I really couldn't have asked for a better birthday. Starting the day off at the Vegetarian Food Fair was the perfect start. We made it just in time to get good seats for Meghan Telpner's food demo; she is so adorable and real. She made quite a few quick staples in order to show us how easy it is to essentially make everything from scratch. I had always been weary of making granola as I could never find the perfect recipe with little oil; Meghan opened my eyes though. She showed me that it could be done in less then half an hour (baking time included) with just a few ingredients...I will definately be making it soon! Here are the recipes that I picked up at the demo on Saturday --- The cookies were delish!
My birthday dinner took place at Rodney's Oyster House. I wish I could say it was incredible; the only thing that made it was being in the same room with my girlfriends. It had been a few months so it was so nice catching up! However, the service and the food were just OKAY. I had mussels for my main dish, and a couple of oysters to start out with as I realized after ordering dinner that oysters were a MUST at an oyster house. They were pretty good; the array of sauces made them.
Sunday was an all in all lazy day. I wanted to go back to the fair but couldn't work up enough energy to get off the couch. I think the most eventful part of the day was having a shower.
Monday ended up being the ush---However, I did try out a mixed berry GF vegan muffin at the Beet. I would have to say that I have had better...No one seems to be able to beat the sweet potato and date muffins from Urban Herbivore.
Today I woke up pretty early as I had to work at noon and wanted to get a run in before I headed down. The sun was shining which put me in an upbeat mood immediately --- A good state to arrive to work in as sometimes the littlest things can bring me down there.
When I returned from my run, I was pretty famished and decided that oatmeal was really the only meal that would sit like a brick for an entire shift at work. Having little to nothing in my refridgerator to dazzle my oats up, I decided to whip up a frozen banana in the food processor. Oh my --- It was like added a touch of ice cream to breakfast, something I could never turn down. I added some chopped apples, blueberries, raisins, flax seeds, cacoa nibs and AB to the mix. I must say I am hooked on the frozen banana puree...You may or may not be seeing it again in the near future.
I obviously had a coffee with some almond milk and agave nectar --- I don't know what has gotten in to me as I don't usually need to sweeten or milken my coffee, but I am loving it these days.
Well my afternoon shift awaits me...Hopefully I will have made enough to afford a coffee by the end of it!