as was the salad.
Unfortunately, this was the best part of the meal, but a longshot. I even deleted the photos I took of the entree, it was that bad. The fish tasted like nothing, and the green beans were most likely frozen, and the potatoes were ok (but I’m not a huge fan of plain potatoes unless they’re sweet potatoes). After barely getting a chance to eat a real meal all day, and filling up on these guys during cocktail hour…
roasted almonds are like crack. it's bad.
I was hardly satisfied.
And I rarely tweet at public events like this. I’m actually slightly ashamed. BUT I did get a few goodies from the party.
it was a chicago themed party, and the center pieces were bins full of chicago made candies. I fought hard to trade some caramels for a box of these guys - they're just so good!
also, a Fannie May dark chocolate & caramel present!
messing with the settings on my camera. it wasn't even dark out yet!
having a little camera-fun. Me and the sistah!
And I made up for the unsatisfying meal when I got home.
kale and leftover gazpacho to soothe the soul
Today made up for it even more. It was a *planned* rest day, and I certainly enjoyed it to the best of my ability. I started by celebrating Pancake Sunday!
…except not for myself. I made this baked apple pancake for my parents (I had a bite or two, for quality control, of course ) with a few minor ingredient additions/changes. I think it came out pretty well!
I’ve come to realize that as much as I love making pancakes, they’re not really my favorite thing to have for breakfast. I like a little more texture in my breakfast, and I really like eating it from a bowl/mug/cup with a spoon.
So, this was my delicious breakfast:
yogurt, chia seeds, peaches, cinnamon, & melty cacao bliss
Followed by a slice of my latest experiment:
vegan, g-free coconut flour loaf thing.
The rest of the day was spent walking to the store, to lunch with the parents and this cutie,
you couldn't say no to this face..
miss regal puppy.
...who knows how to drink from water fountains
eating a veggie-ful lunch at a meat-y restaurant (always makes me smile a little)…
a salad topped with grilled veggies. double-veg love.
making (and eating) salsa verde…
this made the kitchen smell amazing.
I eat my salsa with veggies, of course!
sub-par photos - it was too good to make it look pretty!
…and having more vegetables with a dinner of lamb chops and wild rice (yes, I eat a bit of good red meat now and then)
massaged kale salad with sweet & savory avocado lime dressing
grilled farmer's market carrots
I ate my veggies today, I promise! Days like this remind me how much I love vegetables – but I never thought I’d see the day when I craved kale – and I must say I’m definitely proud of myself for it. There are few things about myself I don’t think I’ve ever been ashamed of, and the biggest one is my love for my veggies. Veg-head forever!
All-in-all, it was a good lazy Sunday and rest day, complete with True Blood and lots of blog reading / recipe browsing. Pilates tomorrow morning!
Do you ever find yourself craving veggies? Or other strange foods?
Fill me in on your weekend/foodie adventures!
**Other thing! I have a few recipes I made this week but am undecided about which ones to post first, if ever. the choices are: