We met up at the Mellow Mushroom and, despite the soaring temperatures, decided to enjoy dinner al fresco. For whatever reason, by almost 7pm the day had cooled down significantly. And after enjoying as much fresh air, sun, and surf as I wanted at the beach last week, and then being stuck in a cubicle without fresh air, windows, or any remote escape to the ocean today, I really wanted to just be outside for a bit.
We started with some bruschetta. Hubby and I are big bruschetta fans and will try the dish at almost any restaurant that serves it. This version was really tasty and piled high with tomatoes. Hello Project Veg-Up ! I think I got one veggie serving in the app alone.
And to further veg-up , I ordered a side salad. The thing was HUGE, though! I estimated about 5-6 vegetable servings ( using this post as a guideline on serving sizes ). I got a mix of romaine and spinach with green peppers and broccoli on top, plus balsamic vinaigrette on the side.
After checking the menu for awhile and considering some of MM’s famous specialty pizzas, we decided on just getting cheese.
Then, we headed to Barnes & Noble where I researched a couple new magazines I’m considering subscribing to, as well as a couple new books I’m thinking about buying. Ok, I must confess, I did buy one book…and it looks like a goodie. I can’t wait to get started, but I still have those 14 pages of Water for Elephants. I can’t wait to read them!
Just tried these with a flax/chia egg (i did mixture of flax and chia – the flax wasn’t getting very gelatonous on its own) and the dough tasted AWESOME and the cooked dough balls turned out great too!!
Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed a TCL recipe. The best part of recipes isn’t posting them or even creating them…it’s hearing about how YOU enjoyed them!
Recipe Tester Recruiting
By the way, I’m currently recruiting for recipe testers, if anyone’s interested. I can’t pay you, but I will give you exclusive access to my recipes (before anyone else sees them!). All you have to do is make the recipe (if you like it and have time) and give me some feedback. Please send me a note via my Contact page or email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com, and please indicate if you have preferences: savory, sweet, vegetarian, vegan, entrees, desserts, etc. Please also send me your name, email, and blog URL (if you have a blog).
Reader Project Veg-Up Recipes
And speaking of recipes, here are some of yours that you shared for Project Veg-Up :