What I Ate: Tacky Light Edition

I’m a little late on this because I didn’t have time to share last week’s but better late than never, right? Last Saturday was such a fun day packed with some great Richmond adventures so I couldn’t resist sharing! Let’s dive into the food:

I woke up early on Saturday morning because I was speaking on a panel at a small business conference led by Sharvette Mitchell. Sharvette and I met a few years ago speaking on a panel together, so it was fun to get to catch up again! Before the conference, I had a bowl of blackberries.

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Lately, I’ve just been eating fruit for breakfast. I’m not sure where my regular breakfast cravings have gone but I’m just going with it. I spent the morning hanging out with these lovely ladies!

panel members

Photo via Kimie James

After a very inspiring morning, I stopped by my grandma’s place to say hi and then came home to have lunch. I was super hungry and was thrilled to remember that I had leftovers in the fridge.

leftover pasta

Alex and I had gone to The Mill at MacArthur on Friday and I couldn’t finish my mountain of pasta so I was excited to have some left. P.S. The Mill has tons of awesome vegetarian options and the service was fantastic. We’re both excited to go back again soon.

I finished up a few Christmas errands and then got bundled up for the Tacky Light Race.

I basically snapchatted the entire race so if you’re following me (Username: HeartVegetables) then you probably saw that the race was so much fun. All of the lights distracted me so the race went by really fast! Afterward, my friend Carin and I stopped at Zoe’s Kitchen for dinner.

zoes kitchen

I was still freezing from the race so I knew I needed soup and I can’t miss out on the basil pesto hummus. (I do have a basil pesto hummus copycat recipe if you want to make your own!) I love Zoe’s Kitchen, if you can’t tell.

Once I got home, I took a nice hot bath. We recently renovated our bathroom so it felt extra luxurious. A bunch of you have asked for “after” photos of the bathroom renovation so here’s a shot of the new tub, subway tile, and floor! (As you can tell, we’re not totally done with the floor- we need to make a threshold!)


And that’s a wrap! It was a delicious day!

What have you been eating lately?

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  1. Ooh the bath tub looks great! I would love to redo our bathroom, but sadly we’re renting so it’s not really up to me.

  2. I have been craving a good pasta meal, just can’t decide if I want to make it myself or go out….
    And your bathroom looks gorgeous!

  3. Ooh wow, I love a hot bath; that’s a great way to end the day.

    And I’ve never heard of the Tacky Light Race. 🙂 That meal of pasta looks so good, and fruit for breakfast all is delicious.

  4. Never heard of Tacky Light before!! And your tub looks great! I have been really into oatmeal with egg whites lately – that’s been my go-to breakfast!

  5. A hot bath after a chilly winter run is amazing!!!

  6. I’ve been doing loads of recipe developing, so I’ve been eating a whole load of things. But today, I had some chocolate covered almonds with hemp, coconut whipped mousse and salmon! YUM

  7. Love the way that tub looks! I love a nice bowl of soup after being out in the cold! Ive heard great things about Zoes Kitchen but havent been there myself!

  8. I loved eating pasta before a race!

  9. Some days I really crave a mountain of pasta too!I think I will have some today have a great rest of your week

  10. Sounds like a great day! That tile on the bathroom floor… love!

  11. I love the look of your renovations! I hope we can renovate our soon! Sounds like a super fun race!

  12. I love blackberries too! Especially in a yogurt parfait. Very nice bathroom. Love the flooring.

  13. I plan my weekly menus with leftovers. So easy and convenient during the week.

  14. I love eating fruit for breakfast Liz! I go through phases when I only like fruit for breakfast. It gives you energy without filling you up!

  15. It looks like you’re having a blast! I love these holiday gatherings and theme races.

    LOVE the bathroom too! We need to do ours badly.

  16. Love the tiles in the bathroom! We are going to be re-doing our bathroom next year and I can’t wait!

  17. Leftovers are the best thing EVER. I eat mine cold. I eat a lot of things cold, HA!

  18. I have been eating way way too much on vacation and look forward to returning to my healthier ways in a few days!

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