wine + chocolate = heaven
Thank you all so much for your kind words and support with my moving situation 🙂 I’m getting excited to see the place tomorrow, and i have a feeling i’m going to love it! It is also 5 minutes away from my work, so i’ll be shortening my commute by 20 minutes. Also, at my job we have the option of working 7-4 or 8-5. If I move into the city i’m definitely going to work 7-4 bc right now I already wake up early enough for that. Getting off at 4 just seems so much earlier than 5 to me for some reason, and i’ll be able to snag a good parking spot by the house. It’s also right on the harbor so I can’t wait to run outside there. It’s got some amazing views. I’ll update you on whats going on dont worry 🙂
yesterday I had one of my beloved pure bars for my snack. I had the chocolate brownie one, i think this one is definitely my favorite flavor. Its so fudgy and delicious. For lunch I had some chicken salad with 2 mini dinner rolls. My mom has a salad club at work, and brought some chicken salad in for it. I got a little bit of it. SO good with craisins in it.
Bikram was so good last night. The owner taught. She always pushes me the best, and I feel like I make so much progress with her. I’m not sure what it is about her style, but she makes you want to see how much further you can reach. I am always wiped out when I leave her class. Love feeling refreshed the next morning though.
I made a new recipe last night! Remember that pineapple stirfry I made a while ago? well it was supposed to be a variation of this Pineapple Cashew Quinoa Stirfry from Veganomicon, and I just didn’t like it. there were about a million ingredients in it, and it was just too many flavors. Well now that I have Veganomicon, I got to try out the original recipe. I’ve never really eaten quinoa before, maybe once before in one of my whole foods salad bar meals, but I dont’ even remember. This dinner was AWESOME! I loved the flavors, the dish was so colorful, and tasted amazing. Simple and sweet. I made the quinoa the night before and refridgerated it so that when I got home last night from yoga I could quickly cook it up in the stirfry. This will be made time and time again. I brought it for lunch today and can’t wait to eat it 🙂 I can’t reccomend these cookbooks enough! So far i’ve loved all the recipes. My dad said the carrot cake from Vegan with a Vengeance is the best he’s ever had! It gets better day by day and is so moist. These babies are winners!
I also found out that my box of Torn Ranch wine truffles that I had won from The Gourmet Foodie came in. They were so pretty and had 2 of each flavor. Champagne, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Port. I had one of the champagne ones and i think i have to say it was the best truffle I’d ever had. It melted in my mouth and the flavor was perfect. the wine and chocolate combination was heavenly! I can’t wait to try the other flavors 🙂 Thanks so much Gourmet Foodie!!
This morning I woke up and had a bowl of oats. Typical bowl you see everyday with some coconut added. I have one spoonful left of Barney Butter, but Lora was sweet enough to give me 2 jars, so PHEW I won’t have a panic attack anytime soon 🙂
No bikram tonight, I’m going to happy hour with some people from work. Its one of the girl’s birthday and I wasn’t able to make it to her party last weekend, so I promised i’d go to happy hour! It’s actually my first happy hour with anyone from my office, so i hope it goes well!
Happy Thursday! Fridays ALMOST here 🙂 i can see it coming!