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the “fresh” life day 11

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I love days when Sarah comes back home to visit for the day! Today was one of those days. We ran some errands that we needed to do and left for “someday” you know bring the watch in to change a battery, another take out a link, buy some needed makeup, and some Sunday “lounging” clothes for the little lady.

And of course heading out to eat was part of the day… This was a bit challenging for me because my food was at home, so I sat and drank my favorite The Republic of Tea Ginger Peach tea which was delish, but by the time we got home I was “hungry!” At that point it was “my” turn to eat and we all chatted around the table… life… work… running…goals… shortly after that it was time for Sarah to go “home,” well to her “new home” this will always be her home, and my stomach got that little wrench in it that it usually does as she backed out of the driveway and screamed, “I love you!” Man that gets me every time!

Daily Cuisine:

Breakfast: Exotic Mushroom & Feta Cheese Quiche with Fresh Apples

The feta in the eggs was extremely pronounced and added the slightest bit of saltiness. I loved the sweet contrast of the crisp apple slices.

Lunch: Citrus Glazed Grilled Chicken Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Hearts of Palm, Tomato, Pistachio & Honey Ginger Dressing

Loved the Honey Ginger Dressing! Little did I know when I was drinking my Ginger Peach tea how much “ginger” the rest of my day would have! Luckily for me I do like ginger and the extra snap that it gives! It was nice to have a few pistachio’s sprinkled on the salad for an extra crunch.

Dinner: Grilled Fillet of Ahi Tuna with Ginger Miso with Yellow Squash Tarragon Puree and Roasted Artichoke Hearts

This is the second week where I have had fish a few nights in a row, I do enjoy fish, however I’m beginning to feel like I do when I eat chicken a lot, you know like I’m going to sprout wings, so maybe like I’m about to sprout gills! lol The Ginger Miso sauce gave a huge amount of zest and flavor to the fish. The yellow squash was quite tasty however I didn’t really taste the tarragon, and the artichokes were big and fleshy which was nice to bite into!

Snack: Teriyaki Tender Beef & Zucchini Skewer

The skewers were very tender and I loved the delicate teriyaki flavor.

Dessert: Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

The day was completed with the ginger flavor in my cheesecake mixed with a little pumpkin; a taste of thanksgiving!

How do you handle eating out situations?

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