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How do I feel: FRIDAY! That is all.

Simple brown bag salad...take all the raw ingredients to work and assemble onsite. Voila! (Tuna, avocado, tomato, 1/2 a lime, baby spinach)

Simple brown bag salad…take all the raw ingredients to work and assemble onsite. Voila! (Tuna, avocado, tomato, 1/2 a lime, baby spinach)

Besides Friday being generally awesome, I am excited because tonight I am going to see my super talented friends, Chuck and Charlie, perform two shows (they’re comedians, writers, all around talented men). Special treat because Chuck doesn’t live here right now so getting to catch up with him is few and far between. Their comedy duo, Charles, is just so wonderful, and I love being in their brilliant presence.

Before I head off to the bus stop (which is only two blocks from my apartment, so YAY, but the bus ends up being SUPER late, and I arrive to the show just as they dim the lights, but I’m in a panic, so BOO!) I throw together a very quick, healthy and tasty single-dish meal. As you can see, I’ve omitted telling you about the rest of my food for the day because it was super boring and exactly what you think I had. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it, but it’s no secret we’re on Day 26 of coffee, homemade almond milk and soft boiled eggs. As my sister, Kate, put it in an email, “…you are practically turning into a soft boiled egg.”

Copyright 2014 Siiri Sampson.

Copyright 2014 Siiri Sampson.

Enter my cast iron skillet, which has continued to be a work horse for the past 26 days. I put the chicken with seasoning on one side and the halved baby bok choy on the other, let them brown, then added a bit of leftover stock and put a lid on it for a few minutes to finish. I plated it with some Tessemae’s Ranch dressing (you can now find some of these at Whole Foods around Seattle/Bellevue, or online here.)

And if lunch was of any interest to you, I had wilted spinach salad with tuna, tomato, avocado and Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic dressing.

Lesson of the Day: You ALWAYS have time to make a quick plate of dinner that’s healthy. Well, maybe not always. But if I am home for more than 10 minutes, I have time – no excuses. Unless the fridge is empty. Or I’m tired. Or I find something else to do that doesn’t involve actually doing anything except complain to myself about being hungry and wishing there was someone there making dinner for me….

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