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On Friday, a co-worker and I headed out for lunch in search of some Greek food.  We settled in at Taverna Opa and ordered a trio of dips to start.  So good…especially with soft, warm pita bread.  For my main meal, I ordered a Mediterranean salad (greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, lots of walnuts, figs, goat cheese, and clementines).  Don’t be fooled by that picture – this salad was huge and incredibly filling. 

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After work, I headed to the salon for a haircut…well, more like a trim.  My stylist and I decided to keep going with the bang thing we started last time.  Part of me wishes I had stuck with face farming layers only.  Oh well, it’s just hair…it’ll grow back.

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Both Vishnu and I took the time to enjoy a cup of coffee on Saturday morning before jumping into our own routines. 

By the way, this creamer is really good.  A little bit goes a long way.

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I made a last minute stop at Whole Foods on Saturday afternoon because I really, really wanted to try a juice from the juice bar.  The funny thing is that I hardly ever get food cravings (except for chocolate), so I had felt like I had to oblige!  The lady behind the counter said that the kale, banana, pineapple, spinach, and OJ juice is the most popular so I went with that one.  Best green juice ever.  The only thing holding me back from making this a regular splurge is the price tag.  A 20 ounce juice costs almost $8.  What!?!

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Vishnu’s aunt, uncle and two little cousins stayed with us on Saturday night.  They were vacationing in Puerto Rico for the past week and had an overnight layover in Fort Lauderdale.  We took them to the only kid friendly restaurant we know of for dinner – Lime Fresh.  Ha!  In all honesty, the original plan was to head over to Las Olas for a “nicer” dinner, but by the time we got home from the airport and were ready to eat, it was late and the kids were tired.

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Dessert was a no brainer since Yogurtland was right next door!

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Since their flight wasn’t until 4:30 pm on Sunday, we took our time getting ready.  Vishnu’s aunt and I actually got into a conversation about healthy eating and different recipes.  And when I told her about Katie’s brownies, she was shocked by the main ingredient.  So of course I had to make a batch for them to try.  If you haven’t made these yet, do so ASAP – they’re super fudgy and chocolaty.

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Our local farmer’s market has a petting zoo in the back, so we headed there after showering and getting ready.  The kids loved feeding the animals!  And boy were those animals hungry!

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When we got home from the airport, I was on a mission to get ready for the work week.  I prepared both mine and Vishnu’s lunches and ironed my clothes.  I also set out my Best Body Bootcamp equipment for my morning workout.  The eight week program started today!  So excited to share more about this in the coming weeks. 

Have a great Monday!

Tell me about your “weekend things.”  Do anything fun? 

By Parita

9 thoughts on “Weekend Things”
  1. $8 for juice?!? Ack! I hate it when tasty and healthy things have to be so expensive. I don’t tend to do a lot of shopping outside of buying groceries, so I don’t feel that bad about making the occasional splurge once in a while, but an $8 drink would definitely be hard to justify. Maybe you can try recreating it at home?

    My weekend was full of Easter celebrations, faily, and good food. In fact, I may still be nursing a slight chocolate hangover 😉 Happy April!

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend and love the bangs on you :)! Whole Foods never fails to amaze me at how preposterous some of their prices can be…but hey, we’re investing in our health right- or at least that’s how I try to justify it haha! My weekend involved a lot of sleep, sushi, pool time and a late-night movie (lord knows how I managed to stay up)!

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! I shopped for 10 hours on Saturday. I’m not sure if that was the highlight or lowlight, haha.

  4. man, i can’t believe they charged you $8 for juice, but my chocolate was even worse, $8.50. ha. those brownies look good, and if you are telling me they don’t taste weird and like black beans, i’ll take your word for it and test them out. i’m always up for trying healthier desserts. do you know katie is going to be on ELLEN? Read her blog. CRAZY! Weekend was okay, you know the drill. 🙂

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