It was a good day of relaxation…much needed! I was going to try a new yoga studio in town but ended up having to wait all afternoon for the brighthouse guy (who finally came, by the way!) so I just did my power yoga dvd at home while I waited. I snacked on my yogurt with a drizzle of agave nectar afterwards. Oh man…I had forgotten how good this stuff was. I savored each and every spoonful. I guess I’m just not cut out to go non-dairy. I seem to have no willpower and love food way too much.
For dinner tonight I cooked myself a really nice, sit down dinner. I rarely get a chance to do this anymore because of my crazy schedule but its so nice. It seriously releases a ton of stress when you are cooking and don’t think you shouldn’t make a nice dinner if its just yourself—-all the more reason too! I feel like a ton of girls in their 20s don’t do this because it takes too much time…money…patience….but its very rewarding even if it something simple. Make dinner. Have a glass of wine. Sit down at the table and eat. Who cares if you are by yourself?!
Tonight I made a French dinner with simple ingredients: seared salmon with a tomato salad and a chunk of multigrain baguette. Accompanied by a glass of my rose wine, which is fab. by the way. I used the tomato salad recipe in “French Women Don’t Get Fat” but its really very simple. The thing that makes it so special is that we are in the peak of tomato season and the tomatoes are so ripe and sweet they are like candy. The salad incorporated greens, thick slices of juicy red tomato, crumbles of french goat cheese and a homemade balsamic vinegarette dressing. As for the salmon, I prepared it how I usually do—seared it with a tiny bit of canola oil for 6 minutes and sprinkled it with lemon juice and sea salt. This salmon fillet was 4 oz, which seemed like the perfect amount. Dexter jumped on the chair next to me at the table so I gave him a tiny bit of salmon too. He has good taste—this was wild alaskan salmon going for $20 a pound! Of course, when you buy only a 4 ounce portion its only $5, which is pretty affordable for a nice meal. Dexter didn’t know what to do with the salmon at first and just sniffed it but when I looked back after taking a bite, the salmon was gone and he was licking his chops looking for more! 🙂
While I was preparing dinner I sipped on about 1.5-2 ounces of wine along with 2 cornichons and 2 garlic stuffed greek olives. I had a little more wine at dinner for probably the total of one full glass.
…………………and then my sweet tooth hit. Watch out!!!!!!! (I think this is partially hormone related). I went BACK to Whole Foods to hit up the gelato bar…in cognito mode with a hat and sweatpants because I really didn’t want to run into anyone I knew at the moment. I got peanut butter gelato in a cone. It was gone in about 2 minutes.
I’m about to put in The Kite Runner. Loved the book and have been looking forward to watching this!