Hi Friends!

The last few daily eats posts have had some sort of theme, but I’ve got nothing for you this time! Just a normal, old day. :)

I started out the day with some green tea. Even though I just picked up a new coffee pot (I broke mine last week) I might be on a tea kick. I love the flavor of coffee, but when I had it the other day, I just didn’t feel  as clean(?) as I do with tea. More experiments coming on this front.

Breakfast: needed to be light since it was 8am and I had a workout scheduled for 10:30 so I had a slice of sprouted bread (French Meadow) with one organic egg.

Workout: This was our second time doing the Lunch Crunch workouts by Open Sky Fitness and they are TOUGH! In a really good way. :) It is a quick-moving circuit of exercises and drills and an intense workout outside at the La Brea Tar Pits Park –  I love it!

(I went a little darker with my hair, what do you think?)

Lunch: Greek Salad (cucumber + tomato + red onion + olives + goat feta cheese + olive oil +salt + pepper) with a side of Kale & White Bean Soup.

After my first course of soup and salad I decided I was still hungry so moved onto 1/2 sprouted tortilla + tuna salad (leftover from the Tasters lunch) + sprinkle of cheese + arugula – all baked in the oven. It was just ok.

Snack: Last night I re-stocked my dried fruit stash, so I snacked on some dried mango + pineapple for an afternoon snack.

Then I was hungry again (thanks to my light breakfast and hard workout) so I had a little wine, cheese and proscuitto! :)

Dinner: We haven’t found a good burger joint in our new neighborhood (haven’t even gone out for burgers since we moved here!) so we decided to try out The Counter. It is a build-your-own burger bar…which was much harder to do than I thought!

Ultimately I chose beef + pepperjack + tomato + fried onions + lettuce + pickles all on an english muffin. Oh, and a combination of regular and sweet potato fries hiding in the back. The burger was great, but I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “choosing your own” which is surprising, because normally I love that kind of stuff! Maybe I’ll be more adventurous next time.

Needless to say, it was a good burger.

The night was finished off with some of my favorite chocolate and relaxing with the Taster – perfection!

Enjoy your Thursday!

18 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ for the health of it
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    That burger bar reminds me of Pine 22, an awesome build-your-own here in Orlando with about 850 choices. Their black bean burger is so-so, but I hear their organic beef patties are the best!


  2. jamie
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    recipe for kale and white bean soup please! :)


    • Emily
      Dec 15, 2011 @ 9:28 am

      It is coming very soon, working on it!


  3. She Rocks Fitness
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    Your hair looks AWESOME! Love the darker shade, especially for winter! I’m going tomorrow to get my roots done. I’m a burger lover and that looks divine! Hope you are having a good week… :)


  4. Liz @ Southern Charm
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    LOVE your hair darker. So pretty!!


    • Emily
      Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:48 am

      Thank you. :)


  5. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    the counter used to be the rage before LA became burger town! you have to get the turkey one at umami!


    • Emily
      Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:44 am

      I know, I thought about that yesterday because we were considering going to Umami but wanted to try something new. I remembered that you said I HAD to try the Turkey one next time!


  6. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    LOVE that chocolate, but it always gets messy when I break the pieces apart!


    • Emily
      Dec 15, 2011 @ 11:03 am

      That is so weird – this particular bar was a MESS! Half of the caramel had drained out and was all over the place, and it wouldn’t break in clean pieces ….but I don’t remember my first bar doing that. Hmmm, I hope they get it figured out.


  7. Mellissa
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Love the darker color, it just seems more LA :)


  8. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    I like the new hair color, looks great!! I went a bit darker for the cooler season as well, so fun! :)


  9. Lindsay
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Your hair looks great! And I have to ask…where did you get that gorgeous sweatshirt/jacket?? Love it!


    • Emily
      Dec 16, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

      Thanks Lindsay! I picked it up at a yoga studio – it is tonic brand. I wear it ALL the time!


  10. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    all of your eats look delicious…but especially the prosciutto, cheese & wine…my favorite solo dinner! :)


  11. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    We have the Counter in Chicago, too, and I totally agree that the choices are almost too overwhelming! Their turkey burgers are pretty awesome, too- I’d recommend them if you go back. :)


    • Emily
      Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

      Good to know! Thanks!


  12. Lindsay @ biking before bed
    Dec 15, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Love the darker hair. Pepperjack is probably my favorite type of cheese:)


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