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I went to Audrey Claire in Philadelphia for the second time.  Last time, I sat outside and I ordered the Salmon and a bunch of other yummy food.  This meal was excellent once again.  I really love this restaurant.

Our meal started with some great bread with a seasoned olive oil for dipping.  My sister and I split the baby Arugula Salad with candied figs, fresh berries, french lentils, and warm goat cheese.

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This picture is from the last time that I went here since I forgot to snap a picture this time.  I love this salad.

For my entree, I ordered the Whole Branzino (a delicate white fleshed fish).  This came with a grilled lemon, cous cous, and roasted brussel sprouts.

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This was my first time ordered a whole fish without it being fileted prior to eating.  Very fresh & delicious.  Branzino is one of my favorites.

We decided to skip on the dessert this time and instead ordered cups of tea.  On our walk home, I knew I wanted to stop at a frozen yogurt place that I’ve been meaning to go to, Yogorino.  This is an Italian Frozen Yogurt place and this location is the first one in the United States.  Their frozen yogurt is all-natural and organic.  They have one flavor, Tart.  However, this is not as tart as the typical tart yogurts that I have tasted.  Their toppings are amazing.  I am so, so upset that I did not take a picture because they presented the yogurt in a really pretty way.  I ordered a yogurt with raspberries, pomegranate seeds, & a semi-sweet chocolate sauce that hardened as it dried.  Heaven on earth.  I was licking my bowl clean.  Loved it.  I will be back soon so don’t fret, you will be able to see the best tasting yogurt ever!

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I just need to update this post because so much has happened since the last time I updated.  This weekend I went to Boston with both of my sisters and my sister’s crew team for The Head of the Charles–a huge crew regatta.  The night before Boston, I made Whole Wheat Linguine in my homemade sauce with broccoli, spinach, and good bread.

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Yum.  Definitely one of my favorite meals.

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 This was my first time to Boston, and although short, I had a great time.  My sister & I took the train and arrived to Boston Friday night.  We grabbed dinner at a restaurant downtown.  No pictures but I ordered Salmon, spinach, and a baked potato.  My sister and I also had a loaf of bread!

Saturday morning, I woke up sick!  I think Christina got me sick.  I have a horrible cold and my throat is sore.  Blah, being sick stinks.  But, anyway, my sister and I went on our 19 mile run.  Longest since the marathon last year.  We were thrilled that the sun was out–we were expecting a down pour.  It was a great run, but at about mile 14 we both were pretty beat.  Being sick is not good for running long distances.  We managed to pull through and finish the 19 miles.  At one point Christina said, let’s just call it a day.  This was around mile 17.  What do you think I told her?  That’s right.  We finished those 19 miles.  She was happy that we did.

Oh yeah, how could I forget??  Along our run we ran by tons of Vendors by the race course for the regatta including a LARABAR tent!!!  Free mini-lara bars for all!  Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Cashew Cookie, Tropical, PB & J, and Coconut.  THEY HAD PB & J!  My favorite!!!!!!  So, naturally, I loaded a bag up despite the 2 per person limit.  Oh the little things in life.  So we ran the last 6 miles with bags of lara bars.  haha.

After our run, we went out to this great little restaurant, The Friendly Toast.  I would describe this restaurant as retro.  They also gave us so much food.  Thankfully, we were hungry after just running 19 miles.  I ordered an Egg White Omelette with Tomatoes, Broccoli, and Spinach with a MOUND of Homefries.  This also came with a side of Whole Wheat Toast.

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The toast was homemade and very THICKLY sliced.

SO MUCH FOOD and SO FILLING.

I also ordered a fruit salad with some sort of granola/nut mixture on top!

and a cup of Tea!

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Perfect Post-Race meal.

We then spent some time shopping around before we went back to the hotel to take a short nap before meeting two of our friends, Katie & Lindsey,  for dinner in Harvard Square.

We went to Cambridge 1.

Their menu was very short and consisted of salads, pizza, beer, and wine.  So, I ordered one of my favorite meals…PIZZA!

I was pretty plain and simple tonight and ordered a pizza with tomato, fontina, romano, garlic, and basil

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This was actually quite delicious!  I love pizza like this.  Very, very good. 

After dinner, we went to J.P. Lick’s!  I have always read about this place and now I can finally and happily say that I have been there! 

It.was.so.good.

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I ordered Hard Frozen Yogurt–a scoop each of Chocolate Chip Cookie & Coffee Oreo.

I was in heaven and desperately wanted another cup of the Coffee Oreo.  That was my favorite and there were huge chunks of oreo.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Sunday we spent the day with the team for their race.  It POURED so unfortunately it was not very pleasant!  It actually even started to snow…very hard too.  We had a long ride home on the bus, and stopped at a few rest areas.  We got home around 10:00.  I turned on the Phillies game & did some laundry & reading before hitting the sack.  By the way, the Phillies had an AMAZING win last night.  Both my Dad and Todd were at the game (not together).  Lucky Ducks.

I woke up today feeling really crappy.  I really despise being sick.  I made myself a juice.  Forgot to take a picture but it consisted of CARROTS, APPLES, KIWI, & ROMAINE.  Delicious!  I love juice.

I also had an awesome bowl of Hot Oats made with Vanilla Almond Milk, Raisins, Dates, Bananas, Cinnamon, & Honey.

I spent the majority of the day writing papers and reading.  Real exciting stuff.  After class, I came home & had dinner and ice cream with the fam.  The phillies are on right now, so I’m going to go watch that with my Dad and Todd. 

Tomorrow is my Grandmom’s funeral.  I know I haven’t mentioned it on my blog yet, but my Grandmother passed away last Thursday night.  It has been really hard on my family as my Grandmom played a huge role in my life.  I have never lost anyone that has been this close to me.  I will not go into a whole speech here, but I just wanted to mention something.  It is impossible to stop thinking about her.  I will miss her so, so much.  Unfortunatley her health was rather poor, so I am trying to think about this situation in a positive manner.  I am glad that I do not have to see her suffering in the hospital bed anymore.  Well, I said I wasn’t going to make a whole speech here, so I better wrap it up.  I will love her forever with all of my heart.  She was such a strong lady and I look up to her so much.  She will be with me wherever I go in life.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week.  I’m glad that the sun has finally come out.

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Yesterday I got a lot of reading done.  It feels good, but I have tons more to do.  It is never-ending.  I took a break and ordered some dinner from a restaurant a couple of blocks away.  Yes, I was lazy enough to get it delivered to me.  haha.  I ordered Homemade Whole Wheat Fettucini with Spinach & Broccoli in red sauce.

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This was so good!  They even brought me some rolls!  Yum.  I went back for a little more and then saved the rest for another time!

I then went back to some reading & then I went out with my sister for some dessert !  I ordered a Plain Tart Frozen Yogurt bowl with Bananas, Blueberries, & Strawberries.

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This was a huge serving of frozen yogurt and it was awesome.  I loved it.  Sorry about the horrible picture.

This morning I slept in till about 9:00.  I turned on the Food Network and made myself some oatmeal.

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Today’s bowl had: 1 very ripe banana, 1/2 cup oats, 1 peach, raspberries, skim milk, honey, & cinnamon.

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So delicious!

I plan to go to Bikram Yoga today at 11:00.  I also plan to go home later today to get a few things that I need…and also to see my little dog, Andie!

Enjoy the last day of your weekend!! 🙂

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Hey everyone!  I hope everyone had a good Monday and good first day back at school for all of you students who started back up today!  The weather here was so strange, it felt like a cool Fall day.  It was very nice & would have been a great day to run, but today was my rest day!  Maybe the temperature will be similar tomorrow.

Well yesterday I ended up meeting my sister, Danielle, to see (500) Days of Summer.  Yes, this is my second time seeing it!  I really love this movie and it has awesome songs throughout it.  Before I met her I heated up some of my leftover Vegetarian Black Bean Chili with Bulgur.

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mmm…mmm. Just as good as the night before.  I topped it with slices of Avocado & a sprinkling of Kosher Salt.  Of course, I had a Whole Foods Seeduction Roll on the side.  Can’t beat it!  Some of you asked where to find these in Whole Foods.  It’s right in the bakery with all of the breads!  They make both Seeduction Loaves and Rolls.

After the movie, I hung out with my parents and made an ice cream sundae.

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Edy’s Slow Churned Peanut Butter Cup is so good!!!  Especially when it’s topped with a sliced banana!  It was so good that I went back for seconds.

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I then watched part of 7 Pounds with my Dad.  It was late & we both ended up falling asleep…typical.  I heard it was a good movie but I thought it was really weird.  I don’t know…we were both really confused about what was happening for a long time.  I guess it just might be a slow moving movie?  Anyone see it?

This morning I made myself a bowl of Hot Oatmeal.

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This bowl contained oats, H20, Skim Milk, Banana, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cinnamon, & Honey.  I also finished off the rest of my watermelon.

All mixed together.

All mixed together.

I spent the majority of the day helping out at my Dad’s office doing filing.  It is BORING stuff but it’s a help.

Today I cut open my first pomegranate of the season!  Oh how I have missed them.

My Pom Seeds.

My Pom Seeds.

What better way to enjoy it then to put it in Chobani Pomegranate Greek Yogurt?!

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So good!

Tonight for dinner, I heated up a piece of leftover grilled BBQ chicken.  Along the side I made broccoli, baked sweet potato slices, and a nice ear of Jersey Corn.

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Awesome dinner!  I bought those sweet potatoes today from a nearby farmer’s market.  They are homegrown there.  Usually they sell normal sized ones, but today they had a bucket of these mini-sized orange yams.

They were so cute so I bought them!

They were so cute so I bought them!

After dinner, I went to meet  one of my best friends from high school.  I haven’t seen Larissa in a couple of years!  We have been trying to get together & it has finally happened!  haha.  It was so great to see her and we talked for a while.  We will both be going to school in Philly this year, so I hope that I get to see her more often!

At the fro yo place, I made a cup of Tart & Vanilla fro yo topped with Reese’s Cups & Peanut Butter Sauce.  As usual, it was awesome.

Hope you all had a good night! 🙂

Don’t forget about my Larabar giveaway!!!!  You have until Wednesday at 11:59!!

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Yesterday my sister and I went to the movies and saw one of the many movies on our list to see, 500 Days of Summer.  Before we went to the movies, we stopped at one of our favorite stores, Wegmans.  We satisfied our candy fix for the day in the bulk candy section.

I really liked 500 Days of Summer.  It was enjoyable to watch…it was funny and yet sad at some parts.  I did not think this was the best movie ever, but I would see it again when it comes out on DVD.  The movie  also had great actors!

After the movies, we went over to Philly to meet my boyfriend, Todd, who was just off of work.  We walked down to SliCEPA to get some pizza!  I had heard lots of good things about this place so I was very excited to give it a try.  None of us had ever been there before.

We ordered 2 pies.  The first pie was on Whole Wheat and had Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Broccoli, & Spinach.  That is probably one of my favorite pizza combinations.

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The second pie that we ordered was a Tomato Pie–this pie had San Marzano tomato sauce sprinkled with parmigiano reggiano.

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The crust on these pizzas were very thin and very crispy.  Those are two of my favorite pizza crust characteristics!!  So Tasty.  I love the taste of Oregano, so I sprinkled some on for more flavor.

I loved this pizza and imagine that I will return to SliCEPA again & again.  The owners of the restaurant were very, very nice as well!  They have a huge pizza selection on the menu as well as a huge salad section.  The salads look so good & hopefully next time I go I can order one in addition to the delicious pizza!

After pizza, we went to my favorite frozen yogurt place, Sprinkles.  I made my own creation of Vanilla Frozen Yogurt & a little bit of Cappuccino.  I topped it with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a little bit of peanut butter sauce (wasn’t sure if I would like it).

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I ended up loving the Peanut Butter Sauce and wished I put more on!  Next time I’ll be sure to add more.  The one thing I do not like about this frozen yogurt place is that they do not have bananas!!!  But I’d pick this over any of the other places that I have been to because of the creamy & tasty quality of their froyo!  I love being able to make my own frozen yogurt cups! haha.

Now I am just relaxing in bed, having a very easy morning.  I am about to go downstairs to enjoy a delicious bowl of overnight oats!!! Yes, I finally get to have them again. No big plans for today because tonight is the 10 mile run in Sea Isle City.  I’m real excited for it & have been doing it for the past 4 years.  It’s such a fun race & I run with my sister every year…but she was unable to run last year because of a stress fracture.

See you all later for more updates!

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Last night I met my boyfriend, Todd, for a little date night.  We went out to dinner at Seasons 52.  This restaurant just opened in our area and I have been there only once before.  They pride themselves on creating healthy & flavorful dishes with a seasonally changing menu.  To drink, I ordered a glass of shiraz and Todd ordered a beer. 

To begin our meal, we ordered the Rosemary & Parmesan Cheese Crispbread

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and Spicy Chicken Chile Relleno with goat cheese and spinach on pico de gallo….

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Both of these were delicious.  The spicy chicken chile relleno was pretty darn spicy!  I had to gulp down lots of water with that but it was worth it…so flavorful!

For my entree, I ordered the same thing that I got last time I was there!  I wanted to branch out and try something different, but that was what I was truly craving and it was so good the last time I ordered it!  So I ordered the Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon with whole roasted sweet carrots,  fresh asparagus, & red bliss potatoes. 

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It was just as enjoyable as last time.  The cedar plank gives the salmon such a nice taste.  Todd ordered the Grilled rack of New Zealand Lamb with red bliss potatoes, asparagus, balsamic onions, and Dijon sauce.  He enjoyed it very much but unfortunately I did not get a picture! 

We decided against getting dessert at the restaurant because we wanted to try out a new frozen yogurt place that opened up just around the corner, Sprinkles.  There were so many people there!  I’m sure this place is going to continue to get lots of business, especially from me!  I just love making my own yogurt concotions! 

Last night, I wanted to try a good mix of flavors so my concoction was sort of crazy.  My cup consisted of Vanilla, Cappuccino, Peanut Butter, & Tart.  Their frozen yogurt is great!!!  Probably some of the best I’ve had.  I topped my yogurt with Reese’s Cups and Graham Cracker Pie crumbles.  The picture is not that great because I was in a rush to devour my creation…

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So delicious!!!

After our eating adventures, we went and saw The Hangover.  Some of you had commented and said that I would enjoy this movie….and I did!  It was hilarious…I was pretty much laughing the whole time.  If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, put it on your to-do list…you gotta see it!!! 

This morning I woke up and went over to the farmer’s market for some fresh fruit.  I bought green, black and red grapes, peaches, blueberries, cherries, bananas, & watermelon.  Now I am on fruit overload…I am so bloated from eating so much!!

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I made myself a bowl of oats with some of the fruit that I bought.  Today’s bowl consisted of a banana, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, a peach, milk, cinnamon, & a drizzle of honey.  Part way through eating, I realized I forgot to snap a picture… 

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Boy, I am stuffed now.  I was going to cut up the watermelon…but I will just have to wait till later.

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I do not have much of a plan for the day.  Tonight at around 6 or 6:30 there is a group run at one of our local running stores.  They are giving out free socks & water bottles so it has to be pretty cool!  I’m excited to run with a group of people…should be different!  After the group run, we are going to grab something for dinner at Whole Foods…you can imagine my excitement.  Whole Foods is amazing.

Speaking of running, a few weeks ago I had mentioned that I bought a pair of Saucony Hurricane’s.  Well as it turned out, I really did not like them so I went back to my usual Brooks Adrenaline’s!  I figured why change something that doesn’t need to be changed.  I ran a marathon in the Brooks so they must be working for me!  The man at the running store said that the Brooks did not offer me maximum support because my foot was a little too wide for them.  He was really surprised that I did not like the Hurricane’s because he said that they were his number one seller.  Hmm…I guess I just love my Brooks!

I hope you all have a great Wednesday!! 🙂

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STUFFED.

Last night, my sister, Todd, and I went out to dinner in Manayunk.  We went to Le Bus.  I love this place!!  We started off with 2 baskets of their delicious bread.  Then we ordered the Hummus appetizer to share.  

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For my entree, I ordered the char grilled salmon filet, marinated with lime, garlic, shallots, & olive oil then topped with fresh tomato-lime salsa.  This was served with wild rice pilaf (which I wasn’t so crazy about) and broccoli.  

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The salmon was very good.  I ate everything except most of the rice!  I wish there was more broccoli!  I also had a couple bites of my sisters pasta meal.  

Afterwards, we walked across the street to Saxby’s Coffee.  I got a Green Tea.  Saxby’s now makes their own frozen yogurt in their shop.  After being offered a sample, I could not resist it…I had to buy one!  It was not a specific flavor…it was called their Original Fro Yo.  It was SO good!  This was the best fro yo I’ve had ever.  It had a tangy taste to it.  I ordered mine with fresh blueberries.  It was SO good!  It seems that Frozen Yogurt is the new thing in Philadelphia.  There is talk of a few different frozen yogurt places opening up.  I’m not complaining…I love Fro Yo!!!

This morning…I think I may have eaten a little too much!  I am SO STUFFED.  I made myself a huge bowl of oatmeal!  This bowl contained Oatmeal, Kashi Pilaf, jersey strawberries, raspberries, a banana, cherries, a peach, milk, cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey.

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So GOOD!  I bought Georgia Peaches at Whole Foods…they were on sale for .99/lb.  I wasn’t sure if they’d be good or not…but they were awesome!  So tasty…best peaches I’ve had this season so far.  Peaches are one of my favorite mix-in’s for oatmeal.  I’m excited for jersey peaches to come out!

I also had two slices of Banana Bread with Naturally More Peanut Butter and a mini-bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats.  Oops!  Just a little bit stuffed.  

That Naturally More Peanut Butter is so delicious!  We are already almost out of it…I’ll have to pick up another jar!

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Enjoy your day!

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