Cabo Fish Tacos

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Today has been quite fun, but I feel pretty beat after running a fast 5K and two extra miles.  It’s crazy how much speedwork wears you out!


I took Anne, BFF Sarah, and TK to a Mexican restaurant called Cabo Fish Taco for lunch.  I’ve been hearing about this place non-stop since I moved to Charlotte and was excited to try it out.


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I ordered the Burrito Verde, which was a rice, beans, cheese, and vegetable wrap, with a side of fruit.



As well as a few of the communal chips and corn-based salsa:


After some walking and shopping, we came home and took a vote.


1) Go out or 2) Take a nap?


Everyone voted for take a nap.  I went down for the count for about an hour and a half.


We woke up and I made us Green Monsters.  In the mix: 1 cup rice milk, 1/2 banana, 2 cups spinach.


Anne and I both still felt pretty pooped, so we just took Ladybird (the boxer/pit mix) on a long walk around the neighbor.  Then, her and the Husband went to the clinic so she could have her first acupuncture appointment, and I made everyone dinner.


One great meal:


The *stars* of the show included roasted butternut squash, corn, and broccoli, as well as roasted chili chickpeas (really simple:  drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, mix in chili powder, and bake for 10 minutes).

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The finished product was absolutely divine!



We’re off to get a big glass of wine!  Have a great Saturday.



  • Nicole - September 4, 2010, 8:52 pm

    Glad you finally made it to Cabo…it’s tasty! Your husband is so awesome–he seems to give everyone who visits an acupuncture treatment.

  • Samantha @ Food Edu September 4, 2010, 8:56 pm

    This has nothing to do with your post–but I was at the salon today reading a Glamour magazine and they had a page dedicated to Operation Beautiful! I’m sure you know that already, but it was exciting to see 🙂

    • Caitlin September 5, 2010, 10:07 am


      • Amber K September 5, 2010, 12:22 pm

        I saw that too! I’m loving how much I’m seeing Operation Beautiful get shout outs in my favorite magazines!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 4, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Lunch and dinner both look delicious! You really did have a full day today–hopefully you will sleep well tonight!

  • April @ Crazy Fabulous Life September 4, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Dinner looks good! It must be awesome to cook for people who are vegetarian or are at least willing to eat an entirely vegetarian meal. Cooking definitely gets annoying in my house sometimes!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) September 4, 2010, 9:07 pm

    I love that all the dogs get along. My dog is a dominant diva and often starts trouble so I’m totally envious of that.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 4, 2010, 9:19 pm

    It seems that burritos are everywhere in the bloggy world today!! Yours looks delicious, as does the rest of the food you made. Congrats on the race! 🙂

  • Heather September 4, 2010, 9:20 pm

    I so would have taken a nap, too! the dogs look so cute!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 4, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Glad you got some time to rest and enjoy your company! Looks like a perfect day. Enjoy your evening!

  • Mary September 4, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Lady bird is so cute, so are maggie and james 🙂

    That chick-pea recipe is so simple! I’m going to have to try it out.

  • Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 4, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I’m going to have to try your chickpea recipe, it sounds delicious. 🙂

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 4, 2010, 9:34 pm

    I love the feel of that Mexican restaurant. It looks like it would be easy to order a healthy meal, which can be super tough at Mexican places.

  • Caitlin (EatFeats) September 4, 2010, 9:36 pm

    I didn’t run a 5K, but I also chose napping this afternoon. Sometimes it is just what you need after an early workout!

  • Sana September 4, 2010, 9:38 pm

    Your outfit today was super cute! You have awesome style even if you kill a fairy and hate shopping 🙂

  • Camille September 4, 2010, 9:50 pm

    What a wonderful, foodie filled day!

  • Julie (Etsy Stalkers) September 4, 2010, 10:01 pm

    That meal looks amazing. I just came home with butternut squash from Trader Joes and now I know what I’ll make with it. Is 10:00 too late to make dinner…or a second dinner 🙂

  • eatmovelove September 4, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Butternut squash never fails to dissapoint. I’m pooped just listening to your day ;)…enjoy that wine! That should induce a nice sleep tonight 🙂

  • Caitlin September 4, 2010, 10:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! Cabo Fish Taco is one of my favs. There’s one in Blacksburg where I went to school–definitely wish they had more locations now that i’m an alum! Glad you enjoyed it!!

  • maricel September 4, 2010, 10:29 pm

    You have a knack for preparing food..
    loving it..♥

  • Faith September 4, 2010, 10:43 pm

    I loveeee Cabo Fish Taco.

  • erica September 4, 2010, 10:52 pm

    omigosh! that burrito looks so good, and refreshing—i don’t think i’ve ever used the word “refreshing” to describe a burrito before, but it does!

    looks like you’re having a great weekend!!! 🙂

  • diana @ i can eat, can't i September 4, 2010, 11:08 pm

    you’re so predictable! i knew you were going to order a burrito, hehe!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 5, 2010, 12:01 am

    I bet you were tired! You had quite the busy day!

  • Ashley September 5, 2010, 12:10 am

    this looks like such a perfect day! it looks so beautiful outside and such lovely eats as well! green monsters = instant refresher! cute outfit girl! looks like you had fun (:

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 5, 2010, 2:41 am

    Do naps not make it hard for you to sleep in the evening? The maybe one time I’ve ever taken a nap, I didn’t get to sleep til about 3am!
    Lovely food, as always 🙂

    • Caitlin September 5, 2010, 10:08 am

      hahah i do NOT have that problem. i think i love sleep more than anything else in the world.

  • christina cadden September 5, 2010, 8:49 am

    Looks like a great time!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 5, 2010, 8:55 am

    I’m jealous that you can nap! I haven’t been able to nap since I was a toddler. 😛

  • Heather (heather's dish) September 5, 2010, 8:57 am

    i can only imagine how tired y’all were! that’s a big day you had…but it’s so much fun to do that stuff with friends 🙂

  • Laura (spokesnoats) September 5, 2010, 9:10 am

    That burrito looks awesome. Now I’ve totally craving Mexican!

  • Jillian September 5, 2010, 9:43 am

    That sounds like a fun day!!

    And that burrito looks GOOD! After looking at all of the yummy food I’m starting to get REALLY hungry!

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid September 5, 2010, 10:44 am

    That burrito looks deliciouso! Cabo Fish Taco in Blacksburg, VA, is where my fiance and I had our first date. Glad you liked it!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged September 5, 2010, 11:15 am

    Mmm, now I’m totally jonesing for a burrito!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 5, 2010, 11:45 am

    I really like how simple the chickpea recipe is. I really want to try it!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 5, 2010, 12:24 pm

    Whenever I have a long run (or a fast run) I need to sleep. I just get so worn out!

    Your dinner looks lovely!

    Do you get accupunture from your husband? I’m just curious about the process, so I was wondering if you get it too.

    • Caitlin September 5, 2010, 1:55 pm

      yes pretty frequently! i love it.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa September 5, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Those garbanzo beans look fantastic!

  • D September 5, 2010, 1:20 pm

    hey caitlin! ive been searching for specific types of posts on your blog but i’m not sure if i either can’t find them, or you haven’t written any! i wanted to read any “marathon reflection/advice” type posts…like what you would do differently, advice you wish you’d known, the best/worst/unexpected things, etc. have you written anything like this? if not, do you think it’s something you might do in the future?

    if you couldn’t tell, i’ve just signed up for my first marathon…disney 2011! i’m super excited but i have sooo many questions, despite reading about your (and other bloggers) marathons for a while now. thanks!

  • Kathryn September 5, 2010, 6:31 pm

    we have a cabo here in blacksburg and I love it..that burrito is my favorite thing there!!

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