What Claire Ate: March 25th, 2015

26 Mar

I actually ate breakfast!

Bagel half tbh

Bagel half tbh

I also had an iced coffee.

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Sean made some rice and I ate a bowl of that.

IMG_3181For lunch I made a rice bowl with asparagus and two eggs.

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I also ate this caramel at some point.

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Oh, and this piece of cheese.

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I went for a two-mile run and, after rinsing off rq, went to meet some friends at Beermongers.

They had this excellent sign.

They had this excellent sign.

We got some beer and some popcorn and ordered some take out from nearby restaurants.

Sour and masala popcorn

Sour and masala popcorn

I got a pork belly banh mi.

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Sean got some vegetarian enchiladas.

I helped him a bit.

I helped him a bit.

I got another beer (Aprihop by Dogfish) but I didn’t finish it because my sinuses had become congested. (I think I react badly to beer. I almost always get congested when I drink it. I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet.)

Oh well. The End.

Mid-Week Gratitude Break: We Found a Place to LIVE!

25 Mar

Hello cats and kittens and welcome to my mid-week gratitude break where I discuss a few things I am thankful for, both big and small.

1. WE FOUND A PLACE

Some of you may know that we have been staying with a friend. We have enjoyed our time with him immensely, but I miss my stuff and having more space. We thought we were going to be in Hillsboro a bit longer, but we found a place IN Portland and I am SO excited. It was built in 1890, has an

amazing kitchen with a gas range, and apparently used to be a cat house. This is the only picture I have of it (and yeah, I know I posted it already):

The living room.

The living room.

2. Cool finds at thrift stores (the picture says it all):

Can't wait to blast this.

Can’t wait to blast this.

3. My duck prosciutto came out beautifully.

I made this in my closet.

I made this in my closet.

4. The PDX carpet isn’t gone yet!

The new carpet sucks, tbh.

The new carpet sucks, tbh.

Though I think the mania is getting a little out of control. The floor covering even has its own beer.

5. But most of all, I’m just really grateful that a sandwich made it into space.

What Claire Ate: March 24th, 2015

25 Mar

I didn’t have coffee for breakfast or anything for breakfast but I did have a chicken salad sandwich for lunch.

With chips

With chips

Snacks throughout the day included a cold veggie samosa

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and the last bits of that chicken salad.

Dregs

Dregs

Supper was a plate of random foods found in the fridge and pantry, including my homemade duck prosciutto.

A motley crew

A motley crew

Then I had two of these little dogs.

The cookie, not the real one in the background.

The cookie, not the real one in the background.

Around 10:30, I went to pick up redacted from the airport.

When I got home I was hungry, so I ate half a bagel.

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Theeeeeeeeee Eeeeeeeeeeeeend.

What Claire Ate: March 23rd, 2015

24 Mar

The first meal I ate was lunch, which was comprised of leftover beans and rice with a bit of sour cream and tortilla chips.

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Then I did some cooking for ROTW on xoJane, pausing to eat my last frozen banana from the week before.

IMG_3144I wanted to go for a run with the roommate but was starving, so I had a rice cake with hummus and also a Red Vine because it was there.

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After the running, Sean and I went to the athletic club to use the sauna and hot tub. It was very relaxing.

It was very rainy and neither of us were feeling amazing, so we stopped at Trader Joe’s and bought a bunch of junk to eat for dinner.

Broke my "no meat for the  house" rule.

Broke my “no meat for the house” rule.

For my bones or something.

For my bones or something.

Chips and dimp

Chips and dimp

I had one of these.

I had one of these.

Also one of these.

Also one of these.

Then we went to sleep.

What Claire Ate: March 22nd, 2015

23 Mar

I had Dim Sum for brunch!

Yes. Those are chicken feet.

Yes. Those are chicken feet.

Pot sticker on a messy plate.

Pot sticker on a messy plate.

Chinese broccoli, the only vegetable offered.

Chinese broccoli, the only vegetable offered.

Soup dumplings

Soup dumplings

After that I drove back home to pick up Sean and we went to put a deposit down on our new place. I only have a picture of the living room.

<3 natural light and hard wood.

Feeling excited and giddy, we drove downtown for the mid-day menu at Tasty n Alder.

Celebratory cocktail

Celebratory cocktail

Radicchio salad

Radicchio salad

Fries

Fries

Fancy Diet Coke

Fancy Diet Coke

After that we wandered around a bit, eventually stopping at Ground Kontrol.

ENGAGE

ENGAGE

Supper was the seaweed quinoa salad with cured duck breast. They went surprisingly well together.

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Then I had a bunch of wine. (Well, fourĀ glasses tbh.)

1 white

1 white

3 red

3 red

Then I had a couple of squares of chocolate but I only had milk and it didn’t go great with the wine.

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THE END.

What Claire Ate: March 21st, 2015

23 Mar

Saturday began at the CSA fair, where we talked to a lot of farmers about finding the perfect CSA. Since we weren’t totally sure where we were going to be living long-term we didn’t sign up for one, but WE DID take a lot of pamphlets and pet a goat.

This goat.

This goat.

There were also a few chickens.

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After all the gabbing, we had pizza for breakfast.

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Then we went house hunting and actually found a place to live!

We celebrated at Cascade.

L to R: cranberry, ginger honey lime, Manhattan

L to R: cranberry, ginger honey lime, Manhattan

That evening, we played board games with friends and ate more pizza.

This time with salad.

This time with salad.

There was also beer.

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and cake

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and more beer

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and even more beer not pictured, but you get the idea.

What Claire Ate: March 20th, 2015

23 Mar

Friday was pretty poorly planned. I knew I was going on a run, but only drank coffee and ate two hard-boiled eggs and some duck prosciutto. Not as a meal, but just throughout the day.

One peeled perfectly, the other was a stupid jerk.

One peeled perfectly, the other was a stupid jerk.

I made this in my closet.

I made this in my closet.

The lack of water coupled with a large amount of protein in my stomach did not make for the most pleasurable run, but you live and you learn, I guess.

Sean had also gone for a run, and he returned from his with juices for us both, which was very nice of him

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Then we went to Costco, where I impulse-purchased a seaweed quinoa salad, as one does in Costco on a Friday night. I then ate that salad.

IMG_3078I also ate some beans and rice with too much sour cream and some chips.

Like, way too much sour cream.

Like, way too much sour cream.

I drank this beer.

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I ate this Kinder bar I found in the cupboard.

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THE END.

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