Friday, March 12, 2010

Mari Is A Rolling Stone…

TGIF Loves!!!!!!! It is a gloomy rainy day in NYC but it’s okay because it is FRIIIIIDAY!

Thanks to everyone who gave me some tips with my Foam Roller…and a SPECIAL THANK YOU TO NAOMI!!!!! who went above and beyond and created this foam roller routine for me! I still feel a little awkward when I am stretching out on it but I am happy to say that my shins ARE feeling better. It might be the foam roller or the fact that I have been taking it easy the past couple of days (I have only been doing Yoga and stretches with the FR) either way, I am happy. Oh FYI using the FR is also great for arm strength training since you are holding yourself up when you are stretching out your legs.


Ayer for Breakfast I had Chobani Honey Yogurt with 1/2 a Banana, and PB with my usual cafe con leche.


For Lunch I enjoyed a delicious Green Monster made with

  • Spinach
  • 1/2 a Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate LMM
  • Splenda


And a mini LemonZest Luna Bar


I was planning to enjoy a home cooked meal for din din but my mom received some great news ayer and wanted to celebrate by going to 5 Burros! I decided to order the most amazing, refreshing, tasty, delicious SALAD EVER! She was so nice that I had to snap a picture twice!

Ensalada Mexicana con Camaron (Fresh Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, Lime, Shrimp, and 5 Burro House Dressing)DSCN5637 DSCN5638

I also had some refried beans on the side…


I also snacked on some guacamole AND since I am only human, I stole two of my sisters nachos (no meat).

Is it lame that I never knew that 5 Burros stood for 5 Boroughs?! Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. My sister pointed out that the Burros had the tats on their bum, each with one borough lol.


This morning I had they yummiest yogurt mess! Chobani Honey Yogurt, with 1 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, 1/2 a Banana, and PB…with my usual cafe con leche


I decided that I am finally going to watch Food Inc. today, I might be one of the last bloggers (Jess too) who has not seen it. The main reason that I have been so hesitant (and scared) to watch it is because I am very VERY Anti Animal Cruelty and I don’t know how far they take it. I cry at the circus and ASPCA commercials so this will be tough for me to sit through…BUT I need to watch this already so if anything I will fwd through those particular scenes…

I am off to catch up with Dante and magazines…have a great day loves!



  1. That salad looks awesome. Yum!

    I haven't seen Food Inc either...for pretty much the same reasons. I know it will upset me a lot.

  2. yum that salad looks great! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. 5 boroughs. Doh. I didn't get it either...just kind of thought along the lines of burrito/burro... I don't know. Lol. Salad looks deeeeeeeelish.

    I haven't seen Food, Inc either. It's not come to the UK but I'm not sure it would be a good idea for me to see it :/ *mixed feelings*

  4. That salad does look amazing! And Food Inc. is so good...I tell a lot of my meat-eater friends to watch it not to scare them, but to educate them. It really brings to light an issue that needs more exposure, and does so in an interesting way.

  5. That movie is one of the best things that ever happened to me. It makes you not crave fast food and junk because you will always think about what is in it first. I hope you like it!

  6. Food Inc?I'm afraid to see it...I love meat ;)...but I'm trying to watch where I buy it from...and maybe more fish? I don't you girl - and love your eats!!

  7. I just LOVE 5 Burros!

    So Yummy!
    and i rread that they have REAL Mexicans working there and that, in my opinion, is why EVERYTHING there is so damn delish! family recipes!

  8. You know I saw the movie. I'm a bit of a sissy when it comes to animal cruelty- this doesn't cover anything gory, so that should be fine. What it does is ask some questions and makes us aware of where our food comes from. It's only information, which I think is less scary than not knowing!

    Hope you like it! And 5 burros...oooooooh- I get it now!

  9. So happy I could help you!!! that salad looks awesome!! glad your shins are feelign better girl! happy friday!!

  10. ahh let me know how food inc is girl!!!
    that salad looks AMAZING!
    YAY FOR PJ DAYS!! <3

  11. That shrimp salad looks super good. I love shrimp, although it took a long time for me to actually like them as I am a vegetarian, and I did not eat fish or seafood for so long, but for nutritional reasons, I added in fish, slowly, and then seafood.

  12. Haha I seriously did not realize that about 5 Burros either. Duh!! Can't wait for tomorrow! That salad looks heavenly.

  13. Nice eats - especially the yogurt messes :-). I actually haven't seen Food Inc. yet either. I hope it isn't too hard for you to see.

  14. I'm jealous of that foam roller! I'm so tight!!

    I'm avoiding Food Inc. I love my meat! LOL

  15. Isn't a donkey a "burro" in spanish? Maybe not. Anyway, all this time I thought 5 Burros was 5 Donkeys. Haha.

  16. Rumor has it you are going to 5 Burros this weekend. That salad looks so good. Shrimp is one of my favorite things to eat On Friday night.

    Glad that the roller is working out for you. I will wait for your review on Food Inc.

  17. I have read the book version of Food Inc. --really enjoyed it! I really wanna see it though.

    YAY for foam rollers. They are amazing at preventing injuries.
    <3 jess

  18. Okay, so my on demand is not working! I can't watch Food Inc.!! I also don't have hot water, so it's not my day. =)

    I could watch it online, but I really want Rick to watch it with me.

  19. I haven't seen it either - so don't feel bad!

    That shrimp looks amazing! Have a great weekend!

  20. the food inc guy and stuff like this was on oprah on thursday! they show clips from the film too! it was really informative and i enjoyed it you can probably hulu it

  21. i love that some of the food doesn't look so appetizing in the photo - so many blogs make me soooo hungry

  22. Yummy salad!!! you're making me crave shrimp. Haha, the refried beans were random, but good!

    Have a lovely weekend, dear!

  23. That salad, with the HUGE shrimp, is calling my name! I love it, it looks so delicious.
    So you have not seen Food Inc.?? Come on!! Who are you?! No I'm jk. I hesitated to watch it myself because I was afraid it would make me afraid to eat food! I was weary about a month later, but now I'm over it. Of course, it's still in the back of my head and I do make better choices now...for the most part!
    Have a great one Mari.

  24. Just be forewarned. Food, Inc. is kind of depressing. but then again, so is the state of our nation. So what can you expect.

    Love 5 burros! I totally did not get that about "5 boroughs". LOL.


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