Some Kind of Record

Happy Humpday! It’s my Thursday for this week – Nick and I have a fun family weekend planned and I can’t wait!

Lunch today was a strange mix, but I enjoyed it.

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I made us some egg salad last night and mixed that with a massaged-kale salad I put together.

The salad was:

  • baby kale (local from market!)
  • icicle radishes (local!)
  • carrots
  • scallions
  • avocado
  • lemon juice
  • salt, pepper

I put all of that in bowl and massaged it all together, making sure to smoosh that avocado over every piece of kale. It was great! Now I know why so many people make them.

I also had 2 kiwis that I sliced up this morning.

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Since we had some nice spring weather today, we took Maggie to the park after work.

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She did her usual puppy-in-the-park routine:

Run like a bunny.

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Find dead stuff after jumping in the rive.


And she pooped 5 times in less than an hour! That has to be some kind of record, right? She’s crazy. I’m sure you were dying to know that, too. It was just too funny NOT to share.

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Can you find the husband + the puppy?

I love this walk by the river. It’s so green and lush right now. If I could do any activity every day for the rest of my life, it would be walking/hiking around Virginia. It’s so beautiful.


I actually made dinner in less than 30 minutes! Go me. Besides heating up leftovers, I didn’t know it was possible.


I cooked some brown rice ( the 10 minute kind) on the stove while I stir-fried 2 bags of frozen veggies together.

Once the veggies were heated, I added in some TJ’s Soyaki and some regular soy sauce.

As soon as the rice was cooked, I added that and a 1/2 cup of so of leftover corn to the veggies and mixed them all together. Then I scrambled 2 eggs and 1/2 cup egg whites in the rice pan and mixed it all together.



I love these baby corn – they’re my favorite part of the stir-fry mixes. But Nick and I both hate those water chestnuts. We always pick them out :(

I’m watching ANTM right now. This show is so ridiculous, but I still love it.

I think there may be some popcorn during Idol tonight…and maybe I’ll be able to stay up for Top Chef Masters? We’ll see.



  1. i think you could massage anything with avocado and it would be fantastic!

  2. B, how can you hate water chesnuts?!?! I love them! They are so crunchy! I usually pick them out so I can have all of them!!!

  3. I love TJ’s soyaki…sometimes I just make a huge batch of broccoli, tofu, and brown rice with it…and call it dinner…delicious! the walk looks great. I hope I can stay up for top chef masters too (or convince the boy to watch once he arrives…)!

  4. I think that TJ’s Island Soyaki is some of the best sauce around! We hate water chestnuts too, bleck! I pick them out while I’m cooking bc nothing makes me more unhappy than the surprise crunch of one of those things haha… but seriously :/

  5. The water chestnuts are my favorite part…and I hate baby corn. We should switch.

    Peanut hops like a bunny too :-). She is hilarious in the snow.

  6. you live in such a beautiful place! look at that scenery! wow!

    love the egg salad.. i crave them like crazy!

    o and had to zoom in on that dead animal.. what is it? a squirrel? if it is.. then im sad. bye bye snacking squirrel lol.

    <3 xoxo

  7. Pooping 5 times in an hour? Why, Maggie, you’ve found a friend in me! I’ve been pooping like crazy for the last few days, too. Okay, sorry, TMI! ;-p

    I’ve been catching up on your posts, Brandi! And I just wanted to thank you so much for you sweet words and shout-out….I’ve been rather stressed lately, and you really lifted my mood! THANK YOU!! ((hugs))

  8. I also hate water chesnuts :D

    hiking around VA is the best. Would do it everyday if I could!

  9. That park is so pretty! I miss Virginia.

    I’m pretty impressed with Maggie’s pooping abilities actually, haha.

  10. I didn’t know that so many people make massaged kale salads – yours is the first I’ve heard of! Hope to see more of that!

  11. The scenery in Virginia looks beautiful–so good you guys enjoy it! It’s nice to touch base with nature sometimes.

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