Spent the weekend just coping with the 100+ degree heat we've been having in NYC. If you're reading this and you're not familiar with NYC living or temperatures, let me paint a picture. Imagine temperatures so hot and air so humid it is barely possible to breathe. Then imagine trying to survive that on concrete, no grass in sight. Now, add in some car exhaust, some smelly garbage and a complete lack of an air conditioned car to get around in. You have NYC.
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
5 frozen strawberries
6oz yogurt (this was Dannon Light and Fit Coconut Pie)-80 cal
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Chocolate Milk-20 cal
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla
I topped it with two big handfuls of Go Lean! Kashi clusters.
I will call this whole bowl 300 cals. I also snacked a little before hand.
Unfortunately, today's plans involved some walking (3 miles) but very little other activity, so I will consider this a splurge day. I wont go nuts, but I'm sure I'll go a bit over the 1200 or so net calories I budget myself a day.
Basically, it's been hot hot hot here and I spent Friday night watching a movie and eating the only dinner I could palate on such a hot day: salad. Nothing special there, though to be fair, I find NYC tossed salads so enjoyable they might as well be a feast for me (and for the prices, they ARE!).
This thing is huuuugggeeee! Took me almost 45 minutes to get through! I unwisely chose beets in my salad though. Apparently, as good as they are in soup form, give them to me as part of a salad and I consistently don't like them.
Anyway, earlier that day (also 100+) I had run 8 miles (while watching Cupcake Wars and Chopped!) and THEN had to WALK 4 miles (in the crazy heat) to fetch my cell phone where I had left it the night before. So after walking 12 miles, it's no surprise that I didn't feel guilty about having a glass of wine with frozen strawberries before dinner then a perfectly decadent dinner.
Very nice, not TOO rich and a great appetizer size. I always have mixed feelings about tameles (which doesn't stop me from getting them) but this one definitely got a very enthusiastic thumbs up.
So simple, yet so perfect. It was REALLY salty, but that seemed to go well with the gaminess of the duck and the blue corn pancake.
Honestly, I felt this meal was pretty light (or maybe it was the 12 miles?) so I felt comfortable looking at the dessert menu.
This was a deep dish banana cream pie, so it was low on the pie and high on the banana pudding/slices. Right up my alley. I have a feeling I'm gonna have to make myself some sort of Banana Cream Pie a la Jules. It wont be as good as the real thing, but at least I'll be able to have it more than once every 6 months!
Another great meal this weekend. Here's the highlight of the meal.....
Something I've never seen in NYC before....No Tips! Please!
They charged us a 12% service fee. Seriously who tips less than 15-18% these days? This place is losing profits!
Well that's it for me for tonight. Later this week: Gazpacho.