Happy Wednesday all! Thanks for the ideas on how to use Wheat Berries. I pretty much think I want to try them all ~ roasted as a snack, as cereal, in a stir fry and “fried” rice. Who knew they were so versatile, but, it really does makes sense as they can be treated like brown rice.
Is it weird that I can be running late to catch the train, but, I STILL will make sure I make up a delicious eggwich to take with me BEFORE I leave the house?! LOL…For the record, I made it to the train stop with 3 minutes to spare
* 2 slices of Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread (3 points+)
* 1 “fried” egg (2 points+)
Since my back is incredibly sore and I will be resting it until the weekend, we stopped at Pete’s Coffee on the way in.
So, the Pete’s people really don’t get it.
“ME”: I’ll have an Iced Medium Non-Fat Decaf Latte with 1 Pump of Mocha
INSERT BLANK STARE FROM PETE’S BARISTA AND LONG PAUSE
“PETE’S BARISTA” ~ Looking at me like I am the “ODD” one and says
ohhhh, so you want a “mocha.”
“ME” ~ Um, sure, as long as it’s only one pump of mocha
“PETE’S BARISTA” ~ Well, that’s definitely NOT a latte.
Insert me with a blank stare thinking…..Imagine if I told you, It’s a DIRTY LATTE and the people at Starbuck’s know what I am talking about LOL.
I know…not nice, but, it was early, I was tired and they drive me insane by making 1 coffee at a time versus multi-tasking and making them all at once
I also don’t dig that their lattes are 1 more Points+ than Starbuck’s (4 points+)
Today we headed out for lunch on my quest to try a new place each week until I have tried all the restaurants at our new digs.
I think I fell IN LOVE with the Pasta Shop ~ it might be my favorite new place in Berkeley!
It’s a real “meat market” Sorry I couldn’t resist LOL…..
I think I could spend hours scouring the store looking at all the COOL stuff they have.
I think you can order just about anything here and have them heat to serve.
I resisted the desserts even when I saw the Lemon Curd Tart!
I have never been to a place where they make/sell pasta like this. It is perfect for people like me who cannot decide what to buy because you can mix and match!
The rest of the store just has so many cool seasonings, sauces, bulk bins like these and more….mostly organic which I think is just plain awesome!
The main reason we came here was for their salad bar ~ it’s like a small version of Whole Foods but A LOT cheaper at only $6.99/lb.
Let me start by saying I DID go to the Pasta Shop but I have salad over pasta!
I probably shouldn’t go here when I am starving because I tried almost everything
Here is what is in the box :
* Organic Greens (the entire bottom layer)
* Organic Shredded Carrots (next layer you can’t see)
* 3 Organic Cherry Tomatoes
* 1 Tbsp toasted almond slivers (1 points+)
* 1 Tbsp toasted walnuts (1 points+)
* 1 Tbsp shredded cheese (1 points+)
* 1 Tbsp Garbanzo Beans (0 points+)
* 1/2 an egg (1 points+)
* a few homemade croutons (0 points+)
* Balsamic vinegar as my dressing
See, I was doing good up to this point. Then, I got a little crazy with their prepared salads because they all looked amazing. I got a small scoop of each. I estimated these at 7 points+ for any oils, butters, etc that might have been used with the veggies.
* Far right, 4 polenta squares (2 points+)
* Snap Peas and Mushrooms in a Garlic Balsamic Marinade (1 points+)
* Lemon Broccoli Tomato Salad (1 points+)
* Asparagus pasta salad (2 points+)
* The SWEETEST Roasted Carrots and Butternut Squash I’ve ever tasted (1 points+)
I actually had bought some of their grilled chicken to go with my salad.
But, I only had about 2 pieces since my salad was enough.
Mid afternoon this package from Jo’s Candies finally got opened.
I actually bought these at Pete’s when we first moved in because EACH SQUARE is ONLY 2 points+
Dark Chocolate Caramel with huge chunks of sea salt ~ 100 Million % worth EVERY bite!
I let The Husband pick from our list of dinners tonight. He said he was craving mexican and we could go to Chipotle or I could make this Five Ingredient Fiesta Enchilada Skillet.
I LOVE Chipotle and could eat it EVERY DAY…..However, since we spent the ENTIRE weekend eating out in Reno, I cooked up this skillet in 15 minutes!
1 cup = 5 points+ of cheesy enchilada goodness!
What is your favorite salad bar ingredient to add to any salad?
I absolutely LOVE and ALWAYS add no matter what salad I have TWO things. Nuts ~ especially if they are toasted Shredded carrots and lots of them. I actually used to LOVE that combo so much, I went to salad bars to eat shredded carrots with ranch and sunflower seeds growing up.