daily eats: 9/13/11

I’m officially in the midst of wedding-week madness. But besides a minor breakdown on Friday (it was just a very emotional day) I think I’ve been handling everything pretty well. Others may disagree. ;)

Yesterday was filled with last minute errands and I declared it a day for myself! :)

The day started with some coffee and a gorgeous sunrise. I’m definitely going to miss this view.

Then it was time to drop off the Taster at work (we are a one car family) and start my other errands:

  • body work appointment
  • drop off dress to be pressed
Breakfast: In between the commute and errands I had a Two Moms in the Raw Bar – Gojiberry Granola – much better than I had expected although the first ingredient was agave and I’m not really a fan of that. :(
10:30 Yoga Sculpt – I was at a different studio than normal and it was a great class – I felt wonderful and the class flew by. Love those. :)
Snack of mini Lemon Zest Luna Bar that they had at the studio. Yum and needed energy.
12:00 Real Ryder Spin – A spin class that is on bikes that turn – One of the studios has the Real Ryder Bikes and I’ve been meaning to take a class for the last few months. “Turning” was really hard – have you ever heard of Real Ryders? (Part of my me day was being able to take two classes, a treat!)
Lunch: Another part of what made the day special was lunch out at Ecopolitan, a Minneapolis raw restaurant. I’ve been there many times, but not recently and I thought some raw food would be good nourishment. I went with my standard Raw Notchos – lots of raw kale, marinated mushrooms, peppers, cucumber and spicy notcho sauce and cashew sour cream. Delicious, why didn’t I get on my raw food kick this last summer?!
More errands:
  • proofing the wedding programs (really happy with them!)
  • get ring cleaned and sparkling
Then I headed to Caribou to work on the computer and go through emails while I waited for the Taster to finish work. The weather really feels like fall today and a Chai Tea Latte sounded perfect.  (2% Milk, 1.5 pumps of Chai) I wish someone would invent a chai tea latte that doesn’t require a lot of sugar. I’ve used some almond milk + chai tea bag + stevia in the past, but it just isn’t the same.
At some point during the day I realized that I needed sushi. Well, ok, I think I just really wanted to go on a date. With all of the craziness going on with the wedding I feel like the only thing we talk about is what needs to be done, what hasn’t been done and yada, yada.
So we headed out for sushi happy hour – originally we were going to go to the spot in our neighborhood, but it ended up being closed so we went to one of our favorites, Fuji-Ya. We realized it would probably be our last time going! Ah!
Dinner: We sat at the sushi bar, which turned out to be a really good idea – complimentary cucumber salad (tasted a lot like mine!) with fried fish and then pineapple with raspberry sauce at the end of the meal. We ordered goyza (I HAVE to!), spicy salmon, spicy tuna and soft-shell crab rolls and the Taster had some sashimi as well.
It was great to take a break from the week and the wedding was only brought up once. Just what we both needed.
My Mom and Aunt arrive this afternoon and then the rest of our families will be here Thursday – let the festivities begin!!!


  1. says

    I am so excited for you and for the days to come.

    I loved this post – you very much deserve a day like that! Fun workouts, coffee shops, sushi AND raw foods? The only thing that would have made it better is either a puppy or Ryan Reynolds. :)

    I’m with you on the Chai Tea sugar conundrum. And, yes, homemade ones (I literally just poured some coconut milk into my freshly brewed Tazo Chai Tea) don’t quite cut it.

    • Emily says

      Thank you. :)
      Isn’t the chai tea annoying? We should try to figure out a way to make the home-made versions better without the sugar!

  2. says

    i can’t believe it’s wedding week for you already! :) enjoy it and try not to get bogged down in the little things.

    you’re definitely approaching the wedding on a good note – i love the idea of your “me day”!

    • Emily says

      I really like them, if you are familiar with regular spin bikes, the main difference that I noticed is that when you stand the bike is really wobbly and you have to use your core more. And turning is hard. :)

  3. says

    So tell me…why not a fan of agave? I read a super-long article about how terrible it is, and I wonder why I’ve only read that once…whereas everyone else says it’s better for you than sugar…I’ve been feeding it to my husband instead of sugar, in his coffee, and now we’re back to sugar. What’s a girl to do?

    • Emily says

      I am actually a fan of agave and I personally prefer it over refined sugar, but it is still sugar and I just don’t like eating that much sugar in the morning.
      It is all very confusing thought, I understand. :)

  4. Kristin says

    Sounds like a wonderful day. Glad you are taking time for yourself. I remember having a breakdown about four days before my wedding. Luckily my family and friends go me through it.

  5. says

    So with you on the pre-wedding breakdowns. The last few weeks are rough! But all worth it once you get there :) So excited for you!!

    And a Chai latte minus the sugar would be the greatest thing since sliced bread. I like the spicy versions some coffee shops have, but I suspect even those have sugar added…

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