Trial by Fire

Yellllo, everyone!! How’s life? Mine has been buuuusy – and I haven’t been feeling 100% so I postponed blogging yesterday…I may have also gotten a little engrossed in the Hill’s marathon/finale/aftershow. C’est la vie.

I’ll start with pics from yesterday.

Lovin’ the reflection in my coffee.

On my lunch break, I stopped by Whole Foods to pick up some toner – I decided on Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato…I was surprised how much it truly does smell like a vine ripe tomato that’s just chillin’ in the sun in someone’s tiny backyard garden. It’s interesting to smell like a veggie/fruit (whichever way you choose to look at a tomato) – but oddly nice. haha

I also picked up some other things that I never knew that I desperately needed.


On my way home I picked up kale and some jalapeno and cilantro goat cheese from the Copley farmer’s market.


Okay – so today.

The morning started off with the paper and a new [to me]ย  Kind bar – coconut almond. Definitely delicious to anyone who adores coconut…luckily, I am one of those people.

The free Metro is just entertaining – as is the man who hands them out and told me that I “made his life wonderful” and that I “was going to make him cry”….ย  I see him everyday and I think he could tell I wasn’t feeling 100% and it did cheer me up.

The day went by fairly quickly – though this week is crawling. It felt like Thursday!!

When I got home, I decided that kale chips needed to be made (okay, they were the sole reason I bought the kale).

My first trial got a little too toasty. Dark, dark, dark. I’m slowly realizing that my oven tends to run hot. hahaย  They were still delicious though.

Trial numero dos though?? Perfection. Still green, crunchy, light, salty…ahhh – where have kale chips been all my life?? If I could buy these by the bag I would. Perhaps it is a good thing that you have to work for them, though.

I literally crawled into my bed, and just stayed there until I realized that I should probably eat something more than just kale chips over the course of the entire evening.

In came an idea that had been brewing in my head for a few weeks now, tempeh tacos. I know…not revolutionary or anything, but with the guac that I made last week and the new jalapeno/cilantro goat cheese – it would be epic or at least I planned it to be epic. …no suspense – it was. It was so good. Just used the tempeh – crumbled – the way you would ground meat for normal tacos…add the seasoning and all that. YUM.

  • What’s the latest thing a stranger has said to you that brightened your day?? or something you’ve said to someone you don’t know that has brightened theirs?

I will admit; today the man handing out the paper really made my morning – I felt like crap and was running late, but he put a smile on my face as I ran down the steps towards the T. The little things, right? haha


4 thoughts on “Trial by Fire

  1. mmm your kale chips look fabulous…i could go for some in my life right about now.

    the other night i was coming home late on the subway and i ended up getting into a conversation with the married couple next to me about lady gaga. clearly…i have an obsession …. but it was awesome. made my whole night.

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