I feel like I say this every Wednesday, but this week feels like it’s dra-gg-ing. I think I just really hate Wednesday’s in general. It’s not far enough along in the week to consider it close to the weekend and it’s too far removed from Monday to have any energy left that you might have started the week with. I think we should just get rid of the day completely. Anyone with me?
Anyway, let’s get to the food. This is a pretty typical day. Nothing fancy, no recipes, just regular meals and some after dinner antics.



A waffle sandwich with almond butter, bananas and lots of berries which should be no surprise if you read yesterday’s post.



I spent lunch time playing around with a new recipe and therefore ended up reheating the potato salsa, throwing in some chips, adding a ridiculous amount of goat cheese to it and calling it lunch at my desk just in time for a meeting. That water bottle is pretty much attached to my hip 24/7. I used to just have a big glass that I’d fill up and keep at my desk until I realized that was probably a tragic computer accident waiting to happen so I switched to the spill proof option, pretty much treating myself like you would a toddler.

That meeting ended and I had about 30 minutes before the next one so this happened.

3 minutes in my microwave. Best mug cake yet.

Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for any of it because it was Evan’s paleo mug cake recipe. This was my first time actually trying something paleo on purpose and if it’s any indication of how the rest of paleo desserts taste, I’m down for trying them all. I made a pumpkin mug cake that I thought was pretty good earlier in the week but this put that one to shame. Mug cakes always have a bit of a weird texture to them which I’m guessing is a result of the flour. This one being completely without flour had none of that weird gumminess. It was perfect “fuel” for the almost 2 hour marathon conference call that ensued.


I ended up skipping my workout yesterday even after literally having been dressed in workout clothes the entire day. A hot shower at 6pm just sounded way better than the treadmill.  I ate a kale salad with quinoa patties on top to make up for it. Raw kale cancels out a missed workout, right?

Every night after dinner, the same thing goes down in our house. Ulysses gets up from the table and gets on the floor to play with Ginger while I watch from the kitchen and just shake my head at their ridiculousness. I thought I’d video tape it this time so you guys could witness it too.

I feel like I should clarify a few things.

1. Ginger just sounds vicious, she’s really not. Unless you’re the UPS, Fed Ex or mailman. If so, you have reason to be scared.

2. This was after she spent an entire day at work with him sleeping in a chair, so she had a lot of energy.

ginger chair

3. Yes, Ulysses talks to her like a baby (you can hear that at the end) and even calls her his “little, little,” And now all of the internet knows.


Have you ever tried a paleo recipe?

Anyone else have any amusing “after dinner” routines?

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  1. 1

    I love the video of Ginger! She has got lots of energy for sure!!! Too cute! You’ve seen how Justin talks like a girl when he speaks to Colby .. in a super high pitched voice!

    For a little dog, Colby has quite the intimidating bark as well. It is tough because whenever anyone walks into the condo building, he go into protection mode and barks his little heart out!

  2. 2

    I haven’t tried any paleo recipes but so many of them look delicious. I wish I worked from home because mug cakes would be the perfect afternoon pick me up. I guess I could make them in the microwave at the office.

    • 3
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      This one would be really easy to make at the office! There’s only a handful of ingredients that you could easily pack up and take to work :)

  3. 4

    awwwww Ginger looks adorable curled up on that chair!!! Haha, the video is so cute :) You have a cute living room! I’ve put on workout clothes before and never left my house to go workout. IT HAPPENS. maybe we just like the way workout clothes feel? haha….I’ve never tried a paleo recipe..my friends tried the diet and quit after a week lol..my after dinner routine is editing pictures with the tv on in the background with some crappy show my bf is watching..it’s all background noise to me haha

  4. 5

    Waffle sandwich looks devine! And I may just have to give that mud pie a go and yes raw kale definitely cancels out the no workout for sure (I’m a huge kale fan, addicted!)

  5. 6

    I just tried a paleo microwave cake myself how funny! It also turned out much better than expected! Most of my desserts are paleo- although I do include dairy from time to time.
    Just curious- do you work from home or just have time to run home in between meetings for meals?

  6. 8

    Ginger is so beautiful. My Jack Russel loves to play that game too. :)

  7. 9

    is it just me, or is everyone doing the Paleo thing these days? I could never. I could, however, most definitely do a 3 minute microwave cake. Thanks for sharing!

    Ginger is such a little gem!

  8. 10

    Hahaha…our dogs have CRAZY energy at night, especially when they haven’t gotten much action during the day. Luckily with two, they wrestle with each other, and we just get to watch :-)

    Love the look of that mug cake! Yum!

  9. 11

    That video looks exactly like what happens in our house when Mike gets home from work, except usually there will also be a rope toy involved. That picture of Ginger in the chair is priceless.

  10. 12

    Ahhhh too cute!! :) Plus I love how she can curl herself up into such tiny spaces!! Adorable! :) Oh, and that mug cake looks like THE ONE!! :) I tried one for the first time a few weeks ago and can I just say how dangerous it is that I can make myself a chocolate cake in about 5 minutes flat! Handy, but dangerous! :)

  11. 13

    That mug cake looks amazing might have to make this after dinner tonight. During the week the only after dinner antics we have are doing dishes and falling asleep on the couch cuz we don’t eat til 9 pm!

  12. 14

    I love hearing dogs play. Akitas are notoriously quiet, so you never know I have a dog until it’s a thunderstorm and then that dog just cries and cries. wimpy little bitch. (I love that silly dog.)

    • 15
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Ulysses had an Akita growing up, she absolutely loved him and you’re right, never made a sound!

  13. 16

    I talk to my dogs like they are babies too haha..that mug cake looks ahhhmazing

  14. 17

    Awww… I love how men turn all soft with their dogs. My dog can sound quite vicious when he barks too… but it’s all for show, he just wants to be loved and petted.

  15. 18

    Mmmmm, I love this!!! I’m Paleo all the way right now!! I have some Paleo Muffins on my blog today!!

    OMG, how cute is your pooch?! Seriously my heart melts when I see his sad eyes…..awwwwwwwww


  16. 19

    love that you made a microwave AND chocolate cake…and loved it.

    I love making microwave cakes (just relinked one today ironically)…but you’re on to something with the chocolate addition :)

  17. 20

    omg cutest video ever! She is such a love bug. And your poor husband. LOL I hope he’s ok with you publicizing his life on the world wide web.

  18. 22

    Those quinoa patties look so yummy! Especially on a bed of kale.

  19. 23

    I am so intrigued by that mug cake–must try it! Your pictures are gorgeous, too. Visiting from wiaw!

  20. 24

    How can you hate Wednesdays when the food looks sooo good! :) I want to watch that video but I work in a highly visible area so I probably shouldn’t. Haha. What kind of dog is she???

  21. 27

    Oh my gosh – your breakfast! <3 <3 <3
    I wish I had the time and patience to throw something together so beautiful first thing in the morning! Yum! :-D

  22. 28

    Your typical days look wonderful. Balanced and delicious :) Yum!

  23. 29

    Ginger!!!! I’m obsessed. She plays just like my Gunner! I just can’t get enough of watching weimaraners haha!

  24. 30

    First of all…your breakfast looks fantastic! I’m now craving almond butter and fuit :) And that mug cake? Hello…I must make that! What wonderful eats :)

  25. 31

    That’s the perfect size mug for a microwave cake. I use this weird tall coffee mug. It works but I’m on the lookout for something more normal :)

  26. 32

    The waffles look amazing! They almost look too pretty to eat!

  27. 33

    Busy day! I come home from work, put my workout clothes on, and then I don’t workout. Sweats are comfy and I have good intentions on working out. I haven’t tried a Paleo recipe, I’m not even sure what kind of diet it is.

    Have a great day!!

  28. 34

    That picture of Ginger is so cute. Almost makes me move one step closer to getting one of my own. Of course, I would have to make sure it could fit into a chair just like that.

  29. 35

    oh raw kale totally cancels it out! =) not to worry darlin! hehe

    have a great weekend gina!

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