[ La, la, love when blood oranges are in season! ]
[ A lovely table set by Julie for my brother’s birthday ]
Last night we went out to a small, charming Italian restaurant. After looking over the entire menu I realized there was absolutely.positively.nothing.healthy. Like, mussels covered in butter & cream sauce just don’t do it for me.
Here’s where modification comes in handy.
Modification is my bestie. It changes the way I eat, the way I feel, & the way I look.
Instead of a Caesar, I ordered a mixed green salad with extra beets & greens. Then for an entrée a friend & I split a margherita flatbread. We modified it by adding arugula/avocado/black olives/lemon/jalapeños & asking for light cheese.
Hey, I’m aware. These six hundred requests are annoying to any waitress ( cue: heavy sighs & evil eyes ).
But you wanna know what’s more annoying? Having love handles hang over your J Brand skinnies.
So next time you’re on a dinner date, at a cocktail party, &/or dining a restaurant, don’t be afraid to make healthier requests. Substitute creamy dressing for red wine vinegar & lemon. Request a half an order of pasta instead of a whole. Or even order sushi wrapped in cucumber instead of brown rice.
[ A new favorite: super spicy veggie dip ]
[ A cactus peaking into our backyard ]
[ Changing up TSConf’s Pinterest! ]
[ Sunday’s breakfast ]