Morning and happy humpday! How’s your week going so far? This is actually a very short week for me because of the Mother-Daughter trip. I’m also going away this coming weekend, so I’m only working two days!
It was a little rough getting back into the swing of things yesterday morning, but I got up early and practiced 20 minutes of yoga to soothe my tight hip flexors. I swam every day while we were away, and my muscles aren’t used to it!
Breakfast was a fun mix of home + vacation: Black Cherry Chobani with a homemade granola bar from one of the cafes we went to on our trip.
It was made with oats, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries, raisins, apricots, maple syrup, and almond butter… and that’s just what I can remember! It was really good crumbled into the yogurt.
To snack on, I brought a few yellow plums from the CSA. Today’s Wednesday, which means I’ll go to pick up this week’s fruit and veggie share! I wonder what we’ll get?! If there’s time before the weekend, I’d love to bake something again!
The chef made me a veggie burger, bun-free, with tahini sauce and Israeli salad. It was already after 4, but it was light enough so that I wouldn’t spoil my appetite for dinner.
After work, I ran a few errands before meeting my friends Kalle and Danny in Columbus Circle for dinner. It was a gorgeous evening, so we decided to pick up sandwiches and eat outside. We went to ‘wichcraft, a high-quality soup/salad/sandwich shop that consistently churns out delicious (portable!) treats.
I chose the soup + salad combo, opting for 1/2 chopped chickpea sandwich (chickpeas, lemon, arugula, roasted peppers on multigrain) and chilled zucchini soup with ricotta. It was tasty! And I’m always looking for new sandwich ideas.
For dessert, we went to The Lite Choice for soft serve. I got a cup of cappuccino/vanilla with “party mix,” and enjoyed my sugar high.
We sat outside while we ate, goofing around.
It was one of those perfect New York summer nights: not too hot, not too humid; outdoor music playing and people out. After Danny went home, Kalle and I sat outside Central Park and talked even longer.
Week 2: Lentil Chili
Week 7: Curried Parsnip Fries
Week 8: Curried Lentils & Sweet Potatoes
Week 13: Grilled Cheddar-Mushroom Sandwich
Week 15: Green Rice
Week 19: Chopped Kale w/ Hot Pepper Vinegar
Week 27: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Week 28: Choco-holic Pancakes
Week 29: Green Israeli Couscous Salad
What do you do like to do with friends in the summertime?