This may not be the sort of thing you’re supposed to say on a so-called “healthy living blog,” but this is the best lunch I’ve had in weeks.
Chocolate Chip Brioche from Silver Moon Bakery
Sure, I try to pack my midday meals with veggies and greens and make sure I “eat the rainbow” and get all of the vitamins and nutrients I need. Yesterday, however, it was almost as if a supernatural force drew me out of the apartment and over to Silver Moon for what is, quite possibly, my favorite baked good. (Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies from Levain Bakery are a close rival.) The bread is soft and sweet, the chocolate melty. It inevitably ends up all over my face, but who’s looking?
This is my favorite movie of all time. I’ve seen it again and again (and again and again) and it never gets old. In fact, for a film released to a 1960 audience, it’s remarkably contemporary.
Lately, I’ve been listening to mostly female musicians. This isn’t so unusual, but I’ve been playing some of the same songs by Adele, Robyn, and most recently, Regina Spektor. This album is from 2006 and I rediscovered it while going through the huge CD wallet I keep packed away in a drawer with old sweaters and comic books. Two songs have been on constant rotation: “Fidelity” and “Better.” (You can watch the video for “Fidelity” here… she’s too adorable for words, and the song just makes me happy.)
My mom came home from vacation last night. We were both so tired, we could barely keep our eyes open. We did, however, manage to sit down in a restaurant and wait for food to be delivered to us. We’ve been going to the same Japanese restaurant for more than 15 years, and it’s the kind of cozy comfort food we crave when we’re too exhausted to cook and just want to relax.
No sake or Sapporos for us; just hot green tea (which failed to perk us up).
Miso soup, house salad
Salmon avocado roll
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
Week 32: (Modified) Tomato Salad on a Roll
Week 33: None
Week 34: None
Week 35: Pappardelle with Spiced Butter
Week 37: Nut-Butter Crusted Fries
Things have been more than a little busy and messy lately over here, but I’m going to do my best to stay true to my blog vibe and stay constant. And as always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t hold back! I really appreciate how loyal and supportive you’ve been lately. Can’t say it enough
How did you spend your weekend? What are you looking forward to this week?