I made a new friend, Meg, today! She’s visiting from Boston and house/kid/dog sitting for her sister here in Cville. We got together for noontime BodyPump, where I headed on foot.
Today’s class wasn’t quite as hard as Tuesdays. I go to the express classes designed for the lunch hour that are only 45 minutes. On Tuesday we did biceps and triceps and swapped out shoulders and lunges. Today we switched. After BodyPump we took our slightly sweaty selves out to lunch!
With Faith meeting us for the fun
We tried out the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, which is known for tea but also has a great menu.
I started my meal with a nice Rooibos. The tea pots are $5 and “to-go” is $3 so I ordered the to-go for a single portion – I didn’t realize I’d be wasting a cup too! The tea was great though.
When we walked into the second floor restaurant, there was an amazing overwhelming smell of Thai curry wafting about. I knew I wanted the soup! It was rather brothy with brown rice floating throughout. Meg and I agreed we wished it were thicker and/or had more bulk to it, but it tasted good.
Especially with the fluffy herb-grilled pita pillows on the side!
I ordered the soup/salad combo, which came with a simple side tossed in a tahini dressing that was out of this world.
For dessert, Meg surprised us with some of her gluten-free Cinnamon Pecan Choco Chip cookies! I had a half – extremely good! [Meg says the recipe will be up soon if you’d like a gluten-free cookie that everyone will eat!]
We walked down the mall and peeped into Sweet Frog so Meg could give it a taste
I spooned out a taste from her bowl too 🙂
And then I walked two miles back home while listening to my audio book.
I am so glad we found each other