Sing with me now: Its Friday, Friday, Friday……okay that’s enough. Happy Friday everyone! J
Yesterday, I was in serious need of some vegetation after the delicious dinner and dessert extravaganza we had courtesy of the MIL & Porto’s on Wednesday night:
I sampled most of them - awful idea and almost never worth it. Eh, it happens. I woke up still in a sugar coma, so I committed to eating lots of veggies yesterday (normally not a problem for me, but I really didn’t feel like eating anything at all). This led me to a grilling experiment around lunch time…BBQ’d lettuce!
*Sidenote: I normally call stuff from the grill “grilled” because, to me, BBQ’d means its slathered with sauce, but “grilled lettuce” made me think I was supposed to see fancy grill markings on there and that didn’t work – so I rolled with the West Coast lingo. Sorry East Coasters.
I digress. It was really good! I heard about it from a lady I met a few weeks ago. I tore the leaves apart and rinsed them off. Next, I drizzled a little olive oil and salted/peppered them. Onto the grill they went! You only need to leave them on each side for about 45 seconds or so – unless wilted lettuce is your thing. I cut some tomatoes, added some goat cheese & balsamic and viola! A fantastic summer salad….in February haha.
After a necessary afternoon nap, I headed to the Farmer’s Market. I love me some Farmer’s Market produce. I like knowing that my food is super fresh, organic and local…can’t beat it. I stocked up on some earthy goodness for this week
and got the crepe of my dreams for dinner (arugula, tomato, artichoke, mushrooms, avocado and cheese). I normally am not a fan of cow dairy, but I make exceptions. I’m a big fan of veggie wraps, and this was just a delicious, warm version.
I’m off to spinning class! Have a fantastic day everyone! xo Shaina