Five Things for Sunday

Hello, Sunday! How’s your weekend going? Mine’s been pretty good so far! Productive, relaxing, social. It’s been a little while since I’ve written a post for the Five Things For Sunday series, so here’s what I’m loving today!

I’ve run six times this week. Six! Most of them were two milers, but each morning when I wake up, I’m excited to run. I don’t want to jinx myself into not feeling it anymore, but for the time being, I’m loving it. The heart-pounding, music-listening, drippy-sweat exhilaration of all of it. And the dork hat is back.

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This lip stain. I’ve never been a lipstick girl (although I’d like to be, for the chicness of it all) but this keeps my lips nice and moisturized and adds a nice pop of color that’s summery and fun. (I also see Tarte’s now made a limited edition True Blood stain, which I may have to track down.)

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Going to the library feels like highway robbery. The other day, after finishing my book, I went to see if the book I’d requested had arrived. Well, it had… and a whole slew of other books I’d never heard of. So those had to go home with me, too. Doesn’t it blow your mind that you can get whatever book you want… for free?! I’m so grateful for the time I’ve had to read whatever I want this summer… I feel like I’m 12 again.

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I forgot how much I love cereal. Four days out of the week I bring my breakfast to work, so I usually pack yogurt or overnight oats for portability’s sake. But cereal? So delicious and refreshing! While I was in Michigan, I ate a mixture of Kashi GoLean, mixed salted nuts, fruit + almond milk every day for breakfast. And I amy or may not have had a similar concoction (with a little yogurt mixed in) last night for dinner.


Ditto bulked-up pancakes. Today after my run I was in the mood for something a little special (it is Sunday, after all!), so I made Katie’s Choco-holic/ Red Velvet Pancakes. I substituted rolled oats for the oat bran, and topped the cakes with vanilla yogurt + banana. So good! If I hadn’t run out of banana, I would have whipped up a second batch.

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Goal for 2011 update: Cook One New Recipe A Week

Week 1: Lemony Spaghetti with Bitter Greens & Chickpeas

Week 2: Lentil Chili

Week 3: Chickpeas in Star Anise & Date Masala

Week 4: Thai-Style Black Beans w/ Mango & Cilantro

Week 5: Ten Minute Tasty Asparagus & Brown Rice, Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cheddar and Toasted Almonds, Warm Red Lentil Salad, Garlicky Sesame-Cured Broccoli Salad.

Week 6: Beets, Spiced Quinoa & Yogurt, Sesame-Cooked Eggs Over Rice

Week 7: Curried Parsnip Fries

Week 8: Curried Lentils & Sweet Potatoes

Week 9: Rutabagas with Buckwheat, Black Beans & Kale, Garlicky Mushroom Greens

Week 10: Tamarind Lentils, The Double-Shift Scramble

Week 11: Spicy Chickpea Salad, Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze, Spicy Red Lentil, Peanut & Pumpkin Soup

Week 12: Sunday Night Supper Salad, Peanut Butter Banana-Berry French Toast Sandwich

Week 13: Grilled Cheddar-Mushroom Sandwich

Week 14: Black Bean Soup, Sweet Pumpkin Pudding

Week 15: Green Rice

Week 16: Matzoh Buttercrunch Candy,  Quinoa with Moroccan Winter Squash and Carrot Stew

Week 17: Truffled Turnip Soup, Nutty Lemon Brussels Sprouts, Cookie Dough Smoothie

Week 18: Raw Chocolate Fudge Cake, Spring Pasta

Week 19: Chopped Kale w/ Hot Pepper Vinegar

Week 20: Ultimate Veggie Burgers, Mmm Sauce

Week 21: Ribbed Asparagus Salad with Lemon, Spinach & Chickpeas, Chocolate-Chip Blondies, Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes, Leek Zucchini Pasta Salad

Week 22: Sesame Ginger Kale Salad, Hoisin Ginger Tofu with Smoky Tahini Slaw  

Week 23: Pan-Seared Asparagus Salad with Frisée and Fried Egg, Baked Ziti, Brown Butter Banana Strawberry Bread, Green Bowl   

Week 24: Quinoa Cookies, Chocolate Mousse

Week 26: Sweet Potato Stuffed with Caramelized Tempeh and Sautéed Kale, Shaved Fennel Salad, Summer Pesto

Week 27: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Week 28: Choco-holic Pancakes

What are five things for your Sunday?

17 comments to Five Things for Sunday

  • I love the NYPL. It always feels like Christmas when I get the email notifications about books waiting for me. My five things for Sunday are:

    A gorgeous morning walk
    Open windows
    99 cent iced tea from Dunkin’ Donuts
    Working on a writing project I’m excited about
    A sparkling wine tasting with my mom and sister

  • owwwwwwwwww- I want those pancakes of deliciousness! And thats so awesome that you’ve been rocking the runs. I can’t wait to get back into real runnnnnnning vs. jogging. My little legs just want to go when I get out there. Enjoy your Sunday

  • Good job on running 6 times this week! I’m still having to work on even getting out there three times a week. It’s just so dang hot and the gym seems soooo much more appealing in that case.

  • holy crap! i think the only time i ran 6x a week was in 2008 when i trained for a half marathon, i’m lucky if i run 1x every weeks these days haha. i love tarte products! my 5 things:
    1. diy sandbags with pea gravel
    2. green lipped mussels
    3. sundresses
    4. thai food x2
    5. iced americanos x2

  • Wow, your pancakes are beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! And you rock for all your running spirit! I dunno that I could go six days in a row. Some mornings, I’m just too lazy and don’t want to leave the comfort of my house… or my pjs! :)

    Happy Sunday! Oh, and your dork hat is TOO cute!

  • haha i like that hat on you!!!

    also, i’ve totally gone off the cereal bandwagon and forgot how much i love it too! we never have it in the house anymore because everyone is eating oatmeal now. boo. i think we need to get some kashi in my crib pronto!

    we need a re-date!!

  • I love this post theme!

    My Five Things For Sunday:

    - elliptical

    - new guilty pleasure = music by Jeffree Star (I linked to him on my facebook status if you’re curious)

    - practicing ballroom moves in my kitchen, a la kitchen dance party style

    - grilled chicken/spinach/salsa = new favorite flavor combination for a quick meal

    - emailing with you about the term “hardbodies” :D

  • bread'n'withit

    Five things:

    l. Blueberry muffins at a cute B & B in Pennsylvania with blueberries from their garden
    2. Joyful reunion with puppy after a week at a beautiful mountaintop kennel (for the dog, not for me)
    3. Tasty “Angus” cheeseburger at a MacDo in Pa. Twice a year, it’s OK.
    4. Driving back East through Pennsylvania on a gorgeous summer Sunday. Is Pennsylvania the most beautiful state? Or is it Montana?
    5. Coming home and being glad to be back, even after a wonderful vacation.

  • 1. sleeping in just a little bit, waking up to the radio.
    2. Fage w. dried currants, Bonne Maman raspberry jam, and honey w. earl grey tea
    3. a successful registration/move-in day for our summer arts programs on campus that we’ve been planning since March.
    5. a night to myself to work on my theatre piece, read, and get ready for the office tomorrow, getting into action at the gym, and a first rehearsal tomorrow night!

    ALSO: Swamplandia! is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I hope you enjoy it.

  • I <3 public libraries. Long live free books.

    My 5 things:

    1. getting up early to run- I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've done this in my life (I'm an evening or late morning exerciser) but if I want to make a run happen on days with 100 degree highs, early AM it is.

    2. the washington national cathedral- specifically, picnics on the secret hidden lawn

    3. intending to stay at home for 3 days, staying for 7 instead.

    4. fruit on sale. peaches and blueberries ftw.

    5. joining and trying to remember every book i've ever written.

  • *and by written, i mean read. whoops.

  • Jaime

    1. sleep
    2. Whole Foods trip
    3. organic strawberries & brussels sprouts (lovin’ both lately)
    4. Alba sea mineral facial wash
    5. Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family

  • 1. Baby bellying rubbing! My boyfriend sister is about to pop anyday!
    2. Snuggling
    3. Blueberry pancakes
    4. Finally blogging!
    5. Finally catching up on my favorite blogs!

    As you can see I’ve been real productive.

  • Yes! Swamplandia! is awesome. Glad you snagged it.

  • 1. sleeping in
    2. snuggling
    3. cornbread waffles
    4. late summer nights
    5. Awesome roommates

    Happy Sunday :)

  • A perfect list. And you could never be dorky.
    For those who do not know Katie in real life, you must trust me that she is stunningly beautiful.

  • avery

    Yay for running! I have a “dork” hat too! I recently caved and bought a white mesh one at a running store. It does the trick! The first time I put it on, my boyfriend said, “Oh my god, you look like your mom”. Which is true! She always wears hats when she is outside. I’ll take it as a compliment!

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