Friday, July 30, 2010

My Guest Post! July 30th

Hey everybody! Go over to my friend, Maggie's blog to see my guest post on vegan/vegetarian weddings! I worked hard on it and even e-mailed Maggie late last night when I saw that Chelsea Clinton was having a vegan wedding too! What can I say? A blogger's work is never done! lol

Hope you guys enjoy it! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blog Award & Lunch Meet-up! July 21st

Just a quick post today, but yesterday I was informed that my blog won an award! I'm especially pleased about this one because my blog was chosen as one of the top eating disorder blogs! And I'm always so happy to hear that it's helped anyone struggling with or trying to overcome an eating disorder, because I know how hard it is! You can see a complete list of winners here, but here's the award!

So thanks to Emma and Dennis, who chose to recognize my blog! It's always appreciated!

(Oh and Peanut thanks you too! ;)

Today I went to lunch with my friend Melissa at our usual spot, Sea Thai Bistro in the Meatpacking District.

I got their spring rolls, which tasted pretty much the same, but were presented differently than other times.

And for my entree I got my usual favorite, broad rice noodles with tofu.

We had a good time as always! They were filming something up the block from us, so we checked it out after lunch, but unfortunately we saw no celebrities. :( Still, they are ALWAYS shooting something in the Meatpacking District and we've both seen various celebrities down there!

Also, I've complete my guest post for Maggie's blog and it should be up sometime next week! And I wish her and Bobby all the best for their wedding this Saturday!!! :)

Oh, and please wish Caronae well! She just had a major health scare. Luckily she is alright though!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lots of Good Stuff & Peanuts too! :) July 14th

Lots to catch up on! So let's get started....

I found a great new place around the corner from me with great food. Well, actually it's not *new*, but last week was the first time I ever went! It's Good Stuff Diner (on West 14th St. off 6th Ave.). And they aren't kidding, they really do have "good stuff!" lol

They had such an extensive menu and everything looked so good, it was hard to choose! But I opted for something healthy and unhealthy... For the "healthy" I got a "high-c" smoothie minus the bananas (which was basically strawberries, pineapple, orange juice, and frozen yogurt) and for the "unhealthy" I got mozzarella sticks. And you know what? I don't care! These were FANTASTIC! Not at all greasy and really delicious! And the smoothie was good too! I'll definitely be back again soon!

On Sunday I had a great brunch with Melissa (Missy Maintains) and Maggie (Say Yes to Salad) at one of my favorite places, Sacred Chow.

We all got the same thing, the tofu scramble (except different variations! lol). I got mine with fruit and home fries. I also made the dreadful mistake of ordering orange juice. And I know you must be wondering, what could be dreadful about that? How about an $8 price tag! Simply because I didn't specify "small" (I didn't know they had sizes). Still, $8 for ANY size orange juice is ridiculous. It was good though, although I'll never make that mistake again!

Still, I had a great time and I was glad we were able to squeeze the brunch before Maggie's wedding! (Btw, I'll hopefully be doing a guest post on vegetarian weddings for Maggie's blog when she's on her honeymoon, so look out for that!)

Yesterday I went to one of my old favorites, Wild Ginger. Sadly they have gotten more snooty like Blossom (read that story here!), but I don't feel like getting into it now! It was SO dark and rainy out the day I went that the pictures came out awful. So luckily I had saved some pics I took on a sunnier day of the same food that I got! lol

Spring rolls

Steamed veggie dumplings

Pineapple fried rice

And now, on to Peanut! :) Here's what he's been up to...

He LOVES boxes, and spends a great deal of time in this one!

Helping Mom go through recipes... he LOVES paper-- especially crumpled paper! I always say we should have named him Crumples! (So that's his middle name in case you are wondering!)

His usual laundry basket shenanigans! (He has such a round little belly, and we feed him a 1/2 cup food daily as the vet recommended! He's just a bit chubby. :)

And finally...

A Mommy and Me picture! :)

In other news, I went to the brand new Chelsea Trader Joe's today!! It just opened on Monday at the corner of West 21st St. & 6th Ave.! And all I can say is this... why oh why didn't you open sooner?!?! I've lived right down the block from them for nearly 2 years and just now they opened! Oh well, all I can say is go! And please DON'T tell your friends! lol I don't want it to turn into the circus that is the Trader Joe's in Union Square! lol It really is gorgeous and spacious and well run... I'll be shopping here from now on!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day! July 4th

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! I figured I'd catch up on some blogging... Here are some of my eats from the past week!

Pizza at Pomodoro in Soho

Chocolate chip cheesecake from Whole Foods (amazing!!!)

Lunch at Friend of a Farmer, which included a piece of cornbread with apple butter and a pasta and veggie dish (I've gotten this before and this is SO good... the quality of their veggies is incredible! I've eaten here a few times recently and been quite impressed!!)

This morning Mom made some blueberry pancakes! (I put on maple syrup after the picture)

And after going to the Chelsea Whole Foods (which was dead quiet today because of the holiday!) I stopped in a restaurant for lunch called Il Bastardo. I got penne with vodka sauce. Unfortunately though, the portion was TINY for the price! I was really unhappy about that, although their food was pretty good. Still, the best penne alla vodka is at I Tre Merli Bistro in the West Village (see here)!

Peanut's been busy bug chasing! Look at how alert he is!

Don't worry, we don't have an infestation or anything, but in the summertime a lot of flies find their way inside...

He still likes one wintertime activity though, and that's napping in the warm laundry!

It's going to be SUPER hot out here in NYC this week. It almost makes me miss the winter! Everyone say a prayer that we don't have another blackout again!!! :(

That's all for now, folks!