Breakfast at Beverly’s

I really need to kiss whoever it was that came up with the idea to put coconut and pineapple together in a pancake. I owe another kiss to the person who put this plate of fresh, local fruit, yogurt, and homemade granola together…

Fruit.Granola.Yogurt. LIFE.

Isn’t it pretty?  It tasted just like it looks. I think I found a new favorite breakfast spot.

Mareesa

See that awesome girl right there? That’s my friend, Mareesa, and we had breakfast together yesterday morning.

If you’re ever in Saratoga, please, PLEASE go to Beverly’s on Phila St. You won’t be disappointed. It reminded me of a cute cafe in NYC or The Bistro in New Paltz. The menu is SO creative, and I wanted to order one of everything. The pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and wheat germ. WHEAT GERM! 

Bev's

Look how cute it is! I’m getting excited just writing about it! I want to go back right NOW!

GO THERE! This dog wants you to:

Dog

I’m not kidding. The next Healthy Living Summit should be held at Beverly’s. The restaurant probably only seats about 50 people, but that doesn’t matter.

OK- I’m going a little too far. My hope is that there is a tiny breakfast place like this near everybody. Breakfast is my absolute FAVORITE meal to go out for. I loved this place so much that I already know it’s going to be one of the top ten things I miss when I move away from Albany.

OY! Enough.

GUESS WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT?

Me

I took a million pictures while posing in front of the mirror

I went to the gym! I worked out for the first time since my sports med. appointment two and a half weeks ago. And, oh man, did it feel awesome!

I even walked there! That’s how excited I was.

Road

If you’re new to my blog, you may not know that I am recovering from an ankle injury. I have ankle tendonitis, and have had to skip out on my normal workout routine quite few times in the last month. It has obviously made me a bit upset and frustrated at times, but I’ve handled it pretty well for the most part.

I wasn’t having the greatest day yesterday, and I knew that working out would fix that. It did! I took it easy with 30 minutes on the crossramp elliptical (still can’t run yet), and it was fabulous! GO ME!

NOW, let’s play a little game!

I think that I really need this camera. For the past week or so, I’ve been mixing up the pictures I post with ones I’ve taken with my camera, and ones I’ve taken with Jeff’s. (Have you noticed?) My camera is the one you see in the picture above. It’s a simple Canon PowerShot. Jeff’s looks like this:

Me

I’ve been thinking of upgrading ever since my camera fell out of my bag in NYC a few weeks ago and the zoom stopped working. I could technically get it fixed for $40, but I’m thinking I want a better camera anyway. 

SO, here’s the question—Can you tell which of these pictures was taken with Jeff’s camera and which one was taken with mine?

Exhibit A:Butternut Squash SoupExhibit B:Sweet Potato

Let me know in the comment section of this post.

[I’m too excited for fall—can you tell?]

Also, PLEASE let me know if the pictures on my blog spill over into the right sidebar on your computer! I know this has been an issue on some computers I’ve looked at my blog from. It has something to do with the resolution? Gah! I don’t know! Just tell me if my pics look crazy! They should be centered in between the pink/purple borders.

Well, I’M OFF to breakfast with my lovely friend, Emily. [In case you’re wondering- I’m writing an article about breakfast places in Saratoga. I don’t usually eat breakfast out every day. I would if I could!]

Questions of the day:

  1. Obviously, answer the picture question above, but also…
  2. Tell me about your absolutely FAVORITE breakfast/brunch place! I want to do a tour of breakfast places around the country. Who’s with me!?

Have an awesome Thursday! <3

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I <3 Summer Produce

Is anybody else ridiculously happy that it’s summer? Aside from the warm weather and countless outdoor activities, my favorite thing about summer is the seasonal fruits and veggies. Today was full of ’em.

We’ve already discussed my blueberry obsession, so it should come as no surprise that the whole wheat blueberry pancake that I made for myself this morning was more blueberry than it was pancake.

I threw together a bulk mix of the dry ingredients for my go-to pancake batter so I can just whip it out and add eggs and milk whenever Jeff and I want pancakes. (Note: I only use the batter part of this recipe. Not that I don’t think the PB and Coconut Swirl idea is awesome. It is, I’ve tried it! I just like plain pancakes better)

When I broke down the recipe to make one pancake, I realized that it called for 1/4 of an egg. How the heck do I do that? I sort of just guessed and scrambled up the leftovers. The finished product was very tasty so I must have done something right!

I inhaled the pancake after getting back from an upper body and abs class at the gym. I used 6 lb free weights for the majority of the class and felt really strong! Afterward, I hopped on the treadmill and walked on an incline for 30 minutes. Gotta tone the booty. 🙂

Lunch today consisted of a leftover veggie burger from yesterday’s BBQ heated on the George Foreman Grill. I topped my burger with tomato and sauteed red onions. I also roasted zucchini, summer squash, and potatoes in the oven at 400° for ten minutes.

Sorry for the blur

All together with watermelon!

I ate my “burger” on an Arnold Sandwich Thin. It was a very nutritious and summery lunch.

For dinner, Jeff and I decided to try out Buitoni Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli.

I received a coupon for a free package a couple weeks ago from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. There are a variety of different kinds of Buitoni pastas and sauces but I had little to choose from at the grocery store I went to, so I ended up with the whole wheat four cheese. I would have loved to try the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti. I don’t even like mushrooms but it sounded interesting. Unfortunately, I had to choose from what was available at my local grocery store.

While the ravioli was cooking, I got the sauce ready.

I love Muir Glen! All of their sauces are so good!

My plate:I had more squash and zucchini with dinner. I also steamed some baby carrots and Jeff made corn on the cob.

Verdict: I did not like the four cheese ravioli. I couldn’t taste the cheese most of the time and I think I would have enjoyed the ravioli more if it had more of a filling. I will not be buying the four cheese kind again. I may try a different variety, though.  The rest of my dinner was fabulous. How could summer veggies not be?

Dinner concluded perfectly with a small piece of blueberry cake leftover from Saturday.

Oh man! So good.

Now, I’m off to stuff my face with popcorn and watch The Hangover with Jeff. Love that movie!

If you could eat one fruit or veggie for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Have a great Tuesday! <3

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