Happy Saturday!! I hope you all started your weekends off on the right foot and are getting the warm sunshine that’s streaming in my window here in NYC. Yesterday was Day 5 and it was the best yet. I started off with another monster smoothie.
Around 1pm, I had my lunch, which I’d made the night before. I simply chopped up a handful of brussels sprouts, a medium sweet potato and a medium red beet and tossed them in 1 T. olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and 1/2 thinly-sliced shallot. Onto a pan and into the toaster oven they went at 350 for about 40 minutes and these crispy, fragrant lovelies were ready for eating!
I was in for a special dinner treat when I got to meet up with Gena and Diana downtown at Angelica Kitchen. We were supposed to be four, but Lindsay got stuck in traffic returning from an exhilarating day of snowboarding. Our little trio soldiered on and I had a lovely time catching up with two beautiful, intelligent, articulate women while enjoying unbelievably good food.
We all started off with a mug of kukicha tea and I ordered the Wee Dragon Bowl Bargain, and started with miso soup, carrot ginger spread and two triangles of cornbread. I shared the cornbread with my two companions and savored the warming broth as it washed away the chill from outside.
Diana had been craving greens all day so she ordered the Thai Mee Up – “an all raw entree – delicate strands of daikon radish, butternut squash and carrot, on a bed of garlic-lemon marinated kale, dressed with Thai tahini sauce.” It was beautiful!
Everything was cooked perfectly, beautifully proportioned, and in-line with the detox. We left feeling comfortably full, warm and toasty and so thankful we’d had a chance to reconnect with each other. Here’s hoping we all get together more frequently this winter and spring, and that Lindsay can join us!
At home, I had a small handful of almonds around 10:30 and we stayed up to watch Conan’s last show. While I never watched him very consistently, it was sad to see him go and hope he finds a new TV home very soon.
This morning has started off very nicely and I’ll have plenty of pictures later so stay tuned and happy Saturday!
Have you ever had seaweed or sea vegetables? Check out the restaurant’s menu and the glossary at the bottom!