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chocopologie & chipotle

It was gorgeous out in NYC yesterday morning when I headed out for my walk.  I walked along the river for a few miles, then headed over to pick up a juice at One Lucky Duck!

I ordered the Bunny Brew, which is a mix of carrots, apples and ginger.  I love the kick of ginger and the apples add a bit of sweetness to the drink.  It is delicious!

At this point, I was happy to have the juice because it go HOT out on my walk back home.

All in all, I covered a little over 3 miles in 45 minutes.  It felt great to stretch my legs after walking around and standing all day and night on Saturday!

Back at my brother’s apartment, we had bagels for breakfast before heading out.  I toasted up 1/2 of a cinnamon raisin bagel and spread it with peanut butter with a yogurt.  I love carbs. 🙂

On our drive home, we made a pit stop in South Norwalk (SoNo) for lunch.  It is a really small town right off of the highway, but the downtown is so cute!  It is a small strip of restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques.

We decided on Chocopologie for lunch.  Why?  Because of the name!!

It was so cute inside and everything on the menu sounded amazing from sandwiches to salads to buckwheat crepes to french toast and a lot more.

I started with a Raspberry Smoothie while we waited for our meals.  It was so good, it tasted like a milkshake.  Although, it could have been colder and thicker…

For my lunch, I ordered the Meditteranean Salad.  It was hands down, the best salad I have ever had!  I can’t wait to re-create it at home.

The salad contained arugula, green beans, kidney beans, roasted beets, goat cheese, croutons and a lemon viniagrette.

The salad was served warm!  I loved it.

We made a few more stops on our ride home, so I snacked on an Endure GloBar a few hours later.  This flavor was awesome!  There is something about cranberries that I just love in granola bars.

And, we picked up dinner at Chipotle because the last thing you want to do after a weekend away is cook on a Sunday night!!

A vegetarian burrito bowl with rice, black beans, peppers, onions, corn salsa, hot salsa, lettuce and guacamole.

Delicious!

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mexican goodies

Happy Saturday!

I had a fairly relaxing morning over here and started my day with a glass of juice.

In the mix were:

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 inch ginger

I was meeting a friend downtown for brunch, so I just needed a little something to hold me over while I got ready.  It did the trick.

We ended up going to Union Bar and Grille for brunch.  It was great!  We both ended up with the Huevos Rancheros because we love beans!

Crispy Tostada with 2 Eggs any style, Black Beans, Cheddar Cheese, Home-fries & Salsa Ranchera. I’m pretty sure they forgot the salsa, but it was still pretty good.  Luckily, the restaurant was not too busy, so we sat and chatted for hours.  Then I headed home to get some things done.

I took a break before dinnertime to go for a run.  6 miles in 54 minutes – not too shabby.  I had trouble picking my feet up today, though.  I should have had a snack before the run because I definitely needed some fuel.  Live and learn!

Around 7pm, Brant and I were both starving but didn’t feel like cooking, so we headed out to Salsa’s Mexican Grill.

We started with some chips, salsa and sangria!

For dinner, I decided on the Veggie Burrito in a wheat wrap with black beans.  I always eat the filling out of my burrito, and leave the wrap.  The filling is the best part – rice, veggies and beans – yum!

There could have been more veggies, but they definitely did not skimp on the beans.  I only finished about 1/2 to 3/4 of this, but I am stuffed!

I guess I was feeling like a little mexican today!  This is my type of food – simple, flavorful, delicious and real food!  I rarely (i mean, rarely!) ever eat out twice in one day.  I barely even did anything in my kitchen today, and you know what?!  It felt great!  I love to cook, but sometimes it’s nice to have a treat day.  We all deserve it.  Tomorrow, I have some goodies to make for the week.