Monday, May 17, 2010

Quick Soccer Eats

Baba ganoush, hummus, and falafel sandwich from Holy Land
Most of the time, we prefer to eat at home. We enjoy home cooking to any restaurant, it is usually healthier, less expensive, and to our tastes just better. It can be fun to go out with friends to a restaurant or just try out a new place so we do eat out. This year, the boys are both playing soccer and soccer practice is on the same night, but in two different places. This means Rob getting off work right on time and biking with Parker in one direction and me biking with Josie and Dema in another direction. I either have to have dinner started and in a state where we can eat when we all get home (eating dinner before is really not an option, I feel them a healthy snack, but they would be hungry after soccer anyway and they don't like to eat a big meal and then get on the field), cook something quick after we arrive home which mean dinner is pretty late, or we catch a bite after soccer at a downtown restaurant. Most of the time, I cook after soccer and we eat late, but last week we decided to try a newish restaurant we've been meaning to get to for a while. Holy Land (see a review from another local blogger here) did not disappoint. Rob picked up the food while the kids and I played at the park where Dema's soccer team practices. We had an awesome little picnic of falafel sandwiches, hummus, and baba ganoush. It was all very good. The kids enjoyed it all, but it was a treat to have falafel served like a burrito (easier to eat that a stuffed pita sandwich). Rob and the kids were happy to eat Holy Land food again this weekend while they checked out the building fair at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. We'll be back again!
Josie at the first soccer practice weeks ago.
Very windy and cold! She borrowed Parker's jacket since he was warm enough running around on the field. I'm glad the weather improved quickly and the rest of this season has been perfect.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just in Case you Missed Them...

I have several blog posts started, but not finished. In the mean time, check out these links...

The Voracious Vegan and her 7 Days for World Hunger (if you missed it, lower down on the post she has links to each day). Super important information and a lot to think about. I didn't weigh my meals, but just ate one meal a day to keep my mind on her journey and that was tough. I've wanted to do something similar for years, but I always seemed to be pregnant or nursing (I am still nursing, but was sure it wouldn't negatively effect my milk supply). Parker was inspired by Tasha and would like to do something similar. I think we'll do a world hunger homeschooling project without him changing his eating habits.

Happy Herbivore is doing a 30 Whole Days Challenge. It may not be as easy as it sounds, even for those eating a "whole foods" diet already. Watch as HH and others go 30 days without processed foods.