Weekly Wrap-Up; Chocolate And Coffee

Forget Friday, TGIS! {thank god it’s Saturday}  This felt like the week that would never end – I had an allergic reaction to an allergy medicine, Adam and the dog both got food poisoning, and we had plumbing issue that flooded the entire apartment.  Yuck, yuck, and yuck.

I would have more pictures to share – we might have drowned our sorrows in melted cheese – but we hadn’t done any dishes for a solid week and a half so I’ve been buying lunch at work and we have been eating lots of take-out off of paper plates.  In bed.  <– we’re disgusting.

We are getting it together (finally) though.  Friday night, just before I wrote this post, Adam did a big load of dishes while I cooked us a tasty, healthy dinner.  And with any luck, by the time this scheduled post goes live I will have made it to the gym.  Cross your sneakers for me?

breakfast/snacks

An apple and a coffee on the way to work, both fabulous.  Sonya apple.

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Bananas Foster cappuccino from 7-11.

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The banana coffee was surprisingly delicious.  But the Dream caramel almond milk latte I had the next day was even better.

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This Extra cinnamon roll gum is so tasty.  I’ve enjoyed the other Dessert Delights but tire of them quickly, but this flavor is enjoyable to the end.

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Peppermint candy my parents sent me from STT’s food fair for Carnival.  It is basically sugar and peppermint oil smashed together – eating one is like chomping your teeth together during a cleaning at the dentist – and it’s one of my favorite things.

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Venti iced non-fat latte with my rewards freebie.  4 shots of espresso / 2 shots of white mocha / one very judgy look shot my way when the barista repeated back my order.

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Cheese and chocolate.  A mix of what you’ll see below.

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Adam and I checked out the gorgeous Whole Foods on 3rd Ave in Brooklyn and came away with a couple of treats to share.  Iced coffee.

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And a honey nougat chocolate bar.

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I’m not sure you can really call something a “turtle” without caramel, but this new Uber Larabar was good.

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What is this?

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Iced coffee + lavender simple syrup + chocolate milk

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= lavender iced mocha {for the win}.

lunch

Last Sunday, a girlfriend and I went to Smorgasburg in DUMBO.

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It was even better than Saturday’s in Williamsburg.  It is right on the water and there is a wonderful walking path.

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My friend and I were food twins all day and we both quite enjoyed everything we chose.  Coffee, obvs.

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A duck bun that had the most succulent meat I’ve ever tasted.

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And bubble tea.  Honey and lavender tea with boba and lychee jelly.

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Cheese plate.  Pear / apple / Chocolove Dark Chocolate Coffee Crunch / Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese.

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The only lunch I managed to pack for work.

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Passion fruit Chobani.

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Plus a Blueberry Oat Almond Thin and a few dates.

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Supplemented with a guava cheese empanada from the truck near my work.

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Oh. My. God.  The empanada was too fabulous.  I grew up loving guava paste, but I’ve never had it paired with cheese before.  The sweet and savory combo was insane.

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I ended up buying an empanada for my train-ride home the next two days in a row.

dinner

From the sea.

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I made fish salad out of leftover baked tilapia; shredded fish, Miracle Whip, relish, fresh dill, and Old Bay.  On a pretzel roll, topped with roasted spring onions.

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Plus roasted green beans with Old Bay on the side.

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And a Southern Tier milk stout for sipping.

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Adam had the day off on Monday so he picked me up at work and we walked over to Fletcher’s BBQ for an awesome dinner.

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They had Genesse Cream Ale.

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And this tray was the best bbq I’ve ever had, including what we’ve tried in the south.

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We split mac and cheese,

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and fridge pickles,

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and each got a chopped chicken sandwich with slaw on top.

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We smothered our sandwiches in bbq sauce and were absolutely swooning.  And one of the men behind the counter saw how thrilled we were and sent us home with a container of sauce to go!

We topped off our night by moseying next door for pie.

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A rosemary shoefly slice that was interesting but not quite sweet enough for our tastes.

My healthy/easy/tasty Friday dinner.

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Roasted broccoli.

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And ridiculous melts.

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A maple French toast bagel topped with sweet and spicy pepper jam, smoked turkey, sliced Brie, and Hickory and Sage Smoked Seitan Bacon.

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The “bacon” was part of a sample I received from Sweet Earth.  This vegan, non-gmo, no nitrate bacon has 10 grams of protein, 90 calories, and 0.5 grams of saturated fat per serving.  The ingredients were all things I could recognize, like buckwheat groats, coconut, and maple.  We were big fans.

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!

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