Does tomorrow have to be Monday? Boy, do I have a long couple of weeks ahead of me…
Good thing I made this weekend count! I mean…could we have had a more beautiful couple of days? Sigh. Since my sis was here and she does not share my love for the beach, we embarked on a day of Saturday shopping in SoHo. First we needed to fuel up at our favorite – the Whole Foods salad bar:
Arugula, quinoa, beets, bean salad, black beans, carrots, peas, radishes, walnuts, squash and a falafal for good measure. AH-MAZING, as always. Fighting through the crowds of tourists can take a lot out of you, and after some browsing at Bloomie’s we took a much needed break at Forty Carrots for a cool treat.
I had been wanting to try the Fro-Yo at Forty Carrots forever – what made it even better is that the flavor of the day was peanut butter. Simply the best I’ve ever had – you MUST try. This was the perfect pick-me-up, and it preceeded the spending of too much money at Top Shop.
As for dinner, we had a hankering for guac. Dos Caminos was necessary. Dos Caminos is a great NYC Mexican chain (I think there are four locations in Manhattan and one in Vegas) with, arguably, the best guac everrrr. We went to the SoHo location, which I’ve always been partial to.
The guac definitely did not disappoint (sorry for the darkness – we sat outside!)
If you shy away from avocados because of their high fat content, you’re missing out! Avocados have good fat (monounsaturated/polyunsaturated) – about 4.5 grams for 1/5 of an avocado. They are also high in potassium and good sources of B vitamins, folic acid and vitamin E, to name a few. Also, eating avocados with other fruits and vegetables that contain fat soluble vitamins (think vitamin A, D, E and K) can help your body absorb more of them! Really, what’s not to like?
Anywho…for my entree, I had the Chicken Tinga tacos, with pulled chicken simmered with chipotles and sweet and spicy roasted tomato sauce, refried pinto beans, mini corn tortillas and mexico city street corn. It was so delicious I forgot to take a photo 😦 Sorry!
Of course we had to get dessert. Enter the Cajeta Sundae, with vanilla bean and roasted banana ice cream, chocolate and cajeta sauce, salted peanuts and a chocolate peanut brittle on top.
Cajeta sauce is made by caramelizing milk – so sweet and soooo good. This Sundae was large and in charge – good thing I had a bit of help tackling it.
I took it easy with running this weekend with a slow 5 miler on Saturday and about 6 on Sunday. Legs are a little cranky from Friday’s 13.25 miler so I gave them a break. This week I hope to reintroduce some speed, so I hope they are cooperative 🙂
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Question: When was the last time you had some guacamole, and where?