Right after work on Friday I met up with Greg and some of his work buddies at The Tomato Head for dinner. I had the veggie chef salad which had cucumber, tomato, broccoli, artichoke hearts, green pepper, sprouts, baked tofu, mushrooms, red onion, olives, carrots and red cabbage with honey mustard dressing. It felt so good to eat all those veggies!
Saturday started with me waking up at 5am to volunteer at a 10k for Knoxville Track Club. At first I was handing out t-shirts but then got to hand bibs out since the person who was originally doing that was running the race and had to head out to go warm up. It was a lot of fun and I met some super nice people.
When I got home I was really hungry and decided to open the jar of honey strawberry spread that Krissie from Philly Nerd Girl sent me as part of our local goods exchange. Ohhhh, man.. this stuff is good! I had it on a piece of toasted Ezekiel bread and it was delicious.
After that was a pretty hard spin class with Priyanka. The instructor was awesome and she wore me out! I was so beat from waking up early and all the hills and climbing in spin that a nap was definitely in order. I bummed around the house for the rest of the night and relaxed which was nice.
On Sunday we went for a walk early to avoid the crazy heat and then got ready and met Greg’s sister at a local Ethiopian restaurant for lunch. I’d never had it before but man it was good! We all got the vegetarian samplers and were stuffed in no time. I’m pretty sure it was partly because you don’t use utensils, but grab the food with pieces of injera bread.
After lunch, me and Greg’s sister decided to have a cooking party. We are going to start getting together on Sundays and cooking huge batches of food to eat throughout the week for lunch. We headed to Earth Fare and did some shopping for all the good stuff we were going to make.
I made African kale & yam soup from Leftovers For Lunch and she made this amazing butternut squash and chickpea dish that had couscous, almonds, cilantro and tzatziki.
Seriously.. how good does this look?! Also, do you notice the two lil’ bunnies in the above photo? They love to hang out in our backyard and munch on grass and veggie scraps.
Now that I am set on some healthy lunches for the week I am one happy lady. It takes so much stress off knowing that your meals are ready to go.
I hope that you all had an awesome weekend! Did you do anything fun or just hang out and relax some? It’s been hard to do too much here because of the heat. Hopefully it’s not too crazy hot where you’re at!