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Wrapping up the week on a work note at the office.  We’re feeling productive, banging out meeting after meeting and task after task.  I think I’m going to go for a run in a bit – the running areas around the office are so nice, and I could definitely use a change of scenery!

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We took a nice lunch break at Fern.  When we spotted the Mint Mocha latte on the menu, we immediately jumped on it.  Made it almond milk, it was creamy and sweet and delicious.  I wish I hadn’t had to share.


And for my entrée:

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The Buddha Bowl – a mix of pink rice (when the server said it came with pink rice, I said, “OOOOOH PINK RICE??! And was kind of disappointed that it wasn’t fuchsia pink) and locally sourced veggies.  So good.  You know how you feel kind of sick to your stomach when you eat something greasy and heavy and salty for lunch – even if it tastes reaaaaally good?  Yeah.  This meal was the exact opposite.  I ate it and felt energized and satiated and warm and full. 


A little more work to do, and then we’re freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  Happy Friday!



  • Tammy Root November 30, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Do you take Henry with you to restaurants? I think Marea would get so bored! We have not taken her to a restaurant yet.

    • Caitlin November 30, 2012, 1:38 pm

      don’t kill me tammy but he was sleeping in his car seat 🙂 so sorry sleep master tammy 🙂 hehehe

      when he is awake for restaurants, we pass him back and forth and take turns eating.

      • Tammy Root November 30, 2012, 2:25 pm

        That’s okay. It was his nap time anyway, right? 2.5-3 hrs after Nap 1. 🙂

        • Susan December 1, 2012, 8:55 am

          So, was Henry in the car or on the floor?

          • Caitlin December 1, 2012, 7:34 pm

            Um I’m hoping this isn’t a serious question… You can’t leave a baby in the car while you go have lunch (??).

  • natalie @ will jog for food November 30, 2012, 1:37 pm

    I would go for the pink rice too 🙂 Happy Friday!!!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 30, 2012, 1:47 pm

    That place looks excellent – I’ll have to add it to my list next time I’m in town visiting family. I want to go there and other place you have talked about several times – lunas kitchen or something like that?!

    • Caitlin November 30, 2012, 1:48 pm

      Luna’s living kitchen. SOOOOOO good.

  • Kayla @ The Best Things November 30, 2012, 2:01 pm

    There aren’t any restaurants that serve awesome food like that around here.. (small town..)

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed November 30, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Yum & Happy Friday 😀

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 30, 2012, 2:08 pm

    Hahaha I would have loved some bright pink rice too! I hope you get in a run, I love getting to run in neighborhoods!

  • Lydia November 30, 2012, 3:08 pm

    Awesome entree! Have a great weekend!

  • Beks November 30, 2012, 3:09 pm

    I totally had a greasy salty lunch today and am feeling the blah effects of it. Pictures of colorful fruits and vegetables have a strange angel chorus soundtrack. I think I know what I’m doing do dinner. Probably juice.

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life November 30, 2012, 3:17 pm

    I hear ya on the greasy lunch front. Today I had the choice of making a quick dash into a fast food place but I knew I’d be feeling yucky afterward. Soooo, instead I popped into a grocery store and bought a delicious apple, chicken, walnut salad which I’m enjoying as we speak. Good decisions make a difference, right? 😉

  • Kristen L November 30, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Mint Mocha sounds soo tasty! mmmm.
    Happy Friday!

  • Lindsay November 30, 2012, 3:59 pm

    That is so interesting about cats not being able to be vegetarian. I hope that you are going to make sure that your cat continues to get meat. I don’t think any cat deserves to go blind!

  • Courtney @ Run-ista November 30, 2012, 4:44 pm

    Looks so good! What kind of sauce was on top of the veggies?

    • Caitlin November 30, 2012, 7:58 pm

      it was a pesto – it was yum.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 30, 2012, 5:36 pm

    That buddha bowl looks SO good! I love foods that leave you feeling full, energized and light.

  • Jill November 30, 2012, 7:50 pm

    My dog doesn’t have any weird eating traits but now that my daughter is old enough she loves bringing the food over to him, piece by piece. It’s super cute but ugh, she smells like dog food!

  • Katy November 30, 2012, 7:52 pm

    I read this article and had to share it because it reminded me of your blog and the positive message you send as well as operation beautiful.

    • Caitlin November 30, 2012, 7:53 pm

      Love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Amber K December 3, 2012, 8:43 am

    Lunch looks delicious! I love when I feel super energized after eating a good meal.

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