Beautiful day & a Bento

It was a beautiful Saturday. Hit the Farmer's Market as usual. Scored some gorgeous super sweet strawberries, three kinds of onions, garlic, leeks, cauliflower, avocados, cucumbers, and some apples. Stopped at Starbucks for a Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce Soy Latte with an extra shot of espresso. That 2AM earthquake wake-up call was starting to take its toll and I was dragging my toosh. Espresso to the rescue. This was too beautiful a day to miss especially since I hear next week we're going to get some rain again. I dropped my market haul home and took a nice long walk around the neighborhood. Back home again... a little cleaning, gardening and packed up a picnic dinner to take to the park. Fed the ducks, watched the peddle boats, a wedding photo shoot (the bride was beautiful), walked around the lake a few times and ate the yummies packed in my super cool bento box...

Pink Box (top left): Shelly's California Roll Salad (aka Rice-less Sushi)
Orange Box (top right): Steamed Edamame
Blue Box (bottom left): Red, Ripe California Strawberries
Green Box (bottom right): Shelly's Sugar Free Coconut Nest

Now: getting ready to crash on the couch and watch the BBC version of Emma again. Hope everyone is having a BEAUTIFUL weekend too.

Thanks for your votes today & tomorrow. Final 2 days.


Anonymous said...

That California roll salad looks awesome. I just happen to have a big can of crab & was wondering what to make with it. Good luck with the voting, it's looking really good!!


Connie said...

You know, I look at those gorgeous photos you post from your walks and find myself thinking, "I think I should move to Californ-i-a!" Well, all except for the 2AM earthquake thing! :)

I voted again today. I know someone who's going to win a trip to NYC!!


Dr. TriRunner said...

I feel the need to tell you... I BOUGHT AN ICE CREAM MAKER!! You are going to be my #1 source for all your amazing protein ice cream recipes I've been DYING to try. Thank you in advance!!

Chelsea's Mom said...

It was a gorgeous day here in MN yesterday, too. My sister and I took a hike around the nature center and then stopped and had some quiet time in their meditation area. Beautiful day - about 70, sunny and a nice breeze. I had one of your pizza porn pizza's for dinner. Yummy! And re: the contest - you so have this one in the bag!!! :o)

marci said...

I was do you figure out the calories/carbs/pro numbers on that starbucks drink? I looked it up and can't find it on their site :)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Marci, You can find the nutritional information here on the starbucks web site:

Be sure to use the drop down screens to adjust your milk choice and size and leave the box unchecked for no whipped cream.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you Connie... the house across the stret from me is for sale. We could be neighbors :)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Christine.

You will love it Dr.Tri. I have mine going non stop in the summer :)

Anonymous said...

Just curious... and it may just be I haven't tried yet... but I just got the Bento 2 laptop. Is it the same size as yours? I asked because when I opened it, I thought "OMG. This is huge." When you pack your lunches are they one meal? Or your meal and a snack for later? It just may be that I don't eat the way I should (possible, I live mostly on shakes), but I'm trying to fix that.

Thank you!


Michelle "Shelly" said...

Krys, My bentos are sometimes packed for 2 meals... a lunch/snack or a breakfast/snack, sometimes they are packed for two people. They also don't always get eaten. I'm not a "clean your plaste" club member anymore.

Always stick to the portions & calorie count your Dr or Nutritionist recommends for you at your stage.