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More Weekend Please

 

Hello hello!!

What a fun weekend I had last week. I will most definitely post the pictures and a post with the details from the fun weekend REB and I had in Chicago! I wish there was more of that weekend. I also think I had a little too much fun. Is that even possible though? Really? Probably not.

So for now, how about I give you a look at what I ate earlier this week?

Be sure to join the party at Jenn’s Blog over at Peas and Crayons to have some fun with us! And don’t forget the theme for June: Sensible Snacking!

 

And I can proudly say I have been snacking pretty well so far this month :)

This weeks pictures brought to you by Monday. Monday: You usually have a bad case of them lying around.

I broke my fast (a little Game of Thrones for ya :)) with my usual coffee with sugar free creamer and Splenda and also had a bagel thin with 1/2 serving of light garden veggie cream cheese.

Decided to change it up from the usual Nutrigrain bar and/or oatmeal and have some carbs and deliciousness for a change. It’s just what I needed to wake me up!

For my mid-morning snack, I WAS going to have yogurt, but my butter fingers decided it’d be more fun to drop it on the ground thereby making it a not-so-mid-morning snack. Troll.

I had a two hour meeting that went on during lunch on Monday. These types of meetings have their perks: the company usually orders in lunch. The con? It’s usually something kind of unhealthy, though probably delicious. They ordered some noodle bowls from Noodles & Co., but I opted to eat what I brought and get back on track from the uber fun weekend. Healthy choice, people!

I realized halfway through my lunch I forgot to snap a picture, so I apologize. I had a bagel thin with mustard and three slices of Peppered Tofurkey. I’ve never been a big tofurkey fan, but I do remember loving cajun or peppered turkey when I ate meat. So I decided to give this flavor a try, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how yummy it is! Good to have on hand to throw on sandwiches or salads! Alongside, I had 1/2 cup of low sodium, 2% cottage cheese and a whole lotta black pepper. Yum!

My afternoon snacks lately have been in the form of fruit.

Not just any fruit though.

I don’t know if it’s just a good season for them, or luck, but I keep getting the best-tasting bunches of grapes lately! They’re so crunchy, firm and pop in your mouth. So sweet and delicious! Thanks to Sarah, I’ve furthered the obsession by freezing them. Mind. Blown.

So for dinner on Monday, REB and I wanted some Thai food so we headed to Lotus Thai. I love this place. They have an entire section of the menu for vegetarian apps, soups and entrees! WIN. We weren’t terribly hungry and had furniture shopping on the agenda, so we decided to do something quick. We got some tofu spring rolls to start and then split an entree with brown rice.

But the real winner of the meal were the soups we got. I got the Tom yum poh tak tofu, which is this uber vegetarian spicy broth with tofu, lime, mushrooms, lemongrass and rhizome.

Holy hell. My lips were burning, it was so spicy! It was already spicy, but then I ordered the spice level to be medium, which probably not the best idea. Nonetheless: it was one of the most delicious soups I’ve had!

So there you have it: a look at eats from Monday!

As I said, I will have a post about the Chicago trip up soon! I mostly need time to download the images from the fancy cam to computer, edit photos, blah blah blah. Y’all know the drill.

Hope you have a great rest of the week!’

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Thai time

I love Thai food. Like…srsly. I love it. I was first introduced to Thai food when I was in high school and had it with my sister and her friends. I hadn’t had any other type of Asian food at the time (except for Indian food, of course) and I was in love from the start. There is something about Thai food that is so amazing. I don’t know if it’s the sauces they use, or the amazing spices they use (and oh boy, do they use a ton of spices!), but the flavors seem to go on and on. I always end up tasting something different in a dish I’ll try.

Unfortunately in Ann Arbor, there aren’t a lot of places I’ll flock to on a daily basis. Although, the ones REB and I love are: Lotus Thai and No Thai. However, Royal Oak is where it’s at. About two years ago, REB and I discovered a placed called Ahan Thai off Main Street in Royal Oak. I hadn’t had Thai food so spicy that even getting “mild” was spicy! It was so good. Their tofu was cooked to perfection, their vegetables were cooked but had a great crunch to it, and their sauce was amazing. I love seeing specks of red pepper flakes in my food. Delicious.

The unfortunate thing about Ahan? We haven’t been able to go back because they’ve never been open. This is what happens every time we try to go there when we’re in Royal Oak. Their hours are simple: 4-10 p.m., or whatever it is. We’ll get there at 4:30 and notice it’s still not open. No biggie, we’ll walk around and go back at 5:30 and it’s STILL not open. Mmmmk, kinda weird. We’ll admit defeat and go eat some place else and as we’re walking back to our car, we’ll notice it’s open! We stop in, ask their hours since we came at 4 when they said they’d be open and this is the response we get: “Ohhh..we were late.”

….. o_O …. Srsly?

Have no fear! Thai on Main is here! We’ve discovered another great place to eat in Royal Oak right on Main St. I’ve never been more satisfied. I love Ahan, but if they can’t honor their business hours, I’ll go to the place that will. I always get the drunken noodle with tofu, and REB gets the Masaman with tofu. If you go there, I recommend getting mild your first time. Getting Medium could be treacherous to your gastrointestinal system. I’m not lying. My coworkers felt the pain of that this afternoon. I like getting mild because I pile the Siracha and other chili paste they provide to adjust the spice level myself. Mmmmm!

Um, not going to lie but I just kinda started drooling even though I’m so full from this afternoon when I ate this stuff. Amazing. Thai food = happy me!