I Think I Have a Problem

Hi, my name is Mara, and I’m a SweetTomatoes-aholic.

Yes, I know I was just at Sweet Tomatoes on Wednesday. Yes, I know that they have the same thing every day for a month. But I also know that after my first day back at work after Spring break, the LAST thing I wanted to do was stand on my feet (more) and cook dinner. Not that I don’t love cooking, I do… but I needed to not cook today. I was sent a buy one get one free coupon for Sweet Tomatoes that expires tomorrow, so I took that as a sign. I printed off the coupon, and we headed out to Sweet Tomatoes. (Which, by the way, is Souplantation for some of you).

I started with a HUGE salad with cucumbers, green peppers, crumbled hard boiled egg, baby tomatoes, spinach, black olives, bleu cheese, a little bleu cheese dressing, and about oh, 10 croutons:

DSCN2316I followed that with a small bowl of tomato soup and 2 cheddar cheese focaccia dippers. I almost forgot to take the picture, so here’s one of them in my soup (please notice the mess of lettuce leaves on my tray. I cannot eat neatly at this place!)

DSCN2317Then, I sat for a few minutes with a dilemma. Should I get another round of hot food, fully knowing that I would get dessert no matter how full I was? Should I go straight for the dessert? Should I just get the hot food then have Adam drag me out of there, kicking and screaming (and not satisfied) without dessert? I went with choice 2. I went straight for dessert, just what I wanted: a brownie muffin topped with fat free frozen yogurt and chocolate sauce… oh and a tiny squirt of caramel:

DSCN2318Then, a very nice woman came and gave us teeny tiny warm chocolate chip cookies that were JUST the right size! 2 bites, and it was gone… and I was officially done. I was satisfied, I hadn’t cooked, and I’d gotten some quality Adam time in on a weekday!

After dinner, we decided to go to Best Buy to look at electronic gadgets we can’t afford. I was drooling over this:

8975184_sbNothing like a $1200 camera… man… it took gorgeous pictures! I guess I’ll just have to stick with my Nikon s550. I had wanted to go to the health food store to just look around, and was thrilled to find tons of blogland favorites! I bought my beloved SweetRiot cacao nibs, some JayRobb protein powder, and after EatingBender raved about it, I had to try! I just got 2 little packets to see if I like it. Adam got a coconut water and a diet soda sweetened with Stevia. I’ll let you know what he thinks about those after they cool in the fridge.

I have a  few links to share with you tonight too:

  • Sarah at Tales of Expansion is having a fab Bob’s Red Mill giveaway!
  • I have a guest post up at Say Yes to Salad! Check it out and let me know what you think!
  • Rose at On a Lobster Placemat is answering your questions! Ask away!
  • Check out Casey’s Story and donate to help him get his heart surgery!

I’m off to relax and get a good night’s sleep before another long day tomorrow… good night all!

 

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26 Responses to I Think I Have a Problem

  1. i’ve never even seen a sweet tomatoes, but you make me want to visit one DESPERATELY. and bite-sized cookies are always the perfect treat!

    thanks for linking to me 🙂

    Sarah (Tales of Expansion)´s last blog post..Southern comfort and a GIVEAWAY!!

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    Haha, no worries!! Keep enjoying you r Sweet Tomatoes meals 🙂

    Dessert involving caramel = pure bliss!!

    VeggieGirl´s last blog post..Episode 9 of VeggieGirl TV: Q&A Session #1

  3. Victoria says:

    I love Sweet Tomatoes! I miss having one near us. I try to go whenever I’m visiting the burbs.

    Victoria´s last blog post..Bare Essentials for the Beginning Baker

  4. MizFit says:

    Ive never seen one either!!

    MizFit´s last blog post..Playground Workout (video post).

  5. Melissa says:

    After looking at what you ate I think I would be addicted to the place too. Looks super yummy!!

    Melissa´s last blog post..Today and Looking Back

  6. Erin says:

    i’ve never seen one of these places, but I definitely want to! i could eat the same things everyday, so no worries!
    Looks delish!

    Erin´s last blog post..A Zoomin’ Day

  7. tiffanie says:

    i’ve been to sweet tomatoes once, when i visited family in nevada. i LOVED it. yum…. also, i have the Nikon d40x which i love 🙂

    tiffanie´s last blog post..Protected: i keep breathing

  8. Bec says:

    that soup and ice cream both look amazing 🙂

    Bec´s last blog post..Athletic Banquet

  9. Let me know if you find a support group for Sweet Tomatoes because I will be right there with you! I’m really impressed that you were able to stop yourself with the hot food and decide it was time to move on to dessert. It’s not about stuffing the most in.. it’s about enjoying yourself, right?!

    I want the camera, too! I hope you get it someday soon! Hey- if we all give you one dollar.. 🙂

    healthy ashley´s last blog post..Inspiration: Aimee Mullins

  10. Sarah says:

    I love going to best buy to look at the cameras. I wish I had a better one to take foodie pics. I have never tried Sweet Riot Cocoa Nibs. I must look for them.

    Sarah´s last blog post..A New Breakfast Recipe!

  11. I’ve actually NEVER been to a Sweet Tomatoes before! I’ve heard a lot about it, and I’m dying to try it! Lots of veggies and soft serve ice cream?!?!! sounds like my dream meal 🙂

    Tyler (Raspberry Runner)´s last blog post..Red Curry Lentil Soup!

  12. eatingbender says:

    Haha, hey I have a Panera addiction, you have a Sweet Tomatoes addiction. You say potay-toe, I say pot-ah-toe 😉

    My photojournalism camera looks like that! OMG I can’t wait to start using it! Even if it’s only for 10 weeks.

    I hope you like Jay Robb!! Can’t wait for next week!!

    eatingbender´s last blog post..Skewl 4 My Edumacation

  13. Hallie says:

    Oh I totally know what you mean about the BOGO coupons…they taunt you until you go! But how do you get coupons mailed to you? We get them in the Sunday paper but they are for like 50 cents off. Mitch’s mom gets the BOGO ones though.

    I totally go the same route…and the same thought process about more food vs dessert. I always go for the dessert! I sometimes even skip the soup (I’m picky about the soups) and just do salad, 1 or 2 focaccia, and THEN the brownie sundae. I’ve gone so many times recently that I may need a Souplantaion cleanse for a month or so and then I can dive in again LOL.

    Hallie´s last blog post..Introducing Seasonal Selections

  14. Biz says:

    I love that place too – I usually meet my mom there because it’s half way between both our houses.

    I usually have almost all of the soups – so good!

    I did have a tiny ice cream cone the last time I went too – um, definitely insulin worthy!

    Biz´s last blog post..Clean Eating Magazine Mac N Cheese

  15. Marianne says:

    Digital SLR cameras are so fun. I love mine, even if it’s old school. I’m all about the Canon cameras though.

    Dinner looks very fresh and tasty. Is it just a soup & salad kind of place (that apparently has fabulous options for dessert as well)?

    Marianne´s last blog post..Workdays Aren’t All Bad

  16. Hello Mara. Remember, the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem. There are worse things to be addicted to 🙂

    My wife and I also like to look at things we can’t afford. It’s almost as good as getting things that we normally can’t afford for dirt cheap (something my wife has a talent for).

    chris @ tacosalad´s last blog post..Making Great Pico de Gallo

  17. I love Sweet Tomatoes and I havent been in too long! Youre always eating things I love and want to eat.. so I suppose Sweet Tomatoes will be the next place I visit and satisfy my craving!

    Elizabeth (thelongweigh)´s last blog post..‘Thai’ the Shred!

  18. coco says:

    I have no idea what’s a sweet tomatoe….. but after reading your post, I’d definitely look for it! 🙂

    coco´s last blog post..Don’t do this: stressed eating & ignoring people!

  19. Pearl says:

    i love souplantation, too! i love how we can make our own salads.. 🙂
    if you ever come to san diego, i now know of a place we could go that is a TOTAL safety for tastes 🙂

    Pearl´s last blog post..The Fatal Fruit

  20. brandi says:

    that place looks good – I wish we had a Sweet Tomatoes here!

    brandi´s last blog post..Back to Basics

  21. Krista says:

    Sometimes eating out is the thing to do! I’m with ya on that one, girl!

    Krista´s last blog post..A Chilly Start to the Week

  22. Jennifer says:

    I love sweet tomatoes too! That’s usually where my Mom, sister and I meet if we have lunch and a movie.

    And of course you had to go because of the coupon!

    And….no clean up!!

    Have a great day!

    Jennifer´s last blog post..Chinese bbq pork crock pot recipe

  23. kilax says:

    I love that place. I have to try so hard not to overeat when I am there. I just love their mac n cheese for some reason.

    kilax´s last blog post..Too tired to meow

  24. Hangry Pants says:

    I think I would have a similar problem if Sweet Tomatoes was near me!

    Gosh that camera looks awesome!!!

  25. holly says:

    Rob has that camera, and yes, great pics!

    He is letting me use his old D40.

  26. KLM says:

    I wish we had a place like this in Charlotte.. (well maybe we do + I just don’t know about it.. ) !!

    KLM´s last blog post..Yummalicious..

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