Link Love #24

Well I’ve been running around like a nut job trying to get everything together for when my parents get here. Tomorrow. Seriously, we’ve been talking about it for what feels like forever and now it’s finally here! I couldn’t be more excited! Clearly the best way to share my excitement is to share some wonderful posts from the past week. Enjoy 🙂

Health

Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat fANNEtastic Food KathEats

Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat – fANNEtastic Food via Kath Eats

Why This Registered Dietitian Eats More Fat – fANNEtastic food via KathEats
Nutrition Q&A: Protein and Plant-Based Diets – Oh My Veggies
What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet – Business Insider
Mindful Living – Carla Birnberg via Eleven by Venus
5 Reasons to Workout in the Morning – Happy Fit Mama

Fitness

3 Cross Training Workouts Allowing Mental Breaks Cotter Crunch

3 Cross Training Workouts & Allowing Mental Breaks – Cotter Crunch

3 Cross Training Workouts & Allowing Mental Breaks – Cotter Crunch
HIIT Bootcamp Inspired Tread & Shred Workout | Bodyweight Total Body – Sarah Fit
My Sweaty Valentine Workouts – Running Hutch [Awesome partner workouts for more than just Valentines Day!]
450-Rep Workout (All Pinterest Exercises!) – Pumps & Iron
Racing Heart HIIT – Just Call Me Janks

Food

Coconut Apricot Truffles Himalayan Sea Salt Fit Foodie Finds

Coconut Apricot Truffles with Himalayan Sea Salt – Fit Foodie Finds

Coconut Apricot Truffles with Himalayan Sea Salt – Fit Foodie Finds
Asian Salmon Burgers with Miso Dressing – The Curvy Carrot
Homemade Harissa (Spicy Red Pepper Sauce) – Half Baked Harvest
Market Mediterranean Pizza – Tartine and Apron Strings
Breakfast Friday | Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins for Two – Edible Perspective

Food for Thought

What is one of your favorite posts from the last week?

Link Love #19

It’s the first Link Love of the new year! And there have been some good ones to share 🙂

Health

New Year New Word New Workout Cotter Crunch

New Year New Word New Workout – Cotter Crunch

New Year, New Word, New Workout – Cotter Crunch
10 “New Ways” To Think of Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Strength In 2014 – Lifting Revolution
What If Every Day Were New Years Day? – Tina Reale
10 Nutrients Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Awesome – Greatist
50 bite-sized resolutions for better health – NutritionElla

Fitness

A Sweaty Post Holiday Workout Blonde Ponytail

A Sweaty Post Holiday Workout – Blonde Ponytail

A Sweaty Post Holiday Workout – Blonde Ponytail
8 Exercises to Help You Say Sayonara to Saddlebags – FitSugar
5 Things to Consider When Starting a New Training Program – Breaking Muscle
Row, Row, Row Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers
Sexy Dancer Arms Workout – Livewell 360

Food

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings with Lemon Garlic Sauce Running to the Kitchen

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings with Lemon Garlic Sauce – Running to the Kitchen

Meyer Lemon Roasted Carrot Strings with Lemon Garlic Sauce – Running to the Kitchen
Detox Quinoa Salad – Kiss My Broccoli
Spicy Sweet Potato Egg Skillet – Peachy Palate
Miso Mushroom Zucchini “Ramen” Noodles
– Inspiralized
Crunchy Quinoa Granola – Iowa Girl Eats

Food for Thought

What’s your favorite post so far this year? 😉

What I Ate Wednesday #58: A New Restaurant

Even after growing up in Baltimore and living in the city for 2 years, there are still a ton of restaurants I haven’t tried. Last Friday we decided to knock another one off the list. It was a Bond Street Social double date night with Adam and Jessie.

Obviously I’d scoured the happy hour and dinner menus online and had picked out a few things for us to share during happy hour and planned on a lighter meal for dinner. Unfortunately not all plans workout; the happy hour menu online was an old one.. hate when that happens! Nathan and I ended up sharing a chicken tikka skewer appetizer that was pretty tasty but a touch dry. I do love the presentation though!

Chicken Tikka Skewers Bond Street Social

Chicken tikka skewers over grilled flat bread with tzatziki

The menu told me that it pairs well with The Show Cabernet and I couldn’t argue with that! However, the happy hour drinks carried over into dinner and Jessie and I were talking into sharing this bad boy..

The Show Cabernet Sauvignon

We put up a big fight too 😉

Since we didn’t go for all of the apps I had planned on, I was hungrier for dinner so I went for a full entree. The waiter explained that the menu is setup for sharing so all of the entrees came out in a similar style to the chicken skewers. Nathan went for the chicken and biscuits with citrus slaw and I ordered the miso glazed salmon.

Miso Glazed Salmon Bond Street Social

Miso glazed salmon, with sautéed spinach & shiitake mushrooms

Again, I loved the presentation and the sauce wasn’t too heavy or salty. I was also concerned about the spinach being greasy, as sauteed spinach often is in restaurants, but it was perfect. Nathan’s chicken and biscuits came out in a similar presentation as well, but of course I didn’t get a picture of that before he dove in!

The four of us rounded out the night at another new-to-us place; One Eyed Mike’s, a Grand Marnier bar. I ordered the smash—their twist on the mojito—and Nathan had the Perfect Storm. He’s a dark and stormy kinda guy so I knew it would be perfect for him. I didn’t get a picture of either of these drinks because, well.. when you hit up happy hour and are then coerced into sharing a bottle of wine, you forget about pictures for the night 😉

It was a fun night though and I’m glad we knocked a couple more places off of the list!

Food for Thought

Do you have a list of new restaurants you’ve been wanting to try?

Have you been to a bar that specializes in a particular kind of liquor?