Hello? Is it Me You’re Looking For?

by spiceaholic on April 24, 2012

Sorry, couldn’t resist! 🙂

Not to fear, I have emerged from my tax season cocoon again and plan to play here until round 2 rears its ugly head in a few months.

While I was toiling over extensions the past couple months, I had SO many things I wanted to try out and share, so I jotted them all down and am excited to get started on them.

And as always, as I’m getting back in my groove, I am going to ease into things with some daily eats posts. I don’t promise to do them every day, but I’ll do them when I can and plan to do plenty of recipe posts as well. Unless you hate them and could care less about seeing what I ate, in which case please tell me!

So let’s get this thing started.

After eating out WAY too much the past couple months, I do believe my body is trying to tell me it would like some fresh fruits and veggies. I packed a little of this and a little of that to take with me to work into my day.


Organic strawberries, baby carrots, organic blueberries, baby spinach, and a 100-calorie dark chocolate bar.

I’ve been alternating between 2 breakfasts for the past few weeks — either protein shakes and a bar or a couple Morningstar Farms veggie patties with pepperjack cheese. I think you can tell which one I had this morning.


Confession — I have quite the stockpile of lunch stuff at the office like soup and frozen meals, but I’ve been carrying on an unhealthy affair with the Chick-Fil-A down the street from my office. It’s gotten really bad lately, so I really need to work on eating what I have at the office.


I heated up some frozen brown rice, frozen grilled chicken chunks, baby spinach, and half a package of some chickpea curry thing from Trader Joe’s. Not bad.

Mid-afternoon I needed a break, desperately! I’d been trying to tie out a couple spreadsheets and was going nowhere at all, except making my difference worse. Aaghh! Time for a frozen yogurt intervention!


It’s both good and bad that we have a frozen yogurt place within walking distance of the office! I got the smallest size they had and added some of the blueberries I’d brought with me. Unfortunately, this didn’t help me get my spreadsheets to tie.

Hey guess what? Time for another snack!


These aren’t bad if you need a crunchy salty snack, they’re basically like soy crisps.

The weather’s been beautiful lately, so I decided to take advantage of it and go for a walk before dinner. Plus it’s just nice to come home while the sun is still out. We have a soccer park next to our subdivision with a walking trail that goes around the perimeter, and I somehow managed to do 4 laps.

Dinner was leftovers from Saturday night. Mr. Spice and I met our friend Lopa for dinner and ordered way too much food as usual. We were at Peter Cheng’s Tasty China II, which specializes in authentic Chinese food, specifically Szechwan cuisine.


Steamed white rice, broccoli, and some bamboo fish, which was fried fish with red chili peppers, cilantro (yuck!), and cumin.

See these olives? That’s all that was left from a container that was 2/3 full yesterday. I had fun at the olive bar at Whole Foods and was looking forward to nibbling on these over the next few days. I didn’t account for Mr. Spice’s love for olives. At least he left some for me.


After the olives, I needed something sweet, so I mixed up a shake in my handy-dandy blender bottle.  I love this thing.


That’s it for today!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bonnie K April 25, 2012 at 1:36 am

Looks like you got the olives with chilies. I get those most of the time. Love them. Your rice dish for lunch looks good.

Sandi April 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Yes, Lionel – I have been looking for you!! 🙂 Glad to see you’re back to posting.

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