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Coffee Cocoa = My New Best Friend

Posted Jan 27 2009 4:33pm

My assignments for this week are officially complete. I could use the time to start on next week’s tasks, but why not blog instead? It’s so much more fun!

To address something that I’ve been putting on the back burner, I’d like to tell everyone who has just started reading this blog and left me sweet comments recently THANK YOU! I’m glad that you are getting something out of it and look forward to getting to “know” you better :)

One of my favorite ways to catch up on posts is by highlighting some of my favorite meals instead of overwhelming all of you with a detailed account of my life for the past two days. I think we all know that I’m not that interesting! Here are the “best of” eats!

BREAKFASTS

On Sunday morning, I incorporated a little chocolate into my first meal.

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I figured out that the best way to incorporate VeggieGirl’sbrownies into my diet was to eat them with breakfast. Could there be a better way to start out the day than with a fresh baked good? It’s pretty hard to beat! I crumbled a square of peppermint deliciousness on top of 1/2 cup Fage and spooned about 1 tsp. of maple syrup over the top. The peppermint brownie really took the yogurt to another level. I may need to start adding peppermint extract to random foods. I love the minty aftertaste!

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With the pillowy bowl I had two slices of Arnold Bakery Light bread topped with Promise Light Buttery Spread. Sometimes I need to be reminded of how much I love toast. I used to eat it all the time growing up and I’ve been trying to make it more often these days because it’s so simple and good!

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Fast forward to today’s breakfast, which had the same base ingredients with different toppings for a little more variety.

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This time, 1 cup of Fage was topped with banana slices (since I am officially out of peppermint brownies…gasp! They went fast!) and maple syrup.

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As for the toast, I added on 2 tbsp. of strawberry jam. Yet another toast variety that I ate all the time growing up and loved. I think I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic lately now that I am constantly consumed by work. What do you think?

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And as always, there has been plenty of Coffee Cocoa to go around in the morning. In fact, as evidenced by the title of this post, my beloved drink has now started creeping into my afternoons and early evenings to give me a bit more energy!

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LUNCHES

The second meal of the day has been very grab-and-go until today, when I was finally able to spend some time making (and eating!) my meal.

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I can’t get enough of these La Tortilla Factory wraps. They are gigantic and actually hold all of the stuff I put in them! Today’s wrap featured 2 microwaved egg whites, 2 tbsp. Sabra hummus and 1 oz. deli chicken. It was v. delicious and filling.

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On the side I had 1 oz. of smoked gouda cheese. I absolutely LOVE this cheese. I have been eating it for snacks a lot these past few days. Now all I need is some wine, and we’ll be set. ;)

DINNERS

This is really just a tribute to one of my favorite “fast food” meals…

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I love my Cosi :) Last night I went there with my roomie and got the “Duo” again. I decided on 1/2 of a Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella sandwich and a cup of the beef vegetable soup. Perfect for a chilly evening!

SNACKS + FUN

To wrap up the foodie pictures for this post, I thought I’d share another delicious version of the orange + nut butter combination I tried a few days ago. This time I had a clementine and 1 tbsp. crunchy Barney Butter. The clementine was even more fantastic! This is such a great snack :) Thanks again to Meghann and Melissa for the inspiration!

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And lucky me, I received some goodies in the mail today as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program: Quaker True Delights Bars!

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I can’t wait to try these, especially the coconut banana macadamia nut flavor. We all know how obsessed I’ve become with bars involving macadamia nuts recently ;) Right, K?

UPDATE:Bobby is almost 3/4 done with Twilight! I think he’s hooked.

Random Question

Has there ever been a “thing” that you have been obsessed with? It can be anything from food to music to movies to books. Something that you’ve spent hours with and/or watching?

Obviously, you all know my answer right now is the Twilight series. But I have also always loved the Harry Potter series, too and, if we’re not talking about books, I used to be obsessed with 98* when I was younger.Jeff Timmons!!Oh yes.

I’m off to read some blogs, yay!!

      
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