May on Planet Byn {2017}

by byn on May 31, 2017

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Sweet Jesus

Here’s what was happening on Planet Byn this month:

  • At this point, I’m basically 85% vegetarian, so I was excited when my friend Alexis suggested Boon Burger in Burlington for lunch. This place is entirely vegan and has not one but FOUR different types of burgers (i.e. mushroom based, chickpea based, etc.) which is pretty amazing. Then there are 20+ different toppings combinations you can get, plus a bunch of different sides. They even have vegan soft serve! I ended up going with the Backyard BBQ Boon Burger and a side of sesame fries. Need to go back to try something else!
  • We had a 36-hour heat wave in the middle of the month, so I introduced my workplace proximity associates to Sweet Jesus (pictured above). I had the Cookies Cookies Cookies & Cream this time and devoured it! They also now have a cup option, which is so much less stressful and messy than dealing with a cone.
  • Heather, Jenny and I did a little Stateside shopping over the long weekend at our usual stops: Target & Trader Joe’s. Jenny had also heard that there was a specialty grocery store nearby selling pints of JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAM, so we had to go and verify. Welp, we found them, but the price was NOT right, at $11.99 a pint. That’s US dollars too. I was very conflicted, and ultimately left it behind, but will build it into my budget for our next shopping trip. The FOMO is too great!
  • I went to a wedding reception party last weekend (Congrats Christine & Daryl) and all the food was from Cava (they’re friends with the chef!). Picture long tables with cheeses, bread, olives and grapes, plus passed trays of tapas-inspired eats, including the most delicious fries with cheese sauce and crispy fried sage. Now imagine my face when dessert came out, which was just huge platters of the most delicious cookies: chocolate chunk, ginger molasses, shortbread…and I stopped myself there, but there were a few more kinds including a blueberry pistachio one that is now in my freezer. Just loved this idea! Reminded me of Champagne & Cookies!
  • I’m still working my way through Oh She Glows everyday (you can see more over here), and this month I made a couple of the smoothie bowls from the book. This trend needs to die, in my opinion. There is nothing satisfying about eating a smoothie like a bowl of soup. PASS.

Other non-foodie things I was obsessed with this month:

  • I finally cancelled HBO since Big Little Lies is long gone, but I watched the miniseries The Night Of before I lost the channels. It was SO good, like one long episode of Law & Order, showing all aspects of the case, from the detectives to the lawyers to the suspect dealing with life in prison. I also binged on Season 2 of Master of None the weekend it came out, and loved it all, except the last two episodes. Allora!
  • Lainey has been recommending The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for a while now, and I finally got it from the library. This is a YA novel about a teenager who witnesses her friend being shot and killed by a police officer. It was so interesting and thought-provoking, and like nothing I’ve ever read. Highly recommend this one.
  • Honestly my one true obsession this month was trying to get tickets to The Weeknd, and I finally did thanks to StubHub and the Jack family. It was so worth it (heh heh, get it), and Drake showed up at the end for a couple songs!


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