Adam and I had the morning off together on Friday and we used the time for another sunrise bridge walk – Queensboro Bridge.
After the bridge, we wandered around the Upper East Side and in and out of Central Park and ended up walking more than 8 miles (<–awesome). The weather was so gorgeous I wore flip flops for the first time in months (again, awesome) and unfortunately now my calves are killing me (<– not awesome). I’ve been limping for the past two days!
On the food front, here were my top three favorites…
#1 – breakfast pastries
We tried new treats at two new spots and they were reeeeeeally good! At Padoca Bakery, brioche – chocolate and dulce de leche swirl and guava and cheese swirl.
At Orwashers, we had a doughnut injected with strawberry preserves, which was good, and a chocolate almond croissant which was the single-best pastry I’ve ever eaten.
You have to have coffee with doughnuts.
The lattes at Bluestone Lane are divine. We went to the UES location that shares space with a stunning church.
#2 – a new snack
I pack Adam crunchy chickpeas for work all the time and this Korean BBQ flavor is my new favorite thing.
Related – Sumo Mandarins are officially my favorite fruit of the year. They are always juicy and tart, and so easy to eat – they’re a snap to peel and have no seeds!
#3 – quinoa
I got the idea from Cooking Light; you cook the quinoa in the broth with the other components so it comes together very quickly.
For my version I used carrots, red bell pepper, celery, onion // s&p, turmeric, smoked paprika, celery seed // shredded turkey breast // 1 cup quinoa // low sodium chicken broth.
Since I used more veggies and quinoa mine came out thicker like a stew.
This upcoming week I’m looking forward to: a fancy coffee combo this morning, watching the newest undercover episode of “Bones,” and having Thursday off of work.