Dessert/ Dinner

Elastic Waist Pants Enough said. Tonight I went out for tapas with my friend Erin and her husband. We went to Cafe Tu Tu Tango, which was conveniently only like 5 miles from my apartment. The food was good. The sangria was awesome..I always end up eating way too much at places like this, especially when you order pitchers of sangria. 😉

Let’s backtrack though—after I did my AMAZING 90 minute cardio yoga class via ipod, I did have a snack to keep me until dinner because by the time we got the restaurant and had food in front of us, it had to be 8:45-9:00. I had about a tbsp of almond butter with a little jam and a few pretzels. After I got ready to go and while I was waiting for Erin, I also snacked on a couple almonds and pickles. These always seem to do the trick when you just need “something”.


When we got to the restaurant we immediately ordered a pitcher (it was a small pitcher) of sangria to share. I really can’t be sure just how much I drank tonight because it was sort of one of those things that when your glass got a little low, someone just poured in some more. I would say I probably had about a glass and a half or two glasses in all if I had to guess…


We also ordered three tapas to come out immediately: humms, spicy shrimp and a Spanish antipasto plate with kalamata olive spread, hot pitas, manchego cheese, salami and proscuitto. These plates are smaller than they seem, I swear! I had two shrimp, a couple pieces/pita wedges and hummus and 1 larger pita wedge with manchego cheese and olive tapenade.




Then…while on our second glass of sangria we decided to order more! We ordered a goat cheese and sundried tomato pizza (the pizza was about 6 inches and thin crust-SO good), shrimp spring rolls and crab and artichoke dip. I had two slices of the pizza (each slice was about three or four inches long), 1/2 of a spring roll and 1 cracker with dip.




Then………the desserts looked so interesting we just had to try one!!! We got some sort of oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwich but I could only have a few bites—I was uber stuffed at this point.


Off to go put on elastic waist pajama pants and hit the sack.

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  • Meghan
    June 29, 2008 at 4:41 am

    It’s funny how quickly tapas and “finger food” at parties really fills one up quite suddenly! Everything looks delicious, though!

  • coco
    June 29, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Hi, i’m a new reader to your blog, really like your food ideas and also yoga’s. i’m a big fan of power yoga as well.
    Just have a quick question about nutrition (since you’re an expert ^_^). I’m wondering how much fat should we take daily? I’m using fitday to track about my daily intake of food and i realized that my daily intake of total fat range from 30-35g, is it enough? my protain intake is about 70-90 and a lot of carbs.

  • hk
    June 29, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Sounds like a really fun night with chef Erin and co., enjoy the rest of it 🙂

  • Kel Lee Leee
    June 29, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    coco- 30-35g of fat is perfect, and your protein is probably good too depending on how much you weigh

  • Kelly L.
    June 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    What is Sangria? Is it taste like wine? I hate all wines but sangria looks fruity!

  • jenna
    June 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm


    Sangria is red wine mixed with fruit juice, gin (sometimes rum), fresh fruit and other fun things. Its very fruity and doesn’t really taste like wine. Its a very light, summery drink!

  • jenna
    June 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm


    When I had to do a food journal for nutrition class i figured out that on average I was taking in about 50 grams of fat everyday…the general guideline is about 50-60 grams for women that eat roughly 1800 calories per day. If you feel like you aren’t eating enough, you should try to rev up your intake a little bit with healthy fats like nuts, avocado, beans and low fat dairy. You seem to have a ton of protein in your diet and most americans eat way too much anyways so you might think about scaling back on that and instead adding some trail mix!

  • coco
    June 30, 2008 at 2:09 am

    thanks jenna and Kel. I’ll add some more nuts to my diet.