How goes it? Still waiting for the sun to come out over here but I did something very interesting today. I went for a RUN! Actually, it was my first run since I sprained my ankle back at the beginning of October and I had really good intentions today (ankle brace, rockin’ the bama t-shirt in pride) but after a mile and a half my ankle was throbbing and I limped home. Somehow I just don’t think that’s normal…..my ankle shouldn’t take so long to heal. SO frustrating!!! I forgot how good and freeing it felt to run….but long gone are the days when I would jet outside and blast out 8 or 10 miles. Maybe someday.
I wasn’t very hungry for a big lunch because of my heavy breakfast, so I just picked up a bowl of miso soup with veggies from Cafe Gratitude and drank it down as I drove to Whole Foods.
And then I had a rather heavy shop at WF…..I feel like I haven’t been grocery shopping in a long time and it’s been even longer since I’ve actually featured my groceries on the blog. So, here you go…for your viewing pleasure!
- baked beans and refried beans
- 2 almond butters (2 is better than 1)
- baby carrots
- hot chocolate
- kashi crackers
- ezekiel muffins
- 2 teas (I found my FAVORITE….Stash double bergamot!)
- spicy sweet potato fries
- dark chocolate bar
- frozen edamame
- frozen corn
- sesame seeds
- kashi cereal
And then I made a snack of kabocha and raw goat cheddaaaar
Such an unlikely, but lovely, combination.
A reader mentioned that I eat out a bunch. I don’t really think I do but then after she said that I thought back on my past week and thought, yeah, I’ve eaten at better restaurants this week than I have in many years combined. It wasn’t really normal…..but I’m not complaining. Chez Panisse, John Ash & Co, CYRUS?!
I’m not sure whose life I’m living right now but it’s certainly not mine. I’m not really that cool and love a good taco truck over anything else. However, tonight Hardy called to see if I wanted to meet him for a bite at the Cyrus bar and of course I couldn’t say no. The only time I’ve been to Cyrus was back in October with the Top Chef crew but I never actually ate….rather, I just drank (classy). So tonight, I was pumped! I also just love how I can walk into a restaurant with two Michelin stars wearing rainbow flops and jeans. Awesome.
I had a half glass of Zillikan Spatlese 1991 Riesling:
Hardy always gives me crap about claiming I don’t like Riesling (it’s his favorite varietal). So….I ordered one tonight in his honor and we both decided it “tasted like magical apple juice upon a rocky stream”. I can’t believe I was only six when this Riesling was made!
Sourdough bread twists:
Tempura lobster tail with ponzu dipping sauce:
And I ordered the corona bean cassoulet, which was a vegetarian cassoulet and was nothing short of spectacular. The serving size was tiny, yes, but the flavor and complexity of the dish more than made up for it and I felt 100% satisfied.
I was secretly jealous of Hardy’s black truffle pot pie….look at how purdy it was!
And then….the grand finale……..donuts for dessert!! 🙂
Y’all, I can’t even express how amazing this dessert was. Think warm sugary donuts with chocolate hazelnut spread, salted caramel gelato, caramel and avocado cream sauce.
Done and DONE.
(sigh of contentment)
…….And I’m off! Have a great night, everyone. See you in the morn’!