Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day Blues & Brunch ~ February 13th

I am definitely not in the Valentine's Day spirit this year after the fiascos with my "boyfriend." I was half tempted to title this post "F*** Valentine's Day!" lol But that wouldn't be fair to all of you wishing to enjoy your holiday. :) Oh well, Peanut will be my valentine this year. And I know all of you are jealous... he's young, great looking, and doesn't make me watch sports. :) In fact, I was in CVS the other day and found this valentine that reminded me of him...


It has a dismal amount of candy in it, but the kitten looks like Peanut, so I got it anyway! (Note Peanut in the background. :)

I went to Qi Asian Eatery (one of my favorite places) the other day. It has really become quite popular since it opened last fall. Around 1 o'clock the place was PACKED. The lunch specials are an amazing value at around $7 with free appetizer... I got my usual, spring rolls and pineapple fried rice with tofu.



Mom and I ordered pizza from Pomodoro last night...


Today I had the pleasure of having brunch with Melissa (from Missy Maintains) and Maggie (from Say Yes to Salad). Maggie and I have wanted to meet for a while now, so the three of us decided to meet up at Blossom for brunch. I was pretty sure that I was going to get the french toast again (see here), but I happened to see someone else eating the tofu scramble, and it looked so good that all 3 of us ended up getting it!

You had a choice of greens or fries, so being that I usually say no to salad (play on words here lol), I opted for the fries and wasn't disappointed! All of us really liked the tofu scramble and I was glad that I tried something different for a change!

After brunch Maggie and I decided to go over to the Chelsea Whole Foods that was nearby. We did some shopping and I got this vegan cupcake. It was tasty, although I ended up mainly eating the top of it!


For dinner Mom made a favorite of mine, eggplant parmesan with spaghetti.


For my snack tonight I decided to make my almond parfait, which consists of a plain fage 0% yogurt, mixed with maple syrup & a dash of vanilla extract, slivered almonds, chocolate chips, and topped with amber agave nectar.


And my baby Peanut turns 11 months old today! Here are some recent pics of him going about his day! :)

In the bathtub, a favorite spot of his to play.

Using the litter box. Perhaps a little too personal of a pic, but it's so cute how he always perches the same foot up on the edge of the box! lol

Drinking peach yogurt smoothie out of the cap... he loves peach flavored things!

On top of the unopened boxes we still have not gotten rid of from our "move."

Ok everyone, enjoy your Valentine's Day and the long weekend!

18 comments:

Maggie said...

I had so much fun today! Thanks for intro-ing me to Blossom :)

Marina said...

^^You're so welcome! I had fun too! I will definitely be trying out Spice within the next few days... I didn't realize they were owned by the same company that owns Sea Thai! I'll probably be going to the University Place one. I'll let you know how it goes!

Katheryn Wolf said...

Eh I'm starting to think new couples, chocolate companies, and card stores are the only ones who really love v-day, haha.

That cupcake looked divine! You know, I haven't had a cupcake in four years. Those are so now on my list of things to reintroduce into my life, haha. :)

Marina said...

^^Go for a vegan one first. You'll probably feel better about eating it. Then work your way up! And you're right-- Valentine's Day is really for a select "few" when you think about it. lol

crazylittlethingneela said...

spend valentine's day with peanut as your valentine ;) i say let's ditch the men. they are never up for good! haha

Gabriela said...

That tofu scramble looks delicious! I've wanted to go to Blossom forever, I hear it's amazing! I'd love to do a meet up with you in the city sometime :)

Have a great Valentine's Day...you're right, pets are the best Valentines because there's never any drama!

insideiamdancing said...

I would rather spend V-Day with Peanut. Less drama and more cuteness :D

Yay for blogger meet-ups! I really want to try Blossom (and Peacefoods!)

Marina said...

Gabriela ~ I'd love to do a meet-up with you too! I think my next blog post I'm going to talk about arranging a meet-up for Wild Ginger... but you and I could go to Blossom or somewhere else anytime!

Neela & Ellie ~ I agree. Men suck. Peanut is the best valentine anyway. :P

Jenna said...

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jenna

Missy said...

Great seeing you yesterday! Blossom was delicious! We have to plan another date soon with Maggie! I like that Peanut is your valentine! Screw men!

Marina said...

^^Great seeing you again too! We'll definitely have to plan something else soon. And yes, Peanut makes a great valentine! :)

THE ACTORS DIET said...

oh you got to meet maggie! she was supposed to have come to our meetup....

happy valentine's day! and chinese new year too!!!

Marina said...

^^Same to you! :)

Tori said...

I'm so jealous of blogger meetups. I live in the middle of nowhere :(
I'm glad you got the fries. Makes me think you eat more like I do. Lol!

Marina said...

^^I'm sure I do! I really don't "diet" at all. I try to eat vegan or organic when I can, but most of the time I eat regular foods that I like.

If you're ever in NY, I'd love to include you in a meet-up! :)

Katie said...

Sorry your Valentine's Day wasn't so great, but everything here looks lovely! Especially that cupcake :-)

Have a great week, Marina!

Caronae said...

I celebrated me on Valentine's Day, and you're worthy of celebration too :) Glad the meetup was fun. Let me know if you guys ever have another one.

And happy birthday Peanut!

sophia said...

I'd like to say f*** Valentines too, but I decided to choose another date to say it. lol.
YAy you met MAggie!! Isn't she a darling? I love the girl...and she's getting married soon!