Happy Hump Day! I hope you are having a fantastic week! This is my last full week of school teaching before summer break, so I’m doing my best to push through the end of the school year. This time next week I will almost be free and everyday will be SATURDAY, I can’t wait!
Today I am linking up with Jenn from peas and crayons and Arman from The Big Man’s World and sharing everything I ate this past Saturday for todays What I Ate Wednesday #WIAW.
I was up pretty early Saturday morning to drive into DC to visit my older sister. I did have a chance to make a quick shake before I left but forgot to photograph it. I mixed 1/2 cup of cold coffee, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology, and 2 teaspoons of Nuts’n More Salted Caramel Peanut Butter and blended with ice. It tasted like a caramel frappuccino!
We went to a spin class at the gym nearby her house and then walked around the Navy Yard waterfront until the place we wanted to lunch at opened. We ate at TaKorean, a Korean Taco Grill. I had the Half and Half Bowl with brown rice and kimchi, chicken, and the salsa roja. It was delicious and the perfect amount of spicy. I just only wish there were more veggie options because I do LOVE some veggies. But I can’t wait to go back and try a few other combinations.
After lunch we continued walking around her neighborhood and catching up. We walked through Eastern Market and then decided to walk her dog Pickles up to the Supreme Court and Capital and back. I never get tired of looking at the DC sites, all the buildings are so beautiful. When I drove home I was hungry again and snacked on the Quest Bar I had brought with me to take a few pics with since I have become a Quest Squad Ambassador.
When I got home I finished up a few chores around the house and did a little meal prep for the upcoming week. Then relaxed and watched my guilty pleasure The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunions (It was three parts, it took me so long to get through it all!). While catching up on the DVR I enjoyed two glasses of 14 Hands Chardonnay and made a Salmon Salad. I used a pre-made spring mix, topped it with some pumpkin seeds and crumbled goat cheese, earlier I had sautéed some sliced grape tomatoes and red onion with a little crushed red pepper and honey to make a mini tomato chutney and put that in the refrigerator to get cool. I pan seared the salmon in some EVOO for a few minutes on each side and then continued baking in the oven since it was frozen. I just top my salmon with a littler fresh garlic or garlic powder, lemon, salt, and pepper. This combo on a salad is so delicious. I had a similar salad while on a girls trip to Columbus and since then I’ve recreated it at home several times. I had the salad alongside two everything flatbread crackers. Simple and delicious!
My husband was working high school graduations all day so when he got home Saturday night I surprised him with a few doughnuts from District Doughnut for dessert and to celebrate National Doughnut Day on Friday. We cut them all in quarters so we could try a bite of each. There was a chocolate creme brûlée, salted dulce de leche, snickerdoodle, browned butter, and maple pecan doughnut. They were all so so good, but the salted dulce de leche was my favorite. I am usually a cupcake girl, but the doughnuts were a delicious weekend treat!
Did you celebrate national doughnut day?
What’s one meal you’ve been making lately?
CindyJune 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm (7 years ago)
Goodness that salad sounds delicious! And you make it sound so easy!
sweetandstrongJune 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm (7 years ago)
You could totally do it!
alexandra @ my urban familyJune 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm (7 years ago)
Those donuts look so good 🙂 And I’m with you on never tiring of the DC sights. I’m heading there again soon and can’t wait to explore more and revisit!
sweetandstrongJune 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm (7 years ago)
Thanks Alexandra, they were delicious! Enjoy your visit to DC!
EmilyJune 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm (7 years ago)
Cutting doughnuts into quarters is the best way to try them all! That’s so neat that you’ve become a Quest Squad ambassador. Which one is your favorite?
sweetandstrongJune 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm (7 years ago)
Yes it was a nice way to try a few different things without feeling like I had indulged too much. The chocolate chip cookie dough, smores, cookies n’ cream, and white chocolate raspberry are my favorite Quest Bars. They are also coming out with a few new flavors in a few months!
CoraJune 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm (7 years ago)
Ah man between the sound of your morning smoothie/frappucinno and the donuts you have me craving salted caramel everything!! I must find that peanut butter flavor. I sadly did not know about donut day. I guess I’ll just have to celebrate a little late… still counts right?
That salad is healthy and beautiful and sounds just perfect. Yum.
Natalie - Take a Cookie Break!June 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm (7 years ago)
Where did you buy the salmon and what brand was it? I can’t seem to find a brand of frozen salmon that I so far!
Natalie - Take a Cookie Break!June 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm (7 years ago)
Whoops, a salmon that I like I mean!
sweetandstrongJune 10, 2016 at 9:49 pm (7 years ago)
I shop at Safeway so it’s the Open Nature Wild Salmon. Definitely hard to find a good frozen kind.