Thursday morning began bright and early with swim practice. After the workout I stopped by the farmer’s market for a miniature chocolate chip cream cheese loaf. I kind of have a strange obsession with these, despite their deficient nutritional profile. Nothing like enjoying a loaf while sipping iced coffee. Served with a side of Noam Chomsky.
I began with the vegetable appetizer
This morning I completed a lovely swim practice consisting of:
100 IM drill
4×25 sprint fly
4×25 sprint fly
300 sprint for time
6×50 warm down
I then headed to the hospital to work. Mid-afternoon I left work to pick up some materials from Nike. Whenever I’m in the Chelsea Market, I have difficulty resisting One Lucky Duck, and grabbed a taco salad for lunch.
I also popped into Three Tarts, an amazing bakery on ninth avenue.
I grabbed a selection of adorable miniature items, including pumpkin tarts topped with meringue, a chocolate graham cracker, granola cookie, and ginger cookie. All purchases come with a free miniature parfait! The man described the parfait in great detail, but I lost him at the word “coulis”.
This evening I met my wonderful friend Amy for dinner. We had originally intended to try a new place called Rawvolution, but ultimately ended up at Pure Food and Wine.
Amy introduced me to the awesomeness that is the design-your-own salad option at Pure. This was Amy’s salad creation:
while mine contained organic greens, beets, jicama, carrots, hijiki, rosemary crackers, and the most amazing avocado ever tossed in balsamic vinaigrette. This was one pricey creation, but certainly worth it. Plus the portion size was HUGE.
For dessert Amy kindly treated me to a Mallomar. This was probably one of the best desserts I’ve had in recent memory. The inside contained a wonderful almond cream and the chocolate was perfectly rich and smooth.
Per usual, I had such a nice time with Amy. After our Pure feast we headed to Whole Foods to pick up ingredients to try and recreate One Lucky Duck’s juice bar menu. Fun times:) I hope everyone had a nice week!