu know.

Dinner

Fresh and nutty:

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Fish and mango spring rolls (a la madre) with peanut sauce

Gosh, I loved this dinner. Although, in this picture the peanut sauce looks like baby food. I had to warm it up in the microwave to get is a little less carrot-mash-y.

Dessert

Sweet and tangy:

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The usual. Dried figs with Greek yogurt {recycled photos}.

This reminds me— I haven’t had dried figs and Greek yogurt since last Wednesday I think! I’ll change that right now 😀

Can we just reflect on the fact that there are 4 more days of high school left for me?? I’m currently in the very giddy, excited stage of the process, since all our senior events are coming up soon. But I’ll hit the emotional stage sometime this month, don’t you worry. Oh and I also had my last dance class EVER yesterday. What?!

Also, I want to wish my dad a very happy birthday! You’re the best, pop. I love you so much! ♥

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Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

So tell me:

Describe your favorite meal from yesterday.

What do you like to eat with hummus?