Morning and happy Thursday! I love Thursdays, because even though I don’t have a “traditional” schedule anymore, Fridays are always exciting. This weekend has a few surprises in store, so I’m excited! Now, to just get through today…
Yesterday I got up bright and early to do some work. I had a big bowl of fruit: 1/2 banana, 1 plum, and cherries.
I met my lovelies, Lyle and Lindsay, for lunch at Alice’s Tea Cup. There was a little wait, so in true NYC-fashion we got some iced coffees (skim milk & Sugar In The Raw) and plopped down on a stoop for some quality chit.
When we were finally seated, we ordered a plate of scones to share: it’s unfortunate the photo is so bad, because these were SO GOOD. We split carmelized banana and chocolate almond. Why have I never been a scone person before?! I love scones! (And I know the answer to that question, and it needs to change!)
I got my usual: the “Light Fare” with a bowl of tomato basil soup and their amazing bread:
And the warm endive, carmelized pear & onion, and stilton cheese salad. Best tea party ever.
After saying our goodbyes (sniff), I had some time to kill before work While I was moseying around, I happened upon a cart giving away free Popchips!
You can find the nutrition information for Popchips here. These are snack-sized bags (50 calorie servings), and I gobbled up a package of the original flavor as I dodged raindrops on the way to work. They reminded me a lot of soy crisps; they’re very light and not greasy at all, but still flavorful. Cons? Try to eat these holding an umbrella and two bags in a torrential downpour! Would I buy these? Yes, but I think they’d be pretty addicting and potentially dangerous to have around 🙂
At work, I had a small (2-inch slice) of pizza with olives. I drew a gallery-worthy picture of it, but left it in my apron at work. Use your imaginations!
For dinner I got off the healthy chip train and had freshly-made tortilla chips! The man who makes the pizza saw me eating my salad and thought I needed some deep-fried taco and plopped them right into the fryer. I guess I’ll be getting my fry on a lot!
Now, this looks like a regular salad, right? Not so! Hidden under a thin layer of parmesan are little shrimpies! I love you, chef Ramon.
This was made with a lot of garlic. Delicious, but sometimes you need to freshen yourself up, you know? So I pulled out my handy-dandy Eat Whatever mints. Have you guys heard of these?
After eating something gnarly (like said garlicky salad), swallow the two jelly capsules with a glass of water. Then, suck on the white mint until it’s dissolved. Results? “Kissible breath”! It worked for me, which is a blessing to know considering I work in an Italian restaurant. Even better? They’re 100% vegan and gluten-free. I’ll have to keep my eye out for these!
Work thankfully ended without drama, and I grabbed a fruit cup on the way to the subway.
Well, time to go get my pretty on and head to my internship. I have to go to the restaurant after I’m through with that, so it’s going to be a long, long day, and I didn’t get to sleep until after 3 last night. Bah. No more complaints… have a happy Thursday! And please wish Heather a belated Happy Birthday!!!