Spiraling Into Dinner

16 Aug

Today was a whirl wind of a day!

I started with a little spin on my trainer.  I felt pretty unmotivated.  I have really got to hook up the TV in my room that has been unplugged for about 3 months.  I just don’t have time for TV right now.

After 15 minutes I hopped off the bike and put this little diddy in the oven. Then I hoped back on the bike to finish my sweaty work out.

Ashley’s Blueberry Strawberry Coconut Cream Buckwheat Bake

Do you see that cream inside?  That is what happens when you mix coconut flour with almond milk.

I put the strawberries on top of the cream, instead of mixing it in the buckwheat batter.   It was a good choice.  All the sweet goodness was right in the middle!

All day long I had an amazing dinner to look forward to.

Clare from Fitting It All In recently moved to Dallas, and I emailed her a couple weeks ago to see if she would want to have dinner.

We went to one of my favorite restaurants, Spiral Diner.   I love being able to open up a menu and order ANYTHING!

I was really nervous, because this was my very first blogger meet up.  I know from Clare’s blog that she and I both love nutrition.  But, I get so nervous when I meet new people.

Clare was so easy to talk to!  We chatted and ate wonderful vegan food!

I had the blue plate special…

The Fig and Fennel Sandwich

Roasted fennel with grilled red bell peppers, red onions, artichoke hearts and tomatoes served on ciabatta bread with fig preserves and mayo.

The only appropriate way to let it all hang out. 🙂

I would have eaten the bread and fig preserves alone.  This was delicious. Sweet and savory all at the same time on warm ciabatta. Juicy watermelon on the side.

But the conversation was the best of all!  Clare has a beautiful story of her journey to a healthy relationship with food. She’s a graduate of Notre Dame, that is working toward becoming a life coach.  She is also working full time as a retail store manager.  She knows what it means to juggle!  (We have that in common!)

It was so great to spend time with someone who feels just as passionately about food, health, nutrition, and blogging as I do.

I am looking forward to introducing Clare to more of Dallas’ vegetarian/vegan cuisine!

I have to get a move on and pack my lunch and dinner, because I have a long day tomorrow.

My bed is calling me… “You have intervals in the morning… you have to be up at 4:45… you need to sleep.”

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4 Responses to “Spiraling Into Dinner”

  1. Ashley August 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    Looks delicious!!! You just made me crave a buckwheat bake…haven’t made one in too long! Glad you had a fun blogger meetup…they’re always fun, actually! 🙂

    • weightsandmeasures August 17, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      I liked the fruit in the middle with the cream. I’ll probably mix the fruit and cream together next time! I forgot to mention, but I used raw sunflower seeds instead of nuts in my batter. I accidentally bought more before I needed to, and was looking for a way to use some.

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