Today I did zero, zip, nada in terms of cooking, but I still managed to eat pretty clean. Well, except for some super-dark chocolate (which goes without saying) and a bit of cheese. For those of you with inquiring minds, I do occasionally eat cheese and full-fat dairy when I dine out. It doesn’t cause me any problems and since I really like dairy, I’ll indulge from time to time.

This morning, I met some of my girlfriends at Calafia to catch up over some nosh. I ordered a Calafia breakfast with eggs over easy, bacon, and fruit (in place of hash browns and toast).

The eggs here are pretty terrific, and they’re provided by rocker Neil Young’s son, Ben, who runs a certified organic farm in La Honda. How’s that for a random bit of trivia?

Afterwards, I headed back to our windy and dusty home to meet up with the boys and do some much needed piles of laundry. Once the dreaded task was completed, we hauled bags of clean clothes to the car and sped to Big-O’s baseball photo day and Bat-a-thon at the park.

When the baseball festivities were over, we decided to get out of the hot sun and into an air-conditioned movie theater. But first, we headed home to pack some snacks to sneak into the movie. I was hungry, so I threw together a quick, no-cook meal in a bowl: canned tuna, sliced radishes, extra virgin olive oil, and a pile of SeaSnax SeaSprinkles

I squeezed on fresh lime juice and gobbled it up before we headed to catch a late matinee of The Pirates! Band of Misfits with the kiddos.

I love all Aardman Animation movies (especially the Wallace and Gromit ones) and this one was no exception. Plus, ham plays an integral part in the movie and as I’ve said before, swine makes it fine.

When the movie was finished, we walked over to The Patty Shack for dinner.

The kids drained cup after cup of iced water as we waited for our food. The Double-Os claim they hate drinking water (“BORING!”) but once I add ice and a straw, they suck it up like Shop-Vacs.

I ordered a bun-less Forget About It (1/3 patty, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, bacon, and swiss cheese) and added avocado.  

Toodles for now!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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