I love Boise! When I told my family and friends I wanted to move to Boise, most of them were very unsupportive and questioned my decision. My dad even told me that I’d hate it here because the city is full of Muslims and rednecks. I have no idea where he got that info from, but he’s an ass so I took that with a grain of salt. He kept telling me I’d be happier in Colorado. Like he would know. And no I wouldn’t. I’m perfectly happy in Boise.
I’ve been here for 1o days now and I don’t see myself disliking this place. In fact, I’m not sure why more people aren’t flocking to this city. But also, I don’t want them to because I like the small-town feel. I’ve consistently been blown away by how nice and genuine people are in Boise. Even at the DMV.
By the way, I’m official now. I went to the DMV on Friday and got Idaho plates and a driver’s license.
On Saturday I went down to the public market in downtown Boise. The farmer’s market part of it was larger and more decent than I thought it was going to be. I thought California farmer’s markets had spoiled me, but I was impressed with the Boise one. So, because it’s Wednesday, let me share with you all the things I ate on Saturday.
My first stop at the farmer’s market was the Necker Coffee cart. I’m trying to ween myself off caffeine and quit altogether, but I saw a lady walk away with an iced coffee and I wanted one.
Necker Coffee is at the farmer’s market part on 10th street but there’s also a public market on 8th street. So I walked around the farmer’s market sipping my iced coffee and then eventually walked over to the public market.
After about 4 blocks of walking and looking at the booths, I decided to stop and try a street taco from Calle 75. Oh. my. goodness.
This is a breakfast taco. So basically the best carne asada taco ever topped with a fried egg. One bite and the ooey, gooey yolk exploded to make a delicious sauce. I refuse to say #yolkporn so I’ll leave that to Laura, who is also our gracious WIAW host this week (thanks, girl!).
There were so many things at the public market that I wanted to buy, but I decided to be responsible since I don’t have an income right now. I plan to go back there almost every Saturday. And if you come to Boise to visit me I’m definitely taking you there to get street tacos.
I went to the gym after coming home from the market. And then came home and made this.
I took a can of tuna and mixed it with some Primal Kitchen mayo. Then I sliced some cucumber and put the cucumber and tuna on some Seasnax. If you think this is a good idea and you want to copy it, cool. Just do them individually. I did them all at once for the sake of snapping a photo, but the tuna made the seaweed soggy. Still good though.
I followed this meal up with a can of mango La Croix and a few squares of this locally made Superfood Chocolate.
I also drank a cup of this Epic bone broth mid-afternoon because I’ve been fighting off either a mild cold or seasonal allergies.
Later in the afternoon I worked with one of my roommates to plant a garden in our backyard.
We had to scramble to get our plants and seeds in the ground before a thunderstorm rolled in.
Then we each made ourselves dinner.
I had taco salad. Because one can never have too many taco-flavored meals.
Saturday night was spent at home watching stand-up comedy and HGTV shows on Netflix with my roommate. It was raining pretty hard outside and we both felt like staying in. Hope you’re having a wonderful week.
Have you ever had a street taco from a taco truck?