Springy Salads & Super Sushi

I don’t know about you, but my day included some straight-up amazing food. No doubt about it!

Breakfast went undocumented, but it was nothing you haven’t seen before…hello predictable cereal combo bowl.

Lunch, however, was documented and was one of the best I’ve had in a long time. A Springtime Roasted Chicken & Strawberry Salad.


I used some of last night’s leftover chicken & broccoli, as well as some fresh strawberries, as my inspiration for this meal. Along with those, I also added some spring mix as my base, cukes, dried cranberries, and chia seeds. It was one of those it’s-so-good-I-don’t-want-it-to-end salads. Winking smile


Along with my salad, I had a toasted piece of Farmers Market whole wheat bread with a little butter.


Super tasty! Open-mouthed smile


Of course, during lunch, sommmmmebody was in need of a little attention…


So we played a little fetch and he was much happier. Winking smile


He’s such a ham!



Tonight, I had plans to meet up with my friend, Gabby, for dinner at Sake Café. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while now, you’ll know that I’ve visited Sake Café a couple of times and it’s always amazingly delicious. I’d been looking forward to it all day…not only for the food, but because I realized I haven’t seen Gabby since her housewarming party in July! Disappointed smile

Since Sake is BYOB, Gabby and I sipped on a bottle of vino while chatting away and munching on some edamame to start.


I was pretty hungry when I got there, so I totally went to town on that edamame…it had no chance against me. Winking smile

Eventually, our sushi arrived, and I didn’t waste any time digging right in.


As usual, I went with the California Roll,


and an Alaska Roll.


Gabby and I had a great time, and my only regret is that I didn’t get a third roll. It was just so good!!


I can’t believe it’s already 9:15…seriously, where does the time go?!? Surprised smile I’m ready to crawl into my cozies and call it a night.

Hope you all had a great day! AND, just in case you forgot…only a couple more days left to enter my Monumental Blogiversary Giveaway!

Question for the Evening:

Sushi eater or not…are there any kinds that you’re too nervous to try??

I’m actually nervous to try eel…something about it just freaks me out!


  1. says

    i’m japanese and yet i’m not very adventurous with sushi…i love california rolls and maki sushi rolls, but when it comes to raw fish…i’m only brave enough for the salmon roll, and maybe the spicy tuna rolls.

  2. says

    Hmmm… I will try just about any type of sushi! I had a spider roll once and hated it- but I didn’t realize it was soft shell crab. Ick!

    You should definitely try the eel! Eel avocado rolls are great, and they usually have the best sauce on top. I was sketched out at first, but it’s now one of my favorite rolls! :)

  3. says

    I love sushi! Had some for lunch yday and it totally hit the spot. Salmon avocado is my absolute favourite! You should def give teriyaki eel a shot. If you like the texture of salmon sashimi, you’ll easily be able to handle eel.
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  4. says

    Love me some sushi! It’s funny that someone commented that they hated the spider roll–it’s my favorite one! I don’t like softshell crab on its own, but in a roll, it’s amazing!
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  5. Kaitlyn says

    so weird! i swear i had almost that identical salad for lunch today, and i must agree with you, it was DIVINE. makes me want spring/summer to come even faster. cant wait for all the fresh produce.

    also, i noticed the relax riesling from your dinner! thats one of my favorites, i buy it a lot. the word relax on the bottle may or may not have something to add to it. 😉

    and lastly, i did your 4-3-2-1 treadmill workout this morning. it was a great and challenging one indeed. left me super sweaty which is rare for me. thanks for sharing!!

  6. says

    I commented above but wanted to tell u I just had a Courtney-inspired lunch: cold grilled veggie salad mixed with pesto and cereal with fruit+soy yogurt :)…this has def gained a spot in my lunch rota :)
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  7. Karen says

    I’m trying eel this Friday, my guy says its good but I also have a hard time with it. We’ve been eating sushi every Friday during lent and I lost a bet this week so as my “punishment” I have to have 1 bite of the eel this Friday. I’ll let you know how it goes!! Also- are you on spring break already this week, or do you get to have lunch at home during work?

  8. says

    oh my gosh, LOVE sake cafe! One of my favorite restaurants, I like that their food isn’t greasy and tastes more authentic than most chinese/japanese restaurants. I’m not a major sushi person, but all of the other food I’ve ever gotten there has been wonderful. Its usually our go to take-out spot since its only 5 minutes from my house :)
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  9. says

    What a fun night :) Mmmmm Relax wine- love that brand!
    I can’t believe you haven’t tried eel- it one of my favorite things to get at sushi places. I LOVE it. So good..especially with the eel sauce. Delish!
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  10. says

    Oooh Sushi!

    I won’t try eel because a friend of mine said it would offend my texture issues…I’m also not likely to try anything with a sauce. Gimmie my sushi with soy, wasabi and ginger!

    Have you tried Seven Daughters wine yet? It’s great!
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  11. Gabby says

    Next time your third roll needs to be the sweet potato! It was sooo great seeing you last night! We definitely can’t go that long next time between seeing each other!!!

  12. says

    I am a huge sushi lover and I really love the experimentation of it. Unfortunately as a vegetarian I usually have very limited options…but I did find a GREAT sushi place literally one block from my apartment that serves the. most. mindblowing sweet potato tempura sushi…ohmahgosh I actually had it last night but I could totally go for it again right now! They have an asparagus tempura roll too that’s super phenomenal!
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    • Courtney says

      My friend got a sweet potato tempura roll last night! I tried a piece and it was seriously AMAZING! I’ll probably try one myself next time. :)

  13. Samantha says

    I’m actually a really adventurous eater…especially sushi and sashimi because it is my favorite! I’ve tried eel and love it! I also tried baby octopus…it wasn’t bad, just kinda wierd. I don’t think I’d eat it again, but it’s kind of fun to say I tried it.

  14. Shayla says

    Love sushi!! But I will absolutely not try the sushi with fish roe on it!! Seeing all those little orange fish eggs on top of the roll bugs me out!!

    Random question but are you still teaching? It looks like you’ve been eating your lunch at home lately? Sorry if that’s creepy that I noticed that, haha!

    Btw, I’m happy to see the pb cream cheese went to good use for the cupcakes!! I’ll have to try that the next time I get more! :)

    • Courtney says

      It’s ok, it’s not random. No, I’m not teaching right now…I haven’t quite talked about it yet though.

      • Shayla says

        Oh ok, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope everything is ok…and we all will be here for you when you need to talk about it :)

  15. says

    I am a vegetarian so my sushi options are pretty limited but i still have my favorites! Sweet potato roll and pearl roll (avocado and peanuts) Before I stopped eating my I tried I few with salmon in them but the raw fish thing always prevented me from getting TOO adventurous!
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