Archive | March, 2014

Weekend Shots [3/17/14]

17 Mar

Happy Monday! We spent the past weekend in Boston, Massachusetts at a psychology conference. It was a busy, sleep-deprived weekend but we enjoyed every second of it! Here are some pictures and highlights from our short weekend getaway!

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For lunch on Friday we finally got to try Sweet Green!

 

 

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We both ended up going for the Spicy Sabzi salad with buckwheat bread on the side. It was fabulous and we cannot wait to try and recreate this salad at home!

 

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For dinner we hit up Atlantic Fish Company after our mom and Lou gave the place rave reviews after trying it out during there last trip to Boston.

 

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Needless to say, both of us were extremely impressed all the way from the beer to The San Francisco Cioppino we had for dinner. The cioppino was a huge bowl of lobster, shrimp, clams, fish, scallops, and mussels in a spicy broth. It was to die for!

 

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Saturday morning we met one of Kayla’s friends she made in Australia who studies at Boston College.

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We met for a late breakfast at Pavement Cafe. Whole wheat bagel sandwiches with scrambled eggs, swiss cheese, and tempeh bacon. Extra large iced coffees to wash it all down.

After breakfast we spent the majority of the afternoon walking around Boston window shopping and enjoying the beautiful 50 degree weather.

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In the afternoon we met our parents at Georgetown Cupcakes.

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The carrot cake vegan cupcake did not disappoint.

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After our last presentation later in the day we packed up the car and headed to Cambridge Brewing Company before leaving Massachusetts.

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We were so impressed with their Spring Training IPA it was gone in about 2.5 seconds.

 

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Lentil and walnut burgers and a fresh greens salad on the side was the perfect last meal in Boston.

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Both of us were so in love with Boston and really enjoyed the city life atmosphere! Future home? Perhaps.

So tell us, are you a city person?

Marvelous

 This weekend was definitely marvelous. Thanks Katie for hosting such a fun link-up.
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WIAW Post-Vacation

12 Mar

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It is definitely an understatement when we say it is a little difficult to get back into the swing of things after spending seven days away on vacation. After being in 70-80 degree temperatures, 30 degree temperatures were no longer considered “warmer days”. However, hopefully we will see some warmer days ahead! Each day we are counting down the days left until spring! Eight to go! We cannot wait.

Although it was wonderful to have someone cook and serve us dinner for seven whole days, we would be lying if we said we did not miss cooking in our own kitchen. We could not wait to get home and purchase some of our favorite basics we missed during our trip! Heres what was on our list.

1. Plain Greek Yogurt
2. Mixed Greens
3. Hummus
4. Oversized Carrots
5. Sweet Potatoes 
6.  Flavored Coffee
7. Kale
8. Strawberries

We were planning to stop at a Costco on the way home, but instead we passed a Trader Joes so of course we just had to stop! Thankfully our mom picked up a few things at Costco for us anyways, but we were also able to get our favorite hummus, pink lady apples, a few jars of our favorite unsalted peanut butter, and trail mix! What is your favorite thing to purchase from Trader Joes?

We used these groceries to get us through the next few days until we are onto our next adventure. We wanted to link up with Peas and Crayons to give you a closer look at what we have been enjoying these past few days. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the What I Ate Wednesday party over on her blog!

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Nature Path Cereal with Bananas and Strawberries.

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Cinnamon French Toast Flavored Coffee.

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Panera’s Multigrain Bagels with Cilantro Hummus and Pink Lady Apples.

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Greek Yogurt Parfaits.

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Dishing up the Dirt’s Butternut Squash and Black Bean Soup.

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Pumpkin Cornbread from the Nutritious Kitchen.

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Grapes, Bananas, and Pears.

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And Carrot Cake Doughboy Smoothies (recipe to come soon).

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We definitely missed our favorite foods during our Spring Break getaway, but enjoyed all of our time unplugged, relaxed, and soaking up the sun! Can you tell we got a little burnt?

Spring Break Getaway

10 Mar

Here’s what the past 7 days looked like.
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Sunshine, cruising, ports of call, relaxing in the warmth, and sister time.

Stay tuned for a full recap to come!