Saturday Outing

23 Apr

Happy Saturday! Hubby K and I were out for the whole day! Wanna see what we did? Ok, worry not I’m going to tell it all 🙂

First I did my morning workout from and had my post workout snack/breakfast: 2 beef patties and one small sweet potato plus my usual weekend loose leaf tea.

While sitting on my stability ball.

While enjoying my tea, I also read Gary Taubes “Good Calories, Bad Calories” preview on my iPod from Google ebook. This stuff is pretty interesting! I might want to purchase the entire ebook.

After Hubby K wake up (finally!) we ventured out to Farmer’s Market to haul some strawberries and eggs.

This was my first time purchasing pastured raised eggs (non soy fed) and I’ve been hearing all the hypes on Paleo/Primal blogs how great pastured eggs are compared to the conventional ones. Let’s see if it’s true.

Then we went to 99 Ranch market to get some essentials for my upcoming cooking experiment. Fresh galangal, fresh turmeric, fresh lemon grass (all essential ingredients for Indonesian food) and “kluwak” nuts. And I also bought coconut milk and 2 Japanese yams.

Weather seemed perfect today. Who wants to be confined indoor when it’s sunny and breezy outside?

After we came back and put the groceries away, we went to The Counter, custom built burger all the way down in Newport Beach.

First time I read about The Counter from Nom Nom Paleo and I’ve been wanting to try it. When I found out they also have locations in Southern California, I decided to give it a try.

The good thing about them is they’re emphasizing that all the animals they use are humanely raised and handled. Plus you could custom build your burger to suit your taste. So here’s mine:

I chose my burger to be in a bowl (no bun). Both Hubby K and I ordered 1 lb burger -LOL and they’re HUGE! Just look at these!

Obviously I couldn’t finish that huge burger (but I chug down all the veggies tho). Hubby K, on the other hand, finished the entire thing!

Overall, the burger was super juicy and tasty! The location was a bit far from our place, but once in a while, we might come by again and for sure I don’t think I’d order another 1lb burger again.

One other main thing we drove all the way down to Newport Beach was because of this store!

I’ve heard so many hypes about Lululemon pants that will make your butt look good, no matter what shape/size you got! Yes, they’re pricey but it’s worth it. Okay, so I grabbed one pant and a top and tried it on.

My thought? I’d say they do have nice material and feel very comfortable. However, in the end I didn’t buy it. Why? Well, I just didn’t think I need an expensive workout clothing if I only doing my workout at home. Besides, I didn’t see my butt looks bigger and better from what it is..LOL.

Anyway, we walked around the entire mall but DIDN’T get anything! The weather and scenery were nice though.

Another (Paleo/Primal) blog hype: the ultimate Vibram Five Fingers (or barefoot shoes). I tried them on. Felt a bit weird, but might be something I’d consider in the future 😀

On the way back we went to Walmart and purchased our essentials. One of them was this baking dish to replace the one that broke in the oven last time.

No dinner for me…that burger really filled me up. Now going to shower and sleep.

Have you purchased/tried anything that you see on a blog? If you did, do you think it lived up to the hype?

Have a good Easter Sunday, everyone!


Posted by on April 23, 2011 in food, life


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3 responses to “Saturday Outing

  1. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    April 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Random thoughts on this post:

    – You’ve got the perfect figure!
    – I want Vibrams!
    – I once ordered a 1-lb beefsteak, and although it made me lick my fingers (so good!) I was happy to finish off half of it. (Rest was packed and eaten next day.)
    – I have Gary Taubes’ book, and it’s really interesting, although you need a long breath to read it. It’ basically an assortment of scientific evidence on nutrition, and goes into great detail. Still, very interesting.

    • Jos

      April 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      Aw thanks! I haven’t quite intrigued by Vibrams yet, but I’m sure they’ll be comfy once I got used to them. And I need to get back reading Gary Taubes book….again.


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