Food and FUN!

This weekend was basically the last until I believe OCTOBER, that we are going to be home together. Josh had to study most of the time but you always have to EAT so we got a couple fun break activities in there.

Friday night I finally got back on my bike after blowing a tire a few weeks back. I didn’t make such a graceful comeback, thanks to a lovely set of train tracks running across the bike path…

Here we are before it went bad, hah ūüôā

Saturday morning I woke up early and went for a not-so-wonderful 8k run. I got a stomach cramp that¬†would not quit, which hasn’t happened to me in years. I have also been having some trouble with my shins, so I got home and “foam rolled” with a can of black beans. Hah. I figured if I am going to get going with my Fall race training, I should probably invest in a real one. A quick stroll to the running room solved that problem!

and it’s pink. wee!

 

After my run, we took a quick trip to the Farmer’s Market for some produce!

bananas, pineapple, corn on the cob, parsnips, limes, lime leaves, red peppers, peaches, beets, raspberries, and strawberries!

 

So the “new” thing we got (like I said I would!) that we don’t usually buy were the lime leaves. Josh and I used to¬†love this restaurant in Toronto called Riz. At Riz they serve this amazing, fragrant, tri-coloured rice. Josh did some research and learned that the fragrance and flavour come from lime leaves in the water, so we tested it out today with brown rice!

Not the most beautiful picture, but it sure smelt amazing! ¬†The flavour wasn’t as strong as we had hoped, so we will use quite a few more lime leaves for the next batch! If you’re bored of your rice, you should definitely try this!

After our trip to the market, I had the pleasure of meeting Angela from Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat! She actually lives very close to me, so we met up at a local vegetarian/vegan restaurant called Caf√© Pyrus. We both ordered the “Custom Salad.” ¬†Mine had grilled “bacon” tempeh, avocado, red pepper, red onion and roasted red pepper dressing. It was so delicious! I’m loving tempeh these days. Maybe I’m a closet vegetarian….hah, don’t be silly.

For much more appealing photos, be sure to check up on Angela’s blog! ¬†She has an awesome camera (and awesome skills) and her blog has the most beautiful photos!¬†

I also¬†finally¬†got to try kombucha! ¬†It was delightful! I can’t wait to try some more brands/flavours.

It was so nice to meet Angela, we had lots to talk about! We talked about all things running, eating and lululemon! I mentioned to Angela that Josh and I were thinking about getting a Costco membership, and Angela graciously invited me to join her for her afternoon trip! I was so excited to experience the fun for myself! I have been to Costco before, but when I was younger and I wasn’t doing the shopping for myself. I picked up some awesome things such as: 4834293 heads of romaine lettuce, frozen mangos, Greek yogurt, a CASE of almond milk, cinnamon, a box of Larabars and sugar snap peas. All were much cheaper than I am used to!

Saturday night Josh and I had dinner at Ribfest, which was taking place in the large park very close to our house. The Ribfest here is actually in conjunction with Beerfest so you can imagine the chaos! They also had a Yellowtail wine tent which is lovely but Josh and I decided to stick with the food side only this year.

pulled pork and ribs in the park!

 

Okay I can’t lie to you guys. This happened too…

yup. a bloomin’ onion.

 

SOO, needless to say we rolled ourselves home and then I kept it clean all day Sunday with our beautiful fresh produce!

Breakfast

Lunch: BBQ’d romaine that Josh made and hated and threw away, grilled peaches and pineapple and BBQ chicken. NOMS.

 

Do you have a favourite summer festival?

What’s your favourite unconventional food item to throw on the BBQ?

 

Hope you all had great weekends, too!

 

Danielle

xo

 

 

Comments

  1. Sounds like such a fun and relaxing weekend! That blooming onion looks delicous. It would be hard to pass that up ūüôā

  2. Ooh your grilled lunch feast looks amazing!! It was so great to meet you this weekend Danielle, and hopefully we can do it again soon! I absolutely love your foam roller. Mine is blue and the same size as yours, but I adore all things pink!

  3. That sounds like a fun weekend! I am also in the Toronto area, and had a great weekend enjoying the downtown scene and a farmer’s market at Square One. It was lovely! I’ve never tried grilled romaine – it’s a shame it didn’t work out! Sounds like it would be a good idea.