Hello from suburbia! I’m just about to head back to NYC, but I had an incredible week in Pennsylvania spending Thanksgiving with the family. It was the perfect week – full of amazing food, seeing all of my relatives, relaxing, shopping, and decorating for Christmas. I think it’s safe to say I have A LOT to be thankful for (cue the violins playing).
There are many things to love about being home, but having a fully stocked fridge at all times – courtesy of Momma G – is definitely one of them. Other than a few indulgences (hello, Thanksgiving), I tried to take the rest of the week eat as healthy as possible. Read: all the vegetables.
For breakfast it’s been all about the smoothies. My parents have a Vitamix (#goals) so I’ve been sipping on green smoothies just about every morning. This one was a simple mix of banana, spinach, almond milk, chia seeds and cinnamon.
I locked myself basement office for most of the day to get work done, so by the time lunchtime rolled around I’ve been ready for an excuse to escape. So the other day I got a little creative and made a personal size cauliflower crust pizza. I followed this recipe for the crust but halved it, and omitted the cheese from the crust itself, and topped things off with Rao’s sauce (the BEST), mozzarella, and roasted vegetables.
Fast forward to dinner time, and after a few hours of shopping (which is basically cardio, right?) my sister Katie and I were craving dinner from one of our favorite restaurants around here, Blue Sage Vegetarian Grille. I always get their Tacos Verduras: pepita crusted tofu, pickled red onion, piquillo aioli, green chile avocado, cucumber.
We also split a couple of their desserts, which were clearly so delicious they were devoured before I could snap a photo 😉
And now here I am, ready to get back to “normal life” in New York. See you for the next WIEIAD!