Oh just some French toast. NBD.
This version with Cville Crunch bread (which is 100% whole wheat with flax and walnuts – my fav) topped with seared pears, chia seeds, coconut and Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter.
Almost too decadent with all that chocolaty taste!
Matt and I had to record commercials for the radio again (one of our most fun business meetings!) so we treated ourselves to lunch after.
Our neighbor owns a lunch spot called Zazus, so we headed to that side of town to try it out.
I had the chicken curry bowl that came with rice, chicken curry, lettuce, almonds and COCONUT! (That looks like cheese on top, but it’s coconut). Made the dish!
Matt and I also shared some chips. His tilapia wrap was quite good too.
Afterwards we went next door to the best coffee shop in the world: Shenandoah Joe.
I was thinking while I sipped my decaf cappuccino that SJ’s coffee really is the BEST I have tasted worldwide – including some of the fancy places in San Francisco and Chicago.
I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s better than those places, but it’s on par – delicious coffee. I drink their Ethiopian Decaf every day (best decaf I’ve ever had for sure), and we love the owner Dave!
After our coffees, we went home to chill for a bit. Matt is taking one afternoon off during the week for family time to make up for missed Saturday mornings together, and this was it!
Then, we went RUNNING! I haven’t been on nearly the amount of runs that I would like lately. Being home alone, it’s just easier to take him to the gym than it is to coordinate running outdoors. But today Matt and I traded spaces – me first, him second. Mazen slept for a long nap while I was gone.
My run was awesome. Despite not running in a while, my legs remembered what to do and I have shaved a whole minute off my pace from my first couple of runs*.
*That doesn’t mean I’m fast. It means my first few runs were realllllly slow!!
Post run cereal snack:
For dinner, Hillary came over for a weeknight feast!
The meal we created we absolutely divine!
Roasted Twin Oaks tofu
A TON of roasted broccoli + cauliflower plus sweet potatoes!
Rice + sautéed mushrooms, all coasted in a wonderful peanut sauce.
Hillary was in charge of the sauce and said she might share the rough recipe in the comments. It was a mix of PB2, tamari, sriracha, brown sugar, and peanut butter, at least!
Having company over called for a little dessert (I admit I really need to cut back on the weeknight desserts….!!) so we pulled out a slice of Larbs’s birthday cake from the freezer!! She saved this for me and had it hand delivered by mom on a trip in November. It was an incredible cake from her favorite bakery, and of course the frosting was the highlight.
A sliver for each of us was the perfect ending to a fun dinner.