What I did Thursday

7 Jul

Hey hey, it’s What I ate Wednesday!

Hey hey, it’s What I did Thursday! :P

Thursdays are always fun, maybe that will be the next blog sensation?

Anyway, what an eventful Thursday! I am pooped. So much running around today I love my days off!

I really wanted to go to Whole Food’s today but then I remember that I am broke as a joke.

So, I cashed a few checks, gathered up some change, and said, “hey, I can pay those bills next week!” (you probably think I am joking but I am so serious.)

Might not be much change but it turned into $23!

Whole Food’s/Trader Joe’s:

Two favorite flavors right thurr.

Yummy finds from the salad bar!

Money saving tip: When at the Whole Food’s Salad Bar, be sure to load up on the good stuff. For example, I never get lettuce! I usually take my salads to-go so I can add whatever greens I have at home instead of paying $7.99/lbs for lettuce. Same goes with tomatoes! They add a lot of weight.

Veggie sushi!

Raw pumpkin seeds!

After our Whole Food’s/Trader Joe’s adventure we were STARVING.

We spotted a sushi place we have not noticed before and decided to stop in and check it out. Scott and I are HUGE fans of sushi, we eat it just about every week! We love trying out new places for a good roll or two. (or three?)

We started off with some miso soup:

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Which happened to be cooked PERFECT! Crunchy green onions on top were awesome!

Next I ordered the veggie lunch combo which included the sweet potato roll and the asparagus roll:

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Sweet potato rolls are always a win for me ;)

I also ordered a another roll because I was HUNGRY! This roll was called Veggie Heaven: Mushroom and avocado in a (vegan) tempura roll with ginger sauce. Topped with sweet soy and spicy mayo.

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This is totally vegan! This fancy roll originally came with a spicy mayo, which I forgot to ask to not have, but since he knew I was vegan he gave me this yummy carrot and onion sweet sauce that was so creamy! Best roll ever. The mushroom and avocado literally melt in your mouth, delicious!

I ate 19 pieces of sushi.

(3 rolls)

I honestly think this was the most impressive sushi restaurant I have been too. Not to mention how incredibly friendly and helpful the staff were! That seems to be hard to find these days. We will diffidently be going to Sumo Sushi & Seafood next time we are in the area.

After this lovely afternoon of foodie goodness I met up with my bestie for a long nature walk:

Then sat at the Starbucks sipping on some green tea with lemon aid for quite some time.

Heather had the lovely idea of making some banana soft serve at my house. I’ve actually never made this before! I couldn’t wait to try it out in the Vitamix:

We looked up a few recipes but then decided that it would be best to make our own.

& What flavor would we choose?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, duhh!

  • 2 1/2 frozen bananas, chopped
  • 1 glob PB
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Blend the nanerz until creamy. Add the PB and choco chips than blend for another minute.

Enjoy!

After this, she helped my bake some cookies for the market on Sunday. We made Espresso Chip Oatmeal Cookies, yum! I wonder how they will sell.

Have you ever had banana soft serve? If so, what do you add to yours?

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18 Responses to “What I did Thursday”

  1. katshealthcorner July 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    I use Pecans in my Banana Soft Serve! :)

    You are so right! Why pay $7.99 a pound for iceberg when you can buy a whole head of it for 99 cents?! And tomatoes! You can get all of the good stuff from Whole Foods and get the regular things elsewhere.

    • Lisa July 8, 2011 at 7:35 am #

      I do the same thing at Whole Foods…when I’m near one!
      I would have bought the same things—kombucha and salad bar and sushi!

      I usually keep my banana soft serve simple—bananas, vanilla extract or vanilla bean and…that’s it!

  2. Stephanie July 8, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    I swapped my change for free money yesterday too! I love free money. And I also love banana softserve. I like mine with mango or strawberries as the second ingredient. And I like it in a cone!

  3. Errign July 8, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    SO right on the WFs thing – I’ve actually never thought of that and have just gotten everything right in the box. I should totally skip lettuce, etc.

    I like banana soft serve plain with a lil’ chocolate sauce or sometimes I add protein powder or peanut butter

  4. Rachel (tea and chocolate) July 8, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Great idea for the WFs takeout. Adding lettuce or whatever at home would not have occurred to me.
    Sweet potato rolls! Must have.
    Yep, I eat banana soft serve all the time. It’s amazing what frozen bananas can do! I usually add peanut butter and maple syrup.

  5. Tara July 8, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I LOVE banana soft serve. I’ve been making it for years — before it was blog world trend! I like adding peanut flour for some peanutty flavor and protein. I also like adding pineapple and coconut for a pina colada-ish treat!

  6. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 8, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Yay I am so happy you finally tried it!!! Isn’t it delicious! I like cherry banana softserve! With lots of cereal and granola on top!

  7. IHeartVegetables July 8, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    I loooove banana soft serve! It’s so freaking delicious. Peanut butter and chocolate is obviously a favorite combo, haha I also like adding graham crackers. SO good!

  8. Stephanie July 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Mmm, banana soft serve. I’ve had PB choco chip soft serve, berry soft serve, birthday cake soft serve (omg. Omg omg omg. Add french vanilla stevia in with your nanners. So good) and just plain old banana soft serve. They’re all sooo good! :D

  9. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) July 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Mmm I love kombucha. I’ve never had vegan sushi; I don’t think we have the sweet potato variety around here! Love your WF bar tip!

  10. Vegan in the Kitchen July 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Oooh, the kids and I made something very similar to the banana/choco soft serve just after our Vitamix arrived. You can see ours on my blog. Yummy and fast! :)

  11. Brenda July 9, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    So glad I found you your blog. Love nana soft serves. I add berries to mine :)

  12. Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I really want to try sweet potato sushi! That looks sooooo good.

  13. Jodie July 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Thank you for commenting on my 4th of July fruit kabobs :) That banana soft serve looks delicious! I love smearing PB on my bananas, but I never thought to throw it in the blender and add chocolate chips! I am definitely going to have to try that :)

  14. Ellie@fitforthesoul July 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    aww hehe love how you got so many bucks out of that jar! :D I’ve tried banana soft serve a few times. Usually, I add yogurt and berries. Then freeze it a few minutes and it’s really like yogurt! :D

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