Hello my friends, I hope you've had a fun yet relaxing weekend! I finally was able to sleep in, relax, catch up on freelance work, and completely unpack from the Healthy Living Summit trip to Chicago. I also did a great deal more, and from those experiences learned a few things worth sharing:
Scout Mob is my new best friend. Yes, this is me strongly suggesting that you join.
North African countries serve the perfect balance between their cultural influences. So does L'Orange Bleue.
Crunchy Granola Gal is a fabulous Friday dinner date.
Dinner #2s are sometimes necessary to supplement a shared appetizer.
Folk-influenced blues music results in a wonderful ambiance and dance floor.
I'm really going to miss having my daily breakfast oatmeal on Road Trip USA.
There is no place like home, or the amazing people that I know and love there.
Pure Food and Wine, now serving lunch, truly is all it's hyped up to be.
Sea vegetable salads are worth ordering, each and every single time.
No matter how often you actually see each other, bloggers, like VeggieGirl, make amazing real life friends... or blends :).
A Cacao Latte (banana, almond milk, cacao, vanilla) should always be the dessert response to a chocolate craving. I wish this were possible.
South Street Seaport has an incredible Sunday farmer's market. Crashing Leslie, Sofia, and Katie's date is less thrilling when they invite you to crash it ;). Ice cream tastings are far more fun in cute little mini-cones (or so I've heard).
And, simplicity, plus a nearly bare fridge, creates beautiful solo Sunday night dinner meals... especially when paired with a glass of Pleasantville Red.
P.S. Last night I threw together a salad and a zucchini scramble. The eggs I used were fresh from Saturday's farmers market but please be aware and cautious of the current egg recall. Thanks and stay safe!