Friendly Distractions

August 31, 2012

G’afternoon!

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I met my friend Jenn and her little boy Levi at the park today for a stroll and some playing. Jenn is a nurse (and obviously a mom) so of course we chatted all about L&D too : ) It was fun to get out of the house. I can’t wait till I have a little boy who wants to play too – Levi is so cute!

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My next date was a last-minute lunch invitation from Hillary!

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She met me on her lunch break downtown! We actually had plans to get salads and then I declared that I could not sit outside in this heat wave, so we went next door to try out Himalayan Fusion’s lunch buffet for some cool AC and buffet fun.

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This is so not something I would normally crave for lunch – so call me out of character! I was starving, and I figured spicy food would be smart : ) It tasted great!

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The buffet is only $6.99 – what a steal! I wouldn’t call it incredible, but the food tasted good and there was a wide variety of hot and cold dishes.

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I had a little taste of most of the options. I think the chicken tikka masala was my fav! And that green sauce – whatever it might be…

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Our plates were small so we had two – went back for the favorites.

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And after lunch we walked to Splendora’s for a bambino gelato. I had the White Chocolate Lemon [Cookie] again and it exceeded my expectations of my memory from my last visit! Locals, you MUST go try this flavor!

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After two walks in the sun, I would prefer to stay in the AC for the rest of the day, although we have one more outing scheduled this evening! Also, eggplant :mrgreen:

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm

You have just given me an instant craving for Indian food! I haven’t had it in ages…. well, at least 3 weeks! I’m all about the tandoori dishes. Last time we were out, I got tandoori halibut and it was THE. BOMB. Curious to see what this eggplant business is about!

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2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

You’re lucky to have such great friends to distract you!! Have a relaxing afternoon, Kath!

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3 Susan (Oliepants) August 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I craved spicy a lot when I was pregnant. Well, I always do but Indian was always wanted. Your food looks delicious and I always go back for seconds – things I liked.

And I hear the spicy is supposed to help move things along – could be a wive’s tale but I figure you would appreciate it nonetheless.

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4 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Bambino – what a great size descriptor! :)

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5 Kelly August 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Love that the shop sells a “bambino” serving size. Sometimes I just want a bite of something sweet and would order that size if I could. More places should offer much smaller options for this exact reason!

Oh my, white choc. lemon cookie ice cream! Yum! I love lemon flavored anything… Totally on a lemon kick right now, I have some lemon infused olive oil that I just cannot get enough of!

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6 Brie @ Impatient Baker August 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Chicken tikka is always a safe bet! That flatbread looks wonderful… hands down my favorite part of Indian cuisine.

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7 Meghan August 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Totally agree about the white chocolate lemon flavor being amazing! I tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and loved it. That and the salted caramel have been my favorites this summer :)

Congrats on the KERF anniversary, and best of luck with your (hopefully soon) delivery!

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8 Sana August 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

It is coriander chutney!!

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9 kate August 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

The onions don’t bother you in Indian food?

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10 KathEats August 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Not if they’re cooked down for hours. It’s raw onions that I hate the most

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11 Lisa August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

If your dinner plans include eggplant, then make this. It’s supposed to induce labor! ;)

http://www.justmommies.com/pregnancy/labor-and-childbirth/eggplant-parmesan-to-induce-labor

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12 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Love buffet lunches once in a while!

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13 Rachel August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

my Mom went into labor with me (a whole month early too)after eating spicy food ;)

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14 j3nn August 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I’ve never been to an Indian restaurant, the food looks good though! You’re quite active today! All good distractions while you wait. :)

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15 Jenica August 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Looks delicious! Hope you’re staying cool now. And of course I’m sure the gelato helped cool you down.

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16 Angel7 August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Maybe the lemon will induce labor :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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17 Dad August 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

We’re going … to that buffet!

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18 KathEats August 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Ok!

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19 mary @ minutespermile August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

some days you just need a buffet. nuff said.

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Glad you had a nice lunch and the bambino gelato that EXCEEDED expectations and I know how you already love that place so – I would love to try it!

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21 Ali @ Peaches and Football August 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Are you finding these last few weeks that you have to decrease any of your walks or exercise? How have you modified bodypump to keep going with that throughout – or did it never matter since it was something you had done prior to the pregnancy?

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22 KathEats August 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Walking, definitely. Before I was doing a workout walk AND walking around town and now I’m just walking around town.

And Pump is about the same as it was earlier in the trimester – I wrote a post about my modifications here: http://www.babykerf.com/23-weeks-pumping-and-i-dont-mean-my-breasts/

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23 Laura @ She Eats Well August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I hope the spice helps you out! I would be so impatient if I were you at this point!!

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24 Jaspreet August 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Delurking to say that it’s really neat to see you eating South Asian food. I don’t see you eating a lot of ethnic food so I hope you will take the time in the future to explore such a wonderful cuisine (I’m Indian-American and very proud of our delicious food).

I’m 95% sure that the “green stuff” was mint or coriander chutney. You should try it on a sandwich–deelish!

Hope the baby comes soon. :)

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25 Amanda @flecksofgreen August 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Lemon Cookie! That sounds amazingly refreshing!

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26 Annette @FitnessPerks August 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Yay for fun lunch dates!!

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27 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 31, 2012 at 6:51 pm

It’s coriander sauce (or cilantro to us)…it’s my favorite sauce, it goes so well with everything, especially samosas!

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28 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 31, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Mmm that gelato looks like the perfect ending for an afternoon lunch on a warm day. I hope that lemon helps bring baby soon…

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29 Lindsay September 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I love love love the new arrow in the sidebar! Like on the ipad. Makes it much easier to go back to the other posts.

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