What Claire Ate: November 19th, 2014

20 Nov

I had an actual breakfast with eggs and tortillas.

And tangerine juice!

And tangerine juice!

And coffee.

I had some dreams, etc.

I had some dreams, etc.

Lunch was not really a thing, because I ate breakfast so late. Around 3 pm, Sean and I went to check out some houses. They were okay.The next item consumed was more coffee.

Yay!

Yay!

It looked like supper was going to just be chips and dip, but then Sean bought olives and salami.

And a snack plate was born.

And a snack plate was born.

I also had a lot of wine.

So cozy.

So cozy.

Like, so much wine.

Oh and chocolate.

Dark.

Dark.

What Claire Ate: November 18th, 2014

19 Nov

Not only did I have coffee, I also had toast with cream cheese.

Mmmmm...cream cheese.

Mmmmm…cream cheese.

Lunch was a veggie noodle bowl from the Whole Food’s noodle bar.

So much green!

So much green!

Then I made dog treats and wrote about making dog treats. Snacks throughout the day included:

Green Tea Kit Kats:

Just one.

Just one.

A cutie:

For the vitamins.

For the vitamins.

And a slice of cheese:

Cheese for the lady about town.

Cheese for the lady about town.

We then went to Portland and looked for a dresser but did not find one.

We did however find a nice little happy hour at Dig A Pony.

We got beers, a burger, an order of fries, mac and cheese, and half a grilled cheese with tomato soup, all for less than $30. (The beers were $10 of that.)

Sour.

Sour.

Soup and sandwich.

Soup and sandwich.

Mac and cheese.

Mac and cheese.

Faraway burger

Faraway burger

Fries.

Fries.

Sorry about the lighting.

We then made a night of it and bopped over to Division. We stopped for one more drink before going to Salt & Straw for ice cream (even though it’s cold as butt).

A very nice Rose from somewhere I don't remember the name of.

A very nice Rose from somewhere I don’t remember the name of.

HONEY BOURBON CORN PUDDING.

HONEY BOURBON CORN PUDDING.

It was a pretty good day.

What Claire Ate: November 17th, 2014

18 Nov

Breakfast was coffee and only coffee.

You're all I need (until lunch).

You’re all I need (until lunch).

Lunch was some leftover Chinese food Sean had.

Pea vines and pork.

Pea vines and pork.

I had two green tea Kit Kats throughout the day.

#1

#1

#2

#2

After the workday was done, I had some clementines and read my book (1Q84, which I am almost done with).

Two clementine's worth of segments.

Two clementine’s worth of segments.

Sean made beans for dinner. I ate a cheese slice while I was waiting.

Tillamook.

Tillamook.

Then I had some beans and cheese in tortillas.

Thanks Sean!

Thanks Sean!

Matt gave me some beer.

It was good, but I don't remember what it was.

It was good, but I don’t remember what it was.

Dessert was coconut Pocky.

A+++

A+++

What Claire Ate: November 16th, 2014

17 Nov

Sunday began early. Marianne (of xoJane fame) was stopping in Seattle during her Amtrak residency, and Amanda and I took a little day trip to pay her a visit.

TOURISTING.

TOURISTING.

Breakfast was a piroshky from PIROSHKY PIROSHKY. I ordered the beef and cheese.

YAS.

YAS.

It was delightful.

We then sauntered to a Bavarian meat place and shared a sausage. The dude at the counter cut it up into three equal pieces because he was very nice.

Con mustard.

1 of 3 Diet Cokes consumed.

We sauntered around some more, and eventually sauntered right into the Fluevog store.

I tried these on.

HELLO NURSE.

HELLO NURSE.

I did not buy them though, because money dollars.

The sales dude told us that Capitol Hill was pretty chill, so we sauntered there.

We had some fried seafood at a little hole in the wall place.

Hot. Fresh. Fried.

Hot. Fresh. Fried.

After more sauntering, and some light shopping, we stopped for a cocktail.

Thanks Marianne!

Thanks Marianne!

Then we headed to Uwajimaya: a wonderland of Asian goods.

The ground pork was shaped like a pig!

Just in case you forgot where pork came from, I guess.

Just in case you forgot where pork came from, I guess.

The store also had a lovely bookstore and food court.

I — predictably — got the dish most likely to be off-putting to others.

Aloha.

Aloha.

The Hawaiian plate with Spam, scrambled eggs, rice, and macaroni salad. It was delicious.

Then we had to drop Marianne off and saunter on home because Portland is a bit of drive from Seattle.

Totally worth it though.

A+

Taken while we were illegally parked and there was a bus coming.

What Claire Ate: November 15th, 2014

17 Nov

And we are back with a bang. By “with a bang,” I mean “with a lot of food” because this weekend was filled with delicious food.

Saturday, we met our friend Chris (who also moved here from Florida) for a brunch at EastBurn. This place has everything. Swings, sour beer, fire pits in your table, create your own Bloody Mary bar, etc.

Warm your hands and your liver (or something).

Warm your hands and your liver (or something).

I ordered a delicious breakfast sandwich.

With ham AND bacon.

With ham AND bacon.

It fell apart pretty quickly.

After we finished eating, we moved inside to watch the rest of an ill-fated football game. I drank this sour to help with my sadness.

Go bulldogs.

Go bulldogs.

After that, we wandered around Hawthorne, stopping to window shop for coats we couldn’t afford and doughnuts we could.

I got Blue Star’s basic glazed.

Not bad.

Not bad.

It had a little too much cinnamon and not enough yeast for my taste. Sean got the chocolate almond ganache option, and I liked that one a lot.

The chocolate was nice and dark.

The chocolate was nice and dark.

After more window shopping, we took our talents to North Portland, where we met up with some friends at Prost.

I had a German beer which was okay.

I don't remember what it was called.

I don’t remember what it was called.

Shared a pretzel with Chris.

A+

A+

And had a toddy.

B+

B+

Around 9 PM, we walked around more to find food and settled on a sushi place that had a happy hour thing going on.

I got some ramen.

Pretty good.

Pretty good.

I added a quail egg because there was an option to add a quail egg.

SO CUTE.

SO CUTE.

I had another toddy, but made Chris drink most of it because my stomach was so full of liquid.

This one was pear flavored, and it was excellent.

This one was pear flavored, and it was excellent.

I slept very deeply.

What Claire Ate: November 11th, 2014

12 Nov

This will be my last WCA for three days, because reviews and such.

Anyway.

I had some green tea (not pictured) and had these delicious tuna rolls from Whole Foods.

Surprisingly filling.

Surprisingly filling.

Here’s a close up:

mmmmmm

mmmmmm

I know we’re going to eat delicious soup at a friend’s house, so I don’t eat much else for the rest of the day.

I do have a cookie butter cup, though.

So good.

So good.

We bring a broccoli salad and a bottle of Underwood Pinot and I’m so excited to eat hot soup (it’s freezing out) that I forget to take any photos until I am good and drunk. As a result, the photos are mostly of leftovers, but believe me when I say that the soup was really effing delicious.

Pozole!

Pozole!

From Whole Foods!

From Whole Foods!

Pinot!

Pinot!

Then we traveled to Mississippi Pizza for karaoke (the selection was amazing). I drank three moscow mules and sang “Dead Flowers.”

What Claire Ate: November 10th, 2014

11 Nov

Cooooffeeeee.

The usual.

The usual.

I didn’t eat anything before lunch.

At lunch time, I decided I needed some vegetables and went to the super convenient Whole Food’s salad bar.

PLANT MATTER.

PLANT MATTER.

I ate a a few taste test subjects, then went for a run. This is what my run looked like:

Leaves, etc.

Leaves, etc.

After-run snack consisted ofย two ravioli that were in the fridge.

Not much to look at.

Not much to look at.

Sean went on a much longer run. After he came back, we had vegetarian chili.

The cheese would not melt.

The cheese would not melt.

Dessert was another secret test subject.

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