The Friday Five: Links, Seven Lions, Sweetgreen, Carrot Salad, and GIFs!

1. Reading:

2. Listening: Seven Lions – Days to Come featuring Fiora

3. Eating: Verde was one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston and I knew I had to find a similar concept in Boston. Sweetgreen is another quick service salad restaurant that lets you choose from several menu creations or opt for the choose-your-own ingredients on the bar.

On my first visit, I had the Spicy Sabzi: organic baby spinach + shredded kale with spicy quinoa, spicy broccoli, carrots, raw beets, basil, sprouts and roasted tofu; topped with a carrot chili vinaigrette and a squeeze of sriracha.

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It was good, but not great. It was not tossed well and that drives me crazy. I expected it to have way more flavor; carrot chili vinaigrette and sriracha should’ve blown my mind.

On my second visit, I had the Santorini: chopped romaine with citrus shrimp, feta, red grapes, and chickpeas; topped with a cucumber basil yogurt dressing and a fresh lemon squeeze.

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4. Bookmarking: Carrot Salad with Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas from Smitten Kitchen

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5. GIFs!

what i often want to say when someone asks about my weekend plans

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trying to convince someone to go where i want to eat

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when the refrigerator is full of food

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when i check the weather and see that it’s going to be sunny

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 have a sunshiney weekend! xo

  • http://enticinghealthyeating.weebly.com/ Kaylin Gilkey

    That GIF about convincing someone to go where you want to eat? Story of my life with restaurant choices….especially on vacations!

  • PatrickKDiaz

    Verde was one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston and I knew I had to find a similar concept in Boston. http://0rz.tw/slsJg

  • http://www.cornflakedreams.com/ jillian

    yesss maya is the best! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • Pamela

    Haha love all of these gifs!! And definitely going to have to check out those iPhone 5 camera tips!! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  • http://turquoiseandteale.com/ Ashley T

    Hahaha I love the gif for sunny weather. So true!

  • itzyskitchen

    I clicked on all of the reading links! Good ones :) Today is Verde’s birthday! Wish you were hear and we could meet for a salad. Speaking of- that salad looks delicious. Happy weekend

  • http://meetatthebarre.blogspot.com/ Amanda Elizabeth

    Hell yeah to the victory lap girl! I love Seven Lions great pick!

  • Biana Perez

    You should try the Kale Caesar from Sweet Green – it’s the best!! I dont get it with chicken and just substitute for chick peas! i do the happy dance when my fridge is full too! Happy Friday!

  • Shelby Hanchey

    Yummmm glad you found a Verde-comparable option. Crave that place! And now, time to do a victory lap haha. Happy weekend!

  • http://voyageofthemeemee.com/ Amanda MeeMee

    Bahahahah… that Maya Rudolf gif… I’m dying!