Five Things For Monday

1. For an instant bite of summer, make this sandwich. Even if you don’t have all of the right ingredients (I used tomatillos, yellow cucumbers and squash instead of heirloom tomatoes and omitted the capers) it’ll be delicious. I do want to go back and make it again with the right stuff, though.


2. Montréal is a beautiful city. Not a whole lot of photos to show for it, but Old Montréal at night is a site to be seen.


3. Lululemon offers complimentary hemming! Sweet deal, made even sweeter when you’re debating whether to purchase a heavily discounted pair of “Tall” pants.

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4. For a sip of summer, try California Teas. Mixed with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, they’re sweet but not too sweet. The company sent me seven teas to try; my favorites were the Summer Peach and Original Sunshine flavors.

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5. Somehow, “I’m growing out my bangs” translated into “cut ‘em short and straight!” at the hair salon. I tried out a new place that takes walk-in clients, and somehow ended up with this hair. I don’t really care, I just thought I was done with this ‘do back in 2009. Whatevs.

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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

Week 29: Green Israeli Couscous Salad

Week 30: Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts

Week 31: Babaganoush Soup, Freekeh Risotto, Brown Butter (Plum) Cake or Cobbler

Week 32: (Modified) Tomato Salad on a Roll

Catch me up! What are your five things for Monday?

15 comments to Five Things For Monday

  • oww- free hemming? I didn’t know that! Sweetness. Your hair looks cute (even if its not what you wanted!) Five things for Monday:
    1. Vibrating baby chairs= baby sleeps through my shower :)
    2. I love licorice
    3. I can’t wait to get my hair highlighted tomorrow
    4. DVR is a fantastic invention
    5. It is hot as heck outside!

  • 1.) Tried a Myoplex Lite protein shake for the first time before my workout – loved it! Thank goodness, haha.

    2.) I miss you!

    3.) Had a great massage after dance practice.

    4.) I have too many shows in my DVR…

  • bread'n'withit

    l. Listened to a friend
    2. Took a long walk with my dog
    4. Wrote an essay
    5. Read for 3 hours!

  • That sandwich looks heavenly. PS- I love your bangs. You look so good with bangs. :)

  • i like the bangs! we need a date soon and i’m so jealous of your montreal trip! i haven’t been to canada in forever but i would love to put my francais to use!

  • I think you look fab with bangs, but that’s ridiculous that she misheard you.

    1) I can’t stop watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix.
    2) I wish I owned a dog.
    3) Online dating sucks.
    4) A spoonful of peanut butter was my dessert tonight.
    5) We should do drinks soon!

  • Your hair looks great, but if they didn’t do what you asked you should have asked for a refund!!

  • isn’t Old Montreal so quaint? I always feel so European when I go up there.

    your hair looks fabulous, but it IS so annoying when the stylist doesn’t get what you’re going for.

  • isn’t Old Montreal so quaint? I always feel so European when I go up there.

    your hair looks fabulous, but it IS so annoying when the stylist doesn’t get what you’re going for.

  • i need to make that sandwich! your hair is so classy and sleek!

  • I think your hair looks great, but its a pain when the stylist doesn’t give you what you asked for!

  • avery

    ahh! That is always so frustrating when you go in for hair stuff, and its just not quite what you want. I had a haircut that was a little too short a while ago, and it was a bummer that it took another 4 months or so to grow out to the length I actually wanted. OH well. You look great!

  • free hemming?! sweet! now i’m even more jealous that there is no lululemon in my area. lol.

    hair salons make me so mad sometimes! i think the last time i went to one i was in high schooll…i just cut my own now! it still looks cute, though!


  • I love the yellow squash–just picked some up at the farmer’s market, then seasoned & grilled them. Your picture looked fabulous as well–mmmm!

  • i can’t help it – i LOVE blunt bangs. and i am sure i would love montreal and that sandwich and those teas if i had the chance :)

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