The crazy heat finally broke and it was a little cloudy but with a very welcome breeze. So, I decided to bring the heat back by going to hot yoga! It was great, I sweated out all my toxins and afterwards, I made plans with a co-worker to put them back in.
BXL East (also on the west side as BXL Cafe) is my hands-down absolute favorite mussel place in the city, and I've tried them all over the place. It helps that this great little Belgian place also has a nice draft beer selection, a nicer bottled beer selection and very reasonable prices.
We shared a Moules Provencale (tomato, garlic, fresh basil) and each had one Maredsous (8% ABV) and another beer each (I had the Gulden Draak at 10% ABV). This tasted sooooo good but sent me home with a tiny headache. Totally worth it!
1 cup cous cous
1 cup vegetable stock (unsalted)
1 long seedless cucumber
Handful of little tomatoes (cherry, grape, whatever) cut into small pieces
2 rounds red onion (left over from gazpacho night)
Bunch of basil
Seasonings: S+P, vinegar, lemon pepper seasoning, Italian seasoning. Whatever you usually like.
This giant bowl represents a little over 1.5 servings of this for about 300 cals.
Have lots of good stuff for you guys. Stay tuned.