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Don’t You Want Me? + Vermont Food!

Hi love doves!! How are you?

I am not going to lie, I am rather sleepy and on a slight raisin burnout. I do not know how it happened, I am freaking out basically so I am laying off the raisins for the day. Tomorrow I will be back to my raisin-inhaling tendencies.

Yesterday I got home from Vermont and hit up the produce section of Weggie’s, and then put together a salad, quinoa, and some cinnamon-raisin socca that was a giant FAIL. Totally fine though, at least it tasted good:) Expect a recipe coming your way soon!

Pee ess (ew never typing that again), be sure to send in your Mission: I Feel Pretty pictures!! I am going to do a post soon with some of the ones I have received recently so don’t wait!

Slash I LOVED hearing about all of your addictions! (but not to drugs, thank goodness!) You can hear about my latest one here🙂 Oh and that is also where you can see hilarious pictures of me, myself, and I as well as some randoms I found around Burlington. Have a looksky!

Anywhos, the title is because I am OBSESSED with Glee. Like, it’s unhealthy. Just watch this video and try to tell me you are not obsessed too.

I have said this a million times and I will say it again. I AM MARRYING BLAINE he is so gorgeous, I will turn him from gay to straight, he can serenade me every night:) Will you all come to our wedding and bring me a Vitamix present?

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Lock me up and throw away the keyyyyy:) I would die for one of these babies! I told the Padre I would not mind getting one as a graduation present:)

Okay, now onto the Vermont food! Get ready to lick the screen.

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Burlington Food:

Dinner on Thursday was had at Zebby & Elf’s Stone Soup.

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We walked in to the smells of yummy deliciousness, happy customers, vibrant owners, and delicious baked goodies🙂

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The atmosphere was nothing short of warm and friendly. I could have eaten every meal of my life here!

The food consisted of a serve-your-own hot bar and salad bar. Below is the salad bar, I forgot a picture of the hot bar:(

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The Padre loaded up on tons of food, as per usual, and ordered a giant tuna sandwich to go with this plate full.

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This is one of those times I was a man and could eat millions of foot long subs and never be full. It is fine though my tummy never gets sick of almond butter:)

My plate consisted of greens, veg, steamed kale, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, falafel casserole (ohhhmaigawd, to DIE for), and completely covered in balsamic (I know I am cheating).

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Owner Zebby doubted my ability to eat this whole thing, but by George, I did it! He should come see everything I eat in a day, somehow my tiny little self is able to eat ginormous portions of anything and everything. I have been dubbed as the “bottomless pit” among my friends;)

Bee tee dubs, Zebby was a riot, and happens to have grown up in my home town! What a small world:)

Then we walked through the Church Street Market, which is still donning gorgeous Christmas lights!

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Please note that this was pre-blizzard. More on that later.

Friday Breakfast:

Breakfast on Friday was had in the hotel room, which was complete with a full kitchen, two TV’s (with cable! I was in heaven), and a hugh jass bathroom and king bed and bedroom. Lurve:)

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Perfect for the crazykins in me that brought my whole fridge from home. No big. Come on people, it would NOT be realistic for me to go out and buy some food every single time I need to eat (which is like every two hours basically).

The bowls in the cupboard were too small for my cookie dough so I used a mixing bowl.

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In case you couldn’t tell, I dig the whole orangey thing that “color boost” in Live Writer does. At least I look tanner:)

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Whaddup gangstaaaaz. Topped with bluebs, rasps, and tons of coconut. More was sprinkled after all the berries were mixed in. Please ignore the fact that it looks like there is poop in the bowl mmk.

Friday Lunch:

Lunch was had at the University Marche on UVM campus, and enjoyed with Lauren from RunYogaRepeat! She was such a sweetheart, and answered all of my questions about UVM! Oh and obviously we talked about everything from green smoothies to boyfriends.

Isn’t she adorable?!

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She had a yummy deliciousness noodle bowl that I wish I knew the name of (it was vegan), and I noshed on a Butternut Squash-Leek Soup and a salad con garbanzo beans and almonds.

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Clearly taken once I was almost done and realized we were too caught up in talking to actually take pictures of things. Like our food:)

Not going to lie, this was not very satisfying! If you lived with me you would marvel at how much I eat in a day. I went back to the hotel room and ate a giant quinoa-lentil-raisin-balsamic bowl. It was glorious.

Tummy = satisfied🙂

Unfortunately, the animal-free options at the caf were not many, but that is not TOO big of a deal since I am planning on buying and preparing all of my own food next year.

 

Friday Dinner:

For those of you that guessed I got sushi/Asian food, you were right!

Dinner was had at Asiana Noodle House, and it was delicious. I think I died and went to heaven. But not before I had issues separating my chopsticks.

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Please tell me why I am so hot.

Then we drank ginger tea, and BOY does that stuff clear your nostrils!

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In mah face.

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MUCH better:)

Then our food came!

I ordered the Vegan Chirashi (Shitake Mushroom, Sweet potato, Seaweed, Oshinko, Kampyo, Tofu, Yamagobo, Asparagus ,Wakame, Spinach, Avocado, Cucumber and Tofu skin), with brown rice and a side of steamed veg.

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I am not going to lie, I was very confused when they brought this giant bowl out to me.

Where was my sushi?!

Apparently I need more education in ethnic food, because the rice was on zee bottom.

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This was so pretty though, I could barely bring myself to eat it! Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?!

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It was delicious, nutritious, and way satisfying. Full, happy belly🙂

Padre ordered Crab Rolls in rice netting, which looks SO cool I am not going to lie. And he also got the Seafood Salad:

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The Baby Sister and mi Madre ordered noodle bowls with buckwheat soba noodles, lemon dressing, and tofu. Sorry buddies no picture!

Then we stomped around a bit more and did some window shopping. Look out for the birthday pwesent post that I mentioned earlier🙂

Sisters in the snow:

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Church Street Market!

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Post-blizzard.

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AHHH absolutely gowagous!

p.s. See the store “Kiss the Cook” on the right?! Yeah I spent all night there basically it’s fine. Oh and looking at wellies🙂

That’s all for this morning chickadees! I’m off to church, then hitting up the gym and getting some homework done.

It is the last day of February break! I will be very sad to see it go, and not so happy to be waking up at 5:30 again every morning. It went by WAY too quickly!

See you tomorrow dolls!

What is your favorite kind of ethnic food?

I would have to say Mediterranean food. There is a local place that I could eat at every. single. night. Come visit me and we will go there mmk:)

What are your favorite salad toppings? Please tell! I need some new ideas:)

I usually roll with red pepper, tomatoes, carrots, cukes, green beans, broc, balsamic, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, hummus, beans, quinoa, what have you! Lately I am especially digging chopped red onion:)

Have you sent in your Mission: I Feel Pretty picture yet?! If not, get on that!

Imeannn, I just strongly suggest it;)

xoxox,

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I think I have a banana addiction.

Seriously, I had like three bananas last night and probably three or four today already. I have an issue, we need to add to my addictions. Currenly, the list contains:

  • RAISINS
  • Bananas
  • Oh and all food in general.

Yup yup, don’t get food near my face it will be gone in two seconds flatsky.

Anywhos, how are you?! I am daaaandy, I am absolutely in love with Burlington!! I missed New England so much, I grew up in New Hampshire so it was like being home again:)

Okay so I am in a giggling crazykins mood today so I am going to show you all of the funny pictures taken thus far on our trip. All of the pretty, sentimental, artistic pictures will come at a later date. Check back tomorrow for food porn that will make you want to lick the screen.

Omigahhhh my HUSBAND. I do not care that he is a jerk (sorry Mike but it is true), in my fantasy parallel universe he is a romantic, sweet boyfriend that gives me foot massages because he wants to, not because I jumped up and down saying “Pweetty pwease?!” with the sad puppy dog face obv.

Sad face because I did not get to meet up with all of the lovely bloggers that wanted to grab some yummy deliciousness to eat. I’m sorry darlings:( Next time, I promise!!

This sad face may look sad but to me it is hilarious. You have no idea how hard it was for me to keep a sad face and take a picture of it, think of the type of person that is just laughing so hard at a totally inappropriate time and can’t hide it. Yup that’s me:)

Oh, meet my knight in shining rusty armour.

Be jealous, he cleans up reaaaaal nice:)

Hahaha okay these are not that funny but I like anything that is spelled funny. Oh and when my birthday comes feel free to buy these for me and send them in a pretty package wrapped in pink ribbon mmk:) Come back after the food post for all of the fun items I would like for my birfday, it is a very important post so do not miss it.

I feel like a terrible human being for thinking this is funny because it raises money for charity, but how can you not giggle at the sight of a bag that says “urea” on it?! In case you never took a biology class, urea = pee. So you are walking around with a bag that says PEE on it. Just saying.

Hahaha okay this is my new favorite thing. It is created for the sole purpose of protecting bananas when they are in our bags. Okay so we have all had at LEAST one time when we have found a smooshed gooey banana in the bottom of our bags (it has happened to all of us). This is perfect for my banana addiction. You will see this on my birthday list mmk.

Vermont is so not weird!! It is so cute but I saw this and I thought it was hilarious because it is just as obnoxious as I am, maybe Vermont really is weird but I don’t notice because I am exponentially weirder? I knew it was love at first sight<3

Do NOT get this for me for my birthday!! I will definitely laugh very hard at your humor but I would never use this thing in my life. No thanks chickadees, I prefer tamps, please and thanks!

HAHAHA my funny face:) You will be seeing this again tomorrow in the food post. Can you guess what kind of food it was? More specific you are the more brownie points you get:)

Outtake, the awesome waitress got in the way. It’s fine though the tea was good and this made my Mom laugh:)

Pimp my dino.

Pimp my ride?

^^^ Werd. PacSun said it! I am SO ready for spring clothes!

I saw this candy and Combo machine and I thought of my girl Janae! Girl now we can get our candy on the go! Slash they should put these along marathon courses, we would so benefit from these!

Hahaha the Padre. I love him times a million, you should know that he posed for this himself I did not ask him to do it. He is a riot, you all should come to the CK house for a visit and enjoy his company, he makes crazykins faces like I do. It runs in the family:)

Just for humor’s sake, a second one:

I lurve the commercials that always have the mannequins talking to each other..this made me laugh because he was pretending to be a mannequin instead of them being people. Tricky….

Okay now I am going to go eat more bananas and get my sweat on at the hotel gym before we hit the road to go home:) I am happy to go home because I love the comfort of my own beddy bye but I am not going to lie, I am going to miss Vermont! I am a New England girl at heart<3

See you from the home fort! Have a good Sattyday lovies:)

p.s. Yesterday was Indulgence Friday and will show you tomorrow how I indulged!:)

What is the funniest sign/bumper sticker/item you have seen recently?

JERSEY SHORE 24 MILES

Do you make crazykins faces? What’s your favorite one?

Hahaha that is a tough choice. You would have to live with me for a day to understand:)

What are you addicted to? (please do not say drugs)

BANANAS and RAISINS. Did I mention that the container of raisins I brought from Weggies is half way done and I am the only person eating from it..yeah it’s a delicious problem.

xoxox,

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