I was going through recent photos on my phone and realized there's a theme happening as of late: green.

I doubt "deep leafy green" is an official pantone color, but if it were, it'd be mine for the year. I've been eating all my vegetables like a good adult lately, and not because I'm supposed to eat them; I actually crave them lately (not as much as I crave tacos, or those fries I posted about, but still... the cravings are there)! When did veggies start tasting so good?! They take so much time to chop, rinse, season, and saute, but darnit they're worth it - especially when thrown together in a homemade rice bowl. I even bought a bag of kale last week, for the first time ever. Toss them in some olive oil and minced garlic over heat and they're actually not as bad as I imagined. Dare I say it: they're even a little bit appetizing.

I spent much of Saturday afternoon looking for sesame seeds (they were too expensive at Whole Foods, Trader Joes doesn't sell them, but I finally found them reasonably priced at Sprouts) and hunting for the perfect plants to liven up the living room. The goal is to have some lush greenery all around our home, but I'm starting with the living room. I'll even settle for a fake plant in some areas if I have to.

The other night I was wandering around my local At Home store, and I texted the last photo above to J asking "is this worth $50?" He vetoed it, so unfortunately it didn't come home with me. I will have at least one plant in at least one corner come Monday morning though.

Also, the super warm weather here in Atlanta lately has me itching to get the backyard together. We don't know the first thing about buying turf or laying grass seeds, but I'm determined to have it a lush and green back there in a few months. Green, green, green...

I've been drinking lots of green tea lately too.

Just call me the wicked witch of the west from now on.

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  1. I love greens of any and all! As a pescatarian I have a fondness for them and where I'm from we have fresh produce and stuff all the time... oh man, I miss it! I live in DC now and there's not as much farm fresh things I have access to on the daily. Love these photos though!

    xx Heather | stormywheather.com

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    1. So as a self-proclaimed foodie, I often feel guilty admitting I don't like seafood. I can tolerate tuna, on a good day, but that's about it! The crazy thing is, I've been loading up my meal with so many greens and other veggies that I hardly miss having some sort of meat in it!

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  2. I've been on a green kick too. Charles and I watched a documentary called "Food Choices" (on netflix) that made us really evaluate our meat eating and these past 3 weeks, we've been slowly working our way towards a more plant-based diet. Amazingly, the transition hasn't been as hard as I thought it would and our grocery bill has gone down a bit since we aren't buying meat every week. Also with regards to plants, in case you haven't checked them out, Home Depot has great plant selections at pretty decent prices.

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    1. I remember watching Food Inc, and Forks Over Knives, but I don't think I've watched Food Choices. Adding it to my list now! And yes, meat is so much more expensive than produce. I find myself forced to eat the fresh veggies because I don't want going to waste.

      Everyone keeps telling me to try Home Depot, so that's where I'm headed this weekend. THANKS!

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    2. Yesss love Home Depot!! :)

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  3. I'm starting to incorporate more greens into my diet like kale and spinach. I eat red meat every once in a while but I mostly just still with seafood (no shell fish), so mostly salmon, tuna, trout, etc.

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    1. So the only time I eat red meat is when I'm out enjoying a dinner at some restaurant. Korean BBQ is legit my red meat weakness, and we're trying a Brazilian Steakhouse for Valentine's Day this year, so I'll indulge then as well. I'm not enough of a red meat eater to make it at home - it probably wouldn't even taste great if I cooked it. I do, however, believe in living it up when you're dining out. ;)

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  4. Veggies definitely do taste good once you get the seasoning and flavour just right! I love baked kale crisps right now!

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    1. Haven't hopped on the kale crisp train yet... they need to be mixed in with other veggies for me to enjoy them right now, but I'm sure I'll get there!

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  5. I've been working on getting my life and my health together and it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. I usually always crave fruit, especially in the mornings for breakfast. My problem is that I find it hard to find the time to prepare them so I resort to spending waaaayyy too much money to by those bowls that have already been prepped for people like me. LOL!

    And veggies -- I can eat salads all day long if I've had one for two days straight. My body starts to crave them as well. So I am still training my body to consume all these things that's good for me.

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  6. This is such a great post! And I love your photos! xx

    Liz
    www.liznroad.com

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  7. Green!

    I wish I could send you a bamboo plant! Don't buy it, it's suppose to be given. Thats the current green in my home besides my succulent that is trying to live but I refuse to buy 8 oz of soil for a plant that only needs maybe 1 oz. But yes Greens are good for the soul, internally and externally.

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