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Today’s daily eats post is all things blog-world related! From breakfast and lunch to an event at night, this is blog living at its best!


 Breakfast: Lindsay’s (Pinch of Yum) Powered Up Pumpkin Oatmeal. Um, yes this was definitely a yum. I was missing a few ingredients (who doesn’t have brown sugar?!) so mine consisted of:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • toppings: 1 Tbsp coconut oil, cinnamon, nutmeg & toasted pecans
This was SO filling! I literally had to take a break half-way though. Brown sugar would have really made this taste like a treat, I wished we had some, but I’ll definitely be eating it again!
Mid-morning, I was off to Whole Foods for job #2. I had some green tea to keep me from freezing! (do you know how cold stores are? brr!)
Lunches have been a bit tricky lately. One of my jobs has me doing product demos at Whole Foods and they are typically scheduled from 11am – 2pm. Too early to eat lunch before hand, and hard to wait until after so I’ve been eating a lot of Whole Foods salad/hot bar food.
Today though, I planned ahead and made something that has been on my list for a while. Holly’s (The Healthy Everythingtarian) Chickpea Chopped Sandwich. I had it in the form of lettuce wraps because I needed food asap when I got home at 2:30 – it was amazing! I’m so glad I have leftovers in the fridge.
It contained:
  • chickpeas
  • artichokes
  • roasted red pepper
  • sauce: olive oil, touch of mayo and feta cheese
After “lunch,” I had some more work on job #1 and then it was time to get ready for the Paleta event that I attended last night. I was hoping to fit in a workout this afternoon, but I just couldn’t make it happen. Sometimes life gets in the way!
I snacked on some dried pineapple and mango while working. (Like our stocking??)
The Paleta Holiday Party was a lot of fun, fave LA blogger Lynn (The Actor’s Diet) was in attendance and I also met a number of very interesting people, it was great!  {Paleta is a Los Angeles Organic Gourmet Meal Delivery Service, offering various meal plans and cleanses.}
Throughout the evening I enjoyed a few drinks (starting with champagne + mango coconut water),
and snacked on cheese and crackers,
before making our way to the gorgeous table, filled with a great variety of food.
(How cute are these napkins?!)

I tried a taste of most of the items – the Cod was absolutely delicious and I loved the Curried Quinoa Salad and Caramelized Rainbow Carrots. The food served at the dinner are the actual foods they send out to clients, which was really surprising to me. Everything was really good and tasted like homemade food.
On our way home we broke into the goody bag and split the pumpkin bar. I’m only sharing the picture because I want you to see my hilarious, chubby hands. I don’t know how it is possible, but I managed to have about 18 hand rolls…
I’m snacking on a few triscuits now, before heading to bed. It’s been a long day!

17 Comments (Reply )

  1. Anna Johnson
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    18 hand rolls! haha, you are too silly. such variety with your day – love it! say hi to the taster for me :)


  2. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    Hahah! I love that you had to take a break half way through the oatmeal. My stomach is adjusted (read: stretched) now, so I can handle the fillingness! :) I’ve been eating that stuff almost every morning!


    • Emily
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 9:04 am

      It was SO good, I think I’ll have it again this morning!


  3. Dana
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    Everything looks delicious… especially those chickpea lettuce wraps! Did you omit the yolk from the sauce? That made me a little nervous…


    • Emily
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

      I didn’t have time to make the aoli so I just added a bit of mayo to the mixture.


  4. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    i wish we got more of a chance to hang last night! we will have to do something one-on-one…unfortunately it may not be until the new year b/c things are bananas but i’m glad you were introduced to the paleta peeps!!!


  5. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    looks like a truly delicious party! Yum! I have never put an egg in my oatmeal before…might need to try that one…


    • Emily
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

      You definitely should try it! I add oats, egg and water and whisk, whisk, whisk! It will be smooth like custard – not “eggy” like you might think! :)


  6. Yum Yucky
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    Nom! that chickpea sammich creation looks fantastic. I’m gonna forage in my kitchen to see what I can some up with (and it will surely include chickpeas)


    • Emily
      Dec 01, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

      It is, now I’m eating it with crackers, but I imagine it would be great on anything!


  7. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Honestly, I think it’s pretty much impossible to take an attractive photo of one’s hands while holding something. Looks like a really fun event! I love foodie things like that. :)


  8. Lindsay @ biking before bed
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    I added eggs to my oats on Monday for the first time and I have eaten them like that every day this week. So amazing!


  9. amy
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    YUM! Both the oatmeal and the chickpea salad sound amazing! I’m going to have to try both this weekend.


  10. Baking Serendipity
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    I definitely want to try the oatmeal and lettuce wraps! I love all the links here :)


  11. holly
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    oohhh what a simple, fun twist on my recipe! going to have to try that when i am in a pinch.

    also, how do you like the blogher ad network? i’m curious…


  12. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    Everybody’s hands go all chubby like that :) isn’t it hilarious?


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