Friday Fun

Hey guys! I’m so glad you enjoyed my fun Avocado Toast Recipes post from yesterday – let me know which combination is your favorite! :)

Avocado toast 12 ways facebook

And now, for some Friday randomness!

First things first: for those who are interested in my virtual group intuitive and mindful eating program, we just opened sign ups for the next LIVE version of the 6 week program, which will begin on April 2. You have until next Thursday to sign up if you are interested in joining us in April! It won’t be offered again as a live program until late this year or early next year, so don’t wait if you are interested. (Not feeling the live program? We have a cheaper self-study option, too!)

On the fitness front, I’m enjoying a rest day today in preparation for tomorrow’s last long run gearing up for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler next weekend! I’m planning on doing another 8 miler since I skipped last weekend’s long run due to my New Mexico travels.

As for yesterday, after getting up really early for boot camp workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday I was feeling the sleeping in a bit more than I was my track workout – lucky for me, Matt expressed interest in getting in a run, so we headed out around 7:30 for a short jaunt before work. Nice to get that extra hour of sleep! We kept the pace super casual because we did a really hilly route – oof!


I decided I’m going to run the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler for “fun” rather than trying to race it this year – my training hasn’t been where it would need to be for me to try to PR, and to be honest, I’m just not feeling it right now – I’d rather just get out there and enjoy it. So that’s what I’m going to do! Just FYI in case you were wondering why I was bailing on track workouts a week and a half out from a race I talked awhile ago about trying to PR. :)

Food highlights from this week included last night’s dinner – my in-laws were in town (my mother-in-law has a work conference here this weekend) and I decided to whip up my Asian Sheet Pan Salmon with Veggies for everyone. It ended up being two sheets instead of one sheet – love all those veggies!

sheet pan salmon with veggies

It was a hit! Love this recipe – so easy and yummy. I made the sauce earlier in the day so all I had to do when my in-laws arrived was throw everything on the pan and drizzle the sauce over it before baking – easy! Plus some microwave plain brown rice:

asian sheet pan salmon recipe

Our other favorite dinner this week was this sun basket (<- affiliate link for 3 free meals) chicken dish – the artichoke, olive, and nut tapenade was soooo good, and so was the seared romaine!

sun basket chicken dinner

I also had some fun meals out on Wednesday – I met my friend Karen for breakfast after my early boot camp class and before heading to my volunteer teaching gig. We hit up our old friend Le Pain Quotidien – their omelettes always hit the spot! And as always, I loved the time to catch up with my good friend, too. :)

le pain quotidien brunch

Post-teaching I treated myself to lunch at Glen’s Garden Market in Dupont. As usual, I had their mix and match prepared foods plate. I was in the mood for all veggie this time, so I had the kale apple salad, the cucumber tomato salad, the chickpea carrot salad, and the miso ginger sweet potatoes. Yummy, filling vegetarian combo! Plus a local Capital Kombucha (strawberry flavor – yum):

glens garden market lunch plate

I will leave you with a cute photo of Zara snoozing in her favorite spot yesterday afternoon – my clean laundry basket. :) So cozy!

cat in laundry basket

Also, if you want a laugh, this New Yorker post about emails entitled “Sorry for the Delayed Response” is soooo good. And so true!

Time to wrap up the workweek! My grad school friend Lauren is coming into town for a visit and I can’t wait for a fun girl’s weekend. She’s staying through Monday – I’m planning to be back with a weekend recap on Monday, but if I disappear and come back Tuesday instead, you’ll know why. :)

Have a great weekend my friends!

p.s. If you are a food blogger interested in learning how to make those cool “hands in pans” recipe videos (like the one below for my 5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars), consider signing up for this great how-to recipe video basics course (affiliate link) created by fellow dietitian Regan Jones. The course includes really simple, easy to use step-by-step videos that walk you through exactly how to create your own recipe videos without a ton of time or hassle, including getting started with equipment all the way through post-production editing. If you’ve been wanting to get into doing recipe videos but aren’t sure where to start, this is the course for you. :)



  1. 1

    Thanks for the shout out!

    And those Avocado Toast ideas make me swoon :)

  2. 3

    That last sorry for the delayed response about now the response has to be worthy of the time I made you wait is 100% me. but then I just go with the first one anyway haha

  3. 4

    Chickpea carrot salad? Miso ginger sweet potatoes? That sounds so good!

    Recently found your blog and am enjoying it! Always looking for food inspiration :)

  4. 6

    The article is hilarious, but I am firm believer that only e-mails that are actually relevant need a response. As a college professor, I’ve received so many e-mails where the answer was on the syllabus.
    I think the U.S is the only country in the entire world where people need to ask a thousand questions via e-mail instead of figuring out the answer by themselves (because most of the times, the answer is indeed in front of them), or, where people are totally unable to get the phone and dial the number of the person they need to talk to, or – in my specific case, where students are unable to stop by after class and ask something to their professor.
    It is an issue related to the inability to take time to do proper research because we are too busy reading social media feeds.

  5. 7

    Can’t wait for the weekend!

  6. 8

    These toasts look so good – well done on the run though!
    Izzy | Pinch of delight

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