Red, white and blueberries!

Happy Flag Day :D !
If my mom wasn’t a teacher I definitely would not have known that!
I was a little bummed that today was Monday, but once I am on the road I always perk up.  Because I drive from NJ to Philly each day my ride can get a little long and traffic-y.  But sometimes when you take a moment to enjoy the ride it isn’t as bad as you think!
A view of the skyline early in the morn!

Snapped this last week when the Flyers were fighting for the Stanley cup!
I recently bought some tea at Teavanna.  For those who haven’t experienced Teavanna, it is a specialty tea shop where you can sample different teas.  Each tea not only has a different flavor but also different health benefits.
I went a little crazy and spent more money than I thought I would have :X Oopsie!  If you look online you can find coupons to get better deals than I did!
The tea on the left is a blend of Samurai Chai Mate and White Avurvedic Chai and the one on the right is a blend of Rooibos Tropical and Jasmine Dragon Pearls.
So I have clearly been drinking lots of tea in the morning!
For breakfast I had a bowl of yogurt with lots of toppings!
The yogurt was Oikos greek yogurt with honey on the bottom (white), raspberries (red), Trader Joes blueberry muesli (blue) and Trader Joe’s blueberry flax seed! Paired with a lovely cup of Dragon tea (my abbreviation for the non chai blend)!
That is one patriotic bowl!
Around 10:00ish I always try to have a snack.  Sometimes I make it interesting, sometimes it is dull.  Today the snackage was a little dull…
I had a handful of almonds and 3 prunes.  Although it isn’t a super filling snack it is perfect to hold me over until…
Lunch time!  We only get a half hour break so I always try to make the most of it.
Today I had my faux eggplant parm sandwich!  If you read my Q + A you’ll know that my favorite food is eggplant! So when I found these I was really excited to be able to have my favorite food at lunch!
I toasted an Arnold Flat in the toaster (I love that we have one at work!), microwaved the eggplant parm bites, melted some Babybel light on the flat, topped with tomato and basil and voila! My healthy lunch version of eggplant parm :) On the side I made a salad with arugula, tomatoes, pine nuts and a few pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese.
Kiwi was dessert!
I was able to get out of the office right on time today at 4:30!  Luckily, my drive home is just as beautiful as the ride to work!
Going over the bridge!
Boathouse row!
Alright off to have dinner and then I have to decide whether I’m heading to the gym or going for a walk with Sandy!

Looking FOREward!

There couldn’t be a more perfect time to start blogging because this summer is jam packed with fun!  I literally have something to do every weekend until mid August!  I’m hoping it will be ground for great blog topics, posts and pictures.
In anticipation of starting my blog last week I took some pictures.  I figured I’d post some!
I made some margarita pizza one night.  I used Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough, some fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil!
This combination of ingredients is seriously one of my all time favs!
After I prepped the dough and toppings I threw the dough on the grill for a few minutes and then…
Sandy knew something smelled good!
Mama mia!
I live with my family so my mom makes dinner.  She is an amazing cook so there is always something different and the food is delish!
In the bowl: Red leaf lettuce, cherry tomato, salami and mozzarella cheese!
This salad is so good it doesn’t even need dressing :D
I also had a stuffed shell, a piece of pork, two new potatoes and some carrots!
Mmm I love cooked carrots!
That was the extent of my eating whereabouts last week!
Although I didn’t snap any pictures of my food this weekend I did capture some of the fun!
I visited Maryland with some of our friends for a charity golf event, which explains my title! Get it?!
Jay before teeing off!
Carts all lined up and ready to go!
The guys ready to start golfing!
Look at that pro!
The ladies just soaking up the sun!
Adventuring out on the golf cart to serve some beverages and snacks!
We had a blast!
I had such a great weekend! Now I am ready to start the work week and of course I’m looking forward to the next weekend already :)

Fresh Start!

I am excited to embark on my new hobby of food blogging!  I have been wanting to start this for awhile now but there were several things holding me back.
1. I was nervous!  There are so many great food blogs out there that it can  be a little intimidating.
2. I was worried about finding the time!  A lot of food bloggers post 3 times a day or more, showing each meal.  Because of my job I will probably only be able to post once a day, but I will include all meals.  As time goes on and I become a better blogger, I hope to be able to figure out a way to post more!
3. I had no clue how to set up a website!  It was very confusing but a great learning experience!  I had to do a lot of reading but I finally figured out how to set everything up.  It may not be perfect but I will learn more as time goes on :)
So here’s to new adventures and the start of my food blog!