Sugar Freedom Week 2 Day 3
Supporting small, local businesses, especially ones in the food industry, has specifically been a passion of mine for about 3 years. It means so much more to see the faces of the people behind a business, and knowing they’re the ones who make the magic, not some suit in a corporate office somewhere. Plus, I’m a little bit of a foodie (not a snobby one, though, I’ll eat pretty much anywhere), so trying new places is my idea of an adventure.
On the recommendation of my co-worker, Jerod and I ordered Indian takeout from a local place called Masala tonight. Jerod is more of a basic eater, while I enjoy more diverse food, so we’ve never ordered Indian food as a couple. But I guess Jerod was feeling the adventure vibe tonight, too. 🙂
The food. OH, the food. It was incredible. I got the Lamb Karai, which is tender pieces of mutton in sauce with onions and bell peppers. It came with a side of rice, a bunch of sauces (including yogurt sauce with cucumber and onions, mm …), and pita bread. I highly recommend this place, at least for takeout. Next time we go, I want to try its lunch buffet. 🙂
Eating local isn’t just incredibly delicious, more often than not. It also supports the local community and encourages the people behind the scenes. Wherever I’m at, it’s a lot of fun knowing you’re getting a good meal and supporting ingenious entrepreneurs. Plus, the chances are higher that locally owned restaurants are implementing local produce and products, instead of using mystery meat from a hose. Just saying. 😛
Progress Report Day 10
Workout: 30 min. of Cxworx (abs and core) at Gold’s Gym.
Breakfast: Bran cereal, almond milk, blueberries.
Snack: Broccoli, hummus.
Lunch: Chocolate protein powder, cooked quinoa. 1/2 grapefruit.
Snack: Baked apple with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, sprinkled with pumpkin flax granola. 1 piece healthy fudge.
Dinner: Lamb Karai, basmati rice, yogurt sauce with cucumber and onion, pita bread, lentil vegetable soup, gulab jamun (donut ball in sugar syrup … bad me).
Snack: dried fruit and nuts, air-popped popcorn.