(that was my Bridget Jones moment)
Well, I bid my mom a sad goodbye today. We had a blast over the past week though and I know I’ll see her and my dad soon around Christmastime. It’s crazy how FAR 3,000 miles really is!
We stopped in Sausalito on the way to the airport today because it’s one of the coolest towns ever! It seriously is just out of a picture book. I made a juice for the road—
This was beet, celery, carrot, kiwi and parsley. Does a body good!
We stopped at the best little cafe for lunch—Cibo!
(earthquakes really freak me out, btw)
Goodness, I had the BEST turkey panini!!!!!!! It was the special of the day and had fresh roasted turkey, greens, fontina cheese and cranberry sauce on it. Phenomenal.
The pickled veggies were yummy as well!
After I dropped my mom off, I explored Fisherman’s Wharf because I’d never been there and always wanted to go!
It was an absolutely fantastic fall day in San Francisco. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see my sea lions. Next time.
Went to the gym on the way home and did upper body. A little warm up on the elliptical machine followed by walking push-ups (Jillian-style!), jumping jacks, chest press, tricep kickbacks, bicep curls, seated row and some shoulder press. I also ate half of this bar from the bottom of my bag:
And dinner was totally awesome!
I sort of modified this recipe for chicken and sweet potato curry out of the latest issue of Cooking Light. Basically, all I did was caramelize some onions, add garlic and fresh ginger, add leftover roasted chicken (yum), cubed sweet potato and some chickpeas and added a spice mixture (spicy curry powder, coriander, sea salt, pepper and cayenne). I let the whole thing simmer until the sweet potato chunks were tender and it turned out delicious. For the full “real” recipe, check out the latest issue of the magazine!
Dessert was a yogurt with homemade cranberry sauce (yep, I made that tonight too) and almond butter—
My cranberry sauce is pretty much the easiest thing in the whole world. I just simmer a cup of water + a cup of sugar together, then add a bag of fresh cranberries and the juice of half a lemon. Maybe a cinnamon stick if I’m feeling crazy. Simmer for 15 minute minutes then take off the stove and let cool. Voila!
I’m not gonna lie, I’m in a pretty bummed out mood tonight. Just over blahhhhhhhhh. I video chatted with AnneP though for a little while though and that helped. She’s coming out to visit me for New Years Eve and I’m sooo excited!!!!
Smiles in the morning!