daily eats: 3.6.12

So I kind of got fired from one of my side jobs last week.  Oddly enough, I was actually more proud than upset. I’ve never been one to really stand up for myself and tell people exactly how I feel, but I was pushing back on most of the procedures this company wanted me to follow. Not because I simply didn’t want to do it, but because I have many years experience in the natural food industry and I guess I wanted to share my expertise with them. ;) I’ve never been fired in my life, but I feel like you have to get fired at least once, right?

Anyway, onto the food from yesterday! Who can NOT believe it is March?! I turn 29 this month…

Coffee: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2. I haven’t gotten to Whole Foods yet to pick up my coconut creamer, but I must say, the 1/2 & 1/2 tastes great. Mornings have been really easy this week, after waking up naturally at 8am in Mexico (6am LA time) my body is used to waking earlier which makes it possible to fit in a few hours of work before breakfast! I’m hoping this will stay with me forever!

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Workout: I haven’t gone to yoga in a few weeks and I’ve really been missing the effects. Now that yoga isn’t a matter of walking across the street, I need to make a much better effort to ensure I’m getting it in. I really do need it. I took a hot-power fusion class, sweat a ton and could tell that it had been a while, it was really hard! Post-yoga I rehydrated with some coconut water on the way home.

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I put some steel cut oats on the stove for breakfast and then got distracted with a work phone call. Sure enough, 20 minutes later, and my oats were black. I decided toast and eggs would be a much quicker breakfast and considering that it was 11am, I needed food ASAP!

Breakfast: 2 eggs + 2 slices french meadow sprouted bread with earth balance.

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Lunch: romaine lettuce + 2 slices turkey + mustard + mayo with a few carrots + celery. This was a meal of pure convenience and something I could eat during the 5 minutes at home between a friend date and some work errands. It did the trick. The Taster saw the picture and said, “that looks awful and why are you eating my turkey?” :)

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After my errands I took my work to a coffee shop for a change of pace. A little more coffee + 1/2 & 1/2. I’m hoping this helps me stay up past 9pm tonight…

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Snack: miso soup x 2 while I was getting things ready for dinner. I’m loving miso soup. I heat up water, add a scoop of miso, a few dashes of ume plum vinegar, wakame and some green onions if I have them.

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Dinner: wild cod + tartar sauce +asparagus + sweet potato rounds. The vegetable components of this meal were great and very tasty – the fish? Not so much. The texture was terrible, not sure if it is the quality at Trader Joe’s or the fact that it had been frozen/thawed a few times.

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I think I’ll finish off the day with some chocolate…

Spill – have you ever been fired from a job? I want to hear some good stories!! 


  1. says

    I loved reading this post! And I love to see someone who is a health nut who also loves and see’s the benefits of coffee. I myself am a coffee addict (I have at least one or two cups of coffee a day) and everyone keeps saying “you really should cut that out of your diet”. I disagree. I have made my cuts ;). As far as being fired goes, I’m pretty sure this week I will also be being let go from one of my jobs. It was one of those instances where your heart really wasn’t IN it. Ya know? I have been working in the retail/beauty world for 4 years now and let me tell ya, Its not easy. I slowly started becoming so unmotivated and so uninspired that I just stopped caring to meet basic requirements. My own choice of course. Numerous times I tried to stand up and be the change/motivation I wished to have around me BUT it just didn’t help. I’m moving on the bigger and more exciting things and we’ll see what happens! I put my two week notice in but they may choose to let me go. YIKES. Never been fired either.

    • Emily says

      Thanks Bloom! I love my coffee too! :)
      Sometimes if a job isn’t going to push you further, it is best to move on to something that will! Good luck!

  2. says

    Sorry to hear about the job situation, but it’s so awesome that you’re able to put a positive spin on it and grow from it personally. We all have to stand to some sort of standards, and if that job is pushing against things that are important to you…there’s not going to be much benefit from being there!

  3. Sarah says

    What is your opinion on the general quality of produce/meats at Trader Joes? They’re building a few here in Dallas (so excited!) and I’ve never been.

    • Emily says

      Well, in general Trader Joe’s are great, you’ll love it! (I’m working on a post with my favorites/products to skip). They have a large selection of meats (some organic, some not) and fish. Most of the time I think the quality is really good. As for the produce, some is good, some goes bad quickly. I think the produce is better in LA than it was in Minneapolis, not sure if they just move through it quicker or it is fresher…but most of it is good! Their frozen foods are great as well. :)

  4. says

    Ten years ago while living in London, I worked at a cafe right next to Harrods where the only uniform size was small and I was clearly a large but they made me wear it anyway. After messing up a few orders and not fitting “the look”, they said they’d call me with the schedule for the rest of the week. No surprise, they never called…and I never got paid.

  5. says

    I know this job situation will be the right thing in the long run. I got laid off in January and it was just not a fun thing to do. It wasn’t performance related at all but I feel like I was singled out because I was one of the only women in leadership and one guy had a huge problem with that. I have no real proof but what I have heard after the fact affirms this.

    • Emily says

      That is NOT ok! I guess it is probably good that you have moved on though, not really a company you probably want to be a part of.

  6. says

    I haven’t been fired, but I did quit my last job after 5 months and felt pretty bad about that. Do I even list it on my resume? I don’t know….

    Love the taster’s comment about the turkey. Sometimes unphotogenic meals are the tastiest.

  7. says

    Proud of you for sticking up for yourself- very admirable! I’ve never been fired (knock on wood) but I have been “phased out” (ie, they slowly stopped giving me shifts). I was working retail one summer during college and haaated it and basically told them as much. Mature, right? :)

  8. says

    I need to make my own miso and coconut creamer has been on my list of things to try for a while. Next grocery store trip!
    Good for you on standing up for yourself and being strong. Sorry about losing your job though. When one door closes…

  9. Dorothea says

    I, too, have found the cod from TJ’s chewy and not at all tasty and I don’t buy it anymore. However, other frozen fish I have bought there has been fine. I am an avid and loyal Trader Joe’s shopper, so I look forward to your entry on it.

    • Emily says

      That is so odd, I kind of thought it was me! I guess I won’t buy cod there again…thanks for letting me know!

  10. says

    Trader Joe’s is the best. I’ve recently moved back from California to Florida and cannot find anything remotely close in regards to pricing. They have great product for really great prices.

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