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Welcome to another WIAW and thanks for stopping by. I had a couple more doctor visits since last week and am no longer as laid up with crutches. I am able to walk on my leg but am wearing the brace all the time except at night. I’m still limiting my walking to essential moving only. The hope and goal is that I’ll be in the bace for another month and then hopefully switch to another brace. Since I basically walked on the injured leg for 9 weeks post injury date it has forced him to keep me in the brace longer than normal. I had plans to head to NYC last weekend as I had bought a ticket to the Vegetarian festival and was really looking forward to going. I decided that as much as I wanted to go it wasn’t the smart thing to do. I’m hoping to maybe head down and see some friends this weekend instead. I’m craving some of my favorite NYC eats!
It was rainy, dark, and dreary here today so I woke up and sipped some tea along side the warm oatmeal. I’ve been peeling my oranges and then popping them in the freezer for a few minutes while I cook my oatmeal. I find it firms them up a bit and prevents sogginess.
I’ve been mulling over whether to take the blog to a self hosting format for a while now and finally decided to take the leap. I signed up with Blue Host but had tons of issues trying to switch this blog over to a new WordPress.org platform. I watched online tech videos and it seemed straightforward but I kept running into error messages. I tried calling Blue Host and felt like canceling. I felt like going back to the drawing and research board. I’m starting to think I’ll just keep the blog here or perhaps have to pay for transfer to be done for me. If you are a blogger who is self hosted I’d be gratefully with any info you have.
I wasn’t overly hungry at lunch and had a bit of a few things. I finished this kombucha and ate a few of these pumpkin muffins.
I also had some of these giant raspberries and some unpictured almond milk
Dinner was a sweet potato with some ground turkey and all the nutritional yeast. It has really grown on me and I’m adding it to most dinners. I’ll be moving next month and I am starting to go into eat out the freezer and cupboard mode with my food.
I also had some cherry tomatoes and some orange bell pepper on the side. I reintroduced bell pepper recently and have been tolerating them which has been great. I missed eating them
Dessert or my evening snack was some popcorn and one of these double chocolate fig bars. They are really great. I actually just ordered some more from Amazon. The mint is good as I’ve mentioned but so are these ones.
I was browsing on Etsy a few weeks ago and came across this Kansas popcorn company called Love and Acres. They had great reviews of their popcorn. I gave it a try and it has been good. It is really white in color
Hope you all have a nice week. Hope all you Mothers had a nice Mother’s Day this past Sunday!
Any bloggers who are self hosted have any tips onWordpress? Keep getting errors on importing my posts
Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by for the weekly WIAW linkup! I had a low key weekend here. I aggravated my IT Band, calf, and knee last week so ended up taking it easy on the couch resting. I did end up finalizing and submitting my taxes finally which had been on the ‘to do’ list for a while. This weekend starts the marathon events here in Boston. The ads are all over buses and trains and this week was also opening day at Fenway. It is quite a busy area. If you or anyone is running the marathon let me know! My apartment is right on the route near the finish so it is a prime viewing spot hopefully.
Breakfast on the couch of oatmeal and mini oranges. I made a quick outing to Costco to stock up on a few things and went to the Whole Foods next door for a couple things. I made a quick stop at the Lucky jeans store in the same complex and tried on a pair of jeans. They fit well but they didn’t have the inseam I need. I’d have to order online. Now I need to find a sale or promo code to get a deal. Aparently they charge quite a bit for shipping which seems crazy in this day and age. I need to search some other stores or websites perhaps to buy them at.
I really wanted avocado toast but the avocados at Whole Foods were terrible. They were all mushy and over ripe or under ripe. They were kinda pricy and I didn’t want to chance a dud for $2. I passed and just bought another container of almond cream cheese from Kite Hill that I talked about recently. I enjoyed fresh Costco berries on the side instead. I grabbed a mandarin orange during one of my trips to get the ice pack from the freezer mid afternoon.
I picked up this Liquid Ninja sriracha sauce at Whole Foods. I had read it was their exclusive and made without funny ingredients. I have been recently trying to reintroduce some foods that I had been avoiding due to allergy and irritation concerns. Unfortunately that didn’t seem to agree with my body. I kept dinner easy tonight and cooked a fillet of salmon which I flaked up and put on top of some frozen TJ rice. I drizzles some sriracha on top and it was really good. The sauce had great flavor and not spicy as much as a little hot. Added cherry tomatoes and baby carrots while resting and catching up on the DVR.
Snacked on some jelly beans and these pomegranate fig bars that I found in NYC the other weekend. They have a different texture compared to the regular variety but the pomegranate flavor was good and on point.
That’s a wrap on this week. I am off to rest up for the busy marathon and spectator congestion this weekend….and hopefully find a massage therapist with some availability this week too!
Have a great week. Are you a fan of the Boston Marathon? Do you watch the race? I have previously and it will be neat to see it in person and feel the energy.
Happy WIAW once again friends! Can’t believe it is March 30th today. I was out walking around Back Bay in Boston on Saturday and ended up walking past the finish line of the Marathon where this sign was posted
It was quite cool and windy and the area was packed as there was a huge Anime convention happening with people in costumes everywhere. I hurried to the train station and then home to warm up and escape the madness and crowds!
I picked up this package of Blackberries again at Costco the other day and they were really good. No duds or rotten ones in the bunch.
Had some for breakfast when my standby walnut and flax oatmeal. I over judged the water amount the ground flax always thickens it up nicely when that happens. I’ve been seeing hemp seeds everywhere and have wondered about them. Have you tried them? Do they thicken like ground flax? I tried chia seeds but wasn’t a fan as I couldn’t get them to thicken quickly and they always seemed to get stuck in my teeth 🙂
I headed out for a walk and to do some shopping. I am really liking the older style to Boston and the brownstone style buildings. So much character in this city….even the street lamps in the photo. I wanted to find some jeans but gave up after trying a couple stores with unfriendly and not helpful staff. I did get a pair of pants at Lululemon. I had tried them on a while ago but just couldn’t justify the regular price. I noticed they went on sale online drastically so I stopped in to try them on again. The store ended up having the style and color I wanted so I took it as a sign and picked them up!
Lunch was this meal basically but 2x the berries and instead of the orange I had a mug of hot lemon tea. I forgot to snap a photo as I was trying to quickly warm up 🙂
I mentioned last week about picking up a jar of nutritional yeast. I have tried it and am definitely a fan. I am convinced that the other jar I had may have been old or spoiled as this one tastes much better. I stored the last jar in the refrigerator as the jar said but have been keeping this one in the cupboard. Any tips on storage would be great! I have been adding it to most dinners and especially liking it mixed with tomato sauce. After getting home late the other day from work I threw a potato in the oven and after showering and changing it was ready. I browned a turkey sausage and mixed the yeast and sauce together. It was really good despite looking not very appealing!
I wanted something warm tonight so I thawed a pack of Shrimp from Sizzlefish that I recently ordered when they had a sale. While the pasta cooked I warmed the sauce and cooked the shrimp simply with some pepper. They cooked so quickly which is a huge plus for rushed nights.
I then topped the pasta with tomato sauce and a spoonful of nutritional yeast and topped it with the diced shrimp. It was fantastic!
Some popcorn to end the day along with a fig bar. I was browsing on Pinterest and noticed people raving about amish popcorn kernels from Indiana. Wondering if they are really worth trying. I see Amazon sells them but just unsure whether they are that unique. Have you tried them?
Well that’s a wrap on my week. I am considering taking a quick getaway out of town this weekend if I can find a deal!
Hope you had a great Easter weekend. Do you have any plans for this weekend?
Have a great week!