• Quesadillas and the Benefits of Ceramic Mugs

    January 22, 2009

    Question of the Evening:

    How awesome are QUESADILLAS?!?!?

    My response: HOLY YUM!!! :mrgreen: Man, they are GOOD! 

    Tonight, Mal and I made quesadillas for dinner. We used our Griddler, which worked great to grill, melt, and warm our quesadillas to perfection! 😀 Check out that melty cheese! 

    Inside was spinach, red onions, black beans, shredded cheese, and salsa. Delicious! 


    I ate lunch at my desk today, which I really wanted to stop doing after starting my new job, but I suppose as long as it doesn’t happen too often, it’s okay, right? 😉 Plus, I’m sure there will be days at this job where I won’t have a chance to leave my desk! I guess, I should be prepared for it! 

    Today’s lunch: Homemade salad with spinach, red peppers, cucumbers, red onions, snap peas, and sliced almonds. 

    Also: Liberte peach yogurt, which was very, very peachy! The smell (and flavor, a little bit) reminded me of those strong-smelling gummy peach rings

    Lunch finale: Vanilla Macadamia Luna Tea Cake, which I loved! (It’s the first one I’ve tried.) The tea cake was almost like a cookie— sweet, chewy, and topped with frosting! 😉

    Afternoon Snack 

    On my break, I popped into Tealuxe for some coconut-flavored tea, which was called Royal Coconut (bold pouchong tea flavored with fresh coconut). It was tasty, but the flavor was more “floral” than coconut. I’m not sure whether I will order it again. 

    With my tea, I snacked on some red grapes. 

    Benefits of Ceramic Mugs

    Seeing this sign in the office kitchen today totally made my day! :mrgreen:  (It was stuck to the coffee-maker.) I love that my new office is trying hard to be green

    Almost Friday, guys! 😎 Good night! 

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    Lee (seelivelee) January 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Loving the quesadilla-looks so wonderful! your office seems so hip and modern, I’m truly diggin it tina!!

    yay for ceramic mugs-they’re all i use!


    Michelle January 22, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I love quesadillas! Yours looks great! That’s awesome that they’re using ceramic mugs!


    ashley (sweet & natural) January 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Quesadilla looks great!


    Victoria January 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Love ceramic mugs. It was the first thing I brought to my new job. :)

    That quesadilla looks great!


    Blain January 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I got a mug for xmas!!! It is sweeeeeet!


    Jasmine January 22, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    quesadillas! I just made them almost the same with using a George Forman…but it looks like the griddler kicks butt


    VeggieGirl January 22, 2009 at 9:22 pm



    Meg January 22, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Love the ceramic mug sign!

    Your quesadillas look yummy!


    Marianne January 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Yeah, you can never go wrong with a quesadilla – so easy, full of melty gooey cheese, and you can put pretty much anything in them! Never thought to grill them like that though, I usually bake mine.


    K January 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Love those ‘dillas! I think it’s great your office is trying so hard to be green – hopefully more places will catch on soon!


    HangryPants January 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I think it’s your griddler that made them extra good today! You can tell they are super crispy on teh outside.

    I love Tealuxe!!!! I like how they have a wide variety of sweeteners available.


    Missy (Missy Maintains) January 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Yummy looking quesedilla! Yay for Mexican! I just had a burrito! I only use mugs at work too! They actually completely got rid of paper products for the environment.


    Nicole January 22, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The luna tea cake sounds really good! I’l have to try it 😀


    Jen January 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    YUMMY din din! love!

    I havent seen that yogurt before, where did you buy?


    Tina January 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    @Jen: Hannafords, but I think Whole Foods may sell it, too… well, I think I’ve seen it there?


    Talia January 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I love how green your office is- in mine we go through cups like crazy because the only sink is in the bathroom and its gnarly…


    Amelia January 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Wow that quesadilla looks soo good. Love that your office is going green. I wish more people in my office would do the same!


    Rose January 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I love that your office is green too – they use STYROFOAM cups at my office. Disgusting.

    The lighting in your new office looks nice! Your pictures are so sharp!


    Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Your case-ah-dillahs are gorgeous!

    Did anyone catch you taking pictures of the coffee maker???


    Lauren January 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    In answer to the evening’s question: quesadillas are one of my go-to meals – love ’em! There are so many variations to play around with in terms of ingredients.


    Rachel January 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Ha, I went through a period in high school where I ate quesadillas every single day, and so I try to stay away from them now lest I slip back into that habit! But they are def. delicious… I like ’em grilled, too!


    Sara January 22, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Your quesadilla looks so good! I love that sign on your coffee pot at work. I might make one for my office! :)


    Sarah (Tales of Expansion) January 23, 2009 at 12:01 am

    wow, that quesadilla is perfection!


    Cecilia January 23, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I guess you would passed out when you hear that I never tried quesadillas before O_O hehehe, never heard of them actually …. until started reading blogs 😀


    Clarissa January 23, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Hi Tina!

    Do you love your griddler? If you do, what brand/type is it?



    Tina January 23, 2009 at 7:04 am

    @Clarissa: It’s the Cuisinart Griddler, which was purchased from Crate & Barrel.


    Sarah W. January 23, 2009 at 8:20 am

    cermic mugs ARE great!


    brandi January 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    that quesadilla looks great!


    Jess January 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Those pictures of your quesadilla are making me hungry!! All that cheese….mmmmmm!!!


    Diana January 23, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    That quesadilla looks delicious! What brand of whole wheat tortilla do you use?


    Alexia January 23, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Dinner looks amazing!


    Elina January 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    That quesadilla looks delicious! Melty cheese… yum :)
    That is the cutest office note I’ve ever seen. I think you’re going to love this work place!!


    abby January 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Oh My! it’s soo cheesy! Yum yum! great post. and I share the same sentiments with you about ceramic mugs. Starbucks should take notre of that. I read your blog whenever there is an update coz I really find your posts very inspiring in helping me meaintain healthy eating, Btw, just in case your interested of visiting my blog, it’s http://www.justsweetthansugar.blogspot.com. feel free to visit anytime! Much love, abby


    Tina January 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    @abby: Very cool! :)


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