Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Its not fall yet! Take that sweater off!

What is it about August that makes people run out and put on sweaters?

It is still hovering in the mid-80s yet people are acting like the advent of August suddenly made temperatures sweater-worthy.

I don't get it. Maybe after all the swealter heat that made everyone undeniably uncomfortable people are longing for cooler temps and the sweet comfort a cozy sweater provides.

But this is not a fashion blog, so, lets talk food!

Sunday I ate a restaurant that made me wish I was going to be in Spain for more than a few hour layover. Some friends and I went to a restaurant called Barcelona.

The visit got off to a bumpy start due to the lack of dollar signs on the menu. But the ambiance of the place and beautiful view of the river and marina was enough distraction to lower the pulse. I will be going back to this place, but it will definitely be during lunch time.

They served 3 kinds of bread with pesto and an olive tapenade as well as spanish potatoes instead of just the standard bread bowl. On top of that the bread was fresh with a soft sturdy interior and a crisp crust.

And the Tapenade... Oh the tapenade! Great blend of olives and red peppers and olive oil and there must have been some love in it because it was just too delicious.

I had the incredibly summery Lolla Rosa Mixta salad composed of Mixed Greens, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Oranges (although the menu says Blood Orange), Hearts of Palm, and a Pomegranate Vinaigrette (which I didnt eat, but one of my dining companions described it as light and fruity). It's one of those recreate at home type dishes that I hope to make when I have fruit in the house.

And next time I go Ill take pictures too. :-)

B:veggies quinoa fresh mushrooms

L:Clif Mojo bar in Mixed Nuts variety
Sample of Kashi fruit&nut granola
Zenith's Tofishy tomato redonion lettuce and tarter on a fresh soft bun (yum! as good as I remembered it if not better!)

D:Chipotle veg salad and chips
half oatmeal choc chip cookie from Whole Foods (seriously addictive and delicious!!)

B: 2 Garbanzo bean pancake with strawberries sauteed with raw sugar

L:salad at Barcelona(see above)
lots of bread with olive tapenade at Barcelona Restaurant (yummy tapenade!)

D: Nugo Dark in Mocha Chocolate
baked potato with sudried tomatoes and italian sea salt (will have to repeat this one)

homemade strawberry sorbet (strawberries and almond milk) sprinkled with raw sugar and ground flax

B: Trailmix and grapes

L: Whole Foods quinoa chickpea zuchini
Whole Foods cuke tomato redonion salad
ClifMojo in Mixed nuts (why did it take me eating two of these to realize there are pretzels in it? Yummy addition, but not at all conducive to my wheat free eating.IT was really tasty. Only slightly sweet with a crunchy salty)

D: gyoza


B: Garbanzo pancake date jam.

L: Soba noodle salad
Beet salad

D: Snow Peas Brown Rice Tortilla chips and salsa

Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's been a (wow)....

I've been busy busy busy, but I've been keeping track of what Ive been eating.

So, here is three years worth of eats. Okay maybe its only 2 weeks, but it feels like 3 years since i spoke to you...

And no I did not miss you :-)

July 20
July 21

July 22 - Fri
L: 2 pieces pizza with tomato garlic onion soy daiya
D:tortilla chips and salsa tortilla chips and pico de gallo (chiles)

July 23 - Sat
B: strawberry smoothie
L: 1 spelt pancake, vegan biscuit, seasoned potatos, steamed kale
D: Trader Joes veggie dumplings with soyaki

July 24- Sun
B: quinoa unsweetened almond milk cinnamon strawberries
L: steamed greens
D: yellow squash zuchini sundired tomatoes chicpeas cabbage

July 25 - Mon
B: T pb and pretzels
L: veg sub from jimmy johns (ugh white hoagie bread is so not appealing)
D: zuchini and cabbage saute

July 26 - Tues
B: cucumber
L: roasted potatoes and quinoa chickpea and roasted zuchini from WF
D: Cheesey greens and chickpea

July 27 -WEd

July 28 - Thurs
b: quinoa coconut milk kefir and cinamon
l: Trader Joes almond cranberry cashew trail mix and rice adzuki chips (at a rest stop on the turnpike)
d: chipotle veg Salad!!!

July 29 Fri
(Day one of the convention. YAAAAAAY!!!!!)
B: oatmeal and raisins almondmlk
l: Trader Joes trailmix
raw chocolate cashew foodbar
salt and pepper rice chips
D: kashi pasta bake

July 30 Sat
b: oatmeal and raisin
l:Trader Joes trailmix with rice salt and pepper chips
Trader Joes rice and adzuki chips (soo addictive..last time I bought these my brother sister and I sat there and ate the whole bag in 40 minutes flat (maybe
cashew and pecan larabars
d: falafel grapeleavestaboulihummus

July 31- Sun
B: oatmeal and golden raisins with unsweetened almond milk
l: Trader Joes trailmix with rice salt and pepper chips and rice and adzuki chips
d: fresh cut fries and a chopped salad from Atria's

august 1 - Mon
(First day back fromt he convention is a bit of a blur)
B: cracklebred, raisins and pb

august 2 - Tues
crackelbred raisin pb
mushroom noodle soup
gyoza and spinach and stirfry veg
frozen grapes

august 3 - wed
B: cracklebred raisin pb
L: mushroom rice noodle soup
pb and apricots
D: TJ gyoza dumpling and side of vegetables

august 4 - Thurs
b: gyoza and veggies
l: garbanzo pancake raisin jam
D: olive pie
trail mix
nooch dip eaten with a spoon
dumplings and veggies

august 5 - Fri
B: steamed veggies cauliflower brocolli yellow and orange carrots drizzled olive oil and sea salt
L: 2 pieces mexican pizza beet salad
2 1/2 piece matzo with salsa and a small peach
D: half veggie (hummus and sprouts onion tomato and olives)sandwich on harvest bread- side fries salsa ketchup- 2 homemade potato chips
half pb larabar
mixed berry banana water smoothie