hello babydolls! hope you guys have had a great week so far! i’ve been keeping myself pretty busy. I’ve been body pumping and loving it!! Last night’s class was HARD but loved every second. and now i’m getting hooked on this techno music they play 🙂
I had my first time trying to make chicken tenders and they turned out pretty good! The other night I marinated 2 tenders in almond milk mixed with franks red hot and some sriracha sauce. Then I rolled them in some panko bread crumbs. Panko is whats used in tempura dishes and has a crisp texture that I personally like better than regular breadcrumbs. I just put them in the oven at 400 for about 12 mins. To go along with the tenders I made some butternut squash fries with a squash thatd been sitting in my pantry forever just waiting to be used. Turned out to be a pretty good meal, a good amoutn of spice to the tenders and added some salt and pep and it was perfect.
The other night I went home to Columbia for the night and went out to dinner with my mom. We love going to this local restaurant called Hickory Ridge Grill thats right by our house. It’s got some amazing greek food as well as regular american fare. I tend to get the chicken souvlaki platter but have decided to try something new every time i go. No matter what I get its always amazing. I decided on the Full Mozzy. I was in the mood for a summer sandwich and this embraced it fully. Fresh mozzerella, sundried tomatoes, spinach and pesto on ciabatta. heavennnnnnnnnn. I subbed the fries for some mediterranian green beans which were spicy!!! i am usually all over anything spicy but this was even spicy for me. I ate half the sandwich and half the green beans and brought the rest home for my sister. My mom got “the pestos” which was chicken and pasta in a pesto sauce. She threw a little on my plate for me to try. O.M.G. It was out of this world good. My friend Brooke works there and always says how amazing their pasta dishes are. Next time, PASTA! haha.
Yesterday for lunch I had some sauteed asparagus with hummus and laughing cow in a grilled wrap. I have been loving some asparagus lately and want to buy another bushel. It’s so easy and tastes so fresh. To go with my wrap I made a green smoothieeee! I bought a big bag of spinach and went to town! I added in a scoop of amazing grass which made it extra greeen ! it had a frozen banana in it and almond milk with spinach and that was it! I’m gonna try and have one of these more often. I miss them.
Tonight my friend Britt is visitng from New York. We’re going to do a little shopping and then go out to dinner tonight at a new restaurant by my work called Talara. Its saying is Raw with a Twist. It’s a new style sushi, tapas style and serves lots of different types of seviche. I had to google what that was beacuse I had no idea! Here’s the definition from epicurious.
“An appetizer popular in Latin America consisting of raw fish marinated in citrus (usually lime) juice. The action of the acid in the lime juice “cooks” the fish, thereby firming the flesh and turning it opaque. Onions, tomatoes and green peppers are often added to the marinade. Only very fresh fish should be used for this dish.”
The neat thing about this place is you can choose the type of fish you want in it, and theres so many options! They are just opening this week and I can’t wait to try! Another thing they’re big on is MOJITOS! Mojitos are my all time favorite drink. They have 8 different types. Strawberry Mimosa, Classic, Pomegranate, Mango, Peppermint Pattie, Key Lime, Banana, and Passionfruit. Phew. I like trying different flavors, but I always find that the classic is my all time fav. Might have to venture out though. We’ll see. I can’t wait to try this place out! Here’s some pics from the website!
This Sunday I’m planning on going to Britts family’s house on the Eastern Shore and am planning on going on the boat and trying wakeboarding again! Ah i absolutely can’t wait. Hope you guys have an awesome day! Happy FRIDAY!
Hershey says hi!