I had a wonderfully relaxing day after a fun party last night. That being said, the whole apartment and the kitchen was a giant mess + lots of yummy desserts were still remaining in the house, which made for quite the challenge eating healthfully. I tried to eat mindfully to the best of my abilities, but the maple pecans got the best of me at the end of the night. Some days it’s easy and you win those little battles in your head, and sometimes you lose. I swear I know all the right answers. My sister came to me this weekend, asking for words of wisdom on eating and exercise, and I think I handled it pretty well. I do practice what I preach, majority of the time, but somehow I’m sitting here right now, fighting back the tears because I’m just so disappointed (heck, who am I kidding – I am at home, alone, crying my eyes out). How can pecans make someone cry?!! I just don’t get it.
Anyways, before the tear jerking pecans jumped into my mouth, the day really was wonderful. Let’s recap, shall we?
Banana oats with raisins, walnuts, 2 crumbled apple and carrot shortbread cookies + nonfat yogurt
Breakfast pretty much rocked!
Then Adam and I realized that it was amazing outside, so instead of cleaning we decided to go for a walk. So much more fun! Somehow we ended up in China Town, and decided to grab a little snack/lunch…
We’ve heard that Windsor Dim Sum Cafe is one of the best in Boston for dim sum. It was around 3pm, so we easily were able to get a table. Excellent! The place is quite small with just a few tables and the atmosphere is nothing to write home (err blog) about, but the food made up for it!
We started with some jasmin tea…
… and ordered a few favorites: steamed shrimp dumplings, bbq pork buns and glutinous rice noodles with shrimp
This was on par with the best dim sum we had in Hong Kong!!! The steamed shrimp dumplings were especially incredible – so tender and juicy. I had a 3rd one 😀 We’ll definitely be back to Windsor Cafe!
Our adventures around China Town and Boston continued, first with a large supermarket. Adam was in ramen noodle heaven 😉
I couldn’t get over how gorgeous Boston Common looked. Wow, the fall is really here!! The pictures do not do it justice. The park looked breath-taking!
Newbury St had a little chocolate surprise for us…
These free chocolate samples were the perfect post lunch dessert. I took a picture inside but was told that’s not allowed (sorry, I can’t share it with you ). The place IS adorable!!!!
A persimmon (I ended up eating only half)
Ham, avocado, grape tomatoes and TJ’s white bean basil hummus in a TJ’s ww wrap + baby carrots
Kick-ass combo, if I do say so myself!! 😉 For some reason, though, I was still hungry, so I kept eating…
1 serving of sea salt somersaults
Still obsessed with these babies! So nutty, crunchy and delicious. Worth the shipping price, I promise 😀
And here are the evil maple pecans from Whole Foods. I got a container on Friday night and now it’s gone This handful was just the beginning 👿
Clearly this is a trigger food I can not have in the house. Oh well, you live, you learn.
On a non-food related note, I just caught up on the last few weeks of So You Think You Can Dance. Do any of you watch this show? I used to do ballroom dancing when I was little (and actually for a bit when I was in college), and really miss it watching the show. I wonder if there are any decent classes in Boston. 😕 Something to research This show is not only beautiful but also so incredibly inspirational. These dancers transform themselves into stars by working hard and learning from each other. I think it can be applied to other aspects of our lives. I’m really touched by this show. That and the Biggest Loser. What are your favorite shows? Mine also include “How I Met Your Mother”, “The Office,” and “Lost.”
Hope you had a great weekend! Check back soon; I’m posting a giveaway in a bit.