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July 13, 2009


since i was MIA for most of last week, i’m going to do a little recapping in reverse, meaning i’m starting with saturday!

before we moved in together, tom would drive about 2 hours to visit me on the weekends. and every morning we went out for brunch at one of the many greasy spoons in the neighborhood in boston. it was such waste of money and calories! i don’t know why we couldn’t just eat cereal or make breakfast at home…so glad i wised up and started cooking!

anyway, on saturday i was faced with an empty fridge and a boyfriend who needed breakfast ASAP, so ihop it was.


just the thought of pancakes brought back memories of my killer hangover from a couple weeks ago, so i decided to skip on the breakfast foods and ordered off their “lighter fare” menu instead. i ordered a grilled chicken sandwich which comes on a white bun topped with romano and parm cheese…ihop obv has a very loose definition of “light.”


i ate the chicken sans bun…but i have to confess that i did eat some of the cheese off the top of the bun! 😀

after our meal, we headed into the city since it was too nice of a day to stay at home. we strolled around coolidge corner and stopped into jp licks since i had a BOGO coupon to use (not that i need an excuse to eat ice cream!)


9 times outa 10, i order the oatmeal raisin hard yogurt…but i was in the mood for something fruity so i opted for a strawberry soft fro-yo.


yummy, but doesn’t come close to oatmeal raisin! 😛 oh well…

after a bit more walking and window shopping, it was movie time.


yup, after reading all the reviews of food inc, i needed to watch it for myself.

there were only a few locations that are playing food inc, luckily one of my favorite theaters is one of them. the coolidge corner theatre is a supa old school (it dates back to 1933!) theater that shows indie flicks and has fun classic movie nights. the room our movie played in has only 17 seats!

i had to snap a pic of this tip jar since it was very operation beautiful.


i didn’t get anything from the concession stand, and had a handful of these trader joe’s gummy tummies penguins before the movie started. loved them ❤


what did i think about food inc?

i recommend it! take some friends or family along with you too…everyone should watch it!

food inc was informational and eye opening. if you’ve read the omnivore’s dilemma, you will recognize a lot from the book…but it’s just much more real when there are faces attached to the stories being told. what saddened me most was hearing about the humans lives that are affected by my food choices, especially the abuse in the beef industry. i mean, i care about the ethical treatment of animals, but even moreso of humans. how horrible!

i’m so glad that tommy watched food inc with me! we went grocery shopping that night, and he read ALL the labels of everything that went into the cart. not everything we bought was organic or local or even close- he still got his mountain dew! but we did purchase only organic meat and more organic products than usual. it’s easy to say you’re going to turn your whole diet around and make drastic changes to the what and how you eat…but it’s very hard to actually do. especially on a limited budget. i believe little changes can make a difference, and i’m happy with our choices and the little changes we are making. more importantly to us, we made informed decisions of what we will be eating this week.

oh! and my boyfriend is also eager to shop at farmer’s markets now!!! that is a miracle right there! tom is not a fan of farmer’s markets…or farms. we got into this silly fight last year because he wouldn’t let me stop at a farmer’s market in boston even though we were just killing time before our train left. and now he is really excited about buying local foods!

after the movie and before grocery shopping, we stopped at pita pit to grab dinner. i’ve been craving their hummus wrap for months now!


this is the hummus pita in a whole wheat with ALL the veggies. the guy even threw in pineapple and pickles which were a bit weird with the hummus so i picked them out when i got home.


SO yummy! dear pita pit, please open more locations in MA! especially near me!

i also had a splash of wine with dinner 🙂


6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2009 1:38 pm

    I’m glad to hear that the movie resonated with the boy! And in terms of buying organic and how to afford it, it’s good to become informed about which fruits/vegs are important to buy organic, and which aren’t. And if we all cut back on how much meat we eat, then we’d save money that way too, organic or otherwise. 🙂

  2. July 13, 2009 2:57 pm

    I’ve been hearing such great things about that movie. Thanks for the review, Sue!!

    Yummy froyo–that oatmeal flavor sounds amazing! I need to try Pita Pit asap. But, it’s so far away ><

  3. July 13, 2009 3:17 pm

    Thansk for the Food Inc review. I really want to get my husband to see it – hopefully his views might be changed.

    IHOP was across from my dorm in college. It doesn’t taste all that great, but I’ll always crave it for nostalgia.

  4. July 13, 2009 8:11 pm

    I am just dying to see food inc. I keep checking their schedule hoping its coming to a theater near me!!

    wow that fro-yo looks great!

  5. July 14, 2009 6:56 am

    I am so anxious to see the movie but I don’t think it will be released in the UK for quite some time 😦
    I think you did a great job ordering at IHOP considering your options 😉

  6. April 23, 2010 4:08 pm

    I didn’t know the hummus was so good at Pita Pit, I’ll have to try it!

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