So Long Megnan!

On my days off, I always dream of relaxing on the beach or by the pool; maybe organizing some part of my room (yes, I actually enjoy organizing…if I could get a decent job as a personal organizer, I’d be thrilled), baking and experimenting, etc.  There are endless opportunities and lists I have made, but what does it really end up looking like? Continue reading

Foodie Exchange

A summer of firsts indeed.  A few months ago, I jumped on the foodie blog bandwagon, then started participating in Jenn’s WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday #1 and #2), and now have gotten myself into Foodie Pen Pals, started by Lindsay at “The Lean Green Bean“. Here is my fabulous first package from Sharon 🙂 Continue reading

Summer Wrap Up

Oh goodness, what a whirlwind of a summer.  There were certainly times where I thought the day (or long run) would never end, but overall and as usual, time has flown by faster than hoped.  At the beginning of the summer, I started a new blog, which you are currently reading and hopefully enjoying. 🙂  Last year I attempted to start a food blog, Eating Outside The Box, then continued my adventures abroad on a different blog, Buen Viaje A Espana, and then took some time off, but I missed writing. Continue reading

WIAW #3 – Wheel Food Edition

So I have to say the highlight of today’s food happened to be my dinner.  Well, maybe that’s a lie because I did enjoy a pretty delicious breakfast and lunch, but dinner was quite a treat.  Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Jones Coffee Shop in Pasadena hosts a “Wheel Food Wednesday.” Somehow about 4-6  where about 4-6 different food trucks maneuver their way onto the tiny Pasadena parking lot for people to enjoy the fiery, greasy, healthy and tasty food.  There is usually a sweets cart and sometimes a truck that also makes an appearance, but we will get to that in a bit. For now, let’s move onto Jenn’s creation of sharing what we all ate during the day.  Why? Because it’s fun 🙂

Breakfast – I’ve gotten somewhat out of my normal morning rut, partly due to the delicious homemade grape jam I obtained (check back in two days for more info).  This morning’s display included oatmeal, Chobani Greek plain yogurt, jam, and the summer’s best fruit – peaches, banana, and strawberries. I paired it with the remaining dregs of coffee left from my mom’s batch, so thank you mother.  I was pretty stuffed by the time the oatmeal was consumed, but made enough room to snack on a couple of mini zucchini/banana muffins – just to top off the morning right. Only problem was they were consumed before I could gather the photographic evidence.  You’ll just have to take my word for their deliciousness.

I ended up working right through my normal lunch hour and didn’t realize what time it was until my stomach started growling. I packed myself a batch of leftover quinoa (quinoa, pesto, tomatoes), with mixed greens, extra tomato, avocado, vinegrette, along with TJ’s green tea and applesauce.  I was still hungry, so I reached for my bag of celery and carrots.  Emphasis on the healthy lunch so I can splurge at tonight’s dinner 🙂 I made the quinoa last night with one of my long time friends, Kristin.  We have known each other for awhile but just got back in touch.  It was great because we both love finding healthy vegetable recipes to make and consume, but have to twist our families arms in order to do so and are often made fun of in the process.  Lesson, don’t tell your family the ingredients of what they are eating until they are finished.  🙂

Now onto dinner.  I made an appearance to last year’s WFW, but didn’t seem to get around to it this year until today, the absolutely LAST WFW of the summer.  By now I hope you are aware of the multiplicity of options that food trucks offer.  Not only are there hundreds of different trucks, but each truck seems to have at least five different options from the most gourmet and outrageous combination of ingredients to the plainest of plain.  I’m sure even the pickiest eaters would be able to satisfy their hunger and maybe even sweet tooth.

Regular, curly, and sweet potato with all sorts of sauces. We all know the real winner here…SWEET POTATO

We went for the Grilled Cheese Truck and out of all the selections, both ordered the “Fully Loaded,” mine on wheat and my mom’s on French.  Jone’s Coffee was pretty packed and the lines certainly were no exception.  It probably took us a good 20 minutes to wait to order, then another 10-15 to get our sandwiches, but it was well worth it.  Most of the tables were taken, but sitting on a curb wasn’t such a bad alternative.  When we went back to pick up dessert from the Paradise cookie truck, most other people had a similar idea, so we were stuck waiting in line again. I have no complaints, especially as we licked the bowl clean. 🙂

All the cookies are made fresh right on board.  Not so sure about the ice cream, but it too is pretty darn fresh.

Butterscotch Cookie – Strawberry Ice Cream – Coconut & Walnut Cookie

Signing off for this Wednesday with a glass of milk, a glass of water, and Pretty Little Liars.