Mirrored Lunch

June 6, 2008

This day is flying by!!

I worked out in the air conditioned gym this morning – circuit of Stairmaster, stat bike , walking on treadmill and abs . I didn’t want to go in the heat! I got home around 12 and knew I needed some fuel since our lunch wasn’t until 1:30. All through my shower I kept thinking about a cool apple. While there were more appropriate things for me to use up, apple it was. With AB:

Before lunch I hit Lowes for roach killer + deer deterrent. Hopefully they won’t eat our garden this year!

Cristy and I enjoyed lunch at M5 , a favorite restaurant of mine that she hadn’t explored yet. We ended up decided to order the same salad and split the falafel plate that came with the delicious warm pita bread! Our plates were mirrors of each other the whole time –

We started with a Hazelnut-Crusted Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Oozing goat cheese!! This thing was A-mazing.

We also split the falafel entree, which we decided was perfectly portioned when split. It came with yogurt-dill sauce (I had just a bit of it), olives (ate all but 3), a small side salad of cucs and radishes in oil (ate 2/3 of that), a pita bread (ate all!), and 1.5 falafels each (I didn’t quite finish them because the fried part was a little too onion-y for me.)

I think the falafels were really fried hummus ! They’re creamy, lemony and good, but again, the batter was just too much like an onion ring .

Pita!!

I can’t believe it’s 4:00 already!

And I’ve had it – just turned on the A.C.

And I HATE WORDPRESS right now!!!!!!!

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1 VeggieGirl June 6, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Yep, the day is definitely flying by – enjoy what’s left of it!!

Wow, the food is presented so gorgeously, on the plates!! Sounds like a great restaurant!!

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2 JJ125 June 6, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Falafel is basically the same as hummus, both made with chickpeas!

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3 Serena June 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm

That entire meal looks so delicious!

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4 BethT June 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Ina Garten has a fantabulous fried goat cheese salad – very easy to make and easy to make a bit healthier by not frying in as much oil. Really great for a quick dinner, esp if you love goat cheese!

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5 Jill June 6, 2008 at 4:21 pm

FRIED goat cheese? Oh my, that sounds amazing. Goat cheese is just about the only cheese I like! And hummus falafel sounds better than regular! Lemon is amazing.

By the way, you are crazy. Onion is the most amazing thing!

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6 Meg Wolff June 6, 2008 at 4:50 pm

I came over from Veg for One blog. Your story about you and your husband is great. And your food & lifestyle look great.

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7 Fit4Life June 6, 2008 at 5:32 pm

kath (or anyone that might know),
how do you link your blog to where you post. if thatmakes any sense. like Jill’s post is green instead of black and when you click on it its linked to her blog. how in the world do you do that?
thanks, Lexi

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8 yaz June 6, 2008 at 5:41 pm

type the address where it says Url when you comment

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9 Fit4Life June 6, 2008 at 6:15 pm

yaz,
thank you so much :)

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10 Kristie June 6, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Wordpress is being the BIGGEST pain right now… I don’t get it!

On a food note though, that lunch is completely drool-worthy. The goat cheese ball, the falafel, the pita… I’d be in food heaven. Good choices ;)

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11 haya June 6, 2008 at 7:21 pm

those are not falafels at all! i’ve never seen anything like that before.

JJ125, they are not the same as hummus. falafels are usually made with at least some fava beans (originally they were completely fava bean, but now it is more common to have some chickpeas in the mix). additionally, herbs and spices that you wouldn’t put in hummus (like parsley, cumin) and onions are in falafel. and they have baking soda to make them kind of fluffy. the inside shouldn’t be wet like that.

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12 Fit4Life June 6, 2008 at 7:37 pm

i am starting a new “recovery/healthy balence” blog soi would MAJORLY appricate it if i got some blog readers to come and read my blog so i have some support! thank you!

Lexi

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13 magpie June 6, 2008 at 7:56 pm

That pita looks amazingly fresh.

Apples + nut butter are always my go-to snack :)

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14 Megan June 6, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Kath,
So did the goat cheese salad come with two goat cheese disks or the one? I’m confused as to whether you split it with your friend before or after the picture. Thanks!

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15 Kath June 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Thanks Meg Wolff ,
Welcome to KERF :)

Megan ,
We eat had our own salads (which came with 1 goat cheese medallion) and split the falafel dish. Sorry if that was confusing!

Kath

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