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Where have I been—Vacation Edition!

It has been a few crazy weeks (including some super lazy time that did not lend itself to computering). I am definitely behind on writing What I Ate Wednesday posts and on posting recipes, but I’m back :)! I used Memorial Day weekend as one of those really rare “do nothing” weekends. My girlfriend visits her family once or twice a year, and when she goes out of town, I turn into a total hermit. Over Memorial Day weekend I read an entire book from the Game of Thrones series…which is about 1000 pages! I literally read for 16 hours one day. It was the most amazing thing ever. I’ve made it to the 5th book in the series, and I’m not really sure what I will do with myself once I finish…maybe clean my apartment? (hahaha)

After a relaxing Memorial Day, I had three crazy days of work and then my real vacation, which also involved a lot of sitting and reading….this is probably why my girlfriend and I get along so well. We took a little road trip to Atlanta, so today’s post is a little photo collection of our trip πŸ™‚

Before we even hit Georgia, the cast iron factory outlet was our first stop. You can buyed “damaged” (read: barely scratched) products for a discount, so we added a dutch oven and a new 12-inch skillet to our cast iron collection.

Cast iron factory outlet??? Heck yeah!

Cast iron factory outlet??? Heck yeah!

Our main reason for going to Atlanta was for the Fall Out Boy concert, and we even got an autograph after.

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squee! Pete Wentz!

I was also really excited about visiting the aquarium. I think I could sit and stare at fish all day. One of my favorite animals to see were these asian otters. They are like tiny cat versions of regular otters!

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These jellyfish were also pretty cool. They phosphoresce the color of the light that is shining.

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And, what is a vacation without food? Well, I would usually say that not eating out on vacation is pretty typical for us. However, Atlanta has Ted’s Montana Grill. This restaurant is brilliant with handling food allergies, and any restaurant that serves bison steak is on my list of places to eat. I actually ate the same thing all three times we went there (wedge salad, bison steak, asparagus, and baked potato), but it was so delicious and the wait staff even made sure to only offer desserts that we could both eat.

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holy crazy yum, batman!

I ended my vacation week by making another short drive to see my niece’s dance recital. She was super adorable, but this pic is the one that really sums up her personality.

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And now, back to work! Having an entire week off was definitely necessary for a little battery recharge. I hope everyone is having a good start to summer. Any fun vacation plans out there?

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WIAW – April 17

I am a #wiaw picture-taking failure.

Breakfast: beef/liver meatballs, small steamed potato, bacon slices and sauerkraut. Iced coconut milk latte.

Lunch was an amazing bowl of mexican-spiced veggies and some kombucha.

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I had a banana and a serving of pistachios before allergy shots.

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Post allergy shot snack was some aloe juice and hard-boiled eggs.

Dinner was this awesome salad with boston lettuce, salmon, potatoes, tomatoes, and asparagus with honey mustard dressing. Β We also had some plantain crackers and blackberries for dessert.

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WIAW – March 13

Today’s eats:

For breakfast I had some potatoes that we baked last night topped with a sample of crockpot chili, chicken, and a little bacon. Instead of coffee, I took a B-vitamin supplement.

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I forgot to take a picture of my lunch! I had a big bowl of crockpot chili over some potatoes.

I had horrible sugar issues this afternoon. For a snack I ended up with orange juice and a Kind bar.

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Dinner was portabello mushroom fajitas in lettuce and somewhere between 1 and 47 plantain crackers…

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WIAW – March 6

Here’s what I ate today…

I was running a little late this morning, so breakfast was smoked salmon and some steamed potatoes (which I ate on my way to work).

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I barely remembered to grab a pic of lunch, but I had some cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, and onion.

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For dinner I had cauliflower rice with roasted veggies (sweet potato, butternut squash, onions, mushrooms, red and purple potatoes) and broccolini.

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And, snacks were candied ginger (yum!), a banana (not pictured), and chips (bad…).

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I also had to sample some of my shipment from US Wellness Meats, which arrived today. This is the best beef jerky I have ever had.

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WIAW – February 20

I completed all of my #sleetpocalypse shopping today. Now, I just need my work to close…any minute now…guys?

In any case, here’s a little peek at what I ate today.

Breakfast was homemade sauerkraut and cauliflower potato soup with hemp seeds sprinkled on top. I forgot to take a pic of my coffee with coconut oil

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Lunch was zucchini noodles with mushrooms, onions, broccoli, and avocado.

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My snacks today were a banana and some cuties (most adorable orange ever). I probably ate 4 cuties.

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Dinner was cauliflower rice, avocado, peppers, onions, and chicken with mexican spices.

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Weekend Highlights: Veggie Haul and Road Trippin’

I used some vacation days to take a long weekend, and it was definitely worth it. We got to take a little road trip to see some friends that we haven’t seen in years. It was, however, cold! Moving north is NOT on my list of things to do.

Before heading out, I did stock up the fridge with some veggies from the farmer’s market.

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And, I had some more coffee/coconut oil emulsion.

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Then, road trip! Illinois is very boring to drive through.

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Michigan is also boring, but with snow.

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We packed a full cooler for a one-night trip because it can be really difficult to find food on the road. Here’s a picture of the (cold) roasted sweet potato/butternut squash, avocado, and canned salmon that we ate in a Starbucks parking lot πŸ™‚

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Weekend Highlights: Coconut oil (in my coffee), Salmon, and Pizza

I feel like this weekend disappeared! Part of that might be due to the 3-hour nap I took on Saturday, but after getting up early to purchase Fall Out Boy tickets, I needed some rest πŸ™‚ It was a good thing we got up early, too, because every venue is now sold out!

And, so, the randomness from my weekend…

We may have eaten this entire bag of ginger candy from World Market.

We may have eaten this entire bag of ginger candy from World Market.

This amazing salad came from Shameless Grounds Coffee house.

This amazing salad came from Shameless Grounds Coffee house.

Our trip to Costco resulted in salmon...a lot of salmon.

Our trip to Costco resulted in salmon…a lot of salmon.

OMG coconut oil coffee.

OMG coconut oil coffee.

This coffee was so tasty. There is no creamer in it. I added 2 tsps of coconut oil and used a hand blender to emulsify it.

We ended the weekend with a cheese-less, gluten-free pizza from Pi.

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