Tuesday, April 29, 2014

things i know (this week, anyway) #31

- Smoothies are just about the best thing ever. Need breakfast in a hurry? Better make a smoothie. Worried you won't get a chance to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as you should today? Sounds like you need a smoothie, my friend. Maybe add some kale for good measure.

- From the time we are little, girls are instructed to always be nice at all costs. But as women, we must remember that always being nice is just too expensive sometimes.

- Even when you know you're right, being in conflict is hard.

- If you insist on reading the comments, take them with several grains of salt, and possibly a shot of tequila.

- Spend the extra dollar or two and buy yourself a high-quality, good-tasting bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Trader Joe's California Estate Olive Oil ($5.99) is hands-down the best olive oil available for the price. It's equally good for cooking as it is for salad dressings and bread dipping.

- There is no one right way to eat. Pay attention to how food makes you feel, stop when you're full, and get plenty of exercise. Everyone is different, so figure out what works for you and stay true to that. Your diet is nobody's business but your own.

- It's not the whole point, but it feels amazing to be acknowledged for hard work.

- Learn to love your grocery store bulk section. It's great for when you need a lot of something (no packaging means the product you take home is much cheaper), or a little (why buy a twenty-four-ounce package of walnuts when you only need a quarter cup of them for a recipe?). Buying in bulk means you can buy exactly how much of something you need, for the lowest price possible. It's worth the annoying twelve seconds it takes to wrap a twist-tie around a plastic bag and write the product code on it.

- There's nothing like the look of relief on a barista's face when you say, "Just a regular cup of coffee, please."