Thursday Thoughts

– I go through phases with foods where I discover a new ingredient or product and then find ways to revolve all of my meals around it. I went through a notorious tofu stir-fry phase in college, ate it literally five nights a week for a year, and then had to take two years off of tofu to recover. Most of my phases don’t last nearly this long – maybe a couple of weeks or so. And this week is all about the sriracha and homemade almond milk. Sriracha on ALL THE THINGS, followed by almond milk because my mouth is on fire. It’s working out okay so far.

Spicy Avocado Toast
current go-to lunch: avocado toast, sriracha & cilantro.

– I’ve mentioned before that I usually wear earplugs at night due to occasionally noisy neighbors and that Honey (and now Barley!) love to try to eat them because silicone is oh-so-delicious. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I’m missing one, which usually just means it’s stuck to my pillow/sheets/shirt/hair. Well, the other day I searched for several minutes, not wanting the puggles to have a little snack later, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I got on with my day, hopped in the shower, was using some body wash…and found it stuck in my belly button.  I’ll never know if I put it there in my sleep for safekeeping or if it randomly happened. But I will say this – my earplug story is trumped by the one where Aaron woke up in the middle of the night to find that he was EATING one of his. Maybe we should learn to sleep without them?!

– Barley is perhaps the happiest dog I’ve ever met. He’s sunshine and rainbows all the time and extremely playful. He turns everything into a game, with the latest being chase with the mop. I run after Barley with the mop, he tears around our apartment full-sprint, butt tucked under and crashing into walls, and then chases me back the other direction. This goes on for about twenty minutes at least several times a week, and then he’s ridiculously smiley for the next couple of hours. No actual mopping happens.

Happy Barley
pure joy after eating earplugs & being chased by the mop

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  1. Nicole says

    Your earplug story just made me LOL!

    1. Amanda says

      haha It was quite shocking when I found it.

  2. I do the same thing with food, find one or two ingredients and eat them daily! Your sandwich looks killer to me, I’d eat that every day.

    Love the Barley mop story, my pug does that with the vacuum cleaner.

    1. Amanda says

      I’ve basically had that sandwich every day this week. Sadly, I’ve run out of avocado!

  3. Lee says

    You might have put it in your belly button for safe keeping? That is awesome!

    1. Amanda says

      Awesome/embarrassing. 😉

  4. hahaha i cant stop laughing about your earplug story…Barley is adorable!!! have a good weekend

  5. That earplug story is hilarious. And I love putting Sriracha on everything, too!

  6. vegan miam says

    Have you tried Trader’s Joe “Sriracha” one? I didn’t really like it, it’s a bit garlicky for me.

  7. Cadry says

    Yay! I love that mopping story! Maybe I need a dog. Right now my mop isn’t getting used for anything! 😉

    1. Amanda says

      haha I think you need a dog too! …but I think everyone needs a dog. 😉

  8. What a delightful post! I go through major food ruts. I am currently in a many, many month dinner plan of a giant salad with steamed broc and peas. I just eat a huge bowl of that every night, maybe changing it up between a tahini dressing and a balsamic dressing, but it’s just so easy and healthy, that I’m feeling uninspired to do anything else.

    Barley’s joy transcends the computer screen. What a little furry ball of joy!

    1. Amanda says

      I think that’s a pretty awesome food rut to be in! I’m only now starting to crave giant salads again since it’s finally warming up here, and I’m really excited for summer produce!

      Barley is so much fun. 🙂

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