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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Busy Saturday

Evening all!

I hope you all had a good Saturday, I know I did!
I finally got another run in this morning...and I had a running buddy- my sister! I convinced her to go with me, knowing her 9:30 pace is a LOT slower than mine, because I'm trying to train myself to NOT run so fast so I can work on my endurance! She lasted for a good 2 miles, and then I did about another mile and a half myself. It felt great!
When I got back I replenished some electrolytes with coconut water and had half my favorite Luna bar-

Then, I showered and got ready to meet Michelle at The Garden Grille! My sister came with me, and I am proud to say I drove up all by myself with only my dad's directions =) (yes, I am SUCH a Rhode Islander. 40 minutes is a far drive for me!) We started by ordering deeelicious juices- I got a large mango juice, and my sister got a ginger lemonade! I tried a sip and it was very gingery, yum!
The Garden Grille is a fabulous vegetarian restaurant in Providence. If you're in Rhode Island, I highly recommend it for everyone, they have sooo many delicious, flavorful options! For my lunch, I had the wrap special- it was stuffed full of chili glazed tofu, broccoli, avocado, red peppers and mushrooms. On the side were some fantastic oven roasted potatoes!

I ate about 3/4 of the wrap, and all but one of the fries. I had a bite of my sister's- the quesadilla special with sweet potato and soy chicken.

Michelle was SO sweet, and her boyfriend was really cool too! We had a lot of fun chatting about school, and of course food and blogging!! I had a great time =)
We looked at the dessert menu, which was tempting, but we were all too stuffed!

After we said our goodbyes, my sister and I stopped at the Whole Foods in Prov for some dinner supplies. HOLY WOW was this W.F. HUGE and amazing!! I found a bunch of new bars (white chocolate macadamia clif! more PURE! peanut butter cookie larabar!!) and a couple other things I'm excited to feature soon =)
While we were excitedly browsing, my sister and I had "dessert"- 1 sample bite of the 2 bite pecan tarts! Mmm!

This afternoon, I did a good amount of snacking- lunch filled me up, but I got SO hungry!
I had a nectarine-

and then some carrots and pita chips with home made basil parmesan white bean dip (recipe up soon!)

For dinner, I decided to do seafood! My sis and I stopped at the fish market near our house for some fresh bay scallops. I used this recipe and it was perfect! I just reduced the butter by half. Served with a squeeze of lemon and some blanched broccoli. A nice light but filling dinner.

I am wiped from the busy day, but tomorrow I work so I'm sure it will be just as busy!
I'm thinking about digging into a slice of the pumpkin bread Michelle made me, I'm so excited to try it! I'll post again on Monday!


VeggieGirl said...

Sooo glad that you had fun with Michelle, your sister, and Michelle's bf!! Great lunch outing!!

Your dinner looks great too - can't go wrong with an Ina Garten recipe!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Kristin I am new to your blog and your story is truly inspiring. you have come a long way!

Look forward to much more!

The seafood dinner looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

YAY, I had so much fun!! :)
That Coldstone looks AMAZING by the way. Dipped waffle cones = LOVE :)

It was so great meeting you!!


Not Another Omnivore said...

I just tried that flavor Luna Bar yesterday and really liked it, although Lemon Zest is still my favorite!