Good afternoon everyone! Sorry I’m just now getting to my lunch post but I haven’t been around my laptop all day!! Lunch was really good—I met my mom at toojay’s and of course, I had already looked at the menu online and decided what I was getting! I had the veggie pita–a soft white pita stuffed with their signature hummus, some tabouli and fresh chopped veggies. On the side there were strawberries, pineapple and melon. I ate every last crumb! I was starving and it was so good!
I told my mom I would make her and my dad dinner tonight–my dad doesn’t get home til late from a business trip so they wanted something light and my mom was tired and didn’t know what to make! I kindly told her to give me her credit card (haha) and I would do some shopping for her and create a simple, healthy, light meal that would be in the fridge waiting for them. So…..off I went to Whole Foods!! I got the ingredients to make the “chicken” salad I made for myself the other night (sooo good!) and I picked up some pre-made tabouli from the deli as well as some whole wheat pitas and red wine. I’m so anxious to hear how they like the chicken salad!! I know my mom will like it but the real test will be my dad. He’s into eating healthy and all but I want to see if he notices the fact that there’s no real chicken in the salad! Of course I think it’s even better than salad made with real chicken, so I’m excited for another opinion—coming from a meat eater!
For compensation for making dinner (I set the table and everything!), my mom told me I could go to Border’s and buy a book. Books are more valuable than money to me! I knew exactly what I wanted and SO excited to get the last copy of……….VEGANOMICON! My very first vegan cookbook! I HAD to have it after trying the chickpea cutlets (by the same author) the other night. If all these recipes are a tenth as good as those cutlets…then, well, I’m sold. I’m super excited to start cooking from this next week and I’m about to go settle down in a sunny spot outside and read it cover to cover—a ritual I do with ALL my cookbooks!!!
Here’s where Ryan and I are going to dinner tonight if anyone is interested. I plan on having the seaweed salad (one of my favorites) along with some veggie rolls. I like tuna and other fish a lot but with all the mercury warnings out right now (especially around where I live!), I think I will steer clear. This place also makes really fun drinks like Blueberry Cosmos and Pomegranate Martinis. I think I deserve a fun drink after last week! Plus, it’s my Valentine’s Day! 🙂
My parent’s romantic dinner!
This morning I was pretty hungry after breakfast so I went to the coffee shop next door and indulged in my newest obsession: tea mistos! Half decaf english breakfast tea and half steamed silk soymilk with cane sugar! I also had a juicy red pear.