I was craving thai food last night so we ordered takeout at a fantastic little thai restaurant called Ayara – close to the LAX airport. It’s gotten great reviews because their food is always excellent and service is wonderful. Here’s my thai green papaya salad with a side of sticky rice that I am head over heels for. I ordered extra so I could bring some to work – woo hoo! Chris got the chicken curry, which he polished off fairly quick. While waiting at home to go pick up the order (30 minutes) I decided to get my “one workout for the day” over with and go for a run around the neighborhood. I only ran for about 20 minutes but it felt good.
So I kind of indulged over the weekend and my stomach paid for it – BIG TIME! I have such a hard time with regular dairy but could not resist Ben & Jerry’s “peanut butter cup” ice cream when I dined at Chris’ parents’ house. OMG. Soooo delicious but it wreaked havoc on my stomach – oh well, it was worth it What do I do after I indulge and experience gastro distress? Green juice! Sans banana. Yesterday, I polished off a mason jar full of “Green Lemonade” from Natalia Rose’s Raw Food Detox Diet book but mine used spinach instead of kale. It was light, refreshing, and a perfect start to a new day.
Over the weekend, I made a patch of cookies for the house: Reese’s peanut butter chip cookies with raw cacao powder from One Lucky Duck. Soooo friggin’ delicious! The old me would have inhaled the entire batch but I just had two this weekend – not bad! PS: the silpat? Baker’s best friend.