Monday, July 16, 2012

A weekend full of delicious eats

Apparently all I did this weekend was eat.

Saturday afternoon 
I reconnected with two old friends of mine,
Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
It was nice to hang out and catch up.

Then I went to a local vegetarian restaurant for girls night, I haven't been there in over two years and was so excited to see what was on the menu!
New necklace from Forever 21, I am obsessed.

First thing that caught my eye was honey baked brie with garlic toast.
Before the waitress even took our drink order I made sure I put in an order for it.

I was bad and only ate waffles with peanut butter earlier in the day, post run and NOTHING else, so by 8 pm I was starving. I swear I forget to eat most weekends.
I have issues.

I was completely unaware that they bring you a complimentary appetizer.
But I ate both, my stomach was thrilled.

The menu options were endless, I have NEVER gone to a restaurant and wanted to eat so many things they offered.
I settled (after much back and forth) on the roasted asparagus salad with grilled green beans, feta, cherry tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette

Then I acted like the true grandma I am, and went to bed by 10:30.
On a Saturday night.


Woke up and kickboxed my heart out.
I said to Becky at one point, I am SO glad I am not hungover for this today because it was tough.

Lauren and I went right to Costco after the gym so I made sure I brought my egg protein powder and blender bottle to refuel. However, I forgot to take a picture

I spent most of the day prepping food for the week, and it felt good.

The brussels seemed to take forever. 
I steamed, halved, seasoned and baked them.
Post oven I topped them with some nutritional yeast...epic.

For dinner I wanted to try my new tofu find.

So I made a protein packed Italian meal for mom and I.

It was better than either of us  could have imagined.

I am currently debating walking the 12 blocks in the obscene NYC heat to buy more at Whole Foods today.

Such a daredevil.

By the way, if you didn't see my post from Saturday morning, I discussed day 2 of 10k training and announced the blog birthday giveaway winners!


  1. What a fun video :) Oh, and I also love sugar snap peas - I just thaw them in a bowl of water and eat them cold too. I use coconut flour in baked goods - important thing to remember about that is that they absorb a whole lot of liquid, so they will make your baked goods dry if you don't add in extra liquid (at least that's what I've found so far) - I actually have a recipe on my blog today that uses coconut flour. Oh, I so want to try those tofu shirataki noodles now! I don't have a WF or TJ anywhere close to me, so I get quite envious about it, hehe :)

  2. Love this post! It's coming in handy as I now have BOTH stores near each other. I want to try that dip!!! Is it delish?

  3. Yummy weekend for the win! Tofu shirataki is amazing (though my hubs won't eat it). Have you tried the Hungry Girl version of fettucini alfredo using them? It's really good and so fast to make! Anyway, your food intake was fine IMO - plus you worked out! I wouldn't get down on it (if you are). Nothing you ate seemed terrible... not like a Big Mac w/lg fries. I went to a wedding this weekend and went crazy on the candy bar (and regular bar, ha!). Gl if you walk to WF today - make sure to bring tons of water! Ugh, the heat's crazy!

  4. Those eats all look soo gooddd!!

    Ha Ha don't worry about being a grandma and sleeping @ 10:30, i went to bed at NINE!! I swear, life just seems to get ya as you get older.

  5. Looks like you had a fun weekend with friends!!

  6. LOVE your new necklace, love the eats, and LOVE the ad below - which happens to be for the Rock 'n' Roll marathon series. ;) I have my first half coming up this weekend and it's for them! Yee! Haha.

  7. Your video is so fun. I love how excited you get about the Earth Balance, and I'm officially jealous. :)

  8. Ok so now I am hungry...looking at all your yummy pictures lol! Loved your are so cute!!!

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