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{WIAW} What I Ate Wednesday @ Moustache

What I Ate Wednesday

I had a nice day of eating Wednesday. This is happening more and more! I used to struggle a lot with how much I ate – I would eat too little, or too much, or overeat at night and feel sick – but lately I have been in a pretty good place with my eating habits. I still have days where I “feel fat” or feel the need to check myself in the mirror (to make sure I haven’t sprouted an extra head? who knows – how much can really change in a day) – but most of the time I am very much OK with myself as I am. I think it just comes with practice, like anything else.

Enough chit-chat, here is what I had:

  • Cinnamon walnut bread (from the CSA) toast with butter; 2 slices of salami (Costco, heh); coffee of course; a calcium chew (Adora dark chocolate)
  • Turkey and basil hummus wrap from Pret a Manger; a peanut butter cookie someone had at the office
  • 1 fun size of whoppers (I think there were like 3 in the package – I need to bring some healthy snacks to the office otherwise I resort to eating whatever they have at the front desk)
  • Dinner at Moustache on 103rd and Lexington - Bobby and I shared everything, and he had more of each than I did (he’d had a tiny lunch):
    • Spinach and chickpea salad
    • Lamb platter (lamb meat balls, with tomato sauce and rice)
    • Lamb “pitza” on whole wheat pita
    • Homemade yogurt with fruit, pistachios, and honey
  • Apple + 2 pieces of beef jerky (no preservatives, Costco) later that night

Here are the Moustache pics:

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Spinach & Chickpea salad (had a lemon-y, onion-y, tomato-y dressing)

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This was the lamb platter – lamb meatballs, tomato sauce, and a big thing of buttery white rice!

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This “pitza”, or pita bread pizza (whole wheat pita) was delicious. Simply a pita with ground lamb. Surprisingly light.

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Last but not least – the best part of the meal. Fresh homemade yogurt with 2 fruits – we think they were papaya and mango but we are not sure. Topped with bits of pistachio and honey. Definitely the star of the night.

Before dinner I took a class called “Center Sculpt” at Pure. It was fun (and hard). It was basically a yoga-inspired weights class. My arms were dying by the end. Surprisingly, yesterday (Thursday) my arms weren’t sore, but my legs were a little bit (odd because I didn’t feel like I exhausted them in class). Today (Friday) both arms and legs are killing me! I will definitely be back next time as long as I can get out of work early enough (it’s at 6:15).

I was going to post last night but I got absorbed by this book (Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes):

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$0.48 at Strand! I read all 400 pages in about 2 days. The book is about Rachel, a drug addict who does not believe she is a drug addict. It’s about her experiences at a rehab center. As she is there, the story of her life unfolds seamlessly alongside what happens at the center. She’s a very likable protagonist even though she has done some bad things. Obviously I liked it – definitely recommend it. I love Marian Keyes and I’ve read a few of her books in the past.

What have you read lately? What did you eat Wednesday?

soft serve fruit [review]

b and i had the pleasure of trying soft serve fruit a few nights ago for dessert. i have actually had it before, but when soft serve fruit contacted me and asked if i’d like some cards for samples… of course i said yes! i already knew i liked it.

what is soft serve fruit?

>> it’s a healthified soft serve ice cream made of fruit, water, and organic cane sugar. it’s vegan and kosher. the small cup has less than 90 calories.

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we were on the upper east side for some reason (new apartment stuff? i don’t remember), so we went to the location at east 78th st and 3rd ave. after tasting the banana, mango, and raspberry, we settled on a banana sundae

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topped with sliced almonds, crushed walnuts, and pomegranate seeds.

a few nights later (i think this must have been this past friday) we stopped by again, this time to the union square location on 17th street. we opted for a banana and pear mix (i am banana; b is pear).

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topped with sliced almonds, crushed walnuts, pom seeds, and carob chips.

again, delicious! i do not like carob chips apparently, nor do i really like pom seeds. my taste buds have been off lately. i mostly ate the banana and the nuts, while b helped with the rest of it.

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have you ever had soft serve fruit?

>> i really want to get this yonanas machine so i can make my own more easily. it’s on my list for when we move into our new place.

yin yang yoga + saturday things

today i woke up around 9, laid in bed for a while, then started work in the kitchen. this week b and i got an order from the fruit guys (i wanted to try them out; i want to join a csa but they don’t run in the winter) so i decided to use up that produce. we got (this was the “regional fruit & veggie”):

  • 4 beets
  • bunch of spinach
  • yellow fingerling potatoes (a bunch of small ones)
  • scallions
  • mushrooms
  • 4 apples (different kinds)

i made a frittata and a “breakfast bar”-type thing. i’ll post recipes separately. the delivery is free; the box was $26. it’s definitely overpriced but it was convenient. i’m not sure if i’ll order it again.

when those were finished i made coffee for b and tea for myself. we sat around chatting until 1pm when tickets for sasquatch went on sale (a big group of us are going). b bought the tickets and i did this quick and dirty body weight workout.

then it was off to yoga as usual (we’ve been going every saturday with some friends to the same yoga class). it’s a yin yang class, which means that it is a mix of long holds (yin) and fiery flow (yang). it’s 90 minutes and i love it. b and our friends enjoy it too. it’s such a fun tradition. we follow it up with a late lunch at whole foods.

we never got around to eating the frittata this morning so i think we’ll have it for dinner instead.

what do you do for workouts? have you tried yin yoga? have you ever gotten produce delivery?

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