Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Winner & Week

Hope your week is going well! I wanted to first share a few foodie pictures from the weekend. Josh and I had a coupon for a free sandwich at East Bay Deli, so we headed out there for dinner one night this weekend. I got the Veggie Crisp w/o cheese (Leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, cucumbers, onions and pepper relish on toasted wheat bread) with a side of fruit and a pickle. The pepper relish was incredible:

Josh hit up the salad bar and made a mixture of spinach, cheese, sprouts, edamame, chickpeas, artichokes, hard boiled eggs and baby corn):
On Sunday morning, we did our new weekly tradition of attending brunch at Charleston's cafe:

Their coffee is delicious and I got my usual Granny Smith Apple Parfait.


Next up, thank you to everyone who entered my Wholesome Foods Bakery Giveaway!! The winner of the FoodBars (as determined by a random number generator) is Jenna! Please email your address to itzyskitchen at gmail dot com and I will get your prize to you!
How is your week looking? Mine shouldn't be too too busy. We have the Body Pump Launch this upcoming weekend and I am really looking forward to that! Workout/teaching schedule is as follows:
  • Monday: Ran to warm-up, taught Body Pump
  • Tuesday: Run if time (4ish miles) or Off
  • Wednesday: Run to warm-up, teach Body Pump
  • Thursday: Teach 45 minute Body Step, 45 minute Pump
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: Teach Body Step
  • Sunday: Body Pump Launch
I have to go to a dinner for Josh's work tonight so I have to miss my usual Body Attack class I teach (tear!). What are you looking forward to this week? Are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day? I plan to make a St. Patty's Day inspired meal tomorrow night (recipe to come).

57 comments:

homecookedem said...

That sandwich looks great, very fresh!! Looking forward to St. Paddy's Day, though no solid plans yet. Guess we're gonna be spontaneous?? haha! :)

Jenna said...

That partfait looks so refreshing!

Yayy, I never win anything. My non-winning streak is over. :)

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Love the apple parfait...yum yum!

*Naomi* said...

that sandwich looks AWESOMEEE! i lvoe when they are packed full like that...skimpy out on the veggies is a nono with me! :)

ahh that parfait is SO delicious!

have a great day erica!

Lauren said...

That sandwich looks out of this world good!

Sounds like a great week ahead for you. Have fun tonight and can't wait to see your St. Patty's Day din! :)

<3 you girl!

Pam said...

Hey Congrats to the winner!

That deli looks like a great place!

So sorry you have to miss your class, but you get to be with your Sweetie.....priceless...he he!

Happy St. Patty's Day to Josh and you!.....enjoy!

xoxo

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

Bummer that you'd missing the class :( Hope you have fun at the work dinner! I didn't even remember that it was St. Ps day until a couple days ago... I'll have to come up with a quick easy meal for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe tip, I do love cornmeal pancakes!

inmytummy said...

I love avocados on sandwiches. Yum.

K from ksgoodeats said...

That is one slammin' sando! Nice choice!! Pepper relish sounds like a fun ingredient to have in it.

Sorry you have to miss your class tonight but what I'm more concerned with is the fact you'll miss LOST (I think?). It's okay, you, Julie, and I can have our own "Housewives" viewing party - haha! My St. Patty's Day celebrations include Green Day tonight at work and green eats tomorrow. Enjoy dinner tonight!

lauren (athlEAT) said...

shoot! I missed the giveaway...next time. I love the look of that parfait - very St. Patty's Day with the green!

Jessica said...

St Pats day is a great day - it's our engagment anniversary! I can't wait until tomorrow! I wonder if he knows...???

Sophie @ yumventures said...

I can't wait to try body pump 73! my teacher says it rocks :)

Allison said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and never commented, but I wanted to tell you that I finally decided to try a Body Attack class after seeing you mention it so often. I have done it twice now and it was great. I needed to shake up my routine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Erica said...

Aw! Thank you for the note Allison! I'm so glad you like Attack- it is my favorite class. A new release should be coming out at your gym soon :) Hope you're having a great week.

Katie said...

YUM, I love big veggie-filled sandwiches like that! Sprouts are one of those ingredients that give such great texture and really bring them a step above the boring.

Week is looking... busy... but I'm going to stay on top of it! Have a great one :-)

Holly said...

Meeting some friends tomorrow for a b-day, then I'll just have to play it by ear! I LOVE St. Paddy's Day. :-)

I can't wait to see what you make for your SPD Meal!

Susan said...

Dining out in Charleston looks so fresh and delicious! I can't wait til the fresh food makes its way up north. St. Patty's day = classes and normal life. I will be wearing my green though!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

This week I'm really looking forward to Fit Bloggin...coming up on Friday!!
Do you like Body Attack? That's one of the classes I haven't tried. I'd be curious to know what it's like!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Mmm I love that veggie sandwich! The pepper relish would definitely make me happy. And anything with avocado just tastes good.
I love that you and Josh go out to eat at such cute and fresh places! Good luck with the Josh's work dinner tonight! Have a happy Tuesday my dear!

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner said...

No plans yet for St. Patty's...something green to eat I guess!

Lori said...

A veggie sandwich like that sounds so great. I haven't had one in a while. Glad your week is going well. We are expecting warm temps and sunshine towards the end so I'm looking forward to it!

Christina said...

haha, it's ok about not seeing my comment earlier. i rolled out of bed and thought about going to charleston's cafe, but didn't feel like getting pretty. we got mozzo instead....again. duh.

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

Whoa, that veggie sandwich looks perfect! I wish there was a place near me that had good sandwiches like that. The closest thing we have is Panera bread. Enjoy your week!

Anne Marie said...

The sandwich looks yummy! I'm not celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but I feel like I should at least eat something green that day!

dawn said...

man that sammie looks so good and filling...no crash and burn later with that one.. you know because of your photos of the apple parfait, I now make those and eat them! LOL seriously!

Staci Dombroski said...

The parfait looks awesome!

Tiffany said...

wow, the veggie sandwich looks great! i've never had sprouts before, so maybe i should add them to my salads and sandwiches for a little difference in texture. my week is probably going to be busy and stressful as usual, but i'm managing (sort of) haha. i'm not celebrating st. patty's day, but i hope you enjoy yours! happy tuesday!

Tracey said...

Oh man, that Granny Smith apple parfait looks delicious! Granny Smith apples are one of my favorites.

Therese said...

I love that you got a sandwich and Josh got "salad" :) Seems like it's normally the other way around!

Molly said...

That sandwich looks delicious!

I would love to take a Body Attack/Pump class but I haven't seen one near me yet!

Mom on the Run said...

My plans are all over the place this week. I do get to meet up with some NYC girls this weekend for some foodie fun. That should be a blast!

Congrats to Jenna!

insideiamdancing said...

You KNOW I love that parfait!!!!!

No St Paddy's Day plans here- I find it funny how it's so much bigger in the US than it is in the UK (even, Ireland!) I was in NY one year and it was crazy. Fun crazy :)

I am looking forward to spending time in the gym this week and getting to know the place! If I can find a swimsuit, I'll give aqua aerobics a go. Or just hang out in the sauna :) Most of the classes are things I can't do (body pump *cries*) but there are a few that should be okay. can't wait!

Anonymous said...

So trying that parfait idea! I eat granny smiths almost every day. What a neat idea.
Hope you have a great week!

Annie said...

Whoops, my name didn't show up!

So trying that parfait idea! I eat granny smiths almost every day. What a neat idea.
Hope you have a great week!

mtbcy said...

That sandwhich looks amazing! Yum! No celebrating St. Patricks day for me this year due to class tomorrow night. I guess it will help me avoid the temptation of green beer- ha!

Sarah said...

Your sammich looks yummy! I love veggie sandwiches, I never miss the meat at all. Getting the protein in there can be difficult sometimes though, I used to not think of that but of course I do now.

I love your brunch tradition, and the granny smith parfait looks delish every time you post it. Have you ever tried making it at home?

We don't celebrate St. Patty's Day usually, it's been on a weekday and those are tough to do anything, we're usually both tired. My father-in-law's birthday is that day though, so we'll be sending him some birthday wishes.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Before my husband left for Haiti we were on a diner kick every Saturday morning. You made me miss that! In a good way :) I think I'm going to make some type of stew and fresh bread tomorrow for dinner! Will you drink green beer?

Maria said...

Enjoy your week! I love launch days:)
We don't have St. Patty's plans, maybe eat green food-as in salad:)

Holly said...

i will be celebrating with a green beer in hand...for sure :)

yummmm on the sandwich - it has been far too long since i have had a huge, stacked veggie sammie. need to change that!

hope you have a wonderful week girl - love ya!

Janetha said...

sounds like you have a great week planned. cant wait to see what you whip up for st pats! i have a few greenie recipes in my head. that parfait looks so good, i bet the yogurt pairs well with the tart apple. XOXO

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Mmmm pepper relish sounds so good on a sandwich! We don't have any St. Patty's day plans as of now, but I'm def getting excited about leaving for FitBloggin on Friday :D I hope you are having a lovely day girl XOXO

tam said...

I want that parfait! x x

biz319 said...

Cannot wait for corned beef tomorrow night so I can make my beloved Reuben for a sammie the next day! :D

Congrats to Jenna!

Ana said...

The sandwich looks awesome, and as always very jealous of the parfait ;)

I am actually going to a block party to celebrate St. Patty's Day! And probably drinking some green beer, I figured since its "green" I can drink it :)

Great workouts to look forward to!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, your veggie sandwich looks so yummy! And I've got to make one of those apple parfaits!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

That veggie sandwich looks so good!

I'm bummed because I have class tomorrow and can't go out and celebrate St. Pat's :( otherwise my week is consisting of 5k training!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I am looking forward to eating all the veggies I have and to hanging out with hubs tonight

Bridget said...

Yummmm I love big veggie sandwiches!! I wish I was taking your Body Pump Launch!! The lady I took from last night was still teaching like 2 launches ago...luckily I usually go to someone elses class. Have fun at that dinner!

BroccoliHut said...

My, what a beautiful sandwich!

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

What a fun weekend. I love your brunch tradition :) What a nice relaxing Sunday!!
Have fun at your St. Patty's day dinner tomorrow!
I don't think I'll be doing too much celebrating. I work, then train, so I just might have a green beer afterward ;)
Have a great day, Erika!

Britt said...

Good eats!

We will probably head out for a beer or two tomorrow night to celebrate. I'm half Irish so I must celebrate!!

Angelalovesfood said...

I love your picks for eating out, that sandwich looks so good and fresh.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

i didnt even know it was st patty's day..that's how clueless i am. not kidding!

the parfait looks delish!

and i hope you're having an awesome evening, Erica!!!
xoxo

Christina@Health Foodie said...

That sandwich looks awesome!

thedallasceliac said...

I love sprouts on sandwiches! I need to make a veggie club-type sandwich for myself soon - I really miss those.

Even though I'm super Irish, I don't have any exciting St. Patty's plans this year. :(

balancingfoodandlife said...

i just found your blog - all your eats look SO delish!
I look forward to reading more,

xox
Vera

Krista said...

That sandwich looks marvelous!!!

Just enjoying the sunshine this week!