Tag Archive: food


[Caribou Coffee}

Oh lakeview how I miss thee.  I sit here in caribou coffee and not everyone’s favorite, Starbucks. Even more defiantly having apple crisp oatmeal and chai tea in the middle of the day instead of a mid day pick me up coffee on a real wooden table. Take that Starbucks! I don’t know how I got here, yes I do, I triumphed over one of life’s many hastles and felt like a reward. Take that life! I win this one! As I walked back to my car triumphantly I realized where I was and my brain,  always on the lookout for the quickest reward,  directed me here. Throwing caution and health to wind I order a delicious autumn apple crisp, full of fall goodness, warm your heart oatmeal and a spicey creamy cloud of chai silk liquid comfort.  Yes, those are the actual names, order like that next time you’re in there. “To go?” she asks.  “No!” I reply, “for here!” I will put the day on pause. Will it to stand still for a moment of victory before I move on to the next battle. I spy I guy I went to art class with, couldn’t decide where I knew him from till he got up to leave. That always happens, can I be the only one who thinks everyone they run into is someone they dreamt up or from waaaaay in the past and so it can’t possibly be them? I hate when people stop to say “hi” and my brain isn’t finished processing there face yet. Okay, where do I know them from, out of state? Out of country ? Community college? University? Dance class? Church? The Gym maybe? A mash up of people I once knew all in one face and perhaps I don’t know them at all?? That must be it, I’ll avert my eyes, maybe they won’t notice me, or won’t insist on me remembering them. Nope.  Didn’t work. “Hi! , how are you!!!!”

Why do I feel like I’m in a cabin when I’m here? Why don’t i come here more often?

Caputo’s

  • Salmon
  • Avacados (3)
  • Yogurt (Vanilla& Plain)
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Walnuts & Pecans
  • Cereal (3 Boxes)

What You get for 20 [Dollars]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADER JOES

  • 4  Organic unsweetened Vanilla SoyMilk
  • Organic Peanut Butter (I save the Glass Jars, I don’t like to use plastics to store my food, I now have a collection. Everytime I buy a jar of PB I throw out a plastic tupperware)
  • 3 Organic Black Bean Soup
  • Organic Quinoa (My new Breakfast Obsession)

Yum [Desert]

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Griled Peaches & Yogurt Yum!!!!

I personally did not grill them, but I ate them and fell in love. I will try this myself with vanila Greek Yogurt, drizzled Honey & Spices like Cinnamon & All Spice! AND a Sprig of Mint!!!! Why not have it for breakfast or a snack!!??

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I recently went on a kick of Oatmeal and fresh berries. I add Cinnamon, Honey, fresh Berries and Almonds and dig in. Sometimes I don’t have time to make this in the morning but luckily theres a spot on the way to work were I can get the same thing in Quinoa form. I took a chance and tried it, now I’m in trouble, I fell in love and want it everyday! Sometimes I order it for lunch and even dinner. Their’s contains Cinnamon, agave nectar, quinoa, strawberries, blueberries and almond slivers. Mmmm, I must try this with Pecans!!!! This even works as desert, or a snack!

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So Fresh, so easy, so quick!! No reason no to try! Go to a farmers market with $15. Buy what looks good to you. Take it home and eat it! I mashed these red potatoes with a tablespoon of butter, sprinkle of Garlic, Sazon and adobo while I oven roasted the corn on the cobb for 35 minutes. I made a slice of bacon cut it up and added the green beans. I served it with raw red bell pepper and a small piece of salmon, wild caught. The corn was so sweet you didn’t need to add a thing to it! It was satisfying down to the bones! Try it! The blueberries were outa this world! I eat them in oatmeal everyday! Sometimes twice a day!!

Take a trip over to the Food Matters website  to find out what your eating that contains Hormones in every bite, a substance from the Rear End of an animal, Antifreeze and more! Yum! The article is is a quick blurb on 6 ingredients you DON’T want in your food. This kid was upset after reading it too. Click the Food Matters link to take a peek! Remember, food can be your medicine or your poison.

Sharing is caring [Healthy Desert]

I sampled this the other day and loved it…

My New Treat [Starbucks]

I’m not a Starbucks groupie. I don’t like coffee, but if I had to choose a coffee house club it woulda been The Noble Tree. They closed 😦 The fireplace and fresh homemade pies  had me driving 40 min in the cold weather for a simple Ginger Peach Tea then I would proceed to use half their bottle of honey. Yum. I miss there bookshelf full of white coffee cups that were covered in interesting designs done in black marker and their old Atari or was it Pac-Man? There are a few other local coffee shoppes in Chicago that I love but I’m not naming names. They will stay my secret. As for chain coffee shoppes I do prefer Caribou Coffee over starbucks. That being said, I found myself at Starbucks in a study group and can’t stop thinking about the Green Tea Latte with Soy milk. But I better stop thinking about it soon, a medium has 50 g of sugar! Yikes! Too good to be true. click the links!

New Find [Sun-dried Tomatoes]

$1.99

Trader Joe’s

I think I will add this to my brown rice pasta dish.