Five Things Friday 2.12.2016

It’s officially Friday, which means it’s time for a little Five Things Friday 🙂

I love Five Things Friday because I get to recap the odds and ends of my week with you AND I feel like I get to know you guys a little bit more with the things you share about your week and weekend in the comment section.  So please feel free to share away!!

This week has been kind of crazy for me considering Monday I was sick and actually had to take a sick day.  I had a fever, body aches, no appetite, upset tummy…the works and while I did get a bit of school work done I spent most of the day lying on the couch.  Brian said that when he got home from school in the evening and I was still laying on the couch covered in blankets he knew I was NOT feeling like myself.  I rarely take the time to be cozy and lay around like that, so while the break was nice it made the rest of my week pretty busy.

Luckily, I was still able to complete all my school work so that I am ready to welcome Brian’s mom this morning at the airport for a fun-filled weekend!  I realize it’s also Valentine’s Day, but Brian and I don’t really have any plans :/ and I’m ok with that!

Anyways….have a great weekend and happy Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day 🙂

Five Things Friday from Treble in the Kitchen

Five Things I Ate:

This is such a satisfying, simple, and tasty breakfast.  Especially after not feeling well, the warmth of this bowl really hit the spot.

Egg white Banana Oats from Treble in the Kitchen

  • A delicious smoothie bowl.  I did a little recipe testing this week and conjured up this wonderful smoothie bowl.  Seriously, it was kind of like dessert 🙂 (I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!)

Smoothie Bowl from Treble in the Kitchen

I am on a serious kombucha kick.  If I feel like I need a little something, but I’m not quite hungry for a snack or a meal kombucha totally hits the spot 🙂  I have been loving almost every flavor and brand I try, but I snagged a bottle of this stuff because it was from a local CO company!

Kombucha from Treble in the Kitchen

I topped these with mashed banana, peanut butter, and cinnamon.  Super filling and tasty.

Coconut Flour Pancakes from Treble in the Kitchen

  • A Huge Dinner Salad

Last night was a kind of clean-out-the-fridge night so we each enjoyed tasty salads loaded with everything.  My salad had:  romaine, cucumber, carrots, bell pepper, sauerkraut, chicken, hard boiled egg, celery, broccoli, dijon, a touch of olive oil, and red wine vinegar.  So good!

Dinner Salad from Treble in the Kitchen

Five Workouts I Did:

Considering I was sick on Monday, I haven’t really done that many workouts this week.  I took Monday and Tuesday off completely but got back on track on Wednesday…so here is a look at what I did!

  • Indoor cycling
  • Total Strength group fitness class
  • Tabata class (this morning)
  • Hoping to get a couple of runs in with Bernie
  • Hoping to follow up those runs with a little ab work

Five Things Making Me Happy:

  • Bernie at the dog park….

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With Cooper (our friend, Kate’s dog!)

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Last Saturday, Brian, Kate and I took Bernie and Cooper to Elk Meadow in Evergreen.  There is a huge open space for dogs and lots of ground to cover so it’s great for getting out a bit of vizsla and labradoodle energy.

The boys just had a blast, but I think it is so funny looking at the photos because Bernie is SO serious-looking and Cooper just looks like he is having the time of his life. HA!

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Real Houses of IG Instagram

While Brian and I are not shopping for a house, someday we will move on from apartment living.  We love looking at this instagram account for beautiful home-decor inspiration.  Everything is so pretty!

  • Feeling better! I do not get sick often, so I kind of forget what it’s like to not feel well.  I am SO thankful that I feel better 🙂
  • Tom Khai Gai Thai Soup from Against All Grain

Against All Grain Soup

I received a TON of cook books this Christmas, one of them being the Against All Grain cook book.  Brian and I have been cooking up lots of new recipes on the weekends, and last weekend we cooked up this soup.  It used so many flavors and spices that were unfamiliar to our kitchen and tastebuds but it was absolutely WONDERFUL!! We highly recommend trying this recipe out 🙂

  • Brian’s Mom is visiting!

Denver Irish Snug

She came this same weekend last year and met Bernie for the first time.  Can you believe how little he was?! We are looking forward to a fun weekend in Denver with her 🙂

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Happy weekend friends!

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Comments

  1. Tom Kha Gai is my FAVORITE soup ever! So good. I’ll have to try to find a good recipe for it 🙂 Baby bernie is adorable, but he’s still cute now and looks like he had a blast at the dog park! Have a great weekend Tara!

  2. That soup sounds fantastic! All about the Asian food right now!

  3. I just wrote about this in my post today, but I’m totally into Revive Kombucha right now. Their flavors are so so unique. Try the Genmaicha Brew!

  4. Aww I just love the doggie pictures!! My dogs love running around at the dog park too. Bernie was soo cute as a puppy!! As always your food pictures look amazing and can make me hungry in a second!

    We have a couple of friends coming into town this weekend so we are looking forward to hanging out with them! They are bringing their two doggies so we will have a house full of dogs, which is not unusual at my house 🙂

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